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Category:    Home > Reviews > Special Interest > Speculation > Extra Terrestrials > Teens > Sex > Action > Drama > TV Situation Comedy > Aliens, Abductions & Extraordinary Sightings (special interest compilation) + Explosive Cinema (12 Crown films) + Redneck Comedy Roundup 1 & 2 + My Two Dads – You Can Count On Me? + Simon & Simon – Be

Aliens, Abductions & Extraordinary Sightings (special interest compilation) + Explosive Cinema (12 Crown films) + Redneck Comedy Roundup 1 & 2 + My Two Dads – You Can Count On Me? + Simon & Simon – Best Of Season Two + thirtysomething – Season One, Volume One (Mill Creek DVDs)


Picture: C (Aliens & Redneck: C-)     Sound: C     Extras: D     Films: C/Aliens: D/all other releases: C-



Mill Creek is back with a grab bag of compact reissues, B-movie reissues and a silly, unfunny comedy set.


Aliens, Abductions & Extraordinary Sightings offers six shows as a “documentary” series about the title subject, which is some of the silliest, goofiest and lamest speculation on the subject I have seen yet.  Cheap and cheesy, I would not bother with this one.


A DVD compilation called Explosive Cinema is another Crown films compilation of films ranging from the 1960s to the 1990s.  At least some of the titles have been issued before, including Van Nuys Blvd. (1979), which we cove red when it included an audio commentary track on the now out of print Drive-in Cult Classics 3 set here:





The better films (for what they area) include The Skydivers (1963), Iron Angel (1964) with Don “Red” Barry & Jim Davis, The Hostage (1967) with Harry Dean Stanton & John Carradine, airplane-crashes into nowhere flick Terror In The Jungle (1968) and Van Nuys Blvd., while the duds are the 1980s reactionary action films Crown made to try and fail to compete against the likes of Cannon Films including hack works like Killpoint (1984) with Richard Roundtree & Cameron Mitchell, Seven Deaths Of The Ninja (1985), Low Blow (1986) with Troy Donahue & Cameron Mitchell, The Patriot (1986) with Leslie Nielsen (!!!), Gregg Henry and Michael J, Pollard, Scorpion (1986) with Don Murray, Tony Tulleners & Robert Logan and Top Cop (1990), by which time the company was finished.  Even fans of bad 1970s cinema will find the latter difficult to watch.


Redneck Comedy Roundup 1 & 2 is a single disc hodgepodge from the peak of Jeff Foxworthy’s stand-up days where he, Bill Engvall and Ron White do their routines and are joined by guests like John Fox, Blake Clark, Ron Shock, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jerry Springer and others.


Then there are the budget versions of titles we have covered before.  My Two Dads – You Can Count On Me? takes 10 “choice” titles from the early seasons of the show.  You can read two different reviews on the show at the following links:


Season One


Season Two



Simon & Simon – Best Of Season Two is an abbreviated version of this full Season Two DVD set we covered:




…and the same goes for thirtysomething – Season One, Volume One, which halves the Season One set we covered here:




The series have the same 1.33 X 1 transfer as their original counterparts, but with even more noise and aliasing errors.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is weaker too.  None of these six sets have any extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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