Blu-rays always make excellent gifts for movie and TV-loving friends and family members. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for that dedicated couch potato or cinephile, look no further. We rounded up these 14 eye-catching Blu-ray sets that are all available this holiday season.
THE GODFATHER TRILOGY: OMERTA EDITION
In The Godfather, Don Vito Corleone famously says, “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” Now, you can give someone a gift they can’t refuse with this classy, four-disc The Godfather Trilogy: Omerta Edition. This commemorative 45th Anniversary set includes all three Academy Award winning and nominated films, including “The Coppola Restoration” of both original masterpiece and The Godfather Part II as well as the remastered version of The Godfather Part III (the only film of the trilogy that did not win Best Picture). You also get collectible trivia cards, an Anatomy of a Scene fold out, quote cards and magnetic poetry. Director Francis Ford Coppola provides commentaries for all three films in the bonus features.
E.T.: 35TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION (4K ULTRA HD)
Phone home this season and grab this timeless, beloved classic which gets the ultra-high definition treatment just in time for its 35th anniversary. This limited edition gift set contains both the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and standard Blu-ray along with a re-mastered CD soundtrack of John William’s unforgettable original score. You’ll also get a collector’s booklet containing rare images and stories from behind the scenes. The only thing not included is a box of tissues, which you might want to considering throwing in an extra stocking stuffer. You’ll need it for the film’s many heartwarming moments.
DC UNIVERSE: 10TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
Comic geeks will have a major nerdgasm over this juggernaut set which contains a whopping 32 discs. All 30 of DC’s critically acclaimed animated films from the past decade are here, spanning from 2007’s Superman Doomsday to last year’s R-rated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke and the recent Batman and Harley Quinn. Limited to only 20,000 copies, each stylish box is individually numbered and also contains two must-have collectibles: a 40-page adult coloring book and a set of three exclusive collector coins featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The quality of the DC Comic live-action movies has been hit and miss lately, but animated features are where they reign supreme.
HARRY POTTER: 8-FILM COLLECTION (4K ULTRA HD)
Go back to Hogwarts and experience all eight Harry Potter movies for the first time in beautiful 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Each film sports immersive DTS:X audio and all previously released bonus features remain intact. If you don’t have a 4K Blu-ray player yet, fret not, this set is future proof and contains 4K and standard Blu-ray combo packs as well as digital HD codes. If you still don’t plan to dive into 4K just yet and want to save some pennies, alternately, you can grab J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World 9-film Collection, which is a Blu-ray-only set that contains all eights films plus the most recent flick in the Potterverse, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
PUPPET MASTER: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTABLE TRUNK
If you were a horror fan growing up in the early 1990s, you likely have fond memories of roaming the aisles of the video store and gazing upon the many VHS covers of the Puppet Master saga, the cult horror series from the beloved low-budget horror studio Full Moon Pictures. Now, you can have all 11 films remastered for the very first time on Blu-ray. Not only that, but they come stored in this detailed and gasp-inducing replica of Andre Toulon’s trunk, complete with a mini-action figure of “Blade” and a collectible booklet. Don’t look for this in stores. You can only get it exclusively from Full Moon Pictures’ official site.
THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON LIMITED EDITION
During the seventh season of The Walking Dead, you may recall that Rick was pushed into a junkyard pit and squared off against a grotesque, tetanus-inducing walker that looked like it strolled off the set of Mad Max: Fury Road. That memorable “Spiked Walker,” aka Winslow, is showcased in this limited edition of The Walking Dead: The Complete Seventh Season. Designed by McFarlane Toys with only 5,000 manufactured, the beautifully detailed “Winslow” bust houses the five-disc set containing all 16 episodes from the seventh season of the biggest show on television.
GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE SEASONS 1-7
Winter is coming and so is Christmas, which makes this a perfect gift. And if the reports are true, it’s going to be a long time before the eighth and final of season of Game of Thrones comes around. 2018 could very well be void of any new episodes, but this all-new Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-7 box set should help ward off the threat of those Westeros withdrawals as you binge-watch all seven seasons again. If you’re a die-hard fan who already owns Seasons 1-6, you’ll be pleased to hear that a standalone release of The Complete Seventh Season is also available on Blu-ray.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION
Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo… Those are just some of the classic movies from legendary master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock and they’re all a part of this massive Blu-ray set. Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection features 15 of his most iconic films all digitally restored. As the icing on the cake, you also get 10 episodes from his TV series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, more than 15 hours of bonus features and a collectible 58-page book.
FIREFLY: 15TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Between the time he created Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992) but before he became one of Marvel’s golden boys, writer-director Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron) brought us Firefly—the cult sci-fi/adventure TV series about a likeable band of renegades aboard the titular spacecraft, the Serenity (which also spawned a movie in 2005). Now, for its 15th anniversary, every episode comes housed in this slick slipcase complete with a Firefly poster and collectible character cards. Get yours now; it’s only available for a limited time.
SAMURAI JACK: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Earlier this year, Adult Swim’s Emmy Award winning animated series Samurai Jack took a bow with its fifth and final season. Packed with 62 episodes and endless hours of bonus content, devoted fans will be pleased to hear that they can finally trade in those old standard definition DVDs, because this Complete Series set contains seasons 1-4 remastered in HD for the first time. The big highlight is that you’ll also get a one-of-a-kind metal art print that’s only available exclusively in this box set.
GEORGE A. ROMERO: BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAWN
The late George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead) might be best remembered as the father of the zombie genre, but unless you’re a hardcore fan, you might not be familiar with some of his less popular genre films. Fans of Romero or fans of cult-thriller films of the 1970s will appreciate this limited edition box set that puts the spotlight on three of the director’s obscure gems overshadowed by the Living Dead craze. There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch and The Crazies are all here, presented with brand new 2K and 4K resorations. All three Blu-rays feature reversible sleeves featuring original, newly commissioned artwork.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (4K ULTRA HD)
No Steven Spielberg collection is complete without Close Encounters of the Third Kind. And now, for its 40th anniversary, it makes its big 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut containing all three versions of the film: the 1977 theatrical cut, the 1980 Special Edition and the 1997 Director’s Cut. One of the striking things about this set other than the spectacular picture quality is this “light and sound” lenticular giftset box that lights up when you press a button that plays the iconic five-tone musical theme—the very same tune the scientists play to communicate with the aliens at Devil’s Tower. You’ll also find a booklet featuring rare photos.
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: 40TH ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION
You’re going to need a checklist to keep inventory of all the goodies packed in this disco fever-inducing 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of Saturday Night Fever. They aren’t kidding when they say super deluxe. Aside from the new director’s cut Blu-ray, you also get the original soundtrack that spawned four number-one hits for the Bee Gees in two formats: a 2LP vinyl and an expanded two-disc version of the soundtrack containing all new mixes. Other goodies include: five art prints, a movie poster, turntable mat and a 23-page booklet. The only thing missing is a pair of dancing shoes.
MEN IN BLACK TRILOGY: 20TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION (4K ULTRA HD)
The Men in Black are now Men in Blu. Fully restored in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray to be exact. The hit sci-fi/comedy trilogy that starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as Agents Kay and Jay turns 20 years old and for that’s it’s getting the pristine VIP 4K treatment, complete with a new ear-crushing Dolby Atmos soundtrack. In this sleek, collectible black slipcase, you’ll get three formats to choose from: aside from the 4K format, you also have standard Blu-ray and UltraViolet HD codes. All three films come with hours of original special features, including featurettes, music videos and commentaries.