I love Mill Creek, I really do. I’ve written positively over the years about a number of their releases. They are the leader when it comes to bargain bin releases which I consider to be a good thing.
They’ve started releasing more Blu-rays over the years and they’ve always been stellar. They’re typically of the bare bones variety and the packaging has been pretty standard. The transfers have always been great — and that’s most important — but generally speaking they’ve been pretty basic. That’s what makes this new news so damn exciting!
On September 26, 2017 Mill Creek will release Flatliners, a film they’ve previously released, as a brand new Blu-ray/DVD combo SteelBook! Woah.
No word yet on whether or not this release will contain any special features but the fact that it’s getting a collector’s edition SteelBook (pictured below) is a pretty huge step from Mill Creek. Furthermore, this appears to be just the first of many SteelBooks to come.
“We are thrilled to partner with SteelBook® to develop a collectible product that’ll appeal to fans of Flatliners and to collector community,” says Barrett Evans, VP of Marketing and Product Development for Mill Creek Entertainment. “We wanted to capture the film’s haunting, neo-Gothic tone and the overriding existential themes with this new artwork. The interior spread illustrates vignettes of each character’s haunted past through an all-new interpretation. We are proud of how this came together and feel it complements the artistic originality of Schumacher’s film.”
There’s no clear indication that more Steelbooks are to come, but these quotes from Mill Creek VP Evans do mention that they’ve officially partnered with SteelBook. My guess is that more could be on the way. Stay tuned!