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Holiday Gift Guide 2022

In what has become an annual tradition here at DVDCorner, the Holiday Gift Guide is back just in time for the holiday season. If you’re looking for gift ideas for Christmas, Hanukkah, Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Small Business Saturday, this list might prove handy. On to the list!


To Kill A Mockingbird- In honor of the film’s 60th celebration, Universal has released this timeless classic about youth, race, innocence, family, perspective, and injustice for the first time on 4K. Extras include a host of archival bonus material including a conversation with Gregory Peck and a commentary along with a brand new 25 minute extra titled “To Kill A Mockingbird: Points Of View”

Dune (2021)- A near perfect adaptation of the first half of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel.

RoboCop- The first and still best in the sci-fi franchise.

Friday The 13th- The original F13 film gets a stunning 4K release.

The War Of The Worlds- The original sci-fi classic hits 4K with an added bonus of the underrated sci-fi film “When Worlds Collide” (although that one is Blu-ray only).

The Bridge On The River Kwai- David Lean’s masterpiece wows on 4K.

Elvis- Fans of “The King” will surely enjoy this as a gift.

Singin’ In The Rain’- What a glorious disc, I’m happy again!

The Green Mile- One of the finest Stephen King adaptations.

Batman And Superman: Battle Of The Super Sons- The best DC animated movie of the year.

Wall-E (Criterion)- Criterion’s first Disney release!

The Return Of The Living Dead- A fun 80’s zombie film.

Scream 2 and Scream (2022)- The best Scream sequel and the new Scream sequel.

A Christmas Story- The greatest Christmas movie ever made. Period.

The Batman- One of the best comic book movies ever made.

The Matrix Resurrections- It may not be the sequel anyone was expecting, but it’s still worth seeing.

Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind- The Legends line of animated movies continues its hot streak with ‘Snow Blind.’

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance- John Ford + John Wayne + Jimmy Stewart. Enough said.

The Untouchables- Brian DePalma’s best movie.

Miller’s Crossing (Criterion)- You can never go wrong with the Coen Brothers.

The Last Waltz (Criterion)- One of the greatest concert movies ever made.

True Romance- Ridley Scott and Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic.

The Woman King- One of the year’s most buzzed about films hits 4K Dec. 13.

Looper- Rian Johnson’s creative twisty sci-fi noir warrants repeat viewings.

Escape From L.A.- A sequel that has become more timely with age.

The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent- Pedro Pascal and Nic Cage in the year’s best buddy movie.

Edge Of Tomorrow- Or is it Live. Die. Repeat?

3:10 To Yuma Steelbook- A stellar western remake with an all-star cast.

Poltergeist- It’s heeeere…on 4K!

Sound Of Metal (Criterion)- A deeply moving drama with an incredible performance by Riz Ahmed.

Casablanca- As time goes by this movie still remains a classic.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation- A hilarious Christmas movie that never gets old.


Shawscope Volume 1 Blu-ray- If you love martial arts cinema, this is the creme de la creme of box set releases. Movies include: “King Boxer,” “The Boxer From Shantung,” “Five Shaolin Masters,” “Shaolin Temple,” “Mighty Peking Man,” “Challenge Of The Masters,” “Executioners From Shaolin,” “Chinatown Kid,” “The Five Venoms,” “Crippled Avengers,” “Heroes Of The East” (my personal favorite) and “Dirty Ho.” Volume 2 is set to be released December 6 as well.

The Godfather Trilogy 4K- A box set you can’t refuse.

Paranormal Activity: The Ultimate Chills Collection Blu-ray- One of the year’s best releases is this set which includes every single Paranormal Activity film plus the superb documentary about the series.

The Daimajin Trilogy Blu-ray- A trio of Kaiju goodness.

Amazing Grace DVD- If you treasure country music, this whopping 10 disc Time Life collection of 153 performances of country stars singing songs of faith and hope might be up your alley. Performers include Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Loretta Lynn and so much more. Bonus discs include performances from the Grand Ole Opry (Johnny Cash included). 

Twisting The Knife and Lies & Deceit- Claude Chabrol fans unite! Fans of the French director will be in heaven with these 2 Arrow Video box set releases. “Twisting The Knife” contains the 4 films “The Swindle,” “The Color Of Lies,” “Nightcap,” “and “The Flower Of Evil” and “Lies & Deceit” contains the 5 films “Cop Au Vin,” “Inspector Lavardin,” “Madame Bovary,” “Betty,” and “Torment.” Both sets are loaded with bonus features that include commentary tracks, visual essays, archival interviews, featurettes, trailers and more.


Pink Flamingos (Criterion)- It may not be for everyone, but this John Waters cult classic gets easily one of the best home video releases this year.

The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm- A breathtakingly beautiful fantasy film that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

Fall- An INTENSE thriller. Warning: Not for people with acrophobia.

Halloween Kills- The best of the new Halloween trilogy.

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon- You can’t go wrong with Aardman movies.

