Blu-ray DVD player

If you don't already own a Blu-ray player, you better put that at the top of your Christmas wish list for Santa. Why? Because this year's home DVD releases includes dozens of must-own gems on Blu-ray, including box sets like 'Alien Anthology' and 'Back to the Future,' remastered Oscar winners like 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'The Bridge on the River Kwai,' and recent hits like 'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Disney's A Christmas Carol' and 'The Blind Side.'

Moviefone suggests a few (dozen) products that you might want to shop for -- at the big retailers on Black Friday, or online on Cyber Monday-- for yourself as well as for those on your gift list!

Back to the Future'Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Because you can't not own these Michael J. Fox classics -- here on Blu-ray and digital copy versions -- that are so beloved that the box set's release even inspired a funny skit on 'Saturday Night Live.'
Extras: The six-part 'Tales from the Future' documentary, featuring new interviews with Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, producer Steven Spielberg and director Robert Zemeckis; deleted scenes; storyboards; a feature that lets you bookmark your favorite scenes; outtakes; the original make up tests and dozens of making-of featurettes.

Cost:
$79.98
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How to Train Your Dragon'How to Train Your Dragon' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
The sweet story of the dragon slayer's son who doesn't want to follow in his dad's footsteps, and actually befriends a dragon instead, is one of the kid movies that's not really just for kids.
Extras: Audio commentary, the new 'Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon' adventure; picture-in-picture access to storyboards, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage; pop-up trivia; deleted scenes; and featurettes on the cast (which includes Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig and T.J. Miller), how to draw the characters, a viking personality test and building your own 3D dragon.

Cost:
$39.99
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Magnificent 7'Magnificent Seven Collection' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It features the Oscar-nominated 1960 classic Western that was adapted from Akira Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai' and included a cast of young actors who were about to break out: Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn, led by Oscar nominee Yul Brenner, as hired guns charged with protecting Mexican villagers from bandits. The set also includes the three 'Magnificent Seven' sequels that may not truly be magnificent themselves, but make for fun viewing.
Extras: Theatrical trailers, making-of features, photo gallery and audio commentary with James Coburn and Eli Wallach.

Cost:
$69.99
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Alien Anthology'Alien Anthology' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It's the 'Alien' franchise jackpot, with all four movies (actually, two versions of each of the four movies) on Blu-ray and a slew of bonus material.
Extras: Multiple audio commentaries for each movie, Sigourney Weaver's screen tests, deleted and extended scenes, dozens (!) of making-of featurettes, storyboards, thousands of photos from the Fox archive, script drafts, an HBO special and the new MU-TH-UR Mode, an interactive feature that points the viewer to interesting elements related to each aspect of the movies.

Cost:
$139.99
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Apocalypse Now'Apocalypse Now: Full Disclosure Edition' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Director Francis Ford Coppola supervised the Blu-ray transfer, which includes the first time the movie has ever been released in its original theatrical aspect ratio. The Full Disclosure set also includes the 'Apocalypse Now Redux' cut and the 'Heart of Darkness' documentary.
Extras: Audio commentary by Coppola; a 48-page booklet with a letter from Coppola and photos from the set; an on-screen excerpt of John Milius' script, with handwritten notes by Coppola; a storyboard gallery; new interviews with star Martin Sheen and Milius, conducted by Coppola; a Roger Ebert interview with Coppola at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival; additional scenes; and the featurettes 'A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now,' 'The Music of Apocalypse Now,' Apocalypse Then and Now' and 'Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now.'

Cost:
$59.99
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Scott Pilgrim'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
The comic fave finally hit the big screen, and while it didn't meet with 100 percent positive reviews, it did prompt one enthusiastic Amazon.com reviewer to proclaim he loved the movie so much that he was "dude-pregnant with the movie's baby." Classic.
Extras: The collection includes the Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy versions of the movie, plus pre-production footage, alternate footage, a making-of feature and featurettes on the visual effects, the movie's music and animation.

