Are you still looking for just the "perfect" Christmas present for that devoted cinephile who drags you to movies every week and buys tons of Blu-rays & DVDs? From Harry Potter to Doctor Who and Alfred Hitchcock to Poirot, here's some 11th hour hints.
Alright, the Big Gift Day is practically upon us, and I bet you haven't found that cinema aficionado and/or Blu-ray/DVD hoarder you share parents with or with whom you share your bed. I say that only because it would have to be someone really special to you for you to invest the kind of mula needed for many of these collections. While some of the larger sets are a tad pricey — to a fan or collector they are worth every penny — there are many reissues and box sets that won’t totally bankrupt you. Even the more expensive collections are impressive little packages that anyone you give it to will love you forever (or they better)!
“Can I still get one of these Blu-ray or DVD collectables in time to put under the tree? Will Santa be able to hand deliver one of these awesome, truly exquisite collections on Christmas Eve?” The answeris...probably. In the States, most Best Buy stores and even Sam’s Club warehouses keep a pretty healthy stock of these special editions and box sets in house. Of course, that means fighting with other last minute shoppers, traffic, general pandemonium and rabid gorillas (just making sure you were still with me). You can always order them online and make a nice little Harry Potter or Dark Knight Christmas card with the written promise that it’ll be arriving any day now (I’d go for it). Now, you may have you own favorite sites that you order your Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs from — if you feel comfortable with them, certainly order it from your fave online video store.
However, I have a couple of consumer faves, myself (and I swear this is not a plug, these establishments have never given me a single free CD, Blu-ray or DVD) that are just really competitive when it comes to pricing. I’ve used them both before and I swear by them: CD Universe @ www.cduniverse.com and DVD Empire @ www.dvdempire.com . Again, they are just sites that I have used in the past to buy special Blu-ray, DVD and even CD box sets. (I purposely left off the SPR (suggested retail) prices, because at many of these retailers you often get these collectables anywhere from 30% to 60% cheaper). Okay, I know you are fighting the clock, so without further ado, here are a handful of Blu-ray and DVD box sets and collectables that I would perdonally kill for (and I hope who ever is the recipient of your big heart puts you on a pedestal and praises your name in tongues when they unwrap the gift containing one of these):
Harry Potter's Wizard Collection
The magical film franchise that enchanted wizards and witches around the world is now available in a spectacular limited-edition collectible box set.
The most comprehensive Harry Potter movie collection yet, the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection features all eight films, exclusive never-before-seen content and must-have memorabilia. Beautifully packaged in a stunning gift box measuring 12-3/4” x 10-9/16” x 11-1/4” and weighing 19 lbs, this is the largest collection ever released by Warner Bros. The new limited edition 31-disc collection contains all eight Harry Potter movies on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy. Bonus Features: 37 hours of special content, including all previously released materials, along with new-to-disc bonus content, and 5 hours (4 hours for international) of never-before-seen material on Blu-ray.
The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Gift Set
Just in time for holiday gift-giving, is the release of The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Gift Set ––featuring Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, including all original special features, in one collection. Available on Blu-ray Disc or standard definition DVD, The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Gift Set features an exclusive 64-page version of the coffee table book, “The Art and Making of The Dark Knight,” taking fans deeper into the epic franchise. Both the Blu-ray and DVD versions of The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Gift Set feature UltraViolet, which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.
Lawrence Of Arabia: 50th Anniversary Edition + Collector's Gift Set
Widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema, David Lean's epic masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and making its debut in a fully-restored on Blu-ray (with UltraViolet) two-disc set and a limited-edition, four-disc collector's Gift Set. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1962, Lawrence of Arabia stands as one of the most timeless and essential motion picture masterpieces. The greatest achievement of its legendary, Oscar-winning director David Lean, the film stars Peter O'Toole – in his career-making performance – as T.E. Lawrence, the audacious World War I British army officer who heroically united rival Arab desert tribes and led them to war against the mighty Turkish Empire. Newly restored and remastered at 4K resolution, the massive scope and epic action of the Director's Cut of Lawrence of Arabia can now be experienced like never before in this landmark 50th Anniversary Edition. Bonus Features: Hours of documentaries and featurettes; the original 1963 35mm version of "Wind, Sand and Star"; Conversations with Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese; Archival Interviews with William Friedkin, Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg; a never-before-released deleted scene; Trailers/TV Spots; Theatrical Trailer; Teaser Trailers; 70mm Restoration Trailer (1989 Release); a 88-page hard-bound coffee table book and a soundtrack and an authentic 70mm film frame (newly printed and numbered).
