Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means that people have likely already started lining up at their local Best Buy to ensure they can get the ultimate holiday deals. Christmas shopping doesn't have to be difficult, time-consuming or frostbite-inducing though, because you can never go wrong with DVDs as holiday gifts. Whether its for your hardcore cinema lover or casual movie watcher, the right DVD will put a smile on practically anyone's face...And you don't have to sleep on a concrete sidewalk overnight to get them at the right price. We've compiled a list of the hottest DVD's and DVD sets that range from your single-disc new release to massive multi-disc boxed sets, with gifts that will fit in any price range, large or small. We're even making it easier for your shopping needs since you can buy any of these titles right here on the site! Also, if you're into the 1080p side of life, be sure to check out our 2010 Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide for all your high-definition gift needs. If standard-def DVDs fit your needs best, though, take a look below at all of our 2010 DVD gift ideas.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World DVD
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Although it didn't make a huge splash at the theaters, Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World will make a wonderful gift for the fanboy in your family. The movie is filled to the brim with a young and talented cast (Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Evans and Jason Schwartzman, just to name a few) and follows the adventures of Michael Cera's title character Scott Pilgrim, who falls madly in love with 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 movie won critical raves and the fanboy stamp of approval across the country and will be a welcomed sight under the tree for any fans of director Edgar Wright or the comic book movie genre...Or people who like to see Michael Cera get knocked around a lot. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World can be found on DVD shelves right now.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Sunny Christmas Giftset DVD
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Sunny Christmas Giftset
Heyo! Any college kid on your list will appreciate It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Last year, the gang at Paddy's Pub put together a fantastic Christmas special dubbed It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas and, in case you missed it, this special is back on the shelves in a brand new gift set with a few others goodies as well. Along with the 45-minute DVD, you get a set of four exclusive Paddy's Pub coasters that you can't get anywhere else. I can't think of a better way to class up a joint than Paddy's Pub coasters and it's the perfect antidote to overwatched holiday classics. Sure, you may watch It's a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story every December 25th, but any college-aged kid would love to pop this in at night with a few cold ones to close out the holiday festivities. Start a new holiday tradition with the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Sunny Christmas Giftset because it's a hilarious holiday special and you even get some coasters to set your egg nog on. That's a win-win situation right there, folks. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Sunny Christmas Giftset can be found on the shelves everywhere.
The Pacific DVD
Everyone has a dad, grandpa or uncle on their list this holiday season and, if those relatives are war buffs, you can't go wrong with this 10-part HBO mini-series. Executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who brought us the heralded World War II mini-series Band of Brothers, are back with a new look at World War II, in the Pacific Theater. James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello and Jon Seda star as three Marines battling the Japanese, who may be in separate units, but endure the same kinds of hardships. Tom Hanks provides narration for this epic mini-series which won eight Emmy Awards and, with special features including profiles of the real Marines this saga is based on, behind-the-scenes featurettes and a historical look at the brutality of World War II, The Pacific will provide hours of gripping drama and education on this often overlooked aspect of World War II. The Pacific is available on DVD now.
Sex And The City: Complete Collection DVD
Sex And The City: Complete Collection
This one's for the girls. And any mom or aunt on your list would surely love to receive this massive set featuring the entire six-season run of this hit HBO series. That favorite female relative can watch all 94 episodes of the show, which stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, from beginning to end. This set also includes a bonus disc with over 90 minutes of special features, which includes interviews with executive producer Michael Patrick King and the show's writing staff. If this massive set is a bit out of your budget, you can't go wrong with the Sex and the City 2 DVD, which was directed by Michael Patrick King, as a more affordable gift. Both Sex And The City: Complete Collection and Sex and the City 2 are available on DVD shelves now.
Family Guy: It's A Trap DVD
Family Guy: It's A Trap
The Holy Trilogy is now complete...with the animated folks of Quahog. The last installment of the hit Family Guy Star Wars spoof series, Family Guy: It's A Trap rounds out the trilogy of straight-to-DVD specials which also include Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest and Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Darkside. Stewie, of course, plays Darth Vader with Peter as Han Solo, Chris as Luke Skywalker, Lois as Princess Leia and Joe as Jabba the Hut. Any fan of animation would love to find this under the tree. If you feel like going bigger for your holiday gift, you can pick up the Family Guy 3-Pack DVD set, which includes the entire trilogy of Star Wars parody's in one complete set. Both the Family Guy 3-Pack DVD and Family Guy: It's A Trap will be available on DVD shelves everywhere December 21.
Coopers' Christmas DVD
You can head back to the 80s in a zany holiday way with Coopers' Christmas, which stars Jason Jones, Samantha Bee and Dave Foley in a yuletide tale about a Christmas gone awry. Gord Cooper (Jason Jones) accepts a VHS video camera to settle a debut. And on December 25, his entire Christmas Day is recorded with the new gift as told through the eyes of Cooper's son, Teddy, which also includes a dysfunctional uncle who stops by unannounced. You can celebrate the holidays in a hilarious and unconventional way with this new comedy, available on DVD now.
