It's getting to be that time of year again. The temperature starts to drop (even here in Los Angeles... somewhat) and families get together once again to eat turkey, watch football and, of course, find out what everybody wants for Christmas. Santa isn't the only one who's making a list and checking it twice, because we here at MovieWeb have a little list of our own to help you through this tumultuous time of crowded malls and frantic lines. We have a jam-packed gift guide with 54 titles that will surely have something for everyone on your list.
If standard-def is too 1997 for you, be sure to check out our Blu-ray Gift Guide as well, with all of the hottest gift items on the 1080p side of life. But, for now, take a look at some of our best holiday gift picks for the 2008 holiday season, in no particular order. Also, speaking of those crowded malls and frantic lines, if you're looking for a hassle-free shopping experience, you can order each and every one of these discs right from here with one click of the mouse. Think about it. No malls... no lines..., serenity now... Beautiful, ain't it? Anyway, without further ado, here's our standard-definition Gift Guide for 2008.
The Dark Knight Special EditionThe Dark Knight Special Edition
No matter how dark a film this is at such a festive time, expect this release to simply fly off the shelves in record numbers next month. Sporting a $500 million-plus domestic gross (closing on $1 billion worldwide) and a wealth of critical praise, this will easily be one of the hottest items on the holiday shelves this season. With the second-largest domestic gross of all time, this film obviously struck a huge chord with the movie-going populace and the records should continue to pile up once this film hits the DVD shelves. If you pick this DVD up, I imagine it would be a welcome gift for any relative... over 13 that is.
There is only one gift worth giving that fanboy in your life. And it is a little something called The Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight Special Edition will be flying off the shelves fast on December 9.
Step Brothers UnratedStep Brothers Unrated
Holidays are a time for family, and we shouldn't exclude this very unique, hilarious family on our list. This two-disc set includes a Digital Copy of the film for all of your portable devices, and a slew of extras that will surely keep the family laughing all the way up to New Year's Eve. While this isn't a holiday film, per se, this Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly film gives us a glimpse at a hilariously unorthodox family that will have your own family's sides splitting. Step Brothers Unrated will be at a store near you on December 2.
Tropic Thunder Director's CutTropic Thunder Director's Cut
This is one of the funniest comedies of the year and it will make an awesome gift for any comedy fan that you're shopping for. This two-disc director's cut offers such explosive extras as "Blowing S#%t Up," an alternate ending a parody from the MTV Movie Awards and much much more. Besides, these features, this disc starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black is almost buy-worthy just for Robert Downey Jr.'s hilariously inappropriate performance as a method actor who undergoes skin surgery to portray the platoon's black leader. Amazing. Tropic Thunder Director's Cut hits the DVD shelves hard on November 18.
Lost: The Complete Fourth SeasonLost: The Complete Fourth Season
Remember this show? Yeah, it's been awhile since we've seen J.J. Abrams gripping television creation on the small screen, but you can relive it all again before the highly-anticipated fifth season hits the ABC ariwaves again next February. Given the enormous following of the show, this is probably one of the surefire hits of the holiday season, and with its universal appeal, can be a spectacular gift for practically anyone on your list, young or old. This five-disc set features all 14 episodes of the strike-shortened season and should surely succeed in satisfying the salivating needs of any die-hard fan. Yes, alliteration is fun. Lost: The Complete Fourth Season can be found on the DVD shelves on December 9.
24: Redemption24: Redemption
Speaking of long-time TV favorites that we haven't seen in awhile... it's been far too long since we've seen our old pal Jack Bauer, hasn't it? A year and a half sure does seem a long time to wait, so, to salivate the glands of hardcore 24, this Season 7 prequel TV film was created to quench the thirst of the fans. What's great about this is the two-hour movie will premiere on Fox on Sunday, November 23 and the DVD will be waiting for you two short days later on November 25. How's that for timing, eh? This disc, which serves as a bridge between Season 6 and the forthcoming Season 7, also features the first 16 minutes of the Season 7 for your viewing pleasure. While you might not see Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer until after the New Year, this disc will surely be a welcome addition to any 24 fan's collection... and provide a Bauer fix until January as well.