Singin' In The Rain: 60th Anniversary Blu-ray + DVD Ultimate Collector's Edition
This musical treasure ends an 18-month moratorium to celebrate its 60th anniversary with the debut of a three-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD pack, offered in a new limited and numbered edition featuring the newly remastered feature with four hours of bonus content beautifully packaged and ready for new generations of fans to enjoy. This collector’s edition includes a brand new documentary, “Singin’ in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation,” presented in high definition on Blu-ray, in addition to another half-dozen vintage special features. The Gift Set includes a 48-page hard cover book with production memos and photos, along with reproductions of the original theatrical posters from the film’s premiere and a full-size commemorative umbrella (dance in the rain at your own risk!). Also available in a 2-Disc Special Edition DVD.
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures
In June of 1981 director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas introduced the world to Indiana Jones when the unforgettable Raiders of the Lost Ark debuted in theaters. The cinematic classic that started it all — Raiders of the Lost Ark — has been meticulously restored under the supervision of director Steven Spielberg and sound designer Ben Burtt. Additionally, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade have both been remastered alongside 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull making this landmark release the first time all four films in the epic and award-winning franchise have been available together in sparkling high definition. In addition to all of Indy’s thrilling adventures, the set includes seven hours of fascinating documentaries, trailers, featurettes, documentaries and interviews with cast members and filmmakers.
Casablanca 70th Anniversary 3-Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Edition
The legendary Casablanca is now available in a stunning new Casablanca 70th Anniversary 3-Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Edition. The set is elegantly packaged in a double-wide giftbox, with brand-new collectibles created for this release including a 60-page production art book with never-before-seen photos, personal memos and archival documents about the production. Also included is a reproduction of the original 1942 film poster and a set of four collectible drink coasters in a special keepsake box. This new limited and numbered gift set edition contains the newly remastered feature film on both Blu-ray and DVD. Bonus Features: Over 13 hours of special content including two new documentaries – “Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic,” and “Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of” – along with a compilation of three feature length documentaries: "The Brothers Warner," "You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story" and "Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul."
Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the film’s moratorium BD/DVD ends with the debut of a beautiful new commemorative 4-Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack which also includes an UltraViolet copy of The Final Cut feature. This comprehensive gift set edition includes The Final Cut version of the feature presented on both Blu-ray and DVD, as well as the other four versions: 1992 Director’s Cut, Domestic and International Theatrical versions, and the rare Work Print feature version previously only available in the 25th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Bonus Features: A never-before-seen photo gallery with more than 1,000 archival images presented in hi-definition; a 72-page production art book with printed versions of the newly discovered art; a collectible Spinner car replica from an official concept sketch conceived by Blade Runner’s visual futurist Syd Mead and an all new collectible motion lenticular card. In addition, included are all 10+ hours of bonus content from the critically acclaimed 2007 Ultimate Collector’s Edition.
Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection
Fifteen of the most acclaimed films by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock have been packaged together on Blu-ray for the first time ever with Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection. Digitally restored from high-quality film elements and presented in perfect high-definition picture and sound, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection brings the Master of Suspense’s best work to home audiences as it’s never been seen before. This ultimate collector’s set features 13 films previously unavailable on Blu-ray, a collectible 50-page book featuring storyboards, costume sketches, correspondence, photographs, and much more. Plus a treasure trove of over 15 hours of documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, screen tests, trailers and a new documentary “The Birds, Hitchcock’s Monster Movie,” enough to satisfy even the most ardent Hitchcock fan. Spanning three-and-a-half decades of the director’s prolific career, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection includes the classic thrillers Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, The Trouble with Harry, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy and Family Plot. The films feature performances from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Julie Andrews, Paul Newman, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Tippi Hedren, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak and Sean Connery. One of the most influential and revered cinematic innovators of all time, Alfred Hitchcock had a profound and lasting impact on modern moviemaking. Renowned for his signature wit, thrilling plots, pioneering camerawork and original editing style, Hitchcock’s masterful ability to wring every drop of suspense out of each scene is still studied and emulated by filmmakers around the world. He was nominated for five Best Director Academy Awards, and four of his films (all of which are included in this collection) appear on AFI’s prestigious “100 Years…100 Movies” list.
