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Essential Holiday Collection (The Polar Express / National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation / Elf / A Christmas Story) [Blu-ray]
Essential Holiday Collection
The Polar Express / National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation / Elf / A Christmas Story
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
NR     2008     6hr 24min

Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 10/28/2008


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Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: National Lampoon, Christmas
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: Blu-ray - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/28/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 6hr 24min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 8
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

OK But No "Wow" Factor
Ken 1 | Twin Cities | 10/30/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"One of these days I'm going to remember to stay away from bundled movie sets as the picture quality often seems to be lower with them. I already had each of the excellent titles in this bundle, but in DVD format. I thought it would be nice to updgade to blu ray. Last night I sat down and compared each blue ray disk in this bundle with my original dvd (upconverting of course.)

Each blu ray disk in this set does indeed look better than my older upconverted dvd disks. The colors are better and the images have more detail. That being said, all of the disks in the Christmas bundle lack the "wow" factor of some other blu ray titles (e.g. How the West was Won, The Wild Bunch, Nightmare Before Christmas, 2001: A Space Odyssey, etc.) These disks do not stand out in image quality, and given the hefty price tag, that is somewhat disappointing.

To make a long story short, this set is worth buying if you DO NOT own the movies already. If you do, it may be worth just upconverting your standard DVDs. Maybe when the titles are released individually on blu ray, they will contain more impressive picture quality.

On a more positive note, at least Warner Brothers did away with the annoying animated menus.
Great Value
S. Woodward | Frisco, TX | 01/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Conversion quality is questionable, but it still exceeds the quality of upconverted DVD. Packaging with slim cases makes storing the set convenient and unobtrusive. A good tradition investment."
Essential Holiday Collection (The Polar Express / National L
Retired CSM | Missouri, USA | 11/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you look forward to Christmas and viewing Christmas movies, this set is a must have. This set is four of the best Christmas movies ever made. Recommend this set for any family, you won't regret it. Enjoy!"