Cost: $39.98
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White Christmas'White Christmas' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It's the 'White Christmas' DVD you've been dreaming of, in a Blu-ray transfer that makes the movie's Technicolor pop.
Extras: Commentary by Rosemary Clooney, featurettes on Clooney and co-stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, as well as featurettes on Irving Berlin's music and the movie script, and the original 'White Christmas' theatrical trailers.

Cost:
$29.99
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Up in the Air'Up in the Air' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It's another fine performance by Oscar winner George Clooney (who, with co-stars Vera Farmiga and newbie Anna Kendrick, earned another nod for this one), as a corporate consultant who's called in to make layoffs when employers don't want to do the dirty work on their own. The smart, funny, sad movie was given a bit of extra emotional heft because of the unfortunate timeliness of the unemployment aspects of the story, but even aside from that, Clooney's understated performance as a guy who's made some choices that have led to a lonely existence is heartfelt and thought-provoking.
Extras: Commentary by writer and director Jason Reitman, storyboards, deleted scenes, a music video and trailers.

Cost:
$39.99
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Saving the Private Ryan'Saving Private Ryan' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Many consider the Spielberg production to be the best, most realistic war movie ever made. And almost everyone would agree it's at least one of the best, and on Blu-ray, a must-have addition to your movie library.
Extras: Theatrical trailer, a making-of documentary and featurettes on the movie's music, re-creating Omaha Beach and the movie's historical elements, the 'Into the Breach: Saving Private Ryan' doc that originally aired on HBO and parting thoughts from Spielberg and star Tom Hanks.

Cost:
$39.99
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American Beauty'American Beauty' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It's the movie that hinted at the brilliant storytelling writer Alan Ball would continue on TV with 'Six Feet Under.'
Extras: Interviews with Ball and director Sam Mendes, interviews with the cast, theatrical trailers and a storyboard-to-screen comparison feature.

Cost:
$29.99
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Disney'Tombstone' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Kurt Russell is good as Wyatt Earp, but this cult fave Western is all about Val Kilmer as the ailing Doc Holliday, whose sarcasm and one-liners -- "You're a daisy if you do!" -- steal the whole thing.
Extras: A making-of feature, theatrical trailers, TV commercials and featurettes on 'An Ensemble Cast,' 'Making an Authentic Western' and 'The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.'

Cost:
$29.99
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Alice in Wonderland'Alice in Wonderland' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Johnny Depp is excellent as The Mad Hatter, and Tim Burton's adaptation of the classic story was made to be released on Blu-ray.
Extras: The featurettes 'Scoring Wonderland,' 'Finding Alice,' 'The Mad Hatter,' 'The Red Queen,' 'The Futterwacken Dance,' 'The White Queen,' 'Stunts of Wonderland,' 'Making the Proper Size,' 'Cakes of Wonderland' and 'Tea Party Props.'

Cost:
$44.99
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Kick-Ass'Kick-Ass' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It includes the Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy versions of the quirky superhero flick.
Extras: Commentary by director Matthew Vaughn; featurettes 'A New Kind of Superhero: The Making of Kick-Ass,' 'The Art of Kick-Ass' and 'It's On! The Comic Book Origin of Kick-Ass'; and interactive capabilities that allow you to access picture-in-picture features like cast interviews during the movie.

Cost:
$39.99
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Rambo'Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
All four action-packed flicks in one Blu-ray box set, with almost two dozen extra features.
Extras: Audio commentaries, deleted scenes, theatrical trailers and featurettes 'The Art of War: Completing Rambo,' 'Guts and Glory,' 'The Forging of Heroes: America's Green Berets,' 'Rambo-nomics,' 'Selling a Hero,' 'The Weaponry of Rambo,' 'Drawing First Blood' and interactive special ops features on the discs for the first three movies.

Cost:
$54.99
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Romeo and Juliet'Romeo + Juliet' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
The picture looks better and the sound sounds better, making this a must-own for fans of Baz Luhrmann's version of the Shakespeare story with Leo and Claire Danes.
Extras: A 49-minute 'Romeo + Juliet: The Music' documentary, uncut footage of on-set rehearsals, a making-of featurette that plays picture-in-picture, storyboards and audio commentary by Luhrmann.