Doctor Who: Limited Edition Gift Set
Whether you’re shopping for the Doctor Who fan on your holiday list or looking to introduce the Doctor into someone’s life for the very first time, this limited edition, 41-disc set is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Or buy it for yourself, because c’mon now – would you really want to give this away? Collecting the complete Series 1-6 featuring Christopher Eccleston (the ninth Doctor), David Tennant (the tenth Doctor) and Matt Smith (the eleventh Doctor), the gift set includes over 70 hours of Doctor Who in all. DVD Bonus Features: Three new Doctor Who Specials coming to DVD for the first time ever - "The Women of Doctor Who," "The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who” and "The Destinations of Doctor Who"; "Doctor Who Confidential”; Additional Specials, featurettes and Video Diaries; A collectible 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver; 3 original art cards and the comic book, "Doctor Who at Comic Con." It’s hard to imagine how so much content can fit in such a tiny box – you don’t think it’s bigger on the inside, do you?
The Denzel Washington Film Collection
Charming, handsome and stunningly talented, two-time Academy Award-winner (1989, 2001) Denzel Washington stands apart as the rare Hollywood superstar who is as respected as he is popular. This one-of-a-kind DVD collection, spanning over twenty years of Denzel’s incredible career, includes some of his most memorable and acclaimed performances.From thought provoking dramas to pulse-pounding thrillers, these eight iconic films — The Mighty Quinn, Much Ado About Nothing, Courage Under Fire, The Siege, Antwone Fisher, Out Of Time, Man On Fire & Unstoppable — showcase his phenomenal versatility, making this a must own for every fan.
Absolutely Fabulous: 20th Anniversary Specials + Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Everything
They’re back, darlings. International comedy sensations Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley return to their celebrated roles as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone in three all-new specials, written by Jennifer Saunders. It's been twenty years since we first met them, and the ladies are a tiny bit older, none the wiser, but definitely still Absolutely Fabulous. The original fashionistas, PR rep Eddy and best friend/enabler Patsy, were often found at the bottom of a champagne bottle – and not much has changed. Eddy’s daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha) is still hard-working and largely ignored. Eddy’s mother (June Whitfield) is still around, and still unwanted. Bubble (Jane Horrocks), Eddy’s colorful assistant, is still… well, Bubble. In the first of the new specials, there’s a homecoming for one of the ladies who has been “away” for quite some time. She returns with her new, slightly scary best friend in tow, with wide reaching ramifications- including forcing a certain person to own up to her real age… if she can still remember what it is. In the second special, Eddy sets her sights on changing the career of a very big fish indeed; and in the final special, Eddy and Patsy play their own very special part in the London 2012 Olympics. DVD Bonus Features: "Ab Fab Does Sport Relief" and "Behind The Scenes at Sport Relief."
Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Everything: 36 hilarious episodes and three specials, 14 awards, and countless bottles of Bollinger, BBC Video combines every hilarious escapade from Absolutely Fabulous into then DVD box set release — Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Everything. Starring the ever-hysterical Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, the world’s foremost fashion femme fatales -- viewers can experience all their unimaginable antics in this gorgeous nine-disc box set, glamorously packaged in a photo journal-style case with quilted cover and leopard print bookmark. DVD Bonus Features: "How To Be Absolutely Fabulous"; "Modern Mother and Daughter"; "Mirror Ball"- Pilot Episode; Joanna Lumley on Modeling; Rare Outtakes; Photo Galleries and Audio Commentary by Jennifer Saunders and Jon Plowman.
