Movieweb's 2013 DVD / Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide!
Don't fall victim to another Black Friday massacre! Going out the day after Thanksgiving might yield some amazing deals for your pocket book. But you can likely find similar items online for the same price. Is getting your old Aunt Joyce the last crumpled copy of 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Second Season DVD really worth having your kidneys stomped past your teeth and out of your mouth, where they will become a permanent part of the local Wal-Mart floor? You don't need that hassle. We understand you have a lot of folks to shop for, and everyone loves a movie! So, check out our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2013, where we're sure to end the pain and suffering of figuring out what to get that extended family member or friend. We've thought of everyone! Be sure to browse through our extensive list, and we guarantee you'll find something for that special someone in your life that needs the perfect stocking stuffer or time waster this holiday season. Or maybe you just need something for yourself, to get through this sea of relatives and fruitcake.
Here are this year's most wanted holiday releases:
For Dad: The latest blistering addition to one of Hollywood's greatest action-movie franchises, Fast & Furious 6, roars into the holiday season as the unbeatable choice for Dad. A transcontinental caper that reunites fan-favorite stars from the blockbuster franchise's earlier films, the sequel earned almost $800 million at the box office worldwide. Found exclusively only on the Blu-ray is a special Extended version with even more intense action, as well as over an hour of exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features, only available for a limited time in collectible Steel Book packaging. Available: December 10.
For Mom: In this charming classic for mom, based on the popular L. Frank Baum novel, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she encounters some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage. Warner Bros. celebrates the film's birthday with The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray, which has been fully restored. The five-disc set includes a Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet versions of the movie, along with a new making-of documentary and other great bonus features. Available: Now!
For Toddlers: The heartwarming family comedy Disney's Planes is revved up with high-flying action and adventure, landing in homes this winter. This endearing underdog story about a crop dusting plane named Dusty with sky-high dreams touches down on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand featuring a cargo hold full of exciting bonus features. Guaranteeing hours of fun, Disney's Planes is the perfect gift for "ladies and gentle-planes" of all ages this holiday season. Available: Now!
For Your Younger Brother: Monsters and robots go head to head in this action-packed spectacle perfect for any rambunctious young boy. Pacific Rim follows a team of unlikely fighters who unite for a final attempt to save humanity from terrifying monsters that emerged from the sea. When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, begin a war that takes millions of lives and consumes humanity's resources for years on end, a special type of weapon is devised. Massive robots, called Jaegers, are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. Available: Now!
For Your Younger Sister: Ariel is a free-spirited mermaid, who is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true-and save her father's beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula. Perfect for any young girl, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is releasing the animated classic Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack, and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack just in time for the holidays. Available: Now!
For Tween Girls: Follow international pop sensation One Direction from their humble hometown beginnings to the global phenomenon in One Direction: This Is Us, arriving in an "Ultimate Fan Edition" perfect for any tween girl. This documentary gives fans a captivating and intimate, all-access look at the journey of One Direction, chronicling the group's almost immediate rise to superstardom. Never-before-seen footage from the "Ultimate Fan Edition" includes three exclusive featurettes with behind-the-scenes footage of the boys having fun at a radio station in Japan and paying a visit to Madam Tussauds wax museum, to experience their own sculptures being created. This edition will also feature "Up All Night" - two mini movies previously only seen at the live concert. This release also comes with extended scenes and seven featurettes where fans will have the opportunity to go backstage with the group as they prepare for one of their biggest performances of the year and even see members of the group take breaks to make hometown visits with the cameras rolling. The fan-favorite "Best Song Ever" Music Video will also be featured on the disc, which was the lead single from Midnight Memories, the new record from the group which will be released November 25th globally. Available: December 17.
For Tween Boys: As vast and hilarious as the universe itself, behold the utterly complete collection of Futurama, the gravity-defying, Emmy Award-winning animated series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Here you'll find all 124 outrageous episodes, plus four feature-length epic adventures and enough DVD extras to last you until the next millennium. It doesn't get any completer than this, folks! Any young boy will be able to get hours of enjoyment out of this extensive set, which is sure to appeal to his burgeoning sensibilities. Available: December 10.
