2012 Holiday DVD/Bluray Gift Guide + GIVEAWAY

With the holidays approaching now is the time to start thinking about what to get for your loved ones. Sure a new power washer for Dad is cool, kitchen appliances for mom….ok, a magazine subscription to Popular Mechanic  for Little Billy…….a little weird but informative, a extremely lifelike baby doll that pees and poops for Little Donna……..ummm sure but in the end nothing makes a better gift than your loved ones favorite movie. Today I’ll be giving you a rundown of some of the movies to look for during the holidays. Hopefully it’ll make shopping for Mom, Dad or Little Billy a bit easier.

For The Guys

You may know what Xbox 360 game you’re getting for your man, but you still need stocking stuffers and of course some epic movies to watch together after you rip open all of your presents and lie around in sugar-induced stupor.  Here are some dude-friendly home entertainment picks that should aid in making your holiday shopping a bit easier.


The Watch

Of course the ultimate gift for your favorite dude this holiday season is a copy of The Watch on Blu-ray or DVD. This film is perfect for a group of friends to kick back in front of the big screen while enjoying a few beers. Plenty of male bonding is sure to occur while watching Evan (Ben Stiller) and the gang attempts to protect the people of Glenview, Ohio.

Bond 50

All the Bonds.  All the girls.  All the action.  All in high-definition.  This year marks James Bond’s monumental Golden Anniversary with the release of Bond 50, the complete Bond experience showcasing all 22 classic films on Blu-ray together for the first time ever, neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set.


Renowned director Ridley Scott takes fans on a gripping sci-fi thriller that plays off the Alien franchise universe.  Noomi Rapace captures everyone’s attention as archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw, who is on an epic quest to discover humanity’s forerunners, the “Engineers”.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter  


Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov teamed up to for a fun, action-packed film with cutting-edge visual effects.  A citizen by day and a hunter by night, you’ll enjoy the Lincoln you know kick some major vampire butt.

Denzel Washington Collection




Denzel Washington stands apart as the rare Hollywood superstar who is as respected as he is popular. This one-of-a-kind DVD collection, spanning over twenty years of Denzel’s incredible career, includes some of his most memorable and acclaimed performances. From thought-provoking dramas to pulse-pounding thrillers, these eight iconic films showcase his phenomenal versatility – making this a must-own set for every fan.


I, Robot Blu-ray 3D




In the year 2035, technology and robots are a trusted part of everyday life. But that trust is broken when a scientist is found dead and a skeptical detective (Will Smith) believes that a robot is responsible. Bridget Moynahan co-stars in this high-tech action thriller that questions whether technology will ultimately lead to mankind’s salvation . . . or annihilation.


Patton on Blu-ray

Winner of seven 1970 ACADEMY AWARDS®, Patton is a riveting portrayal of one of the twentieth century’s greatest military geniuses. As rebellious as he was brilliant, George Patton was the only general truly feared by the Nazis, yet his own volatile personality was the one enemy he could never defeat.

American Horror Story Season 1

“American Horror Story” follows the Harmon family, a family of three who have moved from Boston to LA for a fresh start but end up living in a sinister haunted house instead. From producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk comes the intriguing, erotic and scary story of life within the haunted house.



The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel



An award-winning, all-star cast, led by Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Maggie Smith, lights up this “buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion.” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to “outsource” their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways. Smart, life-affirming and genuinely charming, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is a “true classic that reminds us that it’s never too late to find love and a fresh beginning at any age.” (Rex Reed, The New York Observer)

Ruby Sparks

From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine comes a “charming and delightful” (Marshall Fine, Huffingtonpost.com) romantic comedy starring Paul Dano and writer-actress Zoe Kazan.  Struggling with writer’s block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin (Dano) creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby (Kazan) who inspires him. But not only does this bring his work to life- it also brings Ruby to life- literally! Face-to-face with an actual relationship with his once virtual girlfriend, Calvin must now decide whether to pen this love story or let it write itself. Also starring Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas and Elliott Gould, Ruby Sparks is a smart coming-of-age story that proves true love can be remarkably magical.


Lola Versus

Greta Gerwig sparkles in this offbeat romantic comedy about looking for answers – and finding yourself – in a complicated world. When 29-year-old Lola (Gerwig) is dumped by her fiancé Luke Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before the wedding, she embarks on an emotional, year-long adventure of self-discovery filled with love, loss, hilarity and heartache. Guided (and often misguided) by the well-meaning advice of her close friends and eccentric parents, Lola’s chaotic journey en route to the big 3-0 proves that a single tumultuous year can yield the lessons of a lifetime.