Entourage: The Complete Series
Created and executive produced by Doug Ellin and loosely based on the experiences of his good friend, Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg (who's among the series' executive producers), Entourage takes a none-too-serious look at the day-to-day life of Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), a hot young Hollywood actor, and the inner circle of friends he's brought from his hometown in Queens, NY: manager Eric (Kevin Connolly), half-brother/actor Drama (Kevin Dillon) and enterprising pal Turtle (Jerry Ferrara). The series also stars Jeremy Piven who garnered three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his portrayal as Vince's agent Ari Gold, Rex Lee as Lloyd and Perry Reeves as the long-suffering Mrs. Ari. Returning guest stars include Scott Caan as Scott Lavin, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan, Beverly D'Angelo as Ari's business partner Babs and Debi Mazar as Vince's publicist Shauna. Along with Ellin and Wahlberg, the series is executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Denis Biggs, Ally Musika and Rob Weiss. Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features: A wealth of bonus materials that give viewers a wildly entertaining look inside one of television's most celebrated comedies, from documentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes; "One X One PSA" - directed by Matt Damon; 21 audio commentaries with cast and crew and much more.
Gloria Swanson in an iconic scene from 'Sunset Boulevard'
Paramount has finally released one of the studio’s most iconic films – newly restored and in sparkling high definition for the first time ever. Sunset Boulevard is a fitting release to continue Paramount’s centennial celebration, Billy Wilder’s seminal classic continues to enthrall audiences with its bizarre and tragic tale of Hollywood’s dark side. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner for Best Writing, Best Art Direction and Best Music, Sunset Boulevard was named by the American Film Institute as #12 on its list of the Greatest American Movies. In the classic film, William Holden portrays struggling young screenwriter Joe Gillis, and Gloria Swanson is Norma Desmond, an aging silent film queen. Together, they created two of the screen’s most memorable characters, delivering unforgettable performances amidst the dramatic light and shadow of John Seitz’s evocative cinematography.
William Holden and Gloria Swanson in an iconic scene from 'Sunset Boulevard'
Sunset Boulevard Blu-ray Bonus Features: Commentary by Ed Sikov, author of On Sunset Blvd: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder; "Sunset Boulevard: The Beginning"; "Sunset Boulevard: A Look Back"; "The Noir Side of Sunset Boulevard"; "Sunset Boulevard Becomes a Classic"; "Two Sides of Ms. Swanson"; "Stories of Sunset Boulevard"; "Mad About the Boy: A Portrait of William Holden"; "Recording Sunset Boulevard"; "The City of Sunset Boulevard"; "Franz Waxman and the Music of Sunset Boulevard"; Morgue Prologue Script Pages; “The Paramount-Don’t-Want-Me Blues” (HD): a never-before-released Deleted Scene; Hollywood Location Map; "Behind the Gates: The Lot"; "Edith Head: The Paramount Years"; "Paramount in the ‘50s"; Galleries; Production; The Movie; Publicity and the Theatrical Trailer.
Francis Ford Coppola 5-Film Collection
From "one of the greatest films of all time,” Apocalypse Now, to the "raw and riveting" Tetro, this exclusive Blu-ray set includes some of the iconic filmmaker's best works, sharing a combined total of 12 Academy Award nominations and two wins. In addition to Apocalypse Now and Tetro, the collection also includes the classic film's updated and extended version, Apocalypse Now Redux, along with the thriller The Conversation and One From The Heart, available for the very first time in stunning high definition. The Francis Ford Coppola 5-Film Collection celebrates the very best in cinema. Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola for each film; Documentaries; Featurettes; Theatrical Trailers and much more.
Stargate: Atlantis: Complete Series + Season 1-5 on Blu-ray
Continuing the journey of Stargate: SG-1, television’s longest running sci-fi series, Stargate: Atlantis explores the great city of Atlantis built thousands of years ago by the Ancients and the new home base for an elite expedition team from earth. Overflowing with exciting quests and surprises, fans will experience every captivating, and spine-tingling mission of the Intrepid Team from their first hostile encounter to their last rescue mission. Also available as individual season sets for the first time ever on Blu-ray, the compelling ensemble cast includes Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian, Game of Thrones), David Hewlett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Joe Flanigan (Ferocious Planet), Rachel Luttrel (Imposter) and Torri Higginson (The English Patient). New Bonus Features: Commentary by cast and crew on individual episodes; Mission Directive Featurettes spotlighting individual episodes; Actor Profiles; Deleted Scenes; Blooper Reel and Multiple Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes on the "Making Of Stargate: Atlantis.”