For Your Older Brother: The only thing better than watchingDoctor Who is watching it in high definition, which is why BBC Home Entertainment is celebrating Doctor Who's 50th anniversary with the release of Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Giftset Blu-ray on November 5, 2013. The set includes the complete adventures of the Ninth Doctor and Tenth Doctor, available in newly remastered Blu-ray versions at full 1080p resolution for the first time ever, sitting alongside those of the Eleventh Doctor. The Tenth Doctor Specials as well as the Fifth and Sixth Series (previously available on Blu-ray), have also been remastered to full 1080p resolution. The box set includes hours and hours of bonus features from past collections plus 120 minutes of bonus material that has never been available on disc. In addition, the set includes the Eleventh Doctor Universal Remote Control Sonic Screwdriver, 3 exclusive art cards and an exclusive comic book. Availlable: Now!
For Your Older Sister: Homeland makes its triumphant return after winning six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress for Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actor for Damian Lewis and Outstanding Drama Series. Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody is now a U.S. congressman, and former CIA agent Carrie Mathison has returned to civilian life. But when a new and potentially devastating terrorist threat emerges, Brody and Carrie's lives become intertwined once again and they resume their delicate dance of suspicion, deceit and desire. Delve deeper into the edge-of-your-seat excitement with the thrilling second season sure to appeal to any one of your older sisters, or even your mom (dad will enjoy it too). Available: Now!
For Your Nephew: The fate of mankind is in the hands of one man, as Clark Kent is forced to confront his extraterrestrial past and embrace his hidden powers when Earth is threatened with destruction. In this exciting release packed with hours of extra material, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Perfect for any youngster on your list who's just now discovering comic books and superheroes for the first time. The rest of the family will enjoy it too. Available: Now!
For Your Niece: Return to the most famous zip code in the world when the groundbreaking, fan-favorite series debuts with this hugely anticipated set, marking the first time the beloved series becomes available as a complete collection. The staggering 71-disc collection includes every single episode of the beloved series in highly collectible yearbook-style packaging and is highlighted by an exclusive bonus disc filled with exclusive special features, only available in this special set. The collection features a newly produced interview with show creator, Darren Star, which includes a special in-depth look back at the series and how it began. Additionally, the complete set features behind the scenes interviews with the cast, archival Entertainment Tonight segments, and the 10-year cast reunion special. Your young niece will love watching the privileged youth of the 90s as they take on the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood. The collection features every love triangle, personal triumph and soul-crushing crisis from all ten seasons. Welcome to Beverly Hills and the gilded zip code of Beemers, bad boys and beautiful babes. Available: Now!
For Teen Boys: Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star in The Lone Ranger, from Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Director Gore Verbinski. It's a wild ride of high velocity action, explosions and gunfights that brings the famed masked legend to life through brand-new eyes. The Lone Ranger, the last of his kind, teams with Tonto, a dark and mysterious vigilante, to seek vengeance after justice has failed them. It's a runaway train of epic surprises, as these two unlikely heroes must learn to work together before the ultimate showdown between good and evil explodes. With plenty of special features, this is sure to keep any teen boy entertained for hours. Available: December 17.
For Teen Girls: Enter the dangerous and sexy world of the undead when vampires clash with mortals - and each other - in modern-day San Francisco. Five clans of urban vampires are known as the KIindred, and in their terrifying embrace one becomes forever young...forever beautiful...forever doomed. From the savagery in the premiere episode to the chilling climatic finale, Kindred: The Embraced draws you into a mysterious realm of corruption, turf wars, forbidden liaisons, and inhuman hunger - in a spellbinding saga of erotic danger and otherworldly suspense! Perfect for anyone who loves Twilight, this complete set is available again after being long out of print. Available: Now!
For Sci-Fi Nerds: A feature-length presentation of the fan-favorite, two-part epic adventure from the series' fifth season. Over 25 million viewers tuned into the original airing of the episode, making it one of the most-watched of all seven seasons of the series. In the episode, Leonard Nimoy reprises his iconic role as Spock as both he and Captain Jean-Luc Picard venture on a heroic mission in an attempt to unify the Vulcans and the Romulans. Along with audio commentary and an exclusive deleted scene, this stand-alone release includes the exclusive documentary, From One Generation to the Next. This newly produced special featurette takes fans behind the scenes at the making of the classic two-part episode and the introduction of Spock to the 24th century saga of the hit series. Sci-fi fans will love to find this under the tree. Available: Now!
