10 of the best Christmas Blu-ray box sets
Harry Potter Wizard's Collection
There’s something very Christmassy about the Harry Potter films, and there's no larger collection out there than this. Yes, the price tag will have you wishing you could conjure up more money with a few spells of your own, but there are a staggering 31 discs in here, featuring every movie (in some cases, multiple versions), 37 hours of special features and a pile of bumph bigger than Hagrid's dinner.
The Godfather 40th Anniversary Collection
Yes, Part III might be a bit of a dip in form, but Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy features some of the finest filmmaking ever, and the whole thing is presented here in this white-and-gold box set (which looks ostentatious enough that Michael Corleone might have it on his bookshelves, appropriately enough). There’s also commentary for all three movies from Coppola himself, as well as a 70-minute documentary taking a peek behind their production. All in all, an offer we’d find very hard to refuse.
Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of James Bond's first outing on the silver screen, this 22-film collection features nine films that have never before appeared on Blu-ray, alongside a whopping 130 hours of bonus material. They've even left a space for you to slot in the Skyfall Blu-ray you'll inevitably buy later. You'll be in 00-Heaven (sorry, really sorry).
Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition
Out on the 3rd of December in the UK, this box set features all three of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, all the special features from the individual editions (including an hour-long documentary on the Batmobile!) and a special book that delves into the series. Both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises Blu-rays benefit from a shifting aspect ratio that showcases the films' IMAX-shot footage.
Quentin Tarantino has been making movies for 20 years, hence the name of this box set. It features eight films he's been involved with (Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds), plus a couple of extra discs stuff with an appropriate amount of geek fodder. Just don’t buy it for your gran, OK?