X-Files: I Want to Believe Special EditionX-Files: I Want to Believe Special Edition
Mulder and Scully are back! Sci-fi fans rejoice, because two of your favorite icons are back on DVD in a whole new adventure. This three-disc set includes a Digital Copy of the film, plus the exclusive documentary, Trust No One: Can The X-Files Remain a Secret?, which you can't find on the single-disc edition or anywhere else, for that matter. Any fan of the series or sci-fi fan alike would be thrilled to find this under the tree on December 25. X-Files: I Want to Believe Special Edition will hit the shelves on December 2.
Hancock Unrated 2 DiscsHancock Unrated 2 Discs
So Will Smith's character might not be one you would take home to Mom over the holiday season (especially if mom has a fully-stocked liquor cabinet), but this summer blockbuster's tale of redemption makes it an ideal choice for our Gift Guide. This two disc set comes with the unrated version of the film as well as the popular Digital Copy features, that enables users to transfer the film to any portable media device, and this set is jam-packed with bonus features as well. Hancock Unrated 2 Discs
Wanted Collector's EditionWanted Collector's Edition
This creatively-packaged set is an absolute must for the action junkie in your family. This set comes with all the smashing special features of the Two-Disc Special Edition, with Digital Copy, but it also comes equipped with a spectacular packaging set, complete with a cracked bullet-hole casing, a set of postcards, an acrylic 3-D frame motion film cell and a photo book of assassins. This set offers an amazing film, starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie (which is good enough for most youngsters on the list...) and Morgan Freeman and, with this treasure trove of collectibles, this wonderful set will bring a smile to the young adult male on your list. Wanted Collector's Edition will be ready to buy on December 2.
Fred ClausFred Claus
There aren't a whole lot of newer holiday films on this extensive list, which means we just can't ignore a new Christmas film like Fred Claus. While this disc doesn't offer a ton in special features - just 25 minutes of deleted scenes - this film offers an unorthodox approach to the holiday film, turning it on Santa Claus' own family and his dark-horse brother Fred (Vince Vaughn), who comes home to the North Pole to visit for the holidays, despite his naughtiness. This is one of the best examples of modern-day Christmas flicks and it's one that will surely be a fine gift for any Christmas film aficionado. Fred Claus will be available on November 25.
Wall-E Collector's EditionWall-E Collector's Edition
You could buy this for nearly anyone on your list this holiday season, because this heartwarming film appeals to anyone with a heart. This three-disc set comes with a Digital Copy of the film, and a wealth of extras including The Pixar Story, which takes you deeper into this groundbreaking animation studio and an extra batch of goodies with Disney's BD Live, which offers loads of interactive fun for the entire family. You can pick up this adorable little robot for anyone on your list (including yourself) on November 18.
The Sopranos: The Complete SeriesThe Sopranos: The Complete Series
Although this is an altogether different celebration of "family," this gigantic boxed set is a perfect gift for any fan of this legendary HBO series. This 33-disc boxed set contains all 86 episodes from this show's six season run and also contains a detailed 16-page episode guide, three discs of soundtrack CD's and over three and a half hours of never-before-seen bonus features, including series creator David Chase's response to the fan backlash from the highly-controversial series finale. You can put a hit out on this wonderful set when it hits the shelves on November 11.
Deadwood: The Complete SeriesDeadwood: The Complete Series
You can explore the Western drama of the Black Hills with this smashing gift set that any dad or Western buff will surely love. This 19-disc set includes all 36 episodes over three seasons of this hit HBO series, all contained in collectable gift packaging. The special features include creator David Milch discussing the series finale, a Q&A with the cast and creative team and much more. Although this series was short-lived, it will live on forever with this classic set. Deadwood: The Complete Series will be available for purchase on December 9.
The Wire: The Complete SeriesThe Wire: The Complete Series
Awww sheeeeet! Get ready for a journey into the Baltimore underbelly with this critically-acclaimed HBO series, now available in its entirety. This 23-disc set contains all 60 episodes from this series' five-season run. While details on the special features of this set have yet to be announced yet, this set comes in a gritty gray packaging that matches the tone of this wonderful series. This will be a must-own for any fan of the series. The Wire: The Complete Series will be available on DVD shelves everywhere on December 9.
The Cosby Show: 25th Anniversary Commemorative EditionThe Cosby Show: 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
What better way to spend the holiday season than with one of TV's all-time favorite families. This gigantic 26-disc set contains all eight season of this incredible series, that ran from 1984-1992, and so much more. Aside from the extensive special features, this set comes in commemorative packaging and includes a 25th Anniversary hardcover book, a commemorative photo of Bill Cosby and a letter from Cosby himself as well. This is the perfect gift for any 80s or sitcom fans in your family, because this whole set gives you the best of both of those worlds. The Cosby Show: 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition hits the shelves on November 11.
Casablanca Ultimate Collector's EditionCasablanca Ultimate Collector's Edition
When you see a Warner Bros. set that bears the name "Ultimate Collectors Edition," take them at their word. I found that out in a wonderful way with the astounding How the West Was Won Ultimate Collector's Edition set that was released in September. This classic Casablanca set doesn't fail to impress either, with collectible packaging, a special bonus disc that features the documentary Jack Warner: The Last Mogul, about the life of the Warner Bros. founder, along with collectables such as a 48-page photo book, 10 one-sheet reproduction cards, Archival Correspondence and so much more. This would be the perfect gift for any classic film buff in your family, and you can pick it up on December 2.
300 Limited Collector's Edition300 Limited Collector's Edition
This is just the perfect gift for any... well, guy in your family, probably. This wonderful gift set goes deeper into Sparta than we've ever gone before. This three-disc set contains the same special features as the widely-popular Two-Disc Special Edition that was released last year, but it also includes a brand new third disc that features a Digital Copy of the film and the brand new documentary, To the Hot Gates, which chronicles filmmaker Zack Snyder's epic journey in bringing Frank Miller's classic graphic novel to the silver screen. Also included is a 52-page hardcover book filled with concept art from the film and a personal message from Zack Snyder, a Lucite display with a film image and six collectible photo cards. This comprehensive set will be a welcome sight under the tree for any action film fan. 300 Limited Collector's Edition will be released on November 18.
A Christmas Story 25th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's EditionA Christmas Story 25th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition
There is no way you can celebrate Christmas without at least mentioning this classic film and now it's available in a wonderful 25th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition set. This two-disc set will contain all of the special features from the previously-released Two-Disc Special Edition (which will also be available in a repackaged version), but will be packaged in a special cookie tin casing and will come with six cookie cutters in the shapes of some of the film's characters, a 48-page cookbook featuring recipes inspired by this 1983 film and the set even comes with an apron as well! This gift set will be perfect for any fan of the film who just can't get enough, or even someone who's just plain good in the kitchen.
JFK Ultimate Collector's EditionJFK Ultimate Collector's Edition
If you have a conspiracy theorist in your family, you just can't get a better gift than this one. This three-disc set contains all of the incredible special features of the JFK [WS] Two-Disc Special Edition Director's Cut of the film (which will also be available in a repackaged version), but it also includes a bonus disc with the rare documentary, The Kennedy's: America's Emerald Kings, which features extremely rare and personal glimpses into the President's life. There are also included a series of JFK memorabilia, including replications of photos and letters that Kennedy actually wrote, including a particularly special letter he wrote to his father. This is a great gift for fathers and grandfathers alike and this set will be available on November 11.
Batman: The Complete Animated SeriesBatman: The Complete Animated Series
For the fanboy or animation fan on your list, you just can't miss. This 17-disc set contains all 109 episodes of this animated series that ran from 1992-1995, and also includes a 40-page collectible book and new collectible packaging. This huge set will provide hours of entertainment for any animation fan... and may provide a nice supplement for another "Dark" disc that we'll be featuring shortly. Batman: The Complete Animated Series is available right now, but this is a limited edition set and they might not stay in stock too long.
Warner Brothers Holiday Collection, Vol. 1Warner Brothers Holiday Collection, Vol. 1
If you're searching for that right gift for the holiday film collector in your family, search no more. This four-disc set includes four classic holiday films - A Christmas Carol, Boys Town, A Christmas in Connecticut and The Singing Nun, which is an exclusive addition to this collection. These timeless holiday classics all in one neat little package will be a welcomed addition to any holiday movie fan's collection. Warner Brothers Holiday Collection, Vol. 1 will be on the shelves on November 11.
