Mill Creek’s ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ Premiere

The Most Dangerous Game — released on digital and in select theatrical markets Aug. 5 by Mill Creek Entertainment, Koenig Pictures and Charach Productions — had a premiere in Florida Aug. 4.

In the remake on the 90th anniversary of the 1932 classic, a father and son on a steamer ship bound for a great hunting expedition in the wilds of Alaska are shipwrecked on a mysterious island. Greeted warmly by the island’s only resident, the relieved men are wined and dined and talk of hunting ensues. When their host reveals the true nature of his trophy hunts, the stranded men are forced to run for their lives or fight to survive on a desolate island that is a human hunting ground.

The action adventure stars Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow), Chris “C.T.” Tamburello (MTV’s “The Challenge,” Habitual),  Tom Berenger (Inception, Platoon), Oscar-nominated Bruce Dern (Nebraska, The Hateful Eight) and Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire). The film is written, directed and produced by Justin Lee (Final Kill).

Swedish Thriller ‘Mareld’ Due on Digital Aug. 9 From Mill Creek

Mutiny Pictures’ Swedish psychological thriller Mareld will be released on digital Aug. 9 from Mill Creek Entertainment.

In the story, a film crew sets sail on a catamaran to film a horror film where the scenes are improvised in chronological order, keeping the cast in the dark about the story. But what happens behind the scenes may be the real horror.

Director Ove Valeskog mixes documentary style with narrative film, blending lush cinematography with behind-the-scenes documentary film and blurring the boundary between fiction and reality. 

Mareld stars Hanna Oldenburg (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Animalistic), Viktor Akerblom (Border, Agent Hamilton), Moa Malan (The Giant) and Matti Boustedt (The Unlikely Murder). 

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The film has won more than 50 awards (and been nominated for 34 more) at film festivals around the world, including the Around International Film Festival, New York International Film Awards and IndieFEST Film Awards. It picked up Best Feature at the Creation International Film Festival 2021.

Mill Creek to Celebrate ‘Ultraman’ Day With Home Video Discounts

Mill Creek Entertainment will be part of the annual, internationally celebrated July 10 “Ultraman Day,” offering all of its “Ultraman” titles currently in stock at 50% off retail. 

Mill Creek is the exclusive North American home video distributor of the majority of the “Ultraman” series. 

From July 1-10, Mill Creek is holding daily “Enter-to-Win” contests via its social media accounts. Consumers can visit its Facebook page to enter. Each daily contest will feature a different “Ultraman” title, with five winners chosen each day. On “Ultraman” Day, July 10, “Ultraman” fans will be chosen from all previous daily entries, and two fans will win the Grand Prize of an “Ultraman Ultra Prize Pack” that will include more than 30 “Ultraman” titles currently available from Mill Creek Entertainment. 

There are more “Ultraman” complete series due from Mill Creek later this year, including six “Ultraman” titles on DVD: Ultraman Zearth: Double Feature, Ultraman Kids: 30 Million Light-Years in Search of Mother, Ultraman Cosmos: The Complete Series & Specials, Ultraman Neos: The Complete Series, Ultraman Max: The Complete Series, and Ultraman Nexus: The Complete Series + Ultraman The Next Movie

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Mill Creek Entertainment has licensed “Ultraman” from Tsuburaya Productions through international distribution partner Indigo Entertainment.

Thriller ‘Frank and Penelope’ Headed to Digital July 12 From Mill Creek

The thriller Frank and Penelope will be released on digital July 12 from Mill Creek Entertainment and Distribution Solutions.

In this tale of love and violence, a man on his emotional last legs finds a savior seductively dancing in a run-down strip club. Suddenly, a life most certainly headed off a cliff suddenly becomes redirected — as everything is now worth dying for.

The film stars Kevin Dillon, Caylee Cowen and Billy Budinich.

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‘SeaQuest DSV’ Complete Series Sailing to Blu-ray July 19 From Mill Creek

Mill Creek Entertainment will release SeaQuest DSV: The Complete Series on Blu-ray Disc July 19.

The set includes all 57 episodes from show’s three seasons that ran from 1993 to 1996.

Set in the mid 21st century, the show follows the adventures of Capt. Nathan Bridger (Roy Scheider) and his crew aboard the submarine SeaQuest DSV, a vessel commissioned by the United Earth Oceans Organization to keep the peace among underwater colonies while exploring the sea.

In the third season, the ship returns to Earth in the year 2032, 10 years after being abducted by aliens, and gains a new captain, Oliver Hudson, played by Michael Ironside.

The cast also includes Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin and Ted Raimi.

The Blu-ray set will include deleted scenes and new interviews with series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon; directors Anson Williams, John T. Kretchmer and Bryan Spicer; CGI supervisor John Parenteau; and composer John Debney.

