When you buy the forthcoming Bond 50 box-set with all the James Bond movies on crisp, killer Blu-ray, you’ll not only get 22 classic spy films, you also get to ogle all the Bond girls. Everyone from Pussy Galore to Honey Rider to Holly Goodhead. We’d call these the “bonus” features, but there’s also 130 hours of actual bonus content, too.
Only the best films are released through Criterion Editions. The 1954 cult classic Godzilla—the original monster-movie—will soon be out in a Hi-Def, digitally-restored version with loads of extra features including critical commentary from film critic-historian David Kalat.
If you don’t have time to know about, follow, and TiVo the cool shows while they’re on, be thankful you can play catch up with the trusty old box set. HBO’s bristling Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire is a series you want to see. This 5-disc season one set drops 01/10/12.
Instead of classic cornball feel-good flicks, light up your holiday festivities with some blood and guts. UFC’s Ultimate Fight Collection gives you 20 discs of the season’s best fights in all their Spartan glory. Available this December
The shower scene from Psycho is arguably the scariest movie scene in Hollywood history. It came straight from the mind of director/ filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, who also gave us The Birds and many more. This Essentials Collection includes five of his greatest films as well as replicas of the original movie posters.
Law & Order: great cop show, a multi-Emmy winner and the longest-running TV drama of all time. Now the whole 20+ plus years has been packaged into a 104-disc collection, which seems like it will take about 10 years to watch.
International terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sanchez aka Carlos the Jackal was one of the 20th century’s most-wanted fugitives. He was a vicious activist thru the 70s & 80s, orchestrating bombings, kidnappings, and hijackings in Europe and the Middle East. This Criterion Collection version is the uncut five-and-a-half hour saga of the real-life global gangster.
Halloween is coming. It’s the only time of year that breaking out your 8-disc set of the whole Friday the 13th movie series isn’t completely creepy. However, once you put on the Jason mask that comes with the collection, you’re quickly back in creep mode.
If you want to laugh instead of cry this fall, turn off the election coverage and press play on the Looney Toons Platinum Collection Vol. 1. Three discs with 50 re-mastered classic cartoons have now been rendered in crisp Blu-ray radness. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and the rest of the gang may resemble our cast of candidates, but their antics are much more entertaining.
70s Hollywood bad-ass James Caan earned himself a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Alex Freed, an NYU Lit. Professor and gambling addict. It’s loosely based on the Dostoevsky novel of the same name so be sure to drop that nug when you tell people you watched it, smarty pants.