Best DVDs of 2008: Best Packaging

Senior Editor Angela Langmann picks her top 10 Movies & TV with the best packaging. See more in the Best DVDs of 2008 Store.


1. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector's Edition - Ultimate Collector's DVD Set + Digital Copy
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector's Edition - Ultimate Collector's DVD Set + Digital Copy (1993)
DVD ~ L. Peter Callender
4.7 out of 5 stars (1,579 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
August 26, 2008
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2. The Big Lebowski - 10th Anniversary Limited Edition
The Big Lebowski - 10th Anniversary Limited Edition (1998)
DVD ~ Jeff Bridges
4.4 out of 5 stars (2,040 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
Universal Studios
September 9, 2008
DVD

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3. The Sopranos: The Complete Series Gift Set
The Sopranos: The Complete Series Gift Set (2008)
DVD ~ James Gandolfini
4.3 out of 5 stars (745 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
HBO Studios
November 11, 2008
DVD

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4. Speed Racer: The Complete Classic Series Collection
Speed Racer: The Complete Classic Series Collection (2008)
DVD ~ Peter Fernandez
4.7 out of 5 stars (87 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
Lions Gate
October 7, 2008
DVD

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5. Casablanca (Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Casablanca (Ultimate Collector's Edition) (2008)
DVD ~ Humphrey Bogart
4.7 out of 5 stars (2,045 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
Warner Home Video
December 2, 2008
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6. Heathers -  Limited Edition Box Set
Heathers - Limited Edition Box Set (1989)
DVD ~ Winona Ryder
4.2 out of 5 stars (308 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
Starz / Anchor Bay
November 18, 2008
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Heathers - 20th High School Reunion EditionThis dark comedy from 1989 was a good showcase for Winona Ryder, playing a high school girl brought into a clique of bitchy classmates (all named Heather), and Christian Slater, doing his early Jack Nicholson thing. While Ryder's character mulls over the consequences ... Read more

7. 300 (Limited Collector's Edition + Digital Copy)
300 (Limited Collector's Edition + Digital Copy) (2008)
DVD ~ Gerard Butler
4.2 out of 5 stars (2,148 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
Warner Home Video
November 18, 2008
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Additional Features
The 300 Limited Collector's Edition combines the widescreen two-disc special edition with a new third disc, which has a digital copy of the film (download code expires 11/18/09) and a 30-minute documentary "To the Hot Gates: A Legend Retold." The documentary has interviews with director Zack Snyder ... Read more

8. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Collector's Set)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Collector's Set) (2008)
DVD ~ Ron Perlman
4.2 out of 5 stars (573 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
Universal Studios
November 11, 2008
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The feverish Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a very busy sequel that might have looked unhinged in the hands of a less visionary director than Guillermo del Toro. Ron Perlman returns as Hellboy, aka "Red," the Dark Horse Comics demon-hero with roots in the mythical world but personal ... Read more

9. Masters of Horror: Season 2 Box Set
Masters of Horror: Season 2 Box Set (2008)
DVD ~ Masters of Horror
3.8 out of 5 stars (48 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
ANCHOR BAY
July 29, 2008
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10. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Series
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Series (2008)
DVD ~ Robert Vaughn
4.8 out of 5 stars (297 customer reviews)
In Stock
Warner Home Video
October 21, 2008
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For Baby Boomers, owning a season or two of a fondly remembered TV series on DVD is enough to satisfy any nostalgic yearnings. ... Read more