For Fantasy Geeks of All Genders: Fans of Middle-earth will have the opportunity to gain a broader experience of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, when the epic fantasy adventure is released as an Extended Edition on Digital Download and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on November 5th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. this new cut includes 13 minutes of extra film footage that extends individual scenes, making this the must-see, definitive version for fans. All disc versions of the Extended Edition include nearly nine hours of new bonus features. If you need to keep someone busy on Christmas morning while you cook or entertain, slip this hefty set into their hands. Available: Now!
For Your Uncle: This massive set includes all eight acclaimed seasons in an ultra-collectible recreation of the actual blood slide box used by Dexter Morgan to catalog his victims on the show. Also designed and included specifically for this collection, 'Grafix: The Art of Dexter' is a collection of photography, fan artwork and iconography and images used in the series' cutting edge promotional campaigns. Finally, fans will enjoy an all-new bonus disc with access to over three hours of behind-the-scene interviews, featurettes and more. Available for the first time on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, this bonus material delves deep into the series and is highlighted by the new documentaries The Evolution of Dexter Morgan and The Code. Amazon will also be offering an exclusive complete collection, showcased in sleek, collectible 'bust/head' packaging representing an anonymous Dexter kill. Available: Now!
For Your Aunt: National Geographic commemorates 125 years with this amazing 10-disc anthology showcasing the moments, the people, and the discoveries that changed the world. Featuring National Geographic's very first film, Americans on Everest, and more than 20 additional memorable films, this stunning collection features great historical milestones, groundbreaking discoveries, and legendary explorers like Dr. Robert Ballard, Dian Fossey, and Dereck Joubert and Beverly Joubert. Available: Now!
For Grandma: Releasing from the Disney Vault in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, creative visionary Walt Disney's classic shines for the first time on Blu-ray. Starring Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews in her Academy-Award winning role, and featuring iconic toe-tapping songs including "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," Mary Poppins is a movie experience your family will enjoy again and again. An all-new digital restoration adds even more magic - helping bring the award-winning songs and amazing picture to life like never before. Share the music; share the magic; share the joy of Mary Poppins with your Grandma, who will regale with tales of seeing this iconic classic for the first time in theaters 50 years ago. Available: December 10.
For Grandpa: In Family Ties, Steven Keaton and Elyse Keaton are products of the 1960's and have become open-minded parents. To their surprise, their children have become conservative and capitalistic growing up in the 1980's. This highly successful comedy series follows this unique American family as their views on politics and life clash to give us humorous family moments. Now, your Grandpa can relive all of these episodes, enjoying the iconic portrayal of Michael J. Fox's Alex P. Keaton. It's a set the entire family can watch. Available: Now!
For Your Boss: From creator Kurt Sutter comes the adrenaline-charged Sons of Anarchy, featuring extended episodes and kicking into high gear with its biggest, most explosive season ever! As SAMCRO's new president, Jax is surrounded by ruthless enemies and gut-wrenching betrayal. With Gemma fighting for control of the family and a bloodthirsty Clay out for revenge, Jax finds himself haunted by the sins of his past. Alliances are forged, friends are murdered, and loyalties are put to the ultimate test. Now, with the truth in sight, Jax must do whatever it takes to secure the legacy of brotherhood and protect his family...even if it costs him everything. Give your boss this excellent set, and you might get that Christmas bonus you've been wishing for. Available: Now!
For Those Looking To Party: After scaring up big laughs in theaters, the in-home release of Monsters University opens its doors to the movie in stunning high definition Blu-ray, and provides hours of all-new bonus material, in-depth behind the scenes features, deleted scenes, the animated theatrical short The Blue Umbrella and much more. Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer-and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley", a natural-born Scarer. The pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right. Monsters University bravely explores themes of self-discovery and the revelations that come with growing up. Its one big party that goes good with whatever you may be imbibing in this holiday season. Fun, fun, fun for all-ages and any illicite substance. Available: Now!
