Disc News: Mill Creek Strikes Deal With Sony Pictures

After recently putting out the complete That ’70s Show and Roseanne, Mill Creek has scored a major deal with Sony to release TV shows and movies from the major studio’s vault. The press release doesn’t hint if Mill Creek will be finishing up incomplete Sony shows in Complete boxsets like Maude and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Will Mill Creek release the remaining seasons of Police Woman, The Rookies and Fantasy Island that were recently given additional season sets from Shout! Factory. Or if they’ll be putting out show that have yet to see the light of day like Fernwood 2-Tonight and America 2-Night. More details should be coming in future months. Here’s the press release from Mill Creek Entertainment:

MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS DEALS WITH SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT TO EXPAND THEIR DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

Mill Creek Licenses 665 SPHE Films and 54 SPHE Television Series for US and Canadian DVD and Blu-Ray Distribution

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 27, 2013) – Mill Creek Entertainment, a leading home entertainment distribution company, has entered into a US and Canadian distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). Under the long-term licensing agreement, Mill Creek will distribute an additional 665 films and 52 television series from the legendary SPHE catalog via a wide variety of DVD and Blu-ray compilations and collections to Mill Creek’s extensive network of traditional and non-traditional retail partners.

Mill Creek films, under this ground-breaking partnership, will range from classics such as Das Boot, Finding Forrester, All the King’s Men, Moscow on the Hudson and Donnie Brasco to audience favorites such as Last Action Hero, Basic, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Flatliners, Anaconda and Are We There Yet?

Mill Creek television series will include hit TV shows such as Married with Children, Just Shoot Me, News Radio, Mad About You, Party of Five, The Larry Sanders Show, Diff’rent Strokes, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Charlie’s Angels, Starsky and Hutch and The Nanny.

“This enormous catalog of compelling films and iconic television series will propel our company to the next level of product and assortment development in the coming months and years,” said Ian Warfield, President and COO of Mill Creek. “We are excited to expand and enhance our partnership with the Sony Pictures Home Entertainment team to further develop our market reach across all viable retail channels.”

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