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Christmas Gift Ideas from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

December 13, 2011

With less than two weeks to Christmas many of us are rushing around trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on our lists.  Today I’m going to profile two new releases (from this year) and one classic, now all available on Blu-Ray/DVD from WBHEG.

First up is the final installment in the Harry Potter series available on Blu-Ray.  Here at One Movie, Five Views, we all loved Harry Potter Pt. 7, Pt. 2, which we reviewed back in July.  Also released last month was a full boxed-set of all eight HP films, but for those that already have the other seven films in their collection, this is a welcome option instead of re-buying the other films in the full set.  The Blu-Ray’s o-sleeve has an image that changes from Potter to Voldemort depending on how you tilt the package, and contains a ton of special features which are listed here.

Harry Potter is 130 mins., and is rated PG. Our theatrical reviews can be found here.

Next up is one that I personally had fun with, and although it’s not brilliant, someone on your gift list will probably enjoy this one.  It’s Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds in the title role – and although the SFX seem to come straight out of the ‘90’s, Reynolds gives a good performance which is fun to watch.

A bit campy, but fun superhero action, the Blu-Ray is an extended cut (nine minutes longer), and comes with several special features as well.

Green Lantern (extended cut) is 123 mins., and is rated PG.  Our theatrical reviews can be found here.

Then, last but not least, is the Ben Hur: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Ed.  The set includes the 1959 film (winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture), the original 1925 silent version, a new feature length documentary, exclusive 64-page production art book, never before seen 128-page replica of Charlton Heston’s production journal, and more.  This limited edition set is an interesting one to be added to any movie lovers collection – particularly for those trying to collect a copy of every Best Picture winner.

Ben Hur is 222 mins., and is rated PG.

Hope these help give you a few ideas – happy shopping!

– Erin V.

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