The two billion-dollar box office phenomenon and winner of 11 Academy Awards, and available in high definition for the first time ever, James Cameron’s timeless and unforgettable tour de force is presented in stunning 2D and 3D Blu-ray, providing a cinematic in-home experience of Titanic like never before. It was 101 years ago today that the RMS Titanic was launched into the Belfast Lough. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the roles that would make them global stars, Titanic tells the story of the epic romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the legendary and ill-fated maiden voyage of the “ship of dreams.” Presented in a four-disc 2D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with Digital Copy or, for the ultimate experience in fully immersive 3D, in a four-disc Blu-ray 3D and 2D combo pack with Digital Copy, this high-definition presentation of Titanic is a must have for film fans’ home media collections. Both sets feature more than 2 ½ hours of new bonus footage never-before-released on disc, including a fascinating in-depth exploration of the film with James Cameron, as well as documentary footage produced by National Geographic with James Cameron that brings the world's leading RMS Titanic experts together to solve the lingering mysteries of why and how the “unsinkable" ship sank. Bonus Features: Include 30 deleted scenes, over 60 behind-the-scenes featurettes, a look at the groundbreaking visual effects, over 2,000 photos, three commentaries and much, much more.
The Three Stooges Ultimate Collection
The Masters of Mayhem – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Curly Joe Derita – are all together in One Definitive DVD Collection. Fans will enjoy more than 60 hours of fun and laughter for the whole family from the masters of mirth, merriment and mayhem. The entire Three Stooges Columbia shorts catalog spans three decades of slapstick silliness, featuring 190 shorts, plus three discs of rare and unreleased content. Fans will revel in this chance to see several of the Stooges work separately in solo shorts, developing the comic skills that would lead them to their roles as successors to Curly in the comedy trio. From the classic teaming of Moe, Larry and Curly to later cast members Shemp, Joe and Curly Joe, this 20-disc set is a must-own collection for any Stooges fan. Three DVDs of Rare and Unreleased Bonus Features: 11 hours of Stooges content never before released on DVD; Full-length Columbia films starring the Stooges: Have Rocket, Will Travel (1959) and Rockin' In The Rockies (1945); A collection of 28 short films starring Stooges actors Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Joe DeRita and The Three Stooges in Columbia Pictures' animated shorts: "Bon Bon Parade," "Merry Mutineers" and "Hollywood Detour."
The Terminator Anthology
See the complete world as created by Academy Award-winning director James Cameron with the complete and definitive collection of all four films in High Definition. Never before has there been a collection of all 4 ground-breaking films plus the bonus content. The Terminator - Arnold Schwarzenegger portrays the fiercest and most relentless killing machine ever to threaten the survival of mankind. Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron (Aliens, Titanic), Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the Terminator in the explosive action-adventure sequel. Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines - In the film directed by Jonathan Mostow, is back as a time-traveling T-101 Terminator. He's returned to protect future Earth Resistance leader John Connor (Nick Stahl)...and an unwary veterinarian (Claire Danes) who's stunned to learn her destiny is linked with Connor. Terminator Salvation- In the aftermath of Judgment Day and the takeover by the machines, John Connor (Christian Bale), the destined leader of the human resistance, must counter Skynet's devastating plan to terminate mankind. Blu-ray Bonus Features: "The Terminator: A Retrospective"; "Other Voices" documentary; Deleted Scenes; All three versions of T2 in 1080p THX - Theatrical, Extended and Special Editions; T2 Audio commentary with James Cameron and writer William Wisher; T2 Cast & Crew audio commentary; Deleted Scenes/Outtakes; Over 8 hours of interactive special features: behind-the-scenes video and multimedia galleries, storyboard-script mode, quizzes and games; Terminator: Rise of the Machines 3 Audio Commentaries; Terminator Salvation mythology timelines and Terminator Salvation "Re-Forging the Future" documentary.