Cost:
$34.99
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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
The Oscar-winning fan favorite hits Blu-ray in a single-disc version.
Extras: Commentary by director Ang Lee and co-writer James Schamus, an interview with star Michele Yeoh the featurette 'Unleashing the Dragon' and a photo montage.

Cost:
$24.95
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Humphrey Bogart'Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection'
Why buy?
The gorgeously-packaged set include two dozen Bogie flicks on 12 discs, including 'The Petrified Forest,' 'High Sierra,' 'Maltese Falcon,' 'All Through the Night,' 'The Big Sleep,' 'Casablanca,' 'Key Largo' and 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre.'
Extras: 15 audio commentaries by filmmakers and film historians; a 48-page tribute book with rare photos and movie stills; a documentary on Warner Bros. studio; blooper reels; newsreels; 15 5x7 reproduction cards of movie posters; and more than a dozen vintage featurettes, including 'The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird,' 'Discovering Treasure: The Story of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' and 'Divided Highway: The Story of They Drive By Night.'

Cost:
$99.98
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Santa Paws'The Search for Santa Paws' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Doggies, Santa, Christmas ... how can you go wrong with this family-friendly flick, the latest entry in the 'Buddies' line ('Air Buddies,' 'Snow Buddies,' 'Space Buddies' and 'Santa Buddies') of Disney doggie cinema?
Extras:
Blu-ray and DVD versions of the movie and a feature that lets you sing Christmas tunes along with the pooches.

Cost:
$39.99
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
The colorful -- literally and figuratively -- story about the Potts family and the titular flying car is even better on Blu-ray, where the new transfer blows up every little detail in the musical fantasy.
Extras: 'Remembering Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Dick Van Dyke,' an interview with the star; the 'A Fantasmagorical Motor Car' featurette; three vintage featurettes, including 'The Potts Children'; a sing-along mode; trailers; a DVD version of the movie; and a photo gallery.

Cost:
$34.99
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Avatar'Avatar: Three-Disc Extended Collector's Edition' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Three versions of the movie: the original theatrical release, the special edition version that was shown in the theatrical re-release and the extended version that wasn't shown in theaters.
Extras: Nearly an hour of deleted scenes, location footage, actor screen tests, a guide to Pandora, interactive scene deconstruction, featurettes on the visual effects and make up and the feature-length documentary 'Capturing Avatar,' about the film's planning and production, which includes interview with director James Cameron.

Cost:
$54.99
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Toy Story'Toy Story Trilogy' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
The set includes all three 'Toy Story' flicks, in Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy versions, plus loads of extras ... so much material that it took 10 discs to unfurl it all.
Extras: Audio commentary, the 'Toy Story Trivia Dash' game, multiple featurettes for each movie, a fun feature on the Pixar cereal bar, 'The Gang's All Here' feature on the all-star voice cast for 'Toy Story 3,' Pixar employees' anecdotes about their careers and the 'A Toy's Eye View: Creating a Whole New Land' feature.

Cost:
$100
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Precious'Precious' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
The darkly-lit movie transfers well to Blu-ray and the release is supplemented with serious material befitting the Oscar-winning movie and that show it was a passion project for everyone involved.
Extras: Director Lee Daniels' audio commentary, a conversation with Daniels and Sapphire (the author of the book that inspired the movie), a deleted scene, Oscar-nominated star Gabourey Sidibe's audition and featurettes 'A Precious Ensemble' (with cast members discussing their characters) and 'Oprah and Tyler,' in which Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry talk about why they got involved with the movie as producers.

Cost:
$29.99
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Grindhouse'Grindhouse' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
For the devoted 'Grindhouse' fan -- and let's be honest, are there casual Tarantino/Rodriguez fans? -- this is the must-own set, with two discs packed with the movies, the trailers and a generous helping of bonus material.
Extras: Robert Rodriguez's '10 Minute Cooking School' (it's all about ribs); making-of featurettes on the trailers 'Don't' and 'Thanksgiving'; featurettes on the hot rods and production design of 'Death Proof'; a feature on the makeup effects for 'Planet Terror'; the storyboards for the 'Don't' trailer; a 'Death Proof' gag reel and deleted scenes; 'Planet Terror' commentary by Rodriguez and an audience reaction track; and intermission cards.

