1. SPARTACUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY, $200
The statuette packaged with this Amazon exclusive depicts TV’s favorite gladiator turned slave-revolt leader Spartacus kebabbing an opponent with a spear. All editions include new bonus material.
2. STANLEY KUBRICK: THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION, $200
Two new documentaries (one feature length) explore director Stanley Kubrick’s life and enduring influence in this Amazon-only set, which also contains Blu-rays of eight of his films, from Lolita (1962) to Eyes Wide Shut (1999).
3. GHOSTBUSTERS 1 & 2 LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET, $150
A “class-five full-roaming vapor” in the original 1984 film and its 1989 sequel, Slimer attains team-mascot status in the animated spin-off. He’s a numbered figurine in this set, which also includes new 30th-anniversary bonus material.
4. THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 4 LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY, $130
In an especially creepy touch, the Walker statue’s arm and head pivot when you remove the discs’ case from the base. All editions include deleted and extended scenes, commentaries and other bonuses.
5. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST DELUXE EDITION, $130
The best X movie yet? Maybe. But the Magneto helmet included in this Amazon exclusive has no rival in the X-Men swag spectrum. If it fits on a kitten’s head, expect to see it in your Facebook news feed over the holidays.
6. HERZOG: THE COLLECTION LIMITED EDITION, $160
Sixteen films from German master Werner Herzog make Blu-ray debuts in this set, including the dramas he made with actor Klaus Kinski and several of his gleefully idiosyncratic documentaries.
7. STAR TREK: THE COMPENDIUM, $45
This pairing of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) compiles bonuses that were split among various retailers in 2013 and weaves all the theatrical IMAX footage into the sequel’s Blu-ray.
8. THE SOPRANOS: THE COMPLETE SERIES BLU-RAY, $280
Does Tony Soprano survive the landmark show’s ambiguous conclusion? Series creator David Chase still sidesteps when asked. Just enjoy one of TV’s all-time best shows in high definition, and try to fuhgeddaboudit.
9. TRUE BLOOD: THE COMPLETE SERIES BLU-RAY, $300
Released the same day as the final-season collection of HBO’s vampire drama, this set rewards fans who waited for a single box that includes digital copies of every episode of every season.
10. THE OFFICE: THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD, $200
Like Cheers before it, The Office evolved through cast changes while remaining fun and inventive. With 201 episodes from nine seasons and reams of bonuses, it’s comedy comfort food served by Steve Carell.
11. STEVEN SPIELBERG DIRECTOR’S COLLECTION BLU-RAY,$200
With Duel, The Sugarland Express, Jaws, E.T., 1941, Always and the first two Jurassic Park movies, this set traces Spielberg’s rise from wunderkind to mogul. A booklet adds to the on-disc bonuses.
12. JOHN WAYNE: THE EPIC COLLECTION DVD, $150
This deluxe 40-film compendium of the big man’s films comes packed with 17 artifacts of memorabilia in a bound collector’s book. Amazon’s exclusive edition adds a Duke belt buckle that is absolutely perfect.