It’s my birthday month and I’m excited because I’m celebrating all month in various ways. We’re planning a movie marathon on the weekend, and I can’t wait to check out some of my favorite movies and television shows and finding some new gems. Mill Creek Entertainment is amazing because I can always find shows from my childhood on their website. I’m sharing the new releases for February that’s hitting their site this month. You won’t want to miss these amazing titles.
Disclosure: I was provided some of the titles on this list by Mill Creek Entertainment. Any opinions expressed are my own.
Blast off with ASTRO BOY, a state-of-the-art update of Osamu’s Tezuka classic series that started the anime explosion. Filled with exciting action, humor
Astro Boy is a new title for us. I’ve seen clips for the show but never watched it before. I was excited about checking the show and adding some more anime to our belt. It was actually better than I thought. It was great for my kids to see a superhero from a different country.
Based on the classic comic created by revered manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy), written by anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and directed by Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999), Metropolis is a spectacular film featuring stunning imagery and unforgettable characters.
Memories consists of three dazzling stories, each delivered with its own astonishing style. Magnetic Rose, directed by Koji Morimoto (Animatrix) based on a manga short by Otomo, concerns two space travelers following a distress signal drawn into a magnificent world created by one woman’s memories. Otamo’s own Cannon Fodder depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unknown enemy.
If you’re looking to add some different genres of movies to your film catalog, this is a great options since it contains a double feature. You’re getting two for the price of one.
You Got Served – Starring: Marques Houston, Omari Grandberry, Jarell Houston
At Mr. Rad’s Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in L.A. compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers-and their moves-two friends have to pull together to represent the street.
Stomp the Yard – Starring: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo
DJ, an underground street dancer, does not get along with the wealthier students on campus. After he decides to join an official step group he must learn to stop dancing as an
My husband and I are huge fans of both Stomp the Yard and You Got Served. Both are entertaining and if you like dancing or movies around African stepping, you’ll enjoy them both. We’ve seen them both before in the movies and are adding them to our movie collection.
A Taste of Japan’s Sci-Fi, Superhero and Animated Favorites! This pop-culture sampler platter offers a unique assortment of classic and contemporary Japanese moves and TV shows, packaged together in one must-have collection!
Films: The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon, Battle in Outer Space, Mothra, Memories
TV Shows: Godzilla (4 eps), Astro Boy (4 eps), Viper’s Creed (4 eps)
Benji is back with a tremendous trio of films that transformed this lovable mutt into a Hollywood superstar!
BENJI – The Original Classic – The movie that catapulted Benji into international stardom. A unique motion picture all told from the heart and soul of a dog.
FOR THE LOVE OF BENJI – The canine star with the most expressive face in dogdom returns in his second record-breaking movie adventure!
BENJI: OFF THE LEASH – Benji is back in this charming story that’s told from the pooch’s point of view, tracking his early days as a pup to his current life in showbiz!
Double the Shock, Double the Horror!
Presented by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2) & directed by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), Hostel is a shocking and relentless film in the tradition of Saw about two American backpackers (Jay Hernandez, Friday Night Lights and Derek Richardson, Dumb and Dumberer) in Europe who find themselves lured in as victims of a murder-for-profit business.
HOSTEL PART II
Hostel Part II is the shocking and gruesome sequel about the underground torture ring where rich businessmen pay to torture and murder their victims.
Filled with fright and terror in the night, this triple feature will make you scream with delight!
Vacancy – (2007) – Color – Rated R. David and Amy must struggle to get out alive before they end up the next victims on tape.
I Know What You Did Last Summer – (1997) – Color – Rated R. If You’re Going To Bury The Truth, Make Sure It Stays Buried.
When A Stranger Calls – (2006) – Color – Rated PG-13. Jill’s quiet night of babysitting is about to turn into a nerve-shattering nightmare of suspense, horror
You can check-in, but you can’t check-out.
- Hostel – Presented by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2) and directed by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), Hostel is a shocking and relentless film in the tradition of Saw about two American backpackers (Jay Hernandez, Friday Night Lights and Derek Richardson, Dumb and Dumberer) in Europe who find themselves lured in as victims of a murder-for-profit business.
- Hostel Part II –Presented by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Vols. 1 & 2) and written and directed by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever), Hostel Part II is the shocking and gruesome sequel about the underground torture ring where rich businessmen pay to torture and murder their victims.
- Identity – Ten strangers with secrets are brought together in a savage rainstorm at a desolate motel. Relief in finding shelter is quickly replaced with fear as the ten travelers begin to die, one by one. They soon realize that, if they are to survive, they’ll have to uncover the secret that has brought them all together.
- Vacancy – When a couple’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they are forced to spend the night at the only motel around, with only the TV to entertain them – until they discover that the low-budget slasher videos they find in their room were all filmed in the very room in which they’re sitting. With hidden cameras now aimed at them – trapping them in rooms, crawlspaces, underground tunnels – and filming their every move, the couple must struggle to get out alive before they end up the next victims on tape.
- Terror at Red Wolf Inn – A college student returns to her dorm room after class and discovers she is the winner of an all-expense paid vacation to the Red Wolf Inn. Before she can share her good fortune with her parents, she and two other girls are whisked away to begin their vacation of a lifetime. When one of the guests suddenly disappears, the young woman doesn’t believe the explanation the old couple who run the inn gives her concerning the strange goings on at the Red Wolf.
- It Happened at Nightmare Inn – Two spinster sisters run a small inn that caters towards young foreign female tourists. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to the sisters that rises up to punish the young women they deem immoral. Many a traveler comes to stay but never end up leaving the inn. When the sister of one patron comes in search of her missing sibling, it threatens to expose the truth behind the inn and its owners.
- Devil’s Nightmare– A busload of tourists is forced to take refuge at a castle due to a blocked road and inclement weather. The Baron and staff of the castle welcome the visitors but do not reveal to them the curse over the household. It seems that Satan has control over the estate and demands the new visitors be sacrificed to him in the form of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Legacyof Blood – An aged millionaire passes on and leaves his four children his large fortune. According to his will, the four heirs must spend one week at his estate in order to split up the fortune. If any of the heirs leave or die before the week is out, the remaining children will receive the money and if all the heirs are gone, the servants will gain the inheritance. Once everyone has arrived at the estate and settled in, strange things begin to happen and the heirs begin to turn up dead. Who is killing them and can the remaining heirs find out before it’s too late?