Cost:
$39.95
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A Star Is Born'A Star Is Born' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Great movie, great sound, great picture.
Extras: Alternate music takes, with Judy Garland singing in different costumes; newsreel; premiere party footage; and a vintage radio show.

Cost:
$34.99
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Spartacus'Spartacus: 50th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Epic story + legendary cast (Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Kurt Douglas, Jean Simmons and Tony Curtis) + legendary director (Stanley Kubrick) + now, Technicolor on Blu-ray = score!.
Extras: Deleted scenes, Saul Bass storyboards, interviews with Peter Ustinov and Jean Simmons, behind-the-scenes footage, newsreels, theatrical trailer, concept art, posters, print ads and production stills.

Cost:
$26.98
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Out of Africa'Out of Africa: 25th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Scenery this gorgeous -- we're talking Africa and Robert Redford -- was meant to be seen on Blu-ray.
Extras: A commentary track with director Sydney Pollack; deleted scenes; the DVD version of the movie; and 'Song of Africa,' a documentary about Karen Blixen, the real-life woman portrayed by Meryl Streep in the romantic epic.

Cost:
$26.98
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Caddyshack'Caddyshack' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It's all about the funny, not the visual effects, in this sports comedy classic, but the movie does look better than it ever has in this high-definition transfer.
Extras: 'Caddyshack: The Inside Story,' a documentary produced by the Biography Channel to coincide with the movie's 20th anniversary; the featurette 'Caddyshack: The 19th Hole'; and the theatrical trailer.

Cost:
$24.98
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Clint Eastwood'Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years'
Why buy?
The box set actually contains 34 Eastwood flicks -- including 'Kelly's Heroes,' 'Dirty Harry,' 'Every Which Way But Loose,' 'Sudden Impact,' 'Heartbreak Ridge,' 'Bird,' 'Unforgiven,' 'The Bridges of Madison County,' 'True Crime,' 'Mystic River,' 'Million Dollar Baby' and 'Gran Torino' -- with the 35th entry 'The Eastwood Factor,' a documentary by Time magazine critic Richard Schickel.
Extras: A 24-page booklet with photos and excerpts from Schickel's book 'Clint: A Retrospective,' plus commentaries and featurettes on individual movie titles in the set.

Cost:
$179.98
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The Goonies'The Goonies 25th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Because 'The Goonies' R (Still) Good Enough, now on Blu-ray.
Extras: Cast commentary, a new board game, storyboard reproductions, a reprint of a 1985 souvenir magazine, a reprint of the 2009 Empire magazine article with updates on the whole cast, outtakes, 'The Making of the Goonies' documentary and the Cyndi Lauper music video for 'The Goonies R Good Enough.'

Cost:
$49.99
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Barbara Stanwyck'The Barbara Stanwyck Collection'
Why buy?
It's a set with six rarely-seen movies starring the Emmy and Golden Globe winner (and winner of an honorary Oscar), including 'Internes Can't Take Money,' 'All I Desire,' 'The Bride Wore Boots,' 'The Great Man's Lady,' 'The Lady Gambles' and 'There's Always Tomorrow.'

Cost:
$49.98
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Rocky Horror'The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 35th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Because Meatloaf and Frank-N-Furter would want you to. And because the Blu-ray DVD embraces the spirit of the famed midnight screenings of the movie by including a pop-up audience feature that prompts you when to yell things at the screen and a prop screen that allows you to throw virtual goodies at the screen.
Extras: A new karaoke version of the movie, commentary, deleted scenes, a poster gallery, outtakes, alternate credit ending, the 'Time Warp' music video and video of the movie's 10th anniversary celebration in New York City, all packaged in a book that includes photos, cast bios and info on 'Rocky Horror.'

Cost:
$34.99
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Psycho'Psycho: 50th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
The iconic shower scene in crisp, clear Blu-ray!.
Extras: Commentary with author Stephen Rebello, lobby cards, behind-the-scenes photos, production photos and featurettes 'The Making of Psycho,' 'The Shower Scene: With and Without Music' and The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass' and excerpts of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock.