For the College Kid: When Nancy Botwin faces both sudden widowhood and poverty, she's determined to do anything to keep her kids in suburbia - including taking on the job of neighborhood pot dealer. Subversive and hilarious, the complete series is as intoxicating as ever, with everyone's favorite pot-selling soccer mom and the rest of the Botwin clan dealing with the mafia, love affairs, the birth of an illegitimate child and relocation after relocation. Watch as the Botwins' plans go up in smoke! Weeds Seasons 1-8 Limited Edition Blu-ray Complete Collection includes special "glowing" acrylic case packaging! Cool for any dorm room. Available: Now!
For the Horror Hound: The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast in this highly-anticipated, spine-tingling follow-up. Fans can delve deeper into "The Further" with more than an hour of bonus materials exclusive to the Blu-ray Combo Pack, including a three-part webisode called "Insidious: Spectral Sightings," which gives an inside look at the business operations of Specs and Tucker from their early days as paranormal investigators through their investigation with Elise. Cast and crew highlights are also included in the three additional behind-the-scenes featurettes available exclusively on the Blu-ray Combo Pack, including a discussion about making Insidious Chapter 2 and what it was like to film on a haunted location. Fans can unlock secrets from this suspense thriller through two additional featurettes available on both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. "Peripheral Vision: Behind the Scenes" takes fans onto the set of the film to see how it was created, and "Ghostly Transformation" follows the make-up effects used to create the ghosts in The Further. It's the scariest movie of the year. Available: December 24.
For Your Co-Workers: Featuring all seven seasons, the Burn Notice box set combines thrilling espionage action and wry humor with intricate plot twists and gripping suspense, showcasing one of the smartest, sexiest shows on television! After being mysteriously blacklisted from the intelligence community, former CIA operative Michael Westen must rely on his extraordinary skills to uncover the secrets behind his burn notice. As he gets closer to the truth, Michael and his hard-hitting team take on a deadly onslaught of crime lords, drug cartels, and international terrorist threats. Now, for the first time, own the complete collection and experience the full rush of Burn Notice. Available: December 17.
For the Hipsters: Vikings follows the adventures of the great hero Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking chieftain seeking to fulfill his destiny as a conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. Throughout his quest, Ragnar faces a path of betrayals and temptations to protect his freedom, family, and life. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict. Exclusively featured on the Blu-ray and DVD, "Birth of the Vikings" looks at the creator's approach to, the series challenge in re-creating the period, and the wonders of shooting the series in Ireland's beautiful, Wicklow mountains. "Birth of the Vikings" is an all-access look at the creation of Vikings. Vikings are huge amongst Hipsters. Even though they don't want a 'present', they will secretly dig having this in their collection of dippy knickknacks. Available: Now!
For the Video Game Fanatic: For the first time ever, the exciting animated adventures of the #1 paid mobile app of all time are brought to life when Angry Birds Toons - Volume 01 Blu-ray dive bombs onto Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Just in time for the holiday season, this next installment in the $2 billion global Angry Birds franchise, brings to life the characters and adventures from one of the most beloved games in history, now as episodes for the whole family to enjoy. Join Chuck, Matilda, Red, Bomb, the Blues and Terence as they attempt to thwart the wily plotting of the Bad Piggies in 26 hilarious episodes, encompassing more than 70 minutes of entertainment. Both the Blu-ray and DVD comes with new bonus material, including the never-before-seen "Meet the Characters" pods, which introduce Red, the Blues, Chuck, Matilda and the Pigs, and a special holiday episode "Wreck the Halls," where Red and Bomb Bird lead a rescue mission to win back the Bird's Christmas gifts from The Pigs. Also included is a redemption code for a free Angry Birds Windows PC Game - a $5 value. Lastly, there are three behind-the scenes featurettes detailing how the beloved characters are brought to animated life, plus a character art gallery and the "Meet the Flock" pods. Video game nerds will love to find this under the tree. Available: December 3.
