It's nearing midnight on Christmas Eve, and that shuffle across the roof can only mean one thing: Santa Claus is coming down the chimney. Terror sets in. No, not because you've recently watched the Norwegian neo-classic Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. Jolly Ol' Saint Nick isn't going to eat your flesh. Its because you forgot to sit down and write out a list of your most wanted Blu-ray discs! You're sweating, nervous, afraid to go to sleep. What if you wake up and your stocking is empty? There's nothing to play on that brand new HD 3D television set your loving family forewent a trip to Orlando to obtain. Worse yet, there is something in your stocking...And it's, gasp, just a plain old DVD!
Wake up! Don't fret! It's just a bad dream! We've got you covered with our extensive Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D gift guide. Its easy to breeze through, decide what you want, and get your own list ready for that big morning under the tree. We're also offering suggestions for those hard to please members of your extended family. Those individuals who are most impossible to shop for (yeah, basically all of the Virgos and Cancers on your list). Warm up that coco, get a ginger bread man to nibble on, and start perusing. Here are this year's most wanted holiday Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D releases:
Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition (3-Disc Set)Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition (3-Disc Set)
For Dad: The biggest movie of all time is now even bigger with this deluxe three-disc set that adds over sixteen minutes of footage to the original theatrical release. With this extensive package, you get three completely different versions of the movie: The original theatrical edition, the special edition re-release, and an all-new collector's extended cut which includes an alternate opening that takes place on earth. If you have young kids in the house, the first two versions of Avatar come with a family audio track option that removes any objectionable language. There are also forty-five minutes of never-before-seen deleted scenes. Other special features include Pandorapedia: A complete guide to the world of Pandora, Capturing Avatar: The Documentary, screen tests, on-set footage, visual effects reels, the original screenplay, and an interactive scene deconstruction that takes you through seventeen different scenes at three different levels of production. Add in the fact that this set also comes with BD-Live extras, and you have the single most interactive, in-depth release for any movie this holiday season. Available November 16th.
Eat Pray Love Blu-rayEat Pray Love Blu-ray
For Mom: Glee creator Ryan Murphy directs Julia Roberts in this enlightening adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best selling memoir of the same name. Embodying Liz with a world-weary insightfulness, Roberts sets off on a globetrotting, life-altering quest. After leaving her husband, she embarks on a number of love affairs and binge-eating sessions that open up her mind, body and soul. This is one woman's path to fulfillment that will bring joy and triumph into anyone's willing heart. This Blu-ray release contains both the original theatrical version as well as an all-new director's extended cut. You also get Ryan Murphy's personal travel journal, the Better Days music video, and a number of other travel featurettes that take you behind-the-scenes of this feel good journey across the world. Available November 23rd.
Disney's A Christmas Carol 3D Blu-rayDisney's A Christmas Carol 3D 4-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo
For the entire family: Experience director Robert Zemeckis' ground breaking achievement the way it was originally intended to be seen: In 3D! Jim Carrey stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this retelling of the holiday cautionary tale, destined to become a classic in its own right. Funny, thrilling, and sometimes scary, its one roller-coaster ride that has something to offer every member of your immediate family. Follow the notorious three ghosts of Christmas as they whisk Ebenezer through the various stages of his life, and rejoice as one man finds the courage to redeem his awful ways. This magnificent set includes tons of exciting extras, such as deleted scenes, a look at the motion capture experience, an interactive countdown to Christmas calendar that offers twenty-five days full of surprises, and a whole lot more. If today's new 3D technology gives you a Scrooge-sized headache, don't worry! Disney's A Christmas Carol Blu-ray + DVD combo is also available. In stores starting November 16th.
Toy Story Trilogy Blu-rayToy Story Trilogy 10-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo
For the entire family: Relive the magic of Pixar's biggest and brightest franchise with all three films in one magnificent package. First, see where it all began with Toy Story, Pixar's theatrical debut that introduced the world to Buzz and Woody, two best friends who learn what it means to be truly loved in a world full of toys. Followed by the sequel Toy Story 2, which introduced all-new characters in another crazy adventure. Then, you have the brand new Toy Story 3, which finds Woody, Buzz, and the gang whisked away to an evil child care center where they have to embark on a thrilling prison break in a loving tribute to films such as Cool Hand Luke and The Great Escape. All three movies are packed with dozens of extras, include behind-the-scenes documentaries, original short films including the all-new Pixar short Day & Night, audio commentaries, and tons more. If you already own Toy Story and Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3 2-Disc Blu-ray and Toy Story 3 Blu-ray + DVD Combo are both also available. In stores starting November 2nd.
