March 27, 2019
Four new Blu-ray releases with retro VHS style artwork recalling the video store era are coming from Mill Creek Entertainment June 4.
New to the Retro VHS line, launched last year, are Opportunity Knocks, Jury Duty, Excess Baggage and Double Team at $14.98 each.
Dana Carvey and Robert Loggia star in Opportunity Knocks, about two con men who hide out in a house while the owner is away and concoct a house-sitting ruse when the owner’s family shows up. Jury Duty features 90s video store mainstay Pauly Shore and Tia Carrere in a comedy about a jobless man who joins a murder trial jury for the free room and board. Excess Baggage stars Alicia Silverstone as a teenager who fakes her kidnapping but ends up actually kidnapped. And Double Team features action icon Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman and Mickey Rourke in story of an escape from a penal colony.
“Stars like Alicia Silverstone, Pauly Shore, Dana Carvey and Jean-Claude Van Damme are the epitome of the 90s and their movies are so iconic of the era,” said Barrett Evans, VP of marketing for Mill Creek Entertainment, in a statement. “There has been such a tremendous response from our previous VHS-style releases that we wanted to continue this line-look but give it a bit of an upgrade for these films from the 90s.”
Each release features an o-sleeve resembling a VHS cover with a partial view of a tape along the side. The artwork in the Blu-ray wrap features alternate key art. In addition to the genre stickers and varying “remember to rewind” messages, the 90s-era sleeves also depict colored VHS tapes, indicative of the 90s.