Mill Creek has announced their March releases and there are some good titles coming our way that I think Bloody Disgusting readers will be very much interested in.
The company is releasing two Blu-rays that I’m pretty excited about. First up is Bob Balaban’s My Boyfriend’s Back which I’ve been hoping to see on Blu-ray for years. My Boyfriend’s Back is a fun little film that I’m eager to re-visit and hopefully this leads to Balaban’s Parents getting a Blu-ray release as well.
Joining My Boyfriend’s Back on Blu-ray will be a Jean-Claude Van Damm set of 5 films. These may not be the most popular Van Damme titles, but I welcome all Van Damme and personally I can’t wait to watch Double Team again.
My Boyfriend’s Back
Release Date: 3/1/2016
Teenager Johnny Dingle will do anything to keep his date with the hottest girl in school – even come back from the grave! You see, Johnny had the perfect scheme to win the heart of Missy McCloud, the town beauty. Unfortunately, Johnny’s scam goes sour and he winds up dead! Even so, Johnny’s determined to keep his date – unaware of the hilarity waiting for him upon his return! See for yourself why everyone’s dying to see this outlandishly funny comedy!
Jean-Claude Van Damme 5 Movie Collection
Release Date: 3/15/2016
The Hard Cops
A former Desert Storm special forces soldier is assigned the task of protecting a retired World Heavyweight champion turned powerful entrepreneur when the thuggish rap mogul he put behind bars comes gunning for revenge in this bullet-riddled action entry starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Vivica A. Fox. When Wayne Barclay testified against music industry heavy Terrell Singletery (Viv Leacock), he made an enemy for life. Now Terrell is being released from prison, and his time behind bars has only fueled his hunger for revenge. Vengeance won’t come easy for this embittered ex-con though, because when Philip Sauvage (Van Damme) sets up a special team of vicious fighters and former soldiers to protect Barclay, the determined thug is will be forced to defeat a seasoned team of warriors with enough combat experience to wage a small war.
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman team up as a world-class counter-terrorist and his flamboyant but deadly weapons dealer in this explosive action/adventure thriller.
Retired French soldier Alain Moreau (Jean-Claude Van Damme) never knew he had a brother, much less a twin, until he found him lying dead on the streets of his European hometown. To find out who his brother was, he must follow his footsteps back to New York’s tough Little Odessa and into the same shadowy underworld that swallowed his brother.
Universal Soldier: The Return
Luc (Jean-Claude Van Damme), is about to be thrown into action once again. The entire Universal Soldier team is facing elimination, including SETH, the super-computer that controls the ultra-warriors. Knowing that his days are numbered, SETH decides to seek revenge by destroying his creators. By morphing into human form he begins to unleash his wicked plan. As Luc faces SETH, a battle pitting man against machine and good against evil ensues, offering the kind of high-intensity sci-fi action you’ve come to expect from Van Damme in a story you won’t soon forget!
Second in Command
In this action-packed, edge-of-your-seat film, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays an official who’s just been appointed as Second in Command to the U.S. Ambassador at an American Embassy in a, turbulent Eastern European nation. When local insurgents attempt a coup d’etat, the nation’s President takes refuge inside the embassy. The embassy is then besieged by the well-armed insurgents. Now it’s up to Van Damme and the embassy’s small detachment of U.S. Marines to fend off the attackers.
In addition to these Blu-rays, Mill Creek will be releasing two DVD sets that I think are worth checking out. The first is a set is 4 Italian/Spanish westerns. Mill Creek has had a lot of success with these western releases in the past so I think it’s likely that this one will be solid as well.
What really has me intrigued though is Future Cop. Apparently this is a show that lasted a season in the late 70’s. I never heard of it, but how awesome does that premise sound? I am 100% on board with checking this out!
Paid in Blood: 4 Vengeful Western Films
Release Date: 3/1/2016
4 Dollars of Revenge
aka “Four Dollars for Vengeance”
Robert Woods, Dana Ghia, Antonio Casas
While transporting Confederate gold, bandits kill a regiment of soldiers except Captain Dexter. He is falsely accused of the ambush and sent to prison. Dexter escapes and tracks down the gang of thugs.
3 Dollars of Lead
aka “Damned Pistols of Dallas”
Fred Beir, Evy Marandis, Jesus Puente
The people of Red River live in fear of a gang of bandits who claim to own their lives and property. A bounty hunter comes to save the day but the ultimate reward is only three dollars lead.
7 Dollars to Kill
aka “Seven Dollars on the Red”
Anthony Steffen, Fernando Sancho, Loredana Nusciak
A cowboy searching many years for the bandit who murdered his wife and kidnapped their newborn son… when he finally gets the revenge he wanted, his son will be against him.
Paid in Blood
aka “Quelle Sporche Anime Dannate”
Jeff Cameron, Daniel O’Brien, Krista Nell
When his brother is robbed and murdered, a lonely cowboy seeks revenge. But his brother’s girlfriend might have helped the famous gunman, Ringo. Let the bullets fly!
Future Cop: The Complete Series
Release Date: 3/1/2016
Ernest Borgnine (TV’s McHale’s Navy) stars with John Amos (Die Hard 2, TV’s Good Times) as two street-smart cops who have been assigned a new rookie partner, Haven. But Officer Haven (Michael Shannon, TV’s We’ll Meet Again) has a secret. He looks human, talks and acts human. But he’s not. He’s an android with superior intellect and super strength. He’s the perfect cop, the cop of the future!
It’ll be action-packed adventure as they hit the streets of L.A. to protect and serve. But with a cop killer on the loose and a billion dollar robot for a partner, retirement is just a bullet away.