Clash of the Titans 3D Blu-rayClash of the Titans 3D 3-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo
For teen boys: "Release the Kraken!" has all-new meaning when you view the mythical beast's reveal in glorious 3D! Now, you can relive director Louis Leterrier's epic adventure in the way it was meant to be seen. A remake of 1981's cult favorite, this new retelling of the Greek odyssey stars Avatar's Sam Worthington as half-man/half-deity Perseus, a demigod out to slay Medusa and retrieve her head so that he can turn the mighty Kraken to stone before it destroys his hometown and kills the woman he loves. Giant scorpions, a three-headed devil dog, blind witches, and a mechanical owl are just a few of the obstacles Perseus will have to overcome in this exciting throwback to the sword and sandal epics of yesteryear. This three-disc set also comes with a standard 2D Blu-ray disc, a DVD, and a digital copy for viewing on your personal entertainment device of choice. Available November 16th.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Blu-ray + DVD Special EditionThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse Single Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Special Edition
For teen girls: The third chapter of Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster vampire series is arriving just in time for the holidays, and there isn't a better gift to give any teenage girl or middle-aged woman this season. There are even some men in the crowd that will love to own this thrilling next chapter in Bella and Edward's ongoing relationship. It's been a year since we've gotten to swoon over Jacob's sweaty abs, and they are on full display in this harrowing drama. The Cullen Clan and the Forks werewolf pack must join together to battle a new breed of bloodsucking vampires. But that doesn't mean Edward and Jacob won't still find time to fight over the woman they both love: Bella Swan. Special features include an audio commentary from stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, as well as creator Stephenie Meyer. There are also deleted and extended scenes, a photo gallery, music videos, and a six-part "making of" documentary that includes a picture-in-picture feature. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Movie Only Edition Blu-ray is also available. In stores starting December 4th.
The Search for Santa Paws 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD ComboThe Search for Santa Paws Blu-ray
For the kids: Who doesn't love a puppy? This charming tale has plenty of pooches to spare as a group of magical dogs team up with a couple of wayward elves and two mischievous children to rescue Santa Claus, who has lost his memory and forgotten what the holidays are all about. Will Christmas be saved? Or will kids across the planet wake up to find empty stockings and nothing under the tree? You can bet this rag-tag team of cute mutts will do their best to see jolly Ol' Saint Nick back behind his slay in time for milk and cookies. If your kids loved Santa Buddies, or any of the other Buddies movies, this new entry in Disney's puppy franchise should warm hearts and bring plenty of smiles to the holiday season. Not only will your children derive hours of entertainment from watching these adorable puppies live through this adventure over and over again, they will also enjoy the Sing Along to Christmas Carols with the Buddies music video included. Available November 23rd.
Inception 2-Disc Blu-rayInception 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo
For college-bound young adults: Christopher Nolan, the director behind the hugely successful The Dark Knight, created this original dreamscape thriller which went onto become one of the biggest surprise hits of this past summer. An intelligent drama that weaves action and mystery into a mind-boggling tale of deceit and revenge, its one movie that demands to be seen again and again. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Dom Cobb, a man who engages in dream espionage by infiltrating the competitors' R.E.M. subconscious and stealing their ideas. On one last assignment, Cobb assembles a dream team to plant an idea instead of stealing one, but this so-called "perfect" crime may unravel everything Dom has worked so hard for. This two-disc set is packed to the brim with intriguing special features. Now you can go inside the dream with Extracation Mode; an in-movie experience that offers over ninety-minutes of bonus content featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Nolan. There is also an insightful documentary on dreaming, a motion comic prologue, a conceptual art gallery, and a whole lot more. Available December 7th.