There Was A Crooked Man…- One of the year’s best discoveries was this underrated Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda western.

Buck And The Preacher (Criterion)- Another underrated western starring Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte.

Spider-Man: No Way Home- The type of movie you’ll want to play over and over again.

Minions: The Rise Of Gru- The yellow creatures (or whatever they are) are back with a new movie.

Symphony For A Massacre- A riveting French film noir.

5 Centimeters Per Second- Makoto Shinkai’s classic anime film. 

The Carey Treatment- One of those lesser known movies that will take you by surprise. 

The Black Phone- The best adaptation of a Joe Hill novel yet.

Beast- Who doesn’t want to see Idris Elba vs. a lion?

One Armed Boxer- A top tier martial arts movie.

Trekkies- A highly entertaining documentary about Star Trek fans. 

Pearl- This character centric prequel to “X” is one of the year’s best horror films.

Orphan: First Kill- Another horror prequel that turned out to be a winner.

Top Gun: Maverick- The year’s biggest movie is sure to fly off the shelves this holiday season (pun intended).

Everything Everywhere All At Once- As of this moment, this is still the best movie of 2022.

Good Burger Steelbook- A beloved Nickelodeon cult comedy classic 

RiffTrax Live! Amityville: The Evil Escapes- One of the funniest things I’ve seen all year.

Dual- Peak Karen Gillan.

Summertime (Criterion)- Peak Katharine Hepburn.

Night Creatures- Good old fashioned Hammer horror.

Paranoiac- Good old fashioned Hammer horror (yes, that was intentional).

Belle- A unique twist on “Beauty And The Beast.”

The Amusement Park- The release of George A. Romero’s lost film is well worth celebrating.

Jackass Forever- If you need a good laugh in these troubling times, this is the movie for you.

Adventures Of Don Juan- An exciting Errol Flynn classic.

Come Drink With Me- One of the best martial arts films ever made.


Ed, Edd n Eddy and Foster’s Home For Imaginary Children- The Complete Series DVD Sets- In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Cartoon Network, WB has released a pair of complete series sets for 2 fan favorite animated series with the five season “Ed, Edd n Eddy” (about the misadventures of the 3 titular friends) and the six season “Foster’s Home For Imaginary Children” (about the bond between a young boy named Mac and his imaginary friend Bloo). The Ed set contains several special features such as an interview with the creator and how to draw segments.

1883- One of the year’s best TV series is this western prequel to “Yellowstone.”

Yellowstone Season 4- Speaking of “Yellowstone”…

Kamen Rider Kuuga: The Complete Series Blu-ray- One of the long running franchise’s most beloved series comes to the U.S.

Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam All-Stars- The beloved HBO series spotlighting comedians like Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle comes to home video in this 12 disc box set from Time Life. 

Riverdale- Before the seventh and final season airs, catch up on the strange Archive universe series with the individual releases of the first 6 seasons (the season 6 DVD is due out Nov. 29).

South Park Season 24 Blu-ray- The adult animated series has found its footing again.

Ed Sullivan’s Rock And Roll Classics DVD- Get a Rock and Roll music lesson with this collection of incredible rock band performances from “The Ed Sullivan Show” (The Beatles included).

Yellowjackets Season 1 DVD- One of 2021’s biggest TV surprise hits was this survival thriller/drama which goes down routes you don’t expect.

CBS/Paramount/Showtime Series- There’s been no shortage of CBS/Paramount TV series releases this year so if you or someone you know loves procedurals you might want to pick up seasons of “NCIS,” “NCIS: Hawai’i,” “The Good Fight,” “SEAL Team,” “Billions,” “Dexter,” “The Equalizer,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Magnum P.I.”

Succession Season 3 DVD- If you need to catch up before season 4. 

Rick And Morty Seasons 1-5 Blu-ray- Are you a mega fan? Do you want to see what all the fuss is about? Whatever the case may be, you can watch the first 5 seasons of this cult animated comedy series via this Blu-ray box set.

Lucifer- All six seasons of the popular multi-genre DC series are now available individually or in a  complete series set.


The Periodic Table Of Marvel- DK has put out a lot of great reference books this year and this twist on the character encyclopedia is among their best. 

Danger On The Silver Screen- A wonderful tribute to stunt work in cinema.

Batman: The Ultimate Guide: New Edition- For any Batman lover.

TCM Underground- A must for any cult film fan.

Star Wars: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil- A thrilling conclusion to the trilogy.

Star Wars: Brotherhood- It’s always a blast to read an Anakin and Obi-Wan story.

Star Wars: The Princess And The Scoundrel- A fun Han Solo and Leia novel.

Star Wars: The High Republic: Path Of Deceit- One of the very best High Republic books to date.

Black Panther: Wakanda Atlas- A great tie-in book to the franchise.

The DC Book Of Lists- For the DC fan on your shopping list.

Rock On Film- A rockin’ guide to rock cinema.

Marvel Year By Year: A Visual History- An insightful look at Marvel Comics history year by year.

That’s a wrap! 


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