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Early Cases Collection
The first six series of Agatha Christie’s beloved mysteries have been packaged in a value-priced collector’s edition that contains 45 mysteries remastered and in original U.K. broadcast order. Seen on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery! and A&E, David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie’s mustachioed mystery-solver as a "near-perfect Poirot." Brimming with opulent 1930s period details, these lavish adaptations look better than ever. The 13-disc Blu-ray and 18-disc DVD sets include all 45 mysteries from Series 1-6, now with SDH subtitles and collectible foil packaging.
Terra Nova: The Complete Series
It is the year 2149, and humanity is in the final throes of extinction. Those fortunate enough to escape are allowed to travel back in time 85 million years to an outpost known as Terra Nova. For the Shannon family, it’s a chance to reunite and start over. But once there, they face giant, carnivorous dinosaurs, and mysterious forces conspire to destroy the entire experiment — and everyone involved in it! Contained in this 4-disc set is the entire groundbreaking series. Bonus Features: Deleted Scenes; "Director's Diaries - Making the Pilot"; "Occupation/Resistance" Extended Episode; "Mysteries Explored"; "Cretaceous Life: The Dinosaurs of Terra Nova"; Audio Commentary on "Occupation/Resistance" with Stephen Lang, Brannon Braga and Rene Echevarria and a Gag Reel.
The Robert Mitchum Film Collection
With an illustrious acting career spanning more than 50 years, Academy Award-nominee Robert Mitchum was one of Hollywood's most iconic and memorable leading men. Although widely known for his "tough guy" roles in classic film noir dramas, Mitchum's powerful on-screen charisma proved equally effective in all movie genres -- from comedy and romance to Westerns and war films -- leaving an indelible mark in cinematic history. The film included in the must-own collection include River Of No Return, The Night Of The Hunter, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, The Enemy Below, Thunder Road, The Hunters, The Longest Day, Man In The Middle, What A Way To Go! and The Way West. In this collection of classic films, Robert Mitchum costars with iconic actors as Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Murvyn Vye, Tommy Rettig and Douglas Spencer.
Wish Me Luck: The Complete Collection
“Impossible not to be hooked” is what so many critics have said about the U.K. series Wish Me Luck. All three series of the riveting British WWII drama about British heroines who crossed enemy lines to work undercover with the French Resistance. Broadcast on ITV from 1988-1990 and U.S. public television in the 1990s, these three complete, acclaimed series feature plots rife with tension and danger and outstanding casts including Kate Buffery (Trial and Retribution), Jane Asher (A Voyage Round My Father), and Julian Glover (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). Filmed on location in Britain and France, the six-disc set of Wish Me Luck: The Complete Collection features strong female characters, historical authenticity, and spectacular scenery.
Javier Bardem 3-Film Collection
The talented and riveting, Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem, is the featured star in the exclusive DVD release of the Javier Bardem 3-Film Collection. Just in time for Bardem’s villainous turn in the new Bond film, Skyfall, this collection features three of his most memorable films including the Best Picture Oscar winner No Country For Old Men, Biutiful and Mondays In The Sun, together for the first time.
Looney Tunes: Platinum Collection - Volume 2
Look whose back with more gags, more laughs and more signature showcases! Make way for Looney Tunes: Platinum Collection - Volume 2 with 50 animated theatrical shorts remastered in stellar hi-def Blu-ray in all their stellar silliness. Disc One's selections focus on the core characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety and Sylvester, Pepe Le Pew and Foghorn Leghorn. While Disc Two offers one-shot classics, the complete escapades of Cecil Turtle, the all-purpose adversary Nasty Canasta, bashful little Beaky Buzzard and the hilariously hungry A. Flea. Saving the best for last, Disc Three serves up great fun and insider info with its wild array of bonus programs saluting legendary animators and historical gems. Not to mention a fan-selected favorite that will be sure to satisfy even the most discerning cartoon connoisseur. So grab a chair, a comedy cohort and a carrot 'cause it's always "wabbit" season when this must-own collection comes home!