The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Blu-ray

This classic fairy tale complete with heroes, villains, trickery, mockery and death-defying miracles captured audiences young and old with its brilliant, memorable dialogue, enchanting story line and bewitching characters.



Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Join Greg, Rowley, and all your other favorite characters from this series as they try and make the most out of their summer – without getting into too much trouble of course!

Ice Age: Continental Drift


Nothing says “winter” like a snowy winter wonderland! Sub-zero heroes Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon a high-seas adventure after their continent is set adrift.  Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they try to reunite with their herd.  In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.

Dragons: Riders of Berk


The epic story of Hiccup, Toothless and his fearless friends continue as a television series, with 4 explosive episodes filled with all-new adventures and exciting, never-before-seen dragons.




Dick Tracy


Dick Tracy—Available for the first time on Blu-ray December 11

Follow hard-hitting comic book detective Dick Tracy as he investigates organized crime and woos his leading ladies when the pup action film sneaks onto Blu-ray later this year.  SRP: $26.50



Cinderella Diamond Edition


Available in DVD or Blu-ray Combo Packs OR Special Jewelry Box


This enchanting classic comes alive in stunning fashion for in-home viewing for the very first time on Blu-ray high definition with enhanced picture and sound. The Cinderella: Diamond Edition sparkles like never before with a wide-array of bonus features, including never-before-seen material, family-friendly interactive activities, games and more. Audiences can enjoy this timeless masterpiece in a 6-Disc Jewelry Box Set, 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack or High-Definition Disney Digital.


The Diamond Edition contains several bonus features, including the detailing of the design and manufacture of the highly anticipated shoe, a fantasy short starring Louboutin as he travels the streets of Paris seeking inspiration for the shoe and the inspiring story of the real-life fairy godmother, Mary Alice O’Connor, the wife of Disney’s layout genius Ken O’Connor.  SRP for Jewelry Box Set: $89.99; SRP for Bluray Combo Pack: $39.99



Finding Nemo 3D

“Sea” Finding Nemo for the first time ever in 3D

 – package includes Blu-ray, DVD and Digital


Available December 4

Disney Pixar‘s Finding Nemo dives back into theaters and homes this year in breathtaking Digital 3D. This must-“sea” underwater adventure swims into living rooms for the first time ever in high-definition Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and Digital Platforms on December 4.


The Blu-ray 2D and 3D debuts feature pristine high definition picture and sound, combining an incredible at-home experience with a host of interactive features and bonus features, including 3D Virtual Aquariums, 2D Virtual Aquariums, CineExplorer, a Filmmaker Roundtable and more. Ultimate Collector’s Edition SRP: $49.99; 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack SRP: $20.00


Secret of the Wings

All-new Tinker Bell feature film


Available October 23

The Walt Disney Studios unveils an all-new, original full-length CG-animated feature film, Secret of the Wings, starring Tinker Bell, her fairy friends and introducing a sparkling new winter fairy, Periwinkle. Debuting on Blu-­ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital, the film marks the first time ever Tinker Bell will fly on Disney Blu-­ray 3D.


Join Tinker Bell and her fairy friends as they travel through the mysterious Winter Woods and discover a magical secret that could forever change their world. A magical fairy adventure for the whole family, Secret of the Wings features a spectacular voice cast and includes a host of exciting bonus features that extend the viewing experience, taking audience deeper into the magical world of Disney Fairies.  SRP: $39.99



Brave 3D

Available November 13

An original and thrilling journey set in the ancient and magical Highlands of Scotland; Brave follows the heroic journey of the headstrong, young adventurer Merida. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida confronts tradition and defies an age-old custom that inadvertently unleashes chaos, and forces her to discover the true meaning of bravery. The 5-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition (1 Blu-ray 3D + 2 Blu-ray Discs + 1 DVD + 1 Digital Copy) has something for everyone – from the home entertainment enthusiast who demands the highest quality, state-of-the-art technology offerings, to the family who enjoys the interactive and engaging bonus features that only Blu-ray can provide. Ultimate Collector’s Edition SRP: $49.99


Soooooooooo, there’s going to be LOTS to choose from this holiday season so I suggest you jump on these titles! I mean, you don’t want to disappoint anyone with rock candy and fruit cake right?



The fine folks at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and myself are in a giving mood – Up for grabs is American Horror Story Season 1 on Blu-ray!!!!!

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