What's this? You've waited until the very last second to get your holiday shopping done? No worries! Welcome to our ultra last-minute shopping guide, aimed at keeping you in the good graces of everyone on your lists this year. A quick trip to a nearby retailer, or a few clicks and some online shopping, and you should be right as rain. Or, alternatively, if you're stacking up the holiday loot and collecting a lot of gift cards and cash, you can happily spend them on the items in this list.
While this list tends to be fairly Blu-ray heavy, the standard definition of many movies and shows on this list will do you just fine if you haven't yet joined the ranks of the highly defined. Read on for our list of last minute ideas, broken down for you in seven handy categories.
For the Comedy Junkie
Everyone spent the summer talking about the sleeper comic hit The Hangover, and the Blu-ray that just came out delivers those laughs all over again. It has video commentary from director Todd Philips, and cast members Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Bradley Cooper, 100 more photos from the missing camera, a gag reel and more, but where it really delivers is the script and the acting. I have to wonder what this film would have been like without Galifianakis in it, and the only answer I can come up with is "direct to video bin." The guy is comedy gold, as can be seen in his "Between Two Ferns" talk show.
However, another set that's flown in under the radar is the incredible awesome Monty Python megadocumentary, Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut). It's six hours long, covers each member of the Python troupe from childhood and through the Python days, features new interviews with dozens of comedians on the influence of Monty Python, and of course interviews with all of the members (except Graham Chapman, obviously). As Terry Jones so eloquently put it, "This is the documentary I always hoped that would be made -- something so complete and so faithful to the truth that I don't need to watch it." Highly recommended.