For Your Best Friend and his Hot Girlfriend: Two-time Oscar Winner Tom Hanks received his first Best Actor Nomination for his disarming turn as a 12-year-old man-child in Penny Marshall's timeless delight. Tired of being a kid, Josh Baskin wishes he was big. When he wakes up the next day, he's an adult! Now, Josh must hold down a job - and please a new boss. Tougher still, he must convince his best friend that he's still himself, and explain to a beautiful woman who falls for him, that he's not. Soon, Josh just wants to be a kid again, but can he? As exhilarating as it was during its acclaimed debut, this set is packed with special features, and should appeal to any couple who want to watch something they can both enjoy together. Available: December 10.
For Your Middle-Aged Single Friend or Alex Jones Fanatic: Five middle-aged friends set out to relive a beer-fueled odyssey from their youth, and end up in an epic battle to save humankind in the outrageous comedy The World's End. Directed by Edgar Wright, the movie's irresistible humor has made it the toast of film reviewers across the nation. This is the third and final film in The Ultimate Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy. The Blu-ray Combo Pack serves up more than two hours of bonus content, including a gag reel, feature commentary with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and an insider's look at the making of the funniest reunion picture ever made. Available: Now!
For Your Brother-in-Law: The year's most action packed blockbuster comes home as The Wolverine debuts its 4 disc Unrated Extended Edition Blu-ray. Inspired by the celebrated Marvel comic book arc and featuring Hugh Jackman in the title role, this latest adventure takes the hero to a Japan he hasn't seen since World War II - and into a shadowy realm of ninjas, mutants, and a brand new class of villains. Available: December 3.
For Your Sister-in-Law: Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV's most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner...from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as "Bloody Face." Any lover of modern day TV will love this daring new series. Maybe it's a little too bloody to watch with the whole family after Christmas dinner, but we're guessing your sister-in-law will love to watch it behind closed doors after she goes home from the day's big holiday feast. Available: Now!
For That Dude Who Won't Shut Up About How Great the 80s Were: It's the perennial 80s classic that just won't die. And now its been fully remastered in 3D for the ultimate in home viewing. It's a clash of decades as Arnold Schwarzenegger comes tearing out of the screen in this iconic action masterpiece. Major Alan 'Dutch' Schaefer and a band of mercenaries head into the Central American jungle to rescue some Americans from guerillas. However, there is an additional evil force at work in the jungle, something not human. The mercenaries are picked off one by one and soon Schaefer must face the alien predator alone. Can you handle the new version of this old evergreen favorite? Available: December 18.
For Your Neighbor (and Family): The laughs - and the awards - just keep on coming for the #1-rated Modern Family, winner of three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series! With Jay and Gloria's baby on the way and Haley going off to college, the entire Pritchett/Dunphy clan faces some major surprises as they bicker and bond over house-flipping headaches, unwanted play dates, and everything from hot-tempered hormones to in utero karaoke. Featuring a stellar array of guest stars including Matthew Broderick, Shelley Long and Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family Season 4 takes a heartfelt and laugh-out-loud hilarious look at what it means to be a "Modern Family." This set is perfect for your cul-de-sac pals, and might even work in bringing everyone in the community closer together. It's also a perfect gift to give to any member of your extended family. And its safe for everyone. Available: Now!
For the Whole Family: Ring in the holidays with a new 30th Anniversary Special Edition of Mickey's Christmas Carol. Disney's timeless tale sparkles like never before on Blu-ray and Digital Copy, with fully restored classic holiday shorts, plus all-new bonus features! Make the season merry as Mickey, Goofy, Donald and all their pals star in a heartwarming retelling of Dickens' unforgettable holiday tale. Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck) is far too greedy to understand that Christmas is a time for kindness and generosity. But with the guidance of some wise ghosts (Goofy and Jiminy Cricket) and a bunch of newfound friends, Scrooge learns to embrace the spirit of the season. Share this wonderful holiday treat with the whole family! Available: Now!
For The Kids' Room (While the Adults Play): The epic story begun in the Academy Award®-nominated worldwide box office hit How to Train Your Dragon continues with this groundbreaking new release. One of the best-reviewed films of 2010, How to Train Your Dragon enchanted audiences the world over with its captivating and original story boasting fire-breathing action, heroic deeds and heartfelt laughs. DreamWorks Animation's new signature entertainment experience features two brand new adventures plus a Dragons online video game available for the first time ever. These three exciting experiences come in one highly affordable package just in time for holiday gift giving, available on both Blu-ray and DVD. It will provide hours of entertainment for the kids in the den while the adults take the party into the guest room. Available: Now!
