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February is another great month for DVD and Blu-ray releases from Mill Creek Entertainment! They have released three original documentaries, a couple Blu-rays, a nice assortment of multi-feature collections, and plenty of action packed films! There are 10 in total but I received 5 that are must sees if you ask me!
Backyard Chicken Coops
Backyard Chicken Coops is an hour long how-to documentary that outlines various topics that new chicken coop owner will need to know before embarking on creating their own coop. “Many people are starting to raise chickens and other livestock in urban areas as part of a broader small-scale agriculture movement. It’s an exciting change to the relationship we have with the food we eat, but if it’s something you’re interested in doing, it’s not something that you should start without understanding the risks and challenges involved,” says Matt Eckholm, director of the documentary.
Topics such as local ordinances, planning and construction of a coop, selecting and purchasing chickens, raising and caring for chickens as well as long term health care and concerns are covered. Eckholm says, “With Backyard Chicken Coops, I wanted to give an accessible overview of what goes into raising and keeping a small brood, both for people who have never been involved with poultry before, and people who may know a thing or two about chickens, but had never considered raising them in the city.” My husband and I raised chickens for several years so this was a really cool documentary for me to watch. I just loved every part of it! This documentary will be available exclusively at Tractor Supply Co and on the Mill Creek website here.
The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush, arguably one of the most significant events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century. As news spread of the discovery, thousands of prospective gold miners traveled by sea or over land to San Francisco and the surrounding area; by the end of 1849, the non-native population of the California territory was some 100,000 (compared with the pre-1848 figure of less than 1,000). A total of $2 billion worth of precious metal was extracted from the area during the Gold Rush, which peaked in 1852. This captivating, new documentary series explores the stories of struggle and triumph of the thousands who risked everything for the pursuit of wealth and the illusive American Dream. Purchase here.
Frankenstein: The Complete Mini Series
“It should become the official home-study of alternative for kids too lazy to read the book. A literal and literate addition to the lengthy annals of monster lore.” – Variety
What happens when man violates the laws of God and science? For Captain Walton (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland, The Hunger Games) and the crew of a weather-beaten ship stranded in the icy sea, the answer follows their rescue of a scientist close to death, frozen in fear, and insane with dire warnings. Viktor Frankenstein (Alec Newman, Frank Herbert’s Dune) has a story to tell—a story as chillingly real as the tortured howls emanating from the Arctic fog and as timeless as the need to be loved. Available in DVD and Blu-ray format. Purchase here.
Bump in the Night
The hilarious stop-motion animation adventures of Mr. Bumpy, Squishy, Molly Coddle and the various “household monsters” who make sure their humans are protected from dirty socks and other scary things.
I remember watching this show when I was young so I was super excited to share it with my daughters. My 4 year old really took to it and she just loves it! We went on a trip to Canada and it was a 3 hour drive each way – she watched this the entire drive! She loves Mr. Bumpy and will not stop talking about him. It is fun for me to watch this show again as well. Purchase here.
The Beast: The Complete Series
“Patrick Swayze’s performance is impressive for its resistance to cliché and remarkable for the mere fact of its execution.” – Ginia Bellafante, The New York Times
Veteran FBI agent Charles Barker, who isn’t afraid to break rules to get the job done, trains new rookie partner Ellis Dove in his pushing-the-envelope style of agenting. But if Dove is having trouble learning the ropes, it could be because he’s a little distracted: An FBI Internal Affairs team that suspects Barker may have gone rogue is pressuring Dove to work as a double agent and keep them posted on his mentor. Purchase here.
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Mill Creek Entertainment is the leading provider of value home video content to the retail and specialty marketplaces. With over 50 million DVDs and Blu-ray discs sold annually the company has established a powerful distribution network that encompasses over 30,000 storefronts and millions of online customers. The company is relentless in its quest to always provide outstanding content and packaging with amazing value propositions to ensure consumer demand and customer satisfaction. Mill Creek offers a tremendous range of content including contemporary and classic feature film and television, kids’ animation, documentary, special interest and fitness. Compilations range from double-features to 100-movie collections as well as 10 to 600 episode TV collections. Driven by its immense library of over 12,000 hours of owned and licensed content and licensing partnerships with major studios and production companies world- wide, the company continues to redefine the value marketplace. For more information: www.millcreekent.com.