Cost:
$26.98
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It's the 1975 Oscar Best Picture winner, one of the best flicks of the '70s, in the best version available to date.
Extras: Audio commentary, the documentary 'Completely Cuckoo,' a new documentary about mental health care called 'Asylum: An Empty Nest,' deleted scenes, a set of playing cards (a full deck - get it?), theatrical trailer, patient folders and a hardcover book with photos, notes and cast bios.

Cost:
$49.99
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Breakfast Club'The Breakfast Club: 25th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It's only a teen classic, duh!
Extras: 'Sincerely Yours,' a feature with cast interviews and a look at the film's pop culture impact; 'The Most Convenient Definitions,' a featurette on the Brat Pack; and audio commentary from Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall.

Cost:
$26.98
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Last of the Mohicans'The Last of the Mohicans: Director's Definitive Cut' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Director Michael Mann has done a little editing and the movie looks sharper on this Blu-ray version of the Daniel Day-Lewis adventure and romantic epic.
Extras: Commentary with Mann, a making-of featurette and movie trailers.

Cost:
$34.99
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Beauty and the Beast'Beauty and the Beast' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
The three-disc set includes three versions of the first full-length animated movie to win the Best Picture Golden Globe: the original theatrical release, a special extended version and the original storyboard version, with an incredibly enhanced look and sound on Blu-ray.
Extras: Deleted scenes, alternate opening, a new 'Beauty and the Beast' music video with Jordin Sparks, a musical challenge game, a Disney sing-along mode, the Celine Dion 'Beauty and the Beast' music video and featurettes 'Beyond Beauty: The Untold Stories Behind the Making of the Film,' 'Composing A Classic: A Musical Conversation with the Songwriters and Producer' and 'The Story Behind the Story.'

Cost:
$39.99
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Disney'Disneynature: Oceans' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Filmed by two of the directors of the equally spectacular 'Winged Migrations' documentary, this Disney nature flick -- narrated by Pierce Brosnan -- with nature visuals so amazing that you almost believe they're not even real.
Extras: 'Deeper in the Ocean,' a series of making-of shorts, and a picture-in-picture feature that leads viewers to interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage and trivia.

Cost:
$39.99
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Moulin Rouge'Moulin Rouge!' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Director Baz Luhrmann personally supervised the movie's transfer to Blu-ray, resulting in a new release that makes the musical look and sound as good as it possibly can.
Extras: Audio commentary, picture-in-picture capability that provides pop-up trivia and additional footage throughout the viewing experience, 'A Creative Adventure' making-of featurette and the BD-Live function that allows you to access the cast's filmographies at IMDB.com.

Cost:
$34.99
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Mutiny on the Bounty'Mutiny on the Bounty' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
This original 1935 version of the movie not only earned Oscar nods for leading men Clark Gable and Charles Laughton (as the evil Captain Bligh!), but it won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Extras: Trailers, an Oscar newsreel and a vintage featurette on Pitcairn Island, all packaged in a nifty book that's filled with info on the movie and its stars.

Cost:
$34.99
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The Blind Side'The Blind Side' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Fans who really loved the Sandra Bullock Oscar winner will definitely want to own the Blu-ray version, which not only looks and sounds fantastic, but comes heaped with the exact mix of bonus materials fans of the movie would want to see.
Extras: An interview with the real Michael Oher; additional scenes; the story of actor Quinton Aaron, who played Big Mike, and whose own life was not without its major challenges; conversations between Bullock and the real Leigh Anne Tuohy and director John Lee Hancock and author Michael Lewis (whose book was adapted for the movie's screenplay); and the featurette 'Acting Coaches: Behind The Blind Side,' with interviews with real-life college football coaches about the movie.