For the Nanny: Musical theatre's favorite green ogre finally arrives as filmed in its original Broadway iteration. Based on the hit 2001 DreamWorks film and 1990 Willam Steig book of the same name, The family-friendly musical about a flatulent ogre originally ran on Broadway from December 2008 until January 2010, followed by an extensive national tour of a revamped iteration of the show and eventually a new 2011 West End mounting featuring many new elements, as well. This recording preserves the original presentation of the musical as seen on Broadway, and comes complete with tons of special features. It's the perfect nanny tool for when kids need to be quieted and shunted off to bed. And knowing your kid-friendly nanny, she's sure to love it too. Perfect for that adult who hasn't quite grown up. Available: Now!
For Your Sister's Family: Join The Croods on the journey of a lifetime in this epic comedy-adventure. When their cave is destroyed, The Croods set out to explore a spectacular landscape filled with fantastic creatures, strange surprises...and a whole new world of adventure! Fans of all ages will be cracking up for the adventure everyone loves. The purchase of the Blu-ray or DVD unlocks additional content on The Croods Coloring App, which allows children to color their favorite characters and scenes from the film, add text and voice to the story, and then share their storybook on their TVs at home. Also on the Blu-ray, families can join Guy, Eep and Belt as they introduce the crazy "Croodaceous Creatures" - the striking and unique animals from the film - and much more. And for a limited time only, any purchase of the Blu-ray or DVD comes with a lovable Belt toy! Dun Dun Dahhh! Available: Now!
For Your Brother's Family: Laugh it up with the visually stunning, heartfelt comedy-adventure for fans of all ages this holiday season! From the team behind family favorite franchises Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, Turbo is a comedy adventure that the whole family can enjoy, and features laugh-out-loud performances from an incredible voice cast of today's biggest stars. Experience big dreams and even bigger thrills with this fun-filled spirited adventure of a film. The Blu-ray and DVD are packaged with a Turbo pullback toy racer, making it a great gift for the holidays! Available: Now!
For Christmas Eve: In the latest installment of the Home Alone franchise, Finn Baxter and his family move from California to Maine to their new house. Finn is terrified and believes the house is haunted. While he sets up traps to catch the "ghost," his parents get stranded across town and Finn is home alone with his sister. Their house is targeted by three thieves, in this comedy adventure that is perfect for entertaining the family and friends on Christmas Eve, in anticipation of the next days big event! Available: Now!
For the Vegan/Hippy/Green Person in Your Life: From the creators of Ice Age, the year's funniest, most exhilarating animated adventure comes home as Epic is available just in time for the holidays! Transported to a magical world, a teenager is recruited by a nature spirit, Queen Tara, to help the "Leafmen" save their existence - and ours - from evil warriors. The whole family will love this fast-paced thrill-ride, with its astonishing animation and all-star voice cast, especially that guy or gal who loves nature, refuses to eat meat, and still smells like fresh dirt after taking a shower. Every Blu-ray and DVD comes with the Epic Coloring and Storybook Builder app. The app will allow kids to create their own Epic story and share it with family and friends. This release also comes complete with exclusives that will have kids both engaged and learning about the environment, just before heading back to school after the holidays. With special features including an overview of what life as a person two inches tall would be like, to discovering all of the different bugs from the film, Epic is the perfect gift for families to enjoy from summer to the holidays! Available: Now!
For that Lonely Comedy Nerd: Attention, easily brainwashed citizens of Earth! You are now under the control of Futurama Vol. 8 - the highly animated sci-fi comedy from "The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Packed with mind-altering, brain-exploding extras not shown on TV, this outrageous collection includes 13 mesmerizing episodes featuring maniac street racers, robot grave robbers, and nerve-wracking nose transplants. You'll watch...you'll laugh... you'll obey. The Hypnotoad commands it! Perfect for any true comedy snob. Available: December 10.
