Christmas DVD’s, What To Buy, What To Avoid

It is holiday time! So get ready for our list of the best Christmas DVD’s you should consider adding to your collection this year. The thing about Christmas DVD’s is that some of them are all souped up and packed with features and fun stuff, while others, though great films, have nothing to offer outside of the movie itself. Here are our BUY’s and AVOID’s for this holiday season.

christmas1.jpgThe Christmas Classics Gift Set BUY

Love this one, it has DVD’s of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, The Little Drummer Boy & Cricket on the Hearth. All the classics together and for under 30$! You gotta buy this one.


It’s a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition) AVOID

This classic is still one of the best Christmas movies ever. The 60th anniversary edition DVD is only a year old and is certainly worth picking up to replace your old VHS copy. Be careful though, if you already have a DVD of this, the only difference is that the new version is from Paramount DVD and they’ve added new cover art. So we are gonna tag this one as one to avoid.

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Ocean’s 13, Princess Bride 20th Anniversary Among New DVD Releases

As the holidays get closer and closer, the DVD onslaught it sure to be turned up a notch or two in the coming weeks. Thiso131.jpg week, we see the release of Oceans 13, the third (and hopefully last) installment in the now heist happy triliogy, as well as a 20th Anniversary Edition of The Princess Bride. Here are some other notable releases for the week of November 12th…..

Live Free Or Die Hard 2 Disc Unrated Edition
or Unrated Special Edition

Santa Claus 3

Inside The Actors Studio – Johnny Depp

Johnny Cash Christmas 1977

New High-Definition releases for October 9th, 2007

BluRay Releases

    -28 Days Later
    -28 Weeks Later
    -Edward Scissorhands
    -The Fly (1986)
    -From Hell
    -Nature’s Journey
    -Reign Over Me
    -Surf’s Up
    -Twilight Zone: The Movie

HD-DVD Releases

    -Evan Almighty
    -Twilight Zone: The Movie

New DVD releases for October 9th, 2007

New Releases

    -28 Weeks Later
    -Black Sheep (Unrated)
    -Evan Almighty
    -Reign Over Me
    -Rise: Blood Hunter: Unrated Edition
    -Surf’s Up: Special Edition

TV Box Sets

    -Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Three
    -Ben 10: Season Two
    -CSI: NY: Season Three
    -Creature Comforts America: Season One
    -Degrassi High: Complete Series
    -Everybody Hates Chris: Season Two
    -Family Ties: Season Two
    -Girlfriends: Season Two
    -The Lair: Season One
    -Marple: Season Three
    -Murder, She Wrote: Season Seven
    -Only Fools and Horses: Complete Series
    -Robin of Sherwood: Season Three
    -Roots: Complete Collection
    -Roots: The Next Generations
    -Stargate SG-1: Complete Series
    -The Vicar of Dibley: Immaculate Collection
    -War and Peace: Complete Mini-Series

Special Editions/Other Releases

    -Elvis Collection
    -Elvis Blue Suade Collection
    -Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: 40th Anniversary Edition
    -Hannah Montana: Life’s What You Make It
    -Homie Spumoni
    -Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board
    -Night of the Living Dead 3D
    -Poltergeist: 25th Anniversary Edition
    -Shanghai Kiss
    -Stanley Kramer Box Set
    -Tara Road
    -Twilight Zone: The Movie
    -Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

Control your DVD player like a WII

I just stumbled across this little news blurb on Google news.  Seems someone has developed a chip that will allow you to control DVD playback by waving your hand in the air.  By pointing your thumb in the air you can fast forward, skip back, etc.

The blurb gives very little information so understand I have no idea if this is true or not.  If it isn’t true I apologize.  If it is true I also apologize.


New High Definition Releases for October 2nd, 2007

BluRay Releases

    -Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    -Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    -The Day After Tomorrow
    -Day of the Dead (1985)
    -Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn
    -Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
    -Halloween (1978)
    -A Room with a View

HD-DVD Releases

    -Dreaming Nevada
    -A Room with a View
    -Top Gun

New DVD releases for October 2nd, 2007

New Releases

    -1408: Collector’s Edition
    -Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

TV Box Sets

    -Criminal Minds: Season Two
    -Entourage: Season Three, Part Two
    -Felix the Cat: Golden Anniversary Edition
    -How I Met Your Mother: Season Two
    -I Love New York: Season One
    -Jericho: Season One
    -Metalocalypse: Season One
    -The Sarah Silverman Program: Season One
    -Shark: Season One
    -Star Trek: The Next Generation: Complete Series
    -The War: Mini-Series

Special Editions/Other Releases

    -Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Special Edition
    -Caligula: Four-Disc Imperial Edition
    -Craziest Christmas Collection
    -Christmas Miracle at Sage Creek
    -Christmas Television Favorites
    -Elf Bowling: The Movie
    -A Flintstones Christmas Carol
    -Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane
    -Funny Face: 50th Anniversary Edition
    -Jonathan Livingston Seagull
    -The Jungle Book: Platinum Edition
    -Misery: Collector’s Edition
    -Planet Earth & Blue Planet: Seas of Life
    -Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud
    -Species: Collector’s Edition
    -Species: The Awakening
    -Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale
    -The War: A Ken Burns Film
    -The Year Without a Santa Claus: Deluxe Edition