Warner Brothers Home Video Gift Guide

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WB Christmas

The Halloween candy bucket is about half-empty now, and the freezer is getting stocked with the groceries we'll need for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast. That means it's time to think about getting that advanced shopping done for everyone on your Christmas list (or at the very least, dropping heavy hints to everyone else for the things you want Saint Nick to put under your tree).

For media buffs like us, Blu-rays and DVDs will always be a welcome thing to unwrap, especially when they're completely binge-worthy. Fortunately, Warner Brothers Home Video has a plethora of items being released now that will more than satisfy any good pop-culture geek's tastes! Here's a sample of what we suggest you might want to look at for your shopping/registration lists!

DC Universe 10th Anniversary Collection

There are DVD sets, and then there are DVD treasure chests. Even if I wasn't reeling from the realization that the DC Universe Animated Movies have now been going on for ten years, this set would completely bowl me over.

This is a 30 film set, which also includes the five animated shorts that began to run as a "backup feature" for a while (and which this reviewer misses greatly) -- The Spectre, Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, Catwoman and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam.

You'll also get special bonus content, including:

- "The Super Human In Us All"

- "Mark Hamill: Finding the Laugh"

- "DCU Original Movies 10th Anniversary Comic-Con Panel with Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong and others.

- "Tribute to Darwyn Cooke"

This Blu-ray box set is limited to 20,000, and each box is individually numbered. It's the perfect item to ask Santa for, or to register on your gift list for those who are looking for things to get you for Christmas. (And, yes, we suppose you could also buy one for someone else in your life.)

The 30-film DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray) will include:

  1. SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY
  2. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER
  3. BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT
  4. WONDER WOMAN COMMEMORATIVE EDITION
  5. GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT
  6. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES
  7. JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS
  8. BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD
  9. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE
  10. ALL-STAR SUPERMAN
  11. GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS
  12. BATMAN: YEAR ONE
  13. JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM
  14. SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE
  15. THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1
  16. THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURNS, PART 2
  17. SUPERMAN: UNBOUND
  18. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX
  19. JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR
  20. SON OF BATMAN
  21. BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM
  22. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS
  23. BATMAN VS. ROBIN
  24. JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS
  25. BATMAN: BAD BLOOD
  26. JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS
  27. BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
  28. JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
  29. TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT
  30. BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN

Pretty Little Liars: Complete Series Set

A mystery seven years in the telling, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS is as compelling as it can be confusing. I've spoken with fans who've told me they've seen the entire show and still can't wrap their heads around what it is they've watched.

Four teenage girls -- Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, Spencer Hastings and Emily Fields -- begin to receive mysterious threats from an anonymous "A.D." after the disappearance and murder of their best friend, Alison DiLaurentis. As the girls try to figure out what happened to Alison, they spin a web of secrets and lies to find the ugly truth, as their friendships deepen while they traverse high school, college and beyond.

The Vampire Diaries: Complete Series

Somewhere between NOSFERATU and today, vampires evolved from bloodsucking monsters to bloodsucking sexy beasts. Chief among the new genre was THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which took high school student Elena Gilbert and threw her into a love triangle with fellow students Stefan and Damon Salvatore -- two brothers who just happen to be vampires. (They later go to college, New Orleans, and Hell -- you know, usual coming-of-age stuff.)

Throughout the series, 'shipping really came into its own as fans debated who would be the better vampire for Elena -- moralist Stefan or the cynical, smirking Damon. The series was hot enough to spawn its own spin-off, THE ORIGINALS, where even more vampiric romance could thrill fans.

All eight seasons of #TVD are available in this complete series boxed set -- just the thing for celebrating Christmas on the dark side.

Westworld: Complete First Season

WESTWORLD takes the 1973 Michael Crichton thriller and gives it a mind-bending expansion into a fully-realized series. BLADE RUNNER meets Disney World as the artificially intelligent hosts in an amusement park for humans begin to form consciousness, and deviate from their proscribed storylines to find their own destinies.

Starring ANTHONY HOPKINS, ED HARRIS, RACHEL EVAN WOOD, THANDIE NEWTON and JAMES MARSDEN, this star-studded HBO series is one that absolutely cannot be passed over by fans of hard science fiction.

Click the header above for our full review of Season One.

Peanuts Holiday Collection 4K Ultra HD

Good grief! It just wouldn't be the holidays without Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang, starring in those animated tales that have become an iconic part of Americana and the holidays. Now you can relive those moments in the most vivid color possible -- 4K!

Join the gang for a night in the Pumpkin Patch as Linus awaits the Great Pumpkin. Then settle in for a feast of popcorn and buttered toast at A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Finally, set the Yule log burning for a comfy evening with A Charlie Brown Christmas.

This release also includes special features that delve into the making of all these classics, as well as other cartoon shorts devoted to the holidays. This is one you want to order before the holidays get here, not after, for maximum enjoyment.