For the Animation Enthusiast: Hold onto your donuts, all you animation fans! The Simpsons Season 16 - the longest-running scripted show in television history - includes all 21 hilarious episodes, tons of meticulously slapped together special features, plus a veritable who's who (woo-hoo!) of celebrity guest voices, including Fantasia Barrino, Jason Bateman, Gary Busey, James Caan, Stephen Hawking, Eric Idle, Jane Kaczmarek, Lucy Liu, Liam Neeson, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano and plenty more. Any true fan would love to find this stashed underneath the tree. Available: December 3.
For that Older Sibling that Still Lives at Home: Family Guy reaches new heights of hilarity in this outrageous collection of 22 uncensored episodes, including fan-favorite "Into Fat Air," where the Griffins rock Mount Everest, plus the comedy jackpot "Roads to Vegas" and the milestone 200th episode "Yug Ylimaf," in which Brian and Stewie develop a curious case of reverse aging thanks to a time machine foul-up. It's a complete season of laughs with celebrity guest voices Johnny Depp, Jon Hamm, Sofía Vergara and more! Available: December 12.
For Your Girlfriend's Weirdo Bestie: What time is it?! Time to snag your very own JAKE HAT! That's right fans, not only has Cartoon Network introduced the newest DVD release in its top-selling franchise from its massive hit series, but it will also toss in a Jake hat, to boot. Adventure Time: Jake the Dad, the all-new compilation DVD release, features 16 popular episodes from seasons four and five of the series, PLUS a must-have Jake hat included as an on-pack bundle, which makes a perfect complement to the Finn hat fans got with last year's release! With nearly three hours of episodes and an awesome hat - which is worth $20 on its own! - This is one great gift to give this holiday season. And if you feel extra giving, why not also spring for Adventure Time: The Complete First Season Blu-ray and Adventure Time: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray. Available: Now!
For Your Boyfriend's Annoying Buddy: This holiday, Robot Chicken returns in all of its stop-motion - and Emmy Award-winning - glory in the latest release from Adult Swim, }Robot Chicken: Season 6! The top-rated, animated television series continues to bring pop-culture parodies to life in the modern take on the variety/sketch show format that has become its trademark. Featuring all 20 episodes from the series' latest season on Adult Swim, the }Robot Chicken: Season 6 Blu-ray boasts a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes footage and insider-access content - enough to satiate any fan of the series, Adult Swim, and pop culture. Available: Now!
For Your Childhood Friend: The boys are back! Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade return for a second gathering of childhood friends in this comedy sequel. Lenny has relocated his family back to the town in which he and his friends grew up and soon realizes that he can try to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but between old bullies, cops on skis and a group of rowdy local college kids, sometimes crazy follows wherever you go. Exclusive to the Blu-ray combo pack are three behind-the-scenes featurettes, giving viewers an inside look at the tire scene, the making of the Feder house and yard, and the cameos throughout the film. Both the Blu-ray and DVD come with eight deleted scenes and the "Shaq and Dante: Police Force" featurette, chronicling the silly relationship between Shaq and Dante. If you are being reunited with a long lost childhood friend this holiday season, there isn't a better gift to give, as it will provide hours worth of material to bond over. Available: Now!
For Yourself: Regular Show fans, say it with us: OOOOHHHH!!!!!! This holiday season, your patience will finally pay off as Cartoon Network releases the much anticipated Regular Show: The Complete First and Second Seasons Blu-ray. Jam-packed with all 40 11-minute episodes from the series' first and second seasons - yes, that's 440 minutes of your favorite, hilarious episodes! - the release marks the first time the Emmy Award-winning animated series will be available as a full season set and the show's first Blu-ray release. If that's not enough of a draw, both the DVD and Blu-ray will also include more than two hours of bonus features, highlighted by: audio commentary for every single episode; the unaired pilot episode from the series and an animatic for it; a video pitching the series' first episode, "The Power" complete with animatic; an interview with the series' creator about the series; and his student short, "The Naïve Man from Lolliland," plus so much more. Its time to take a break from all that holiday shopping and take your mind off it for a while. Treat yourself. You'll be glad you did. Available: Now!
There you have it. A gift perfect for everyone on your list. If you feel we forgot someone, go ahead and peruse our whole site. Maybe you'll discover something we missed. Have fun, and happy holidays from all of us here at Movieweb!