I Am Legend Ultimate Collector's EditionI Am Legend Ultimate Collector's Edition
This is easily the newest Warner Bros. release to garner an Ultimate Collectors Edition, but with the 2007 film's $256 million domestic gross, it's not too hard to fathom a release of this magnitude either. Like the previous UCE's, this includes all of the extras from the Two-Disc Special Edition and much much more. Also included is a 44-page concept sketch book, 10 concept illustrations, a letter from the director, Francis Lawrence, six artwork cards showing the virus' toll on other international cities and a lenticular artwork. This is a perfect gift for any Will Smith fan. This virus-free set will be available on December 9.
Shrek the Halls/Shrek the ThirdShrek the Halls/Shrek the Third
Everyone has that precocious youngster to buy for on their list, and this two-disc set with a bonus film will surely appease almost any youngster. This set features both the widely-popular Shrek The Third film, but also a brand new holiday-themed film, Shrek the Halls all in one nifty little package. Aside from the fact that the tike in your family will surely love this, it might also provide handy for some distractive tactics for some adult time during the holidays. Either way, it's a win-win. Shrek the Halls/Shrek the Third will be available for purchase on November 11.
Star Trek: The Original Series - Three Season PackStar Trek: The Original Series - Three Season Pack
This is a must for anyone on your list who has always wanted to see how the final frontier of space was really meant to look like. This wonderful 25-disc set features the first three seasons of the original series, first aired in 1967, that are all completely restored and remastered and displays this groundbreaking series in a way that can only be seen now. You just can't go wrong with this amazing set for any sci-fi fan on your list. Star Trek: The Original Series - Three Season Pack will warp speed to the shelves on November 18.
Pink Panther Ultimate CollectionPink Panther Ultimate Collection
I've been sitting here for awhile trying to figure out how to type out the "theme song" for this legendary series, but it just doesn't seem right. "Duh duh... duh duh... duh duh duh duh... " yeah, you get the gist. Doesn't translate well into text, but that doesn't mean this isn't a fabulous holiday treat. This 18-disc set features all nine feature films - from the original 1964 version with Peter Sellers that also has a full hour of unseen footage, to the 2006 version starring Steve Martin as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. The set also features nine cartoons in the series, making this the quintessential Clouseau collection on the market today. Pink Panther Ultimate Collection hits the shelves on November 25.
Alfred Hitchcock Premier CollectionAlfred Hitchcock Premier Collection
This wonderful new set should be an easy gift for any film enthusiast on your list. This eight-disc set features eight of Hitchcock's most classic works, all previously out of print and restored and remastered to eclipse the original quality of these films from one of cinema's all-time greatest filmmakers. The set is highlighted by Rebecca, his Best Picture Oscar-winning film and includes seven other early Hitchcock classic films, along with hours of brand new special features including screen tests, audio commentaries, an AFI Tribute to the filmmaker plus a 32-page book filled with trivia, production notes and other Hitchcock goodies. This masterful set is an absolute must for the classic film buff on your list. Alfred Hitchcock Premier Collection is in stores now.
Horton Hears a Who Two-Disc Special Edition Gift SetHorton Hears a Who Two-Disc Special Edition Gift Set
This two-disc set with a special gift will be a total hit for any tyke on your list. This gift set features the two-disc special edition of the film, plus a Horton plush toy for the kids to play with as well. On the disc side, this set offers a Digital Copy, to play for the young ones wherever a portable media device is accessible, and a load of features, including one called Our Speck: Where Do We Fit In? that features interviews with normal children that shows their insights on how to make this world a better place. With this limited edition toy and the wonderful film and special features, you just can't go wrong with this set for any youngling on your list. Horton Hears a Who Two-Disc Special Edition Gift Set hits the DVD shelves on December 9.
Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box SetMurnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set
Have a film historian on your list? You can't go wrong with this wonderful 12-disc set featuring two of the most influential filmmakers In cinematic history: D.W. Murnau and Frank Borzage. These two filmmakers from the early 20s cemented Fox founder William Fox's legacy. This 12-disc set features a dozen films from these two filmmakers, plus a brand new documentary that chronicles William Fox's legacy and his trust in these two bold filmmakers, and also includes two exclusive coffee-table books, one that solely deals with Murnau's lost film, 4 Devils, which was considered the greatest film of all-time by the select few who were able to see it. This is a spectacular, educational set that any film buff or film historian would truly love to see under their tree. Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set will be available on December 9.