Toy Story 3 DVD
Toy Story 3
Honestly, you could probably give this gift to every single person on your list, from the youngest child to the oldest adult and it would likely be a big hit. Toy Story 3, which currently stands as the highest-grossing movie of the year, the best-reviewed movie of the year and the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, is simply a sheer delight and will put a smile on any family member's face. The story picks up with Andy leaving for college, which leaves the toys Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest of the beloved gang wondering what their future is: if they will be donated or (gasp) thrown in the trash. They end up at a daycare center called Sunnyside where we meet, I'm not joking, hundreds of new toys as the gang just tries to make it back home before Andy leaves for good. The DVD is jam-packed with special features as well, including the phenomenal new Pixar short film Day and Night, which is amongst the best shorts Pixar has ever made, a look at the creation of these new toy characters, a featurette on reuniting the voice talent and so much more. Toy Story 3 is a guaranteed lock as a hit gift for any member of your family...And you'll probably end up buying one for yourself as well. Toy Story 3 is available on DVD right now.
The Goonies DVD
The Goonies Ultimate Collector's Edition
Heyyyyyy youuuuu guyyyys! The Goonies are back on DVD with an incredible Ultimate Collector's Edition gift set to commemorate the movie's 25th Anniversary. This box is fully loaded with all sorts of special features and bonus collectible items, including collectible 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. The special features include a new documentary entitled The Making of The Goonies, deleted scenes, a Cyndi Lauper music video and much more. This new Ultimate Collector's Edition will be a hit with anyone who grew up in the 80s and has a soft spot for adventure. The Goonies Ultimate Collector's Edition is available on DVD shelves right now.
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
This gift is for the sports nut on your list, particularly those passionate about our national pastime. Ken Burns' expansive, "10-inning" 23-hour documentary explores the entire history of the sport from its late 19th Century roots to present day. Ken Burns original 1994 documentary only spanned "nine innings," but, with the present-day state of the game, with all the controversy over the "steroid era," Ken Burns crafted an extra inning for his phenomenal, Emmy-winning series. If this monstrous set is outside of your budget range, you can pick up the single-disc DVD of Baseball: The Tenth Inning, which picks up where the original documentary left off and takes us into the present-day state of baseball. Both the Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns complete set and Baseball: The Tenth Inning are available right now.
24: The Complete Series DVD
24: The Complete Series
Jack Bauer won't be coming back to the small screen anytime soon and, while we wait for more word on a 24 movie, you can relive all of the CTU adventures in one massive set with 24: The Complete Series. This massive box contains all 195 episodes of the hit Fox series eight-season run. Its all of Kiefer Sutherland's high-octane adventures in one incredible set. If the Jack Bauer fanatic on your list already has seven previous seasons, you can always pick up 24: The Complete Eighth Season DVD by itself to complete their collection. Both the 24: The Complete Series and 24: The Complete Eighth Season will be available on DVD on December 14.
Futurama Volume 5 DVD
Futurama Volume 5
Listen up, meatbags. Futurama is finally back on TV with new episodes airing on Comedy Central. Now, these new episodes can be relived on DVD with Futurama Volume 5, which includes 13 brand new episodes of this hilarious animated series from animation gurus Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. The whole gang is back with Fry, Leela, Bender and the rest of the Planet Express team appearing in this new two-disc set. Volume 5 also includes special features such as a "Bend it Like Bender" featurette, a "Previously On..." featurette, "Fry's Crudely-Drawn Comic Book - The Crudely Animated Edition" featurette and "Behind the Fungus: Makin' a Hit Song" featurette. Any animation fan on your list will surely be smiling after unwrapping this new DVD. Futurama Volume 5 will be available December 21.
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series
This nine-disc set will be an ideal gift for that superhero admirer on your list, young or old. Batman Beyond: The Complete Series contains all 52 episodes of this animated series, which featured the voices of Kevin Conroy, Will Friedle, Lauren Tom and Cree Summer with a host of memorable guest voices including Paul Winfield, Stockard Channing, Seth Green, William H. Macy, Wayne Brady and Teri Garr, just to name a few. This set also features a number of special features including a look at the rebirth of the Batman character, an exploration of Batman's high-tech gadgets and the feature-length documentary Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics. Batman Beyond: The Complete Series will be released in a nine-disc DVD set on November 23.
Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros. DVD
Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros.
Director Clint Eastwood has not only been a fixture in American cinema for decades, but his movies have also been produced at the Warner Bros. lot under his Malpaso production company for the past 35 years. Warner Bros. is commemorating the anniversary with an enormous DVD set entitled Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros., which features 35 of Clint Eastwood's classic movies in one glorious set including everything from earlier classics such as Kelly's Heroes, Dirty Harry and The Outlaw Josey Wales to modern masterpieces such as Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino and Invictus. The 35-disc set also includes the new documentary The Eastwood Factor. Any fan of Clint Eastwood, young or old, will truly appreciate this fantastic gift set. Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros. can be found on DVD shelves everywhere right now.
