The Blu-ray of happiness

By Mir
December 20, 2010
Category Hot Hot Hot!

I have given up on the Bluebird of Happiness arriving this holiday season. With all the flu in the house, I will settle for a day of no one arguing or crying, and some cuddle time on the couch with some good movies. Fortunately Amazon has some awesome Blu-ray bundles on sale right now.

I like to call it getting back to my couch-potato roots.

For the whole family:
Shrek: The Whole Story (all 4 films) for $39 (49% off)
Back to the Future Trilogy for $39 (51% off) and you can get a $10 gift card with purchase—thanks, Gayle! (Do not even talk to me about how this is now “retro;” this is good entertainment, kids! Be quiet and watch!)
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series for $35 (65% off)
Life (narrated by David Attenborough) for $35.49 (49% off)
National Geographic: Ultimate High-Definition Collection for $35 (59% off)

Not suitable for kids unless you want to either bore or scare them to death:
The Bourne Trilogy for $35 (50% off)
Band of Brothers for $36.49 (64% off)
The Pacific for $39 (61% off)
Alien Anthology for $70 (50% off) (Four films, plus 65 hours of bonus content. I love all things Alien and will not apologize.)

Maybe for Christmas we’ll have a movie marathon. In our pajamas. Doesn’t that sound great? (Helloooo… McFly?)


  1. I admit it – Alien still scares me to death. I watch it for cardio.

  2. Just got the Alien Anthology for the hubby. Although now the kids are scared he’s going to make them watch all the movies!

  3. Though Band of Brothers is pretty intense, I still recall with great pleasure the process of watching it when it originally aired. It was a wonderful series. I just found out my parents had never seen it–so I’m buying this right now to put away for the next gift-giving holiday. (My parents are in their early 70s, for anyone seeking a reference point.) And if they end up seeing it in the interim … well, my husband and I would enjoy watching it again.

  4. Back to the Future (LOVE), AND Life and Planet Earth in the versions I want! Thanks!

  5. Okay, so I got your Planet Earth Blu-Ray deal for my hubby. Now my MIL has arrived and she is getting him the Band Of Brothers set. Thank you for this perfect gift idea when I had run out!! Woohoo!

  6. Ahhh, memories of my dad singing, “May the bluebird of happiness fly up your nose!” to us when we were kids. (Oh, who am I kidding? He still does it sometimes. Not as often, though, since I live pretty far away now. This from a guy who rarely sings for no reason.)

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