IMAX: Into the Wild CollectionIMAX: Into the Wild Collection
This is one of two wonderful eight-disc sets that will be sure to have the Jon Krakauer wannabe in all of us head for the hills. This magnificent set features eight of IMAX's best nature films, including Deep Sea, which is narrated by Hollywood heavyweights Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. This lovely boxed set will have you reliving these classic IMAX adventures from your own living room... without having to spring for that spendy IMAX theater experience. IMAX: Into the Wild Collection is currently on the shelves now.
IMAX: Journeys in Space CollectionIMAX: Journeys in Space Collection
Here's another eight-disc set from IMAX that will surely appease the NASA wannabe on your list. You can get eight classic IMAX space films all in one comprehensive set, including Space Station, narrated by Tom Cruise and Destiny in Space, narrated by Leonard Nimoy. Among the other popular titles in this set are Blue Planet, Mission to Mir and Hail Columbia! and more. This set will bring out the outer space lover in all of us and you can enjoy this IMAX adventure from the comfort of your own home.
IMAX: Journeys in Space Collection is currently available now.
Raw Feed Horror CollectionRaw Feed Horror Collection
This is a must for any horror fan on your list and while it might be a peaceful time of the year, that doesn't mean the horrorphiles don't want their taste of blood, guts and mayhem. This three-disc set should be right up any horror freak's alley with three films from the new horror shingle, Raw Feed. The films included are Sublime Unrated, Believers Unrated and Rest Stop Unrated. This three-disc set will surely quench the (blood) thirst for any horror fan this holiday season. Raw Feed Horror Collection hits the shelves on November 11.
Wild Wild West: The Complete SeriesWild Wild West: The Complete Series
Speaking of Will Smith, you can see where his popular 1999 remake Wild Wild West got started with the complete series of this classic 60s TV series. This set includes all four seasons of this Western series in a massive 27-disc set complete with collectable packaging and includes some TV movies from the series as well. This will be a great gift for any Western-loving dad and granddad alike. Wild Wild West: The Complete Series is available on DVD shelves now.
7th Heaven: Seven Season Pack7th Heaven: Seven Season Pack
This one's for the ladies or the younger girls in your family as this ginormous boxed set brings you every season of this hit WB series that's available on DVD. This 41-disc set includes the first seven seasons from this series. If you have someone in your family that is already caught up with the series on DVD, you can just pick up the 7th Heaven: The Seventh Season five-disc set to complete the library to date. Both sets hit the DVD shelves on November 11.
Charmed: The Complete Series Book of Shadows Packaging Limited EditionCharmed: The Complete Series Book of Shadows Packaging Limited Edition
This is another one for the ladies and this monstrous set will surely appease any of the females in your family. This set was available last year, but this brand new edition comes in a limited edition Book of Shadows packaging and also comes with an extra bonus disc chocked full of new special features. This 49-disc set contains all eight seasons of this series and will surely be a hit with any young female in your family. Charmed: The Complete Series Book of Shadows Packaging Limited Edition will be available to own on November 18.
The Odd Couple: The Complete Series PackThe Odd Couple: The Complete Series Pack
This is another wonderful complete series pack that will surely bring a smile to the face of any dad or uncle on your list. This 20-disc set contains all five seasons of the sitcom that starred Jack Klugman and Tony Randall, all in a neat boxed set ideal for gift-giving. However, if the person on your list already has the previous four seasons on DVD, you can pick up The Odd Couple: The Final Season in a three-disc set to round out the collection. Both of these DVD sets will be on DVD shelves on November 18.
Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of AllColbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
Comedy Central's purveyor of "truthiness" is taking a page from the Jack Bauer playbook, so to speak. Like the 24: Redemption release, Colbert's holiday-themed special will air on Comedy Central on Sunday, November 23 and will hit the DVD shelves just two days later on November 25. Oh, that cagy Colbert... The show will feature holiday skits and musical numbers from the likes of Willie Nelson, John Legend and Elvis Costello and the DVD will include such unique features as a "book burning Yule Log," a video advent calendar and some alternate endings to the skits. This new comedy holiday disc will surely be a welcomed gift for any Christmas DVD collector. Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All hits the shelves on November 25.
