GamePro 2008 holiday gift guide
- — 19 December, 2008 16:54
Must Have Movie Gifts (page 3 of 4)
There's nothing we love more than curling up on the couch with a good movie; there's no better way to relax. We scoured the new release shelves and came up with a giant list of the must have DVDs and Blu-rays for the upcoming holiday season; we also threw in three essential movie related gifts as well to help turn your life into a movie paradise.
Movies for Dad:
Shawshank Redemption (Blu-Ray)
"Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'." Frank Darabont's reformatory masterpiece is finally available on Blu-Ray DVD, with brand new features including film trivia, two documentaries on the making of the motion picture and a 38-page book chronicling the trials and tribulations that went into the creation of one of the finest films of the past decade. With astounding performances from Hollywood heavyweights Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins to the living, The Shawshank Redemption remains of the most amazing tales of friendship and hope ever weaved onto the silver screen.
Man on Wire
We all have passions in life, and daredevil Philippe Petit's just happened to be wire-walking. This endearing documentary follows Petit and his partners in crime in what can only be called one of the most daring acts of the past century: wire-walking between both towers of the World Trade Center. An engaging exploration of dedication, Man on Wire is an utterly fascinating journey from beginning to end that's guaranteed to capture your heart from the get-go.
Band of Brothers (Blu-Ray)
One of the most critically acclaimed mini-series ever to grace cable television, the World War II epic Band of Brothers is back and better than ever in this six-disc Blu-Ray DVD collection.
Re-live the victories and hardships of the legendary airborne infantry Easy Company as they traverse through one of the world's darkest times in ten expertly crafted episodes chronicling such events as the D-Day invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, and the renowned capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Jam-packed with special features and weighing in at a running time of a whopping 705 minutes, discover why Band of Brothers was never just a television show - it was an historical experience.
The Sopranos: The Complete Series
All six seasons of HBO's runaway mobster hit (no pun intended) have finally been collected in The Sopranos: The Complete Series. With 112 separate Emmy nominations, The Sopranos proved itself as a landmark experience, featuring some of the best writing, acting and finely-crafted stories on television today. The Complete Series comes packed with a collection of bonus features, from Supper with the Sopranos, where various cast members sit down over dinner and discuss their favorite episodes to a 56-page collector's album, chronicling the landmark mafioso series in its metamorphosis to one of the most highly-acclaimed television dramas to date.
The Wire: The Complete Series
Widely regarded as the best written show on television, this holiday season The Wire is collected in its entirety for the first time. The Complete Series features all five critically commended seasons in one neat package, spread across a whopping 23 discs. One of the most meticulously crafted television shows to ever hit the small screen, The Wire is everything you could hope for in a television drama: astonishing, complex, and absolutely engaging.
Movies for Mom:
Nip/Tuck: The Complete Fifth Season
Fresh off the heels of the writer's strike comes the highly anticipated fifth season of FX's extravagant hour long drama chronicling the lives of TV's two most infamous plastic surgeons as they make the leap from sunny Miami to the City of Angels: Los Angeles. With its astounding ensemble cast acting stronger than ever, these fourteen episodes cover issues from stalking to sexual phenomena to the ugliest of them all: reality television.
Sex and the City: The Wedding Collection Ultimate Collectors Edition
The girls are back in their first and final feature-length exploit. Picking up right where the highly praised series left off, we re-join Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda in their trials and tribulations as they face the challenges that come with the two L's: love and labels. With 166 minutes of unrated material, Sex & The City: The Wedding Collection is a must-have for fans of the series, and an absolutely charming experience on its own.
Desperate Housewives: Seasons 1-3
Join the women of Wisteria Lane in one of the sauciest, sharpest shows on television. Featuring all three award winning seasons featuring extended and unrated episodes, this eighteen-disc collection is a must own for any fan of the series. With brand new behind the scenes bonus features and one-on-one interviews with the sizzling Housewives themselves, Desperate Housewives: Seasons 1-3 is that can't be missed.
Bones: Season 1-3
Fox's runaway crime drama success is finally being collected in all of its anthropologic glory with this spectacular box set. Witness the first three seasons of this highly regarded forensics-based procedural unravel before your eyes in one complete package. Whoever said that dead men tell no tales had obviously never seen an episode of Bones.
BBC Natural History Collection
The BBC is responsible for some of the most stunning nature documentaries ever produced. The Natural History Collection is a fantastic 17-DVD set that will make you appreciate the planet we call home on an entirely new level. Besides which, Sir David Attenbourgh's voice is ridiculously soothing. www.bbcamericashop.com $199.99