New from Mill Creek are some favorite films coming at great prices. Up first is I Know What You Did Last Summer. Scream may have brought horror back to the mainstream, but this film certainly continued the push. Remember when Jennifer Love Hewitt was big? This took her from Party of Five and made her a star. I always thought Scream was better, but this is still good. Rewatching it for the first time in probably a decade, it surprisingly still holds up. It’s been lampooned and spoofed many times, but you can see why this was a hit. Not as scary as Scream, it still has some good scares without today’s horrible jump scare tactics and horrible paranormal garbage. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Ryan Phillippe also star Although I will admit I totally forgot Johnny Galecki was in it and he’s probably the biggest name now.
Next is Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. A spoof of the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, this should have been a slam dunk for me. I love John C. Reilly. Same for Jenna Fischer. Plus it has a cast including Nat Faxon, Kristen Wiig, Craig Robinson, Harold Ramis and more. Yet I’ve never loved it. I was hoping by watching it again after years it might have grown on me, but I still have the same reaction, it’s just ok. It makes me laugh at times, but it’s not nearly as quotable as other Reilly films. It’s like Will Ferrell’s Semi-Pro, some funny stuff, but overall not a home run compared to the rest of his films. Reilly is great, but I’d much rather watch other films on his resume.
Finally we have Krull. Krull is a film I always thought I had seen. Turns out, I haven’t. You know they thought they were making some big epic film ala Star Wars (or today’s Lord of the Rings), but watching it, you can see why it wasn’t big. It’s a fun, campy watch by today’s standards, but other films of that time period are way better. Clash of the Titans came out 2 years before this and is way better. I’d kinda put this on the level of The Last Starfighter, films that tried really hard, weren’t bad, but never quite got to where they wanted. The special effects by today’s standards are pretty “special” if you know what I’m saying and the mix of genres seemed odd. You have guys on horses and using swords that can shoot lasers at times fighting wannabe Stormtroopers so it’s a mix of medieval and science fiction. It’s really odd that it came from Peter Yates too who directed Bullitt and The Friends of Eddie Coyle. Still it’s a good watch if you haven’t seen it in years. Plus you can never go wrong with a young Liam Neeson!
All three are coming from Mill Creek at ridiculously low prices so if you don’t have them already, now’s the time to add them to your collection.