The Polar Express 3D Blu-rayThe Polar Express 3D Blu-ray
For the entire family: If you enjoyed Robert Zemeckis' Disney's a Christmas Carol in 3D, why not also pick up his first holiday classic, the endearing The Polar Express, which has grown into one of the most beloved holiday tales in recent years. First making its appearance on theater screens in 2004, this adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's award winning children's novel has become a yuletide tradition. And now, it has been rendered in all-new 3D for use with your 3D capable television. Go ahead, throw out those headache inducing blue and red glasses and watch this magical adventure in the true way Robert Zemeckis envisioned it. It's a great movie to show the kids on Christmas Eve, before you tuck them into bed, where dreams of sugarplums and candy-filled stockings will surely dance in their heads. Available November 16th.
The Kids Are All Right Blu-rayThe Kids Are All Right Blu-ray
For your Aunt: No other movie this year has garnered as many rave reviews as the Oscar hopeful The Kids Are All Right, which stars Julianne Moore and Annette Bening as a married couple whose kids seek out their biological father (Mark Ruffalo). Alliances form and domestic chaos ensues as this unknown man is slowly accepted into an alternative family life that proves to be anything but ordinary. Lisa Cholodenko directs with a swift and humorous hand, creating a heartwarming, tender, and above all-else, very thought provoking tale. No other movie will touch your soul in quite the same way this holiday season. This Blu-ray is jam-packed with special features, including commentary from Lisa Cholodenko, making-of documentaries, a look at the writing process, and plenty of new advanced user features such as a video timeline and a bookmark that enables you to remember your favorite moments from the movie. Available November 16th.
The Expendables 3-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy ComboThe Expendables 3-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo
For your Uncle: No other ensemble packs as much heat as the hard-hitting gang of mercenaries from director Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables. This collection of the most iconic action heroes every assembled in one movie includes Sly himself, along with Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, and Mickey Rourke. Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) leads a crack commando team into South America to overthrow a ruthless dictator, and it's a mission filled with glorious 80s action clichés and thrill-a-minute scenes that will have everyone cheering from the couch. This extensive set also includes a gag reel, audio commentary from Sly, a making-of documentary, footage from the 2010 Comic Con panel, a marketing archive, and more. Available November 23rd.
The Last Airbender 3D Blu-rayThe Last Airbender 3D Blu-ray
For the Tweens: Director M. Night Shyamalan's adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon television series Avatar: The Last Airbender is now set to live on in your living room, arriving in glorious 3D. A huge hit at the summer box office, this is one movie that is sure to please the action-hungry tweeners bounding about your house. A magical adventure full of thrills and spills, it is guaranteed to bring hours of entertainment into the lives of all who watch it. Relive the live-action journey that follows The Last Airbender as he attempts to defeat the evil Fire Nation, thus bringing harmony to the Air, Water, and Earth Nations that make up this fantastical landscape. There are also plenty of extras on this set, including outtakes, deleted scenes, an extensive exploration of all things Avatar, and tons more. Its one package that will surely keep on giving throughout the New Year. Also available is The Last Airbender Blu-ray 2D standard version. In stores November 16th.
Knight and Day Blu-ray + DVD Holiday Combo PackKnight and Day Blu-ray + DVD Holiday Combo Pack
For Grandma: The old ladies love Tom Cruise, and this is the iconic actor's first leading role in a number of years. The spry Cruise stars as a charming but lethal spy operative who accidentally gets mixed-up with a strange, beautiful woman (Cameron Diaz). Together, this pair, packing enough combustible chemistry to fuel a tiny nation, go on a violent globetrotting journey in order to protect a battery that holds the key to an infinite power source. Stacked with action, death-defying stunts, and one heck of a motorcycle chase, it is sure to keep Granny's heart ticking straight through to New Year's Eve. Packaged in a holiday-friendly keep case box, this Blu-ray/DVD combo set also includes a Black Eyed Peas music video featuring Tom Cruise, viral videos, and a number of exciting behind-the-scenes featurettes. If your grandma lives to see only one more movie, make sure it's this one! Available November 30th.