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Mutiny’s Horror Film ‘The Fall of Usher’ Due on Digital July 12 From Mill Creek

Mutiny Pictures’ horror film The Fall of Usher will be released on digital July 12 from Mill Creek Entertainment, a division of Alliance Entertainment.

Based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, the film follows a young man caring for his terminally ill father who gets pulled into a maelstrom of murder, madness and the macabre.

The horror film stars Spencer Korcz (Wretch, One Wrong Step), James Tackett (Overtime, United We Fall), Savannah Schafer (Night of 1000 Clowns, Beasts of the Field) and Rita Hight (Roman Citizen, Bullitt Country).

It is written and directed by Brian Cunningham.

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Mutiny Doc ‘The Rise of the Synths’ Due on Digital July 5 From Mill Creek

Mutiny Pictures’ documentary The Rise of the Synths will be released on digital July 5 from Mill Creek Entertainment.

Narrated by director John Carpenter (Halloween, The Fog), The Rise of the Synths explores the roots of the Synthwave scene, charting its humble online and underground beginnings to its impact on today’s pop culture. The film traverses nine countries, interviewing the scene’s biggest stars and original trailblazers tracing its rise to popularity.

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The film includes artists Carpenter Brut, Gunship, Electric Youth, Power Glove, Waveshaper and Dance with the Dead. The Byron Bay International Film Festival 2020 winner for Best Music Documentary is written and directed by Iván Castell, with the soundtrack composed by OGRE.

Mill Creek Bows George Clooney, Martin Short Double Features and Multiple-Title Decade Collections on Disc

Double features with George Clooney and Martin Short and multiple-movie collections from the 2000s and 2010s are among the titles available on disc from Mill Creek Entertainment and Distribution Solutions. 

The George Clooney Double Feature, available on Blu-ray, includes The American and Leatherheads. In The American, American assassin Jack has one more job to do before he gets out of the game for good. Hiding out in the Italian countryside, he befriends some of the locals, risking their lives and his own in this taut thriller. In Leatherheads, pro football player Dodge Connelly is desperate to keep his league from going under and recruits a young college superstar in hopes that he will get people interested in the game again.

The Martin Short Double Feature, also available on Blu-ray, includes Cross My Heart and Pure Luck. In Cross My Heart, a man and woman hide little things about themselves on their third date, and the little white lies soon spiral out of control into a night they’ll never forget. In Pure Luck, an accountant with unbelievably bad luck searches for a missing woman who also has notoriously bad luck, in hopes that he’ll be just unlucky enough to find her.

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The 10-film Through the Decades: 2000s Collection, available on DVD, feature feel-good dramas, black comedies and gripping thrillers. Titles include Spy Game, One Night at McCool’s, The Emperor’s Club, The Shape of Things, Nurse Betty, 21 Grams, State of Play, The Hitcher, Baby Mama and Cry Wolf.

The 10-film Through the Decades: 2010s Collection, features high-concept hijinks, taut spy thrillers and new takes on old classics. Titles include MacGruber, The American, The Dilemma, The Adjustment Bureau, Your Highness, The Thing, Contraband, Safe House, Black Sea and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

‘The Most Dangerous Game’ Due in Theaters, on Digital Aug. 5 From Mill Creek

The Most Dangerous Game will be released on digital Aug. 5 from Mill Creek Entertainment, Koenig Pictures and Charach Productions. 

The film will debut theatrically in select markets. 

In this remake on the 90th anniversary of the 1932 classic, a father and son on a steamer ship bound for a great hunting expedition in the wilds of Alaska are shipwrecked on a mysterious island. Greeted warmly by the island’s only resident, the relieved men are wined and dined and talk of hunting ensues. When their host reveals the true nature of his trophy hunts, the stranded men are forced to run for their lives or fight to survive on a desolate island that is a human hunting ground. 

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The action adventure stars Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow), Chris “C T” Tamburello (MTV’s “The Challenge,” Habitual),  Tom Berenger (Inception, Platoon), Oscar-nominated Bruce Dern (Nebraska, The Hateful Eight) and Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire). 

The film is written, directed and produced by Justin Lee (Final Kill).

 

Psychodrama ‘Losing Addison’ Due on Digital June 28 From Mill Creek

Mutiny Pictures’ psychodrama Losing Addison will be released on digital June 28 from Mill Creek Entertainment, a division of Alliance Entertainment.

Adapted from the novella published in 2011 by author Marty Beaudet, the thriller follows Les McCubbin, who spent his whole life in his twin brother Addison’s shadow. When Addison severs their psychic connection, Les doesn’t just lose his brother — he begins to lose himself. 

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The Oregon Independent Film Festival 2021 Winner stars Sherilyn Fenn (“Shameless,” “Twin Peaks”), Ted Rooney (Legally Blonde, Gone), Jana Lee Hamblin (“The West Wing,” “Z Nation”) and Reine Swart (Triggered, The Hex), and is directed by Martin Bannon Beaudet.