I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete SeriesI Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Series
You can take home this classic sitcom about a domesticated genie home in its entirety. This 20-disc set contains all 139 episodes from the five-season run of this series for the first time in a collectable boxed set. It doesn't appear that there are any special features on this set, but this will be the perfect gift for anyone who was caught under Jeannie's spell during it's TV run. I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Series is available now.
Walt Disney Treasures CollectionWalt Disney Treasures: The Mickey Mouse Club Presents Annette - 1957-1958 Season [2 Discs]
The Mouse House is releasing their eighth wave of their Walt Disney Treasures collection with three brand new releases: Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh - 1964, Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald, Vol. 4 - 1951-1961 and Walt Disney Treasures: The Mickey Mouse Club Presents Annette - 1957-1958 Season. Each of these two-disc titles will be packaged in a numbered, limited edition exclusive tin and will also come with a certificate of authenticity and a special lithograph from the film as well. You better get your hands on these discs for any Disney fan on your list right away, because these are truly limited edition sets that won't last long on the shelves. These three releases will be in stores on November 11.
High School Musical DVD GameHigh School Musical DVD Game
The little sister or niece on your list will likely think you're the coooooooooooolest relative EVERRRR if you pick this up for the youngster in your family. This DVD game can be played with your DVD player remote and this trivia game goes much farther with interactive experiences that you can play out in your living room, clips from the film series, sing-alongs, dance routines and a bunch more. I'm not sure if this includes a set of earplugs for the parents, but it probably should with all the squealing and screaming that will likely ensue when you pick this up for the young female in your family. High School Musical DVD Game will be available on November 18.
Supernatural: The Complete Third SeasonSupernatural: The Complete Third Season
I'm sure most of the girls on your list will appreciate the hunky ways of Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester, but this can be a great gift for most of the guys on your list as well. This five-disc set features all 16 episodes of last season and also has some great special features as well, including a look at the Winchester's classic automobile, the 1967 Chevy Impala. This series crosses a few different genres and has a growing fan-base so this five-disc set could be used for most of the young adults on your list. Supernatural: The Complete Third Season is available now.
Casino Royale Three-Disc Collector's EditionCasino Royale Three-Disc Collector's Edition
This is a great gift for the James Bond fan in your life. This new three-disc Collector's Edition is a gift that keeps on giving as well, because it also comes with some Movie Cash that you can used towards a ticket to the new Bond adventure film, Quantum of Solace, which opens on November 14. This new set contains all the features from the two-disc special edition that was released last year, but comes with a third disc with brand new special features including a look at the amazing Freerun sequence that kicks the film off and much much more. Casino Royale Three-Disc Collector's Edition is currently on the shelves right now.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2 Discs Special EditionIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2 Discs Special Edition
While the previousliy-mentioned Wrapped and Ready version of this summer blockbuster would be a great gift, for those Indy fans on your list that can't live without a bevy of special features, this two-disc set will surely be for you. The second disc of this set includes loads of special features, including an in-depth 12-part look at the entire production of this film, plus a playable demo for the LEGO Indiana Jones Xbox 360 video game and much more. This new adventure in this iconic film series will surely be a wonderful gift for anyone on your list who dreams of donning the fedora and whip themselves. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2 Discs Special Edition is on DVD shelves now.
Halloween: 30th Anniversary Commemorative SetHalloween: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Set
This six-disc set is another must-have set for the horror fan in your family. This set celebrates the 30th anniversary of the horror icon Michael Myers' creation and includes the original film, both the standard edition and Blu-ray edition as well as the extended edition, the film Halloween: 25 Years of Terror, which looks at this horror film's legacy, and also the sequels Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. If that wasn't enough for you, this set also comes packaged with a collectable Michael Myers mask! Halloween: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Set is on the shelves now.
Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series CollectionFraggle Rock: The Complete Series Collection
Go back to the 80s with this huge set celebrating one of the finest children's TV programs around. This 20-disc set contains all four seasons of this series that ran from 1983-1987, in collectable packaging that also contains a collectable poster from the series. This set also offers a wealth of special features including interviews with the performers, the puppet-makers and behind-the-scenes excerpts from the last day of shooting and the wrap party as well. This wonderful set will be perfect for any youngling in your family, or anyone that wants to relive their childhood as well. Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series Collection can be found on the shelves now.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army [WS] 3 Disc Collector's Set With BookHellboy II: The Golden Army [WS] 3 Disc Collector's Set With Book
This one is just perfect for that comic-loving fanboy on your list. This sequel, based of Mike Mingolla's Dark Horse Comic series, is coming out in a number of different editions, but this Collector's Set is the cream of the crop. It comes with an exclusive collector's book, a poster and figuring and the DVD's offer a number of special features, including a 2-hour look at the production, a downloadble script of the film and much more. This set will make any fanboy on your list happy, come December 25. Hellboy II: The Golden Army [WS] 3 Disc Collector's Set With Book hits the shelves on November 11.