Salt Deluxe Unrated Edition Blu-raySalt Blu-ray
For Grandpa: The old men love Angelina Jolie. And with Salt, the actress proves to be an ass-kicker on par with her male action hero counterparts. In a role made for a man, but strong enough for a woman, Jolie plays CIA agent Evelyn Salt, a spy set on the run after she is accused of being a Russian operative. Director Phillip Noyce crams in more action than the film can handle, thus creating a breathtaking ride that will surely leave any old man gasping for his last breath. The Blu-ray comes with a number of behind-the-scenes and action genre-themed featurettes. It also includes the original theatrical version of Salt, as well as two different unrated extended cuts of the movie. This is one nail-biting explosion of cool that will certainly please your ol' granddad in more ways than one! Available December 21st.
Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 4-Disc Special Edition Blu-rayFantasia & Fantasia 2000 Special Edition Blu-ray
For the animation fan: For the first time ever, Walt Disney Pictures brings both the original 1942 classic Fantasia and its sequel Fantasia 2000 together in one exciting Blu-ray package. Considered one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all-time, the musical masterpiece Fantasia brilliantly weaves together a number of animated vignettes set to some of the most beloved orchestrated numbers of all time, including Mickey Mouse in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". This extravaganza of sight and sound has been brilliantly restored in high definition, allowing viewers to finally see both movies the way that Walt Disney originally envisioned them. Also included in this magnificent set is the 2003 Academy Award-nominated short film Destino, which marks Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí's only know collaboration. Stuffed with insightful special features, this is one Blu-ray that animation fans will cherish for years to come. Available November 30th.
Shrek: The Whole Story Boxed Set Blu-rayShrek: The Whole Story Boxed Set Blu-ray
For the entire family: You've loved the series throughout the years, now you can own all four movies in one complete fairy tale box. Starting with Shrek, the animated comedy that introduced the world to everyone's favorite Ogre, his best pal Donkey, and Princess Fiona. Followed by Shrek 2, which brought us the beloved Puss n Boots, and Shrek the Third, which finally saw Shrek becoming a dad to three cute baby ogres. The jewel in this crowning achievement is the inclusion of last summer's hit Shrek Forever After, which finds Shrek turning back the hands of time with disastrous results. Not only do you get all four classic tales, this beautiful box set also comes with the all-new, never-before-seen Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular, which features over twenty-five of your favorite characters singing Shrek-ized lyrics to holiday favorites such as "Shrek's Yule Log", all performed in front of a crackling virtual fireplace. Leaving no stone unturned, you also get over 7 hours of special features sure to keep the family entertained for days. If you already own the first three movies, you can also purchase the Shrek Forever After 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD combo or Shrek Forever After Single Disc Blu-ray. Available December 7th.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Blu-rayThe Sorcerer's Apprentice 3-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo
For the entire family: Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel star as Balthazar Blake and Dave, sorcerer and apprentice, in director Jon Turteltaub's live-action adaptation of the Fantasia short featuring Mickey Mouse and some unruly broomsticks. Of course, that iconic scene is included here, amongst fire-breathing dragons, mythical beings, and super-powered descendants of Merlin the Magician. This fun family adventure brings a classic sense of wonderment to modern day Manhattan, where a war between supernatural warlocks has broken out. Full of heart-stopping action and spectacular special effects, this is one strange trip that will keep your family watching for days. Special features include a deleted scene that reveals how Balthazar recruited Dave to the ranks of Scorcerer's Apprentice, a number of other excised moments, a gag reel, and a number of behind-the-scenes featurettes. Available November 30th.
Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D Blu-rayResident Evil: Afterlife 3D Blu-ray
For the horror fan: Nothing says Christmas quite like a horde of flesh-eating zombies jumping out of your television set. That's completely possible now with Sony releasing Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D just in time for the holidays. Paul W.S. Anderson returns to the director's chair for the first time since the original, bringing Milla Jovovich's Alice back to once again fight off the virally infected walking dead who threaten to end humanity as we know it. Alice continues her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety, battling the nefarious Umbrella Corporation in action-packed scenes of mayhem that will thrill, scare, and shock even the most hardened gore hound. Experience a city ravaged by thousands of the undead like never before as the pants-staining jolts offered by Resident Evil literally jump out of the screen and throttle you by the neck, right there in your own living room. If you aren't strong-willed enough to sit through the horrors that this 3D disc has to offer, the more traditional 2D Resident Evil: Afterlife Blu-ray is also available starting December 28th.