The Town DVD
Actor Ben Affleck proved back in 2007 that he is one hell of a director with the movie Gone Baby Gone. He continues to prove that wasn't a fluke with that fantastic crime saga The Town. Ben Affleck also stars in this thrilling drama as a bank robber who tries to rid himself of his life of crime, which means cutting ties with his partner (Jeremy Renner) and trying to connect with the victim of his last robbery (Rebecca Hall) in hopes to forge ahead with a new life outside of The Town. This DVD also includes special features like Ben Affleck's Focus Points of Boston, a look at the real people of The Town and a featurette about Ben Affleck as both an actor and director. This phenomenal crime drama will make a fine gift for any fan of gripping crime dramas, harrowing gunfights or just fans of Ben Affleck in general. The Town will be released on DVD on December 17.
Gone With the Wind DVD
Gone With the Wind Scarlett Edition
Last year we had the Gone with the Wind: Ultimate Collector's Edition 70th Anniversary DVD set in our gift guide, a massive set with tons of collectible material along with a five-disc set loaded with special features. This year, Warner Bros. released Gone With the Wind Scarlett Edition, an edition that contains all of the fantastic special features on this five-disc set, but without the bulky packaging and memorabilia at a much cheaper price. This classic 1939 movie stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh and still holds the box office record after adjusting for inflation. The movie took in nearly $200 million at the box office in 1939, which would equate to a $1.6 billion gross today. This set includes a wealth of bonus goodies including full-length documentaries on the movie and the restoration process, cast profiles and a look at the year of 1939 as a whole, which is widely regarded as the best movie year in the history of the medium. Any romantic on your list would love this fantastic five-disc set. Gone With the Wind Scarlett Edition is available on DVD shelves now.
Elvis 75th Anniversary Collection
Elvis 75th Anniversary Collection
This huge 17-disc will be perfect for any mom or grandma who wants to relive The King's glory days on the silver screen. Elvis 75th Anniversary Collection includes such beloved Elvis Presley classics such as Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas and, for the first time on DVD, Elvis On Tour. This collection also includes a commemorative concert photo book, 10 replica memorabilia pieces including signed Elvis Presley checks and studio correspondences along with commentaries and making-of featurettes. This boxed will give any Elvis Presley fan hours upon hours of entertainment to any fan of The King. Elvis 75th Anniversary Collection is available now.
Humphrey Bogart:The Essential Collection
Humphrey Bogart:The Essential Collection
This will be a great present for grandma or any Bogie fan on your list. This set features 24 of Humphrey Bogart classics such as The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Casablanca on 12 discs, plus a 13th bonus disc with the documentary The Brothers Warner, which chronicles the history of the famed Warner Bros. studio and the brothers who founded it. The set also includes a 48-page book of photos and trivia on Humphrey Bogart, 10 photo cards of one-sheets from these movies and special features such as commentaries, making-of featurettes, studio blooper reels and much more. Any fan of Humphrey Bogart or classic cinema in general would love to receive this on December 25. Humphrey Bogart:The Essential Collection is available now.
Get Him to the Greek
Get Him to the Greek
Any college-aged relative on your list who appreciates the unique comedic styles of Russell Brand and Jonah Hill will love this new DVD of Get Him to the Greek this holiday season. Russell Brand reprises his role from the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Aldous Snow, and this time he's summoned to the Greek Theater for a concert and Jonah Hill's character is sent to bring him from London to L.A. for the show, and high jinks and hilarity naturally ensue. Bonus features include a Gag Reel, Line-O-Rama, three documentaries, music videos, Aldous Snow concert performances, deleted scenes, alternate openings and endings and a promo for "Sarah Marshall's" new TV series, Blind Medecine. This jam-packed DVD will put a smile on the face of any comedy fan on your list. Get Him to the Greek is available on DVD shelves now.
Russell Crowe stars as the latest incarnation of the classic character Robin Hood in director Ridley Scott's new movie. The rest of this all-star cast includes Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong and Danny Huston and the DVD includes a wealth of special features as well. This two-disc special edition DVD has special features such as deleted scenes, a three-part featurette delving into pre-production, production and post-production, another making-of featurette and even a Digital Copy as well. Any fan of Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott or medieval action movies would love to unwrap this on December 25. Robin Hood is available now.
Fox 75th Anniversary Collection
Fox 75th Anniversary Collection
We've saved the biggest set for last here, and it doesn't get much bigger than a 75-movie set featuring some of the biggest movies in the heralded history of this studio. Movies included in this set include Cavalcade, Miracle on 34th Street, All About Eve, The French Connection, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Die Hard, X-Men, Minority Report and Avatar, just to name a select few. This boxed set will not be cheap, by any means, but this set will be one for the ages and will surely be the centerpiece to anyone's DVD collection. Fox 75th Anniversary Collection will be available on December 7.