Christmas Gift Guide 2013: Best TV and Film Blu-ray box sets

Disney/Pixar The Complete Collection (£90)

For the last 18 years, Pixar has consistently delivered brilliant films using CG animation, packed with original plots and realised with the help of technological innovations. So, perfectly suited to Stuff readers, then.

To mark the animation studio's coming of age, it's released this massive, comprehensive box set – containing every single theatrical film and short film, plus tons of extras and design commentaries. No, you don't get any fancy extras like polystone statues or hardback books – but when the product's this good, do you really need them?

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Martin Scorsese Presents: World Cinema Foundation: Volume One (£30)

For the ardent cinephile, this collection gathers three neglected classics of world cinema from Turkey, Morocco and Kazakhstan – Dry Summer, Trances and Revenge.

All three are restored by the World Cinema Foundation, a film preservation organisation founded by Martin Scorsese – who also contributes introductions to each restored film.

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X-Men Adamantium Collection (£90)

What home would be complete without a disembodied Wolverine claw? This collection gathers all the X-Men and Wolverine movies in glorious Blu-ray – including the benighted X-Men 3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but let's not dwell on that.

With the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past set to gather almost every mutant featured in the series together, there's never been a better time to reacquaint yourself with Charles Xavier's School for the Gifted.

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Anna Karenina/Atonement/Pride & Prejudice (£14)

Director Joe Wright's three collaborations with Keira Knightley are gathered together in this Blu-ray collection.

Pride & Prejudice banishes all memories of Colin Firth with a more down-to-earth adaptation. We hesitate to refer to a Jane Austen story as "gritty," but it does strike a realistic note; Wright's Bennet sisters have muddy skirts and live in a relatively pokey house, not a massive country pile.

At the opposite end of the scale is Anna Karenina, which does away with realism to depict Imperial Russia on a single theatrical stage. Atonement, meanwhile, is guaranteed to tug on the heartstrings – maybe don't watch that one on Christmas Day.

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