Freaks & Geeks: Yearbook Edition Deluxe PackagingFreaks & Geeks: Yearbook Edition Deluxe Packaging
This sadly short-lived series will be an absolutely perfect gift for any fan of Team Apatow because this series shows where it all got started. Judd Apatow was a producer/writer/director on the series created by Paul Feig and this series was essentially the first big break for comedy superstar Seth Rogen and you can also see his Pineapple Express co-star James Franco, Jason Segel, Linda Cardinelli and more. This series finally gets the DVD set it deserves with this eight-disc set that contains two discs full of extras and an 80-page "yearbook" that features trivia, essays and memorabilia from the series. If you or anyone on your list is a fan of Judd Apatow and all these great actors, you owe it to yourself to pick this up on November 25.
That 70's Show: Complete GiftsetThat 70's Show: Complete Giftset
Go back to 1970s Wisconsin with the whole gang from this popular Fox sitcom. This wonderful 32-disc set contains all 8 seasons of this comedy series in a nifty little pop-top boxed set. The set also includes such special features as series retrospectives, behind-the-scenes webisodes, flashback featurettes with the cast and trivia. This set will be the perfect gift for anyone who enjoyed this series starring Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp and Wilmer Valderama. That 70's Show: Complete Giftset is available on DVD shelves now.
Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Two Disc Deluxe EditionMummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Two Disc Deluxe Edition
Brendan Fraser is back and better than ever as adventurer Rick O'Connell in the third installment of this popular action series. This two-disc edition features a Digital Copy of the film, and a treasure trove of special features including features with Brendan Fraser and Jet Li preparing to do battle, a feature on Jet Li's Dragon Emperor character and a look at the preparation for the film including casting, table reads and much more. This two-disc set will be an ideal gift for the Mummyphile on your holiday list, or any fan of Brendan Fraser or Jet Li as well. Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Two Disc Deluxe Edition will hit the shelves on December 16.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: 20th Anniversary Limited EditionMystery Science Theater 3000: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition
This is a wonderful gift choice for any fan of this cult-classic TV series. This 20th Anniversary Edition comes in a limited edition tin packaging that houses this four-disc set that offers a wealth of bonus features to play with. This features include a three-part look at the two-decade history of the series, featuring brand new interviews with the cast and crew, the full 2008 Comic-Con reunion panel and the set also comes with four exclusive lobby cards and a limited edition "Crow" figurine. This set will bring a smile to any fan of cult comedy if they find this under the tree. Mystery Science Theater 3000: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition is in stores now.
The 4400: The Complete SeriesThe 4400: The Complete Series
Any fan of the supernatural will truly enjoy this complete series collection. This 15-disc set contains all four seasons of this popular cable drama series altogether in one big collection. This set also comes with such special features as a video introduction by series creator Scott Peters, a "Ghost Season" and deleted scenes. This will be the perfect gift for any conspiracy theorist or supernatural fan on your holiday list. 4400: The Complete Series is available on store shelves everywhere righ now.
The Incredible Hulk: The Complete SeriesThe Incredible Hulk: The Complete Series
We close out our gift guide this year in a smashing way with this complete series collection. This 20-disc set contains all five seasons of the 1978 series that starred Lou Ferrigno and is contained in a special green and black collectable packaging. It's not clear what the special features on this set are, but this 20-disc set should be a great gift for any comic book fan on your list. The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Series is on DVD shelves now.
Well, that about wraps it up for or 2008 Holiday DVD Gift Guide. Hopefully this will give you a little bit of help when shopping for those hard-to-shop-for DVD fans on your holiday list. And remember, if you're sick of all the lines and hassle of going to the mall for your shopping needs, you can buy each and every one of these discs with just a click of the mouse, right here at MovieWeb. Happy shopping!