Movies

Disc options for holiday giving

Be sure to make some room in your gift pile this holiday season for the usual swagtastic assortment of DVD and Blu-ray releases. And clear some space on the knickknack shelf while you’re at it, because a number of them come with some swell tchotchkes. Among the offerings:

FAVORITES

STAR WARS LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOKS

OK, completists, see if your Jedi powers can help you resist this gimmick: To gear up for “The Force Awakens,” all six previous “Star Wars” installments have been reissued on Blu-ray with sleek new metallic character packaging. Darth Vader never looked so . . . steely! Hunting for more interstellar action? With a new “Star Trek” movie and network show on the way, the remastered original series has just been rereleased in streamlined packaging. There’s also “Lost in Space: The Complete Adventures,” which is anything but streamlined, from golden-anniversary cast interviews to bonus robot blueprints. (“Star Wars,” Fox, $24.99 each; “Trek,” Paramount, $79.99; “Lost,” Fox, $199.99)

ANT-MAN

Paul Rudd stars in the year’s most satisfying superhero flick. No, we’re not forgetting about “Avengers: Age of Ultron” — but if that’s the one you’re partial to, both movies are available as part of “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two,” an elaborate, Amazon-exclusive box set that also includes the most recent installments of “Iron Man,” “Thor,” and “Captain America,” plus “Guardians of the Galaxy” and a replica “Guardians” MacGuffin. (“Ant-Man,” Disney, $29.99; Blu-ray, $32.99; Dec. 8)

MY FAIR LADY:
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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You’ve been hoping that some day retailers would stock a pristine hi-def reissue of the Audrey Hepburn-Rex Harrison classic — and now, by George, they’ve got it! Includes vintage trailers, featurettes, and premiere footage. (Paramount, $39.99)

BACK TO THE FUTURE:
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES

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Fans remember well that 2015 is the year that Marty McFly and Doc Brown visit at the beginning of “Back to the Future Part II.” To mark the occasion, the entire trilogy gets a Blu-ray reissue complete with a new bonus disc, a retrospective booklet, the franchise’s cartoon spinoff, and replica flux-capacitor packaging. (Universal, $99.98)

GIFT SETS/BOX SETS

JURASSIC WORLD LIMITED
EDITION GIFT SET

What kid doesn’t like unwrapping a box full of dinosaur coolness? This set packages the 3-D blockbuster with a figurine of our old pal T. rex doing battle with his nasty hybrid cousin, Indominus rex. (Universal, $119.98)

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5-MOVIE COLLECTION

Marvel at how Tom Cruise has managed to hang from cargo planes, skyscrapers, etc. without self-destructing, with his two-decade run as superspy Ethan Hunt bundled into a comprehensive release. The set arrives in stores alongside the franchise’s latest installment, “Rogue Nation. Also newly available is a box collecting the original TV series’ entire seven-season run. (Paramount, $64.99; Dec. 15)

THE HOBBIT TRILOGY
EXTENDED EDITION

The supersized edits of Peter Jackson’s Tolkien adaptations are collected into one set to rule them all, complete with commentary and extensive production documentaries. The expanded trilogy capper, “The Battle of the Five Armies,” is also available separately. And in other fantasy news, “Game of Thrones” seasons 1 and 2 each get steelbook reissues with collectible sigil magnets. (Warner, $78.92; Blu-ray, $99.98)

THE CIVIL WAR

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Ken Burns’s landmark documentary is remastered for its 25th anniverary. Supplements include a new retrospective. (PBS, $99.99; Blu-ray, $129.99)

FAMILY/HOLIDAY

MINIONS

Gru’s little helpers show us what mischief they got up to before “Despicable Me” in this hit prequel. Bonus shorts includes “Cro Minion” and a Minion “Jingle Bells” singalong. (Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98;
Dec. 8)

ELF: BUDDY’S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS

The quaintly animated love child of Will Ferrell’s yuletide staple and Broadway’s sing-it-loud spinoff arrives on disc. (Warner, $14.98; Blu-ray, $19.98)

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE

Nope, we don’t think venturesome Shaun was there at the manger, but he definitely gets around in the latest bit of animated quirkiness from Aardman, the studio behind “Wallace & Gromit.” The first two seasons of the character’s TV ’toon get a companion reissue. (Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $34.99; Nov. 24)

BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN
(AND DON’T COME BACK!!)

There’s the kind of cornucopia that Snoopy lays out — jelly beans and toast — and then there’s the kind that Charlie Brown fans are getting at the moment, between “The Peanuts Movie” and the gang’s Thanksgiving and Christmas specials. Keep the fun coming with this 1980 feature that ships the kids and their beagle to France as exchange students. It might not be 3-D flashy, but to paraphrase Linus, we never thought it was such a bad little cartoon. (Paramount, $14.98) TOM RUSSO

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