Cost:
$24.98
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The Exorcist'The Exorcist' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
The Blu-ray release includes the original 1973 theatrical version, as well as the 2000 extended director's cut, and a nice mix of bonus material, housed in book packaging.
Extras: Introduction by William Friedkin; the new 30-minute documentary 'Raising Hell: Filming the Exorcist,' with new interviews and behind-the-scenes material; a featurette on the film's locations; commentary by Friedkin; 'Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of the Exorcist' feature; 'The Fear of God,' a doc about the film's creation, with engrossing interviews; storyboards; trailers; the original ending; and, via the release's book packaging, photos, production notes and cast bios.

Cost:
$34.99
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Sony'The Bridge on the River Kwai' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
The 1957 Best Picture Oscar winner hits Blu-ray with incredible new picture clarity, in a bonus-packed collector's edition.
Extras: Replications of the original lobby cards, a 35-page book with stories and photos from the movie, the DVD version of the flick, video of William Holden and Alec Guinness on 'The Steve Allen Show' and 'Crossing the Bridge,' a picture-in-picture feature that provides trivia while you're watching the movie.

Cost:
$34.95
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MGM'The Man in the Iron Mask' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Classic story + all-star cast (Leonardo DiCaprio, John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons, Gabriel Byrne and Gérard Depardieu) + plus crisp Blu-ray transfer = must-own.
Extras: Commentary by writer/director Randall Wallace, theatrical trailers, a feature on the alternate designs created for the titular iron mask, the 'Myth and the Musketeers' featurette and a making-of feature.

Cost:
$24.99
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Mad Max'Mad Max' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Sure, we're all ticked off at him now, but the new, spiffier picture and sound only enhances the movie that might help you remember the skills that made Mel Gibson a star before all the wackiness that ensued.
Extras: A DVD version of the movie, audio commentary and a featurette on the movie's box office success around the globe.

Cost:
$24.99
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Bull Durham'Bull Durham' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It's no 'Field of Dreams,' but it's still one of the most fun baseball-themed flicks ever made, even if it is a bummer that stars Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, who hooked up while making the movie, are now kaput.
Extras: None on the Blu-ray disc, but the included DVD version includes a pair of commentaries, interviews, a making of feature and a featurette on minor league baseball.

Cost:
$24.99
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Disney'Disney's A Christmas Carol'
Why buy?
The four-disc set includes Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copies of the Disney instant classic take on the Dickens story, with Jim Carrey's awesome performance as Scrooge and spectacular visual effects.
Extras: Deleted scenes, 'Mrs. Scrooge's Wild Ride,' 'Capturing A Christmas Carol' and 'Behind The Carol: The Full Motion Capture Experience' featurettes and a digital advent calendar.

Cost:
$49.99
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Showgirls'Showgirls: 15th Anniversary Sinsational Edition' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It's one of the true camp classics, as evidenced by the fact that the studio's calling it the "sinsational" edition.
Extras: Featurettes on 'Pole Dancing: Finding Your Inner Stripper' and a lap dance tutorial from the women of Scores; audio commentary; trivia; and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Cost:
$29.99
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Robocop'Robocop Trilogy' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Sadly, no bonus materials, but the set does include the first two Peter Weller sci-fi gems, as well as the third, Weller-less 'Robocop 3,' starring Robert John Burke as the PG-13 Robocop.

Cost:
$59.99
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Cocoon'Cocoon' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
Because the Ron Howard-directed flick successfully blends sci-fi, drama and comedy into a feel-good story about elderly nursing home residents who get their groove back after finding what initially appears to be a fountain of youth in a nearby swimming pool.
Extras: Audio commentary by Howard, a Howard profile, a behind-the-scenes featurette, trailers, TV commercials and featurettes on the film's stars (Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy and Steve Guttenberg), 'Creating Antareans' and 'Underwater Training.'

Cost:
$24.99
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Inception'Inception' on Blu-ray
Why buy?
It's another chance to figure out exactly what the movie you watched and enjoyed, but maybe still don't understand, was all about.
Extras: Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy versions of the movie; 'Extraction Mode,' a feature that illustrates how the cast and crew created the dream moments; 'Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious,' a featurette in which co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt and scientists investigate the latest in dream research; an animated prologue on the events leading up to the movie's storylines; the BD-Live feature 'Project Somnacin: Confidential Files,' about the dream-share technology; and conceptual and promo art.
Cost: $35.99
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