Step Up 3D 3-Disc Blu-rayStep Up 3D 3-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo
For the Glee fan: Glee's own Harry Shum Jr. shows off a ton of exciting new steps in the latest chapter of the popular dance franchise, this time busting a move in 3D! It's an eye-popping, gravity-defying voyage as a tight-knit New York street crew takes on the world's best hip-hop dancers in a high stakes battle to the finish. Plenty of drama and sweaty body action combine with chart topping tracks to make this a jingle bell jolly time in front of that new HD 3D television. This 3-disc set offers even more excitement with alternate camera angles and tons of extra footage. Also included are five exclusive music videos from artists such as Flo Rida, T-Pain, Laza Morgan and more. There are also a ton of deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes, making this the go-to Blu-ray for any dance enthusiast this holiday season. If all the moves are too hard to handle in 3D, the traditional 2D Step Up 3 Blu-ray is also available starting December 21st.
Legend of the Guardians-Owls of Ga'hoole Blu-rayLegend of the Guardians-Owls of Ga'hoole 3D Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo
For the entire family: Director Zack Snyder scored with his frist family friendly hit, an animated adaptation of Kathryn Lasky's popular children's novel series about a legendary band of heroes who have fought to keep owldom free. The story centers on two sibling owls named Soren and Kludd who must protect their own owlkind from becoming enslaved by the evil Pure Ones. It's a sky-high adventure that soars with enough action, thrills, and laughs to keep the entire family engaged. Borrowing from Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, Snyder delivers a storybook epic that will be around for ages to come. Special features include a documentary about the owls that inspired the story, a brand new Looney Tunes short featuring Will E. Coyote and The Roadrunner, interactive challenges, an art gallery, and a whole lot more. If your family was too cheap to spring for one of those new 3D televisions, don't worry. The standard 2D Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole Blu-ray is also available. Legend of the Guardians-Owls of Ga'hoole arrives in stores December 17th.
Despicable Me 3D Blu-rayDespicable Me 3D 4-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo
For the entire family: Steve Carell stars as Gru, a bad-to-the-core evildoer intent on taking over the world in this hilarious animated essay on super villains. No longer wishing to be the #2 villain in the world, Gru sets out to take over the top slot by shrinking and stealing the moon, only to be toppled by three little girls whom he adopts as part of his nefarious plot. This visually appealing adventure is enhanced by the wonderful use of 3D, creating not only one of the biggest hits of the summer, but one of the most cherished CGI movies of all time. Not only do you get Despicable Me presented in 3D, you also get 3 never-before-seen 3D mini-movies starring the breakout characters The Minions. Also included with this disc is a look at the music of Pharrell Williams, interactive games, an audio commentary from the filmmakers, a look at the voice casting, and tons more. For the more traditional film lover, the 2D Despicable Me Blu-ray is also available. In stores December 14th.
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-rayThe Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray
For the nerd: Blu-ray was made for a journey like this! All three theatrical versions of the hugely popular trilogy are now available like you've never seen them before. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of The King have all been remastered in lustrous 1080p and DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1. This massive six-disc set includes three special features DVDs with over six hours of spellbinding behind-the-scenes moviemaking material, as well as three bonus discs containing digital copies of all three adventures. So what if it came out in April? Its still a great gift to get that basement dweller who hasn't earned enough dough mowing lawns to obtain this precious set from earlier in the year. This is one exciting release you'll definitely want to strap on your Hobbit feet for. Available now.
The Goonies Blu-rayThe Goonies 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray
For the nostalgia hound: Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner invite you to relive one of the greatest adventures every told. That's right, The Goonies are back with an incredible collector's edition gift set to help commemorate their 25th Anniversary. This amazing box is fully loaded with all sorts of special features and collectible items, including storyboard prints, a 1985 souvenir magazine featuring on-set stories from Astoria, Oregon, a reprint of a 2009 Empire Magazine article, and even an exclusive board game that you can play with your family and friends on Christmas morning. The wide array of special features here include a new documentary entitled The Making of The Goonies, deleted scenes including a look at that mysterious and often talked about octopus, a Cyndi Lauper music video, and tons more. This new ultimate collector's edition will be a hit with anyone who grew up in the 80s, or has a soft spot for Corey Feldman. Available November 2nd.
The Hangover: Extreme Edition Blu-rayThe Hangover: Extreme Edition Blu-ray
For older teens: You've seen the original theatrical version, you've seen the extended unrated version, now get ready for the most extreme version yet! Yes, The Hangover arrives in an all-new set just in time for the holidays, and this one comes complete with a deluxe full-color 28-page wedding photo album that features never-before-seen candid shots of the secret Vegas ceremony and celebration that the movie never showed you. This new edition also comes with both the rated and unrated versions of the film. Exclusive to this Blu-ray is a Picture-in-Picture commentary featuring the cast and filmmaker, as well as a ton of new special features. If you're planning a party this holiday season, make sure you have this cure for The Hangover. Available now.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Blu-rayHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Ultimate Edition Blu-ray
For the magic enthusiast: No Christmas would be complete without a little Harry Potter. Arriving just in time for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 are the next two installments of Warner Bros. Ultimate Edition Blu-ray collection. Both Part 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Part 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be sure to please hard-core fans with a magical assortment of never-before-seen special features. Part 3 focuses on the extraordinary creatures that occupy Harry's world, while Part 4 shines a light on this series' illustrious music. Also included are vintage television specials, additional scenes, behind-the-scenes documentaries, and a collectible series of character cards. These are two Blu-ray sets that are sure to please any Muggle in the house. Both are available now.
Elf Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-rayElf Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray
For the entire family: One of the most beloved Christmas classics arrives in an all-new Ultimate Collector's Edition. Before director Jon Favreau became obsessed with Iron Man toys, he made this hilarious, heartfelt tribute to the classic holiday specials of yesteryear. Will Ferrell stars as Buddy the Elf, a human who has grown-up with an identity complex on the North Pole. In a quest to find out who is real family is; Buddy moves to New York and ends up saving the Spirit of Christmas, spreading joy and laughter throughout the world. This fun new gift set arrives with Elf karaoke, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a magnet, gift tags, a soundtrack sampler featuring five holiday classics, and a plush holiday stocking. It all comes stuffed in a collectible tin box reminiscent of the cookie tins Grandma used to give out on Christmas Eve. A holiday movie that has stood the test of time, Elf is perhaps the most magical gift you could give anyone this season. Available now.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Blu-rayScott Pilgrim vs. the World 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Combo
For the hipster: Sure, it didn't make a huge splash at the theaters. But Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World will make a wonderful gift for that hardcore 'fanboy' in your family. This peculiar comic book adaptation is filled to the brim with talented young actors (Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Evans and Jason Schwartzman, just to name a few), a lot of heavy petting, and more fight scenes than most action movie could handle. The story follows Michael Cera's Scott Pilgrim, a shaggy-haired dip shit that falls madly in love with the Joker-haired Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). A slight complication arises when Pilgrim is told he must defeat Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to date her. This highly-stylized zinger won critical raves and the fanboy stamp of approval, and it should be a welcomed sight under the tree for any fan of director Edgar Wright, or the comic book that this theatrical experience is base on...Or just people who like to see Michael Cera get knocked around a lot. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World can be found on Blu-ray shelves starting...Now!
Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-rayBack to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray
For the entire family: Finally! No Blu-ray collection is complete without this seminal sci-fi comedy masterpiece from director Robert Zemeckis, making his third appearance on our list. It's the one you know you want. Loved by kids, teens, young adults, parents, and grandparents alike, this is the go-to gift of the season. Back to the Future commemorates its 25th anniversary with an expansive six-disc set that includes all-new extras, as well as every single previously released special feature to date. Not only do you get the trilogy Back to The Future, Back To The Future Part II, and Back To The Future Part III, you also get the Universal Studios Theme Park Ride mini-movie, as well as the first-ever look at Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly. Each movie has been digitally remastered for superior sound and picture quality. This is the wholly grail of Blu-ray gift sets this year. Don't be left out. Available now!