This was a tremendous year for horror, no matter what the snobs at Vogue magazine will have you believe. For the horror fan in your life, there is a virtual cornucopia of Blu-rays and special edition sets for both new and classic films as well as TV favorites. But, there were also some great offerings in comedy, drama, and scifi too, as well as animated features. So if you’re celebrating Hanukkah and need eight gifts for eight crazy nights, or just want to stack the gifts under the Christmas tree, here are some Blu-rays and DVDs we recommend this holiday season. Hopefully these are enough to quell the movie lovers in your family. Whether it’s the 4K-Ultras, Blu-rays, collector’s sets, or plain old DVD, these gifts will hit the spot this holiday season.
Check out this year’s Holiday Geek Gift Guide: Blu-ray & DVD Edition“¦
When Superman: The Movie was first released on DVD in 2001 it came with three new documentaries that examined various aspects of the costly and complicated production in exhausting detail. Last November, Warner Bros. uploaded all three docs to their YouTube channel. You can watch them here below.
Each documentary features extensive interviews with many of the film’s surviving cast and crew members, including the late Christopher Reeve, as well as vintage behind-the-scenes footage, original screen tests for actors and actresses who tested for the roles of Superman and Lois Lane, and visual effects test footage. The first two are even hosted by Jimmy Olsen himself, Marc McClure.
This 8-disc deluxe set includes all five Superman films to date, along with expanded/director cuts for the first two films, as well as over 20 hours of bonus features, like movie deleted scenes; commentaries; Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman; documentaries and TV specials; the 1940s cartoons; the George Reeves Superman material; and much more.
Films included are:
– Superman The Movie
– Superman The Movie: Expanded Edition
– Superman II Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
– Superman III
– Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
– Superman Returns
The OneMinuteGalactica folks are back again with another installment from their Nerdy Instructional Films, with the “Be Super Safe At The Office” instructional video.
What makes this video fun is that it’s a mash-up of footage from Superman: The Movie and Superman II along with a narration from a 1940’s PSA about office safety, according to the OMG guys.
Watch the video here below.
Pay close attention to the warnings, especially the one “Don’t put anything on windowsills.”
Obviously, the Superman movies make great fodder for something like this, what with its scenes at The Daily Planet newspaper offices.
By the way, the makers of this little video are the same guys that brought you the all-important “What to Do on A Space Date” video, an instructional for 1950’s space virgins set to scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy.