Inked’s Holiday DVD/Blu-ray Gift Guide
Black Friday is coming and whether you prefer to shop online or be hardcore and camp out in front of your local Best Buy at 3 AM to nab that killer deal, we’re here to help you plan out your attack. Blu-rays make excellent gifts, and if you have a friend or loved one who is a total couch potato or cinephile, here are some TV and movie must-haves that you might want to keep an eye out for.
BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
You’ve heard of a “can of whoop ass” before, well now here’s a barrel of whoop ass. In this sweet packaging you get to experience the antics of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in every season of the Emmy winning Breaking Bad, plus you get an all new documentary and over 55 hours behind the scenes and other countless bonus features.
BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE SERIES: Available at AMAZON.COM
THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Bitch and moan about how grounded in reality Christopher Nolan’s Batman films are, but there’s no denying their greatness in both writing and directing as well as signature performances like Heath Ledger’s take on the Joker. Here you get all three critically acclaimed movies: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises along with a cool photo book, 5 original frameable villain prints, and mini vehicle replicas of the Tumbler, Bat-pod and The Bat.
THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION: Available at WBSHOP.COM
JAMES DEAN ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Go old school and experience the original American rebel in gorgeous high definition as East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant all debut on Blu-ray for the very first time. All three films underwent a tedious restoration process from original camera negatives. Aside from the pristine transfers, this classy set contains a 40-page commemorative booklet, 3 mini-movie posters, behind the scenes photos, and authentic production memos. Extras are endless but the standouts are three feature length documentaries about the legendary icon.
JAMES DEAN ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION: Available at WBSHOP.COM
WEEDS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
This eye-popping, glowing acrylic packaging contains a whopping 16 discs featuring all 8 seasons and 102 episodes of Showtime’s award winning series. Yea, there are tons of documentaries and bonus featurettes, which include: “Pot Circle: Weeds Cast Roundtable,” “They Came, They Smoked, They Left,” “Nancy’s Sexcapades,” and “Suburban Black Widow,” but sadly, no joint included.
WEEDS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION: Available at STORE.SHO.COM
X-MEN: THE ADAMANTIUM COLLECTION
Don’t own any of the X-Men films on Blu-ray yet? Well, this is the latest and greatest big baddie to have. In it, you get X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, and this year’s The Wolverine. But wait! Aside from the super cool Wolverine “claw” packaging, some mutant psychic who designed this packaging foresaw that the yet to be released 7th film in the series, X-Men: Days of Future Past, was coming to Blu-ray one day, so he even made a slot for that too! This one is an Amazon.com exclusive, so seek it out there.
X-MEN: THE ADAMANTIUM COLLECTION: Available at AMAZON.COM