I love Mill Creek Entertainment because I always find special treasures. They have great movies for everyone to enjoy and each month they add more awesome movies to their collection. One of my favorite things about this site is all the oldies I find. If you’re a movie or television buff and looking for had to find classics Mill Creek Entertainment is the place to look.
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There were a few new titles added in the month of May on the website but I was interested in two titles in particular. I received A Thousand Nights: The Story of Aladdin and Robin Hood: The Complete Series. I picked Aladdin of course of the new movie being released. I wanted to see some different stories about the character aside from the cartoon. I love period pieces and I’ve seen so many versions of Robin Hood, but never this one. I’m a binge watcher so these are perfect for upcoming summer break on my current television shows.
A Thousand and One Nights: The Story of Aladdin – 8 Magical Tales
This spellbinding collection includes 8 classic retellings of the beloved Aladdin stories all based on the classic Arabian Nights folk tales!
A Thousand and One Nights – 1945
When Aladdin (Cornel Wilde) becomes smitten with Princess Armina (Adele Jergens), his attempts to woo her are met with threats from her father, a sinister sultan (Dennis Hoey). After finding a magical lamp, Aladdin, accompanied by his wacky sidekick Abdullah (Phil Silvers), conjures up a lovely genie (Evelyn Keyes) who aids him in his quest to win the hand of the princess.
1001 Arabian Nights – 1959
In this animated retelling of the classic tale, Abdul Aziz Magoo — an ancestor of Mr. Magoo — is the lamp-selling uncle of Aladdin. Tired of his nephew’s laziness, Abdul insists that Aladdin find a wife. To his uncle’s surprise, Aladdin falls in love with the beautiful Princess Yasminda.
The Magic Carpet – 1951
Arabian Nights-type of tale stars Agar as a deposed prince trying to free his people from the evil rule of the caliph and his vizier, played by Burr. Agar enlists the aid of harem girl Lucille Ball and together they win back the province while zipping around on a flying carpet.
Arabian Nights – 2000 TV Mini-Series
This lavish production brings to life some of the most timeless fables to come down through the ages. Mind-blowing adventure and extraordinary special effects set against the backdrop of mysterious Arabia make this an exhilarating trip through the grandest adventures of all time.
Aladdin – 1990 TV Musical Adaptation
This musical version of ALADDIN is based on a popular stage production of the fairytale which restores the locale to it’s original Chinese roots has Aladdin discovering the lamp with the help of a scheming old magician who aims to exploit it’s magic for his own ends. The lamp contains a Genie (Barry Bostwick) who bestows upon Aladdin the riches he requires in order to marry lovely Princess Mei-Ling (Susan Egan).
Mr. Piper and the Story of Ali Baba – 1963 Cartoon
The tale of Ali Baba from One Thousand and One Nights where a poor wood cutter discovers the gold treasure of 40 thieves. Seeking revenge, they try to kill Ali Baba but his wife outsmarts them. Open Sesame!
Popeye Meets Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp – 1939 Cartoon
Olive has a job at Surprise Pictures as a script girl when she dreams up a story of Popeye in the Aladdin tale.
This collection is another reason why I love Mill Creek Entertainment. You can find so many multi-movie collections on their site. In one box we get eight different movies. All classics and all different stories of Aladdin.
Robin Hood: The Complete Series
Robin Hood and his band of outlaws fight back against the tyranny of Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Richard Greene stars as the valiant swashbuckler Robin Hood who, with his band of Merry Men living in the shelter of Sherwood Forest, embarks on a quest to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Robin, Little John and the rest of the Merry Men fight their foes all while hoping for the return of their beloved King Richard to rule once again!
All 143 Episodes of this lavishly produced television series are included in this action-packed collection. Include Digital Access to all 143 Episodes!
If you’re a fan of Robin Hood you’ll love this series adaptation. There are lots of episodes for a great binding session and you can even check out the film on digital. Mill Creek Entertainment have their own digital stream website for you to redeem your movies and enjoy.