OK we've done books, now what about DVDs? What are you getting?

(46 Posts)
fuzzpig Thu 31-Oct-13 08:04:54

A rather horrific amount here... DVDs are an addiction for myself and DH blush

Definitely Monsters University, Despicable Me 2, Planes, The Croods.

Possibly Turbo and Cloudy 2 if they are out by then.

Room on the Broom for Xmas eve - we always get the previous year's JD film at Xmas but I thought it might spread the excitement a little to watch the night before, and it's a short and reasonably gentle DVD. On that note, does anyone know if there's a new one on telly this year?

So many others I'm tempted by - really into studio ghibli ATM and also there's lots of stuff I am desperate to share with DCs from my own childhood - cartoons like CatDog, Rugrats and Hey Arnold grin and the first two Beethoven movies... I may leave them for throughout the year though (DH and I both have a 'frivolities' budget each month)

2anddone Thu 31-Oct-13 08:42:56

Nativity 2, Tinksrbell, Planes, Monsters University, Wreck it Ralph and Alice in Wonderland. These are all mainly for me not dc wink

fuzzpig Thu 31-Oct-13 08:45:13

Which Alice? I love the original Disney animated one as I watched it endlessly growing up.

Wreck It Ralph is brilliant - got it for DD on her birthday. DS absolutely adores Fix It Felix so I'm attempting to make an outfit for an Xmas present <gulp>

fuzzpig Thu 31-Oct-13 08:50:50

Oh I forgot the worst witch film too. Loved that when I was young and made mum borrow it from the library endlessly. Have read the first two books to DD this year.

wonderingsoul Thu 31-Oct-13 09:12:01

I hear wreck it ralph i think its one of the few flims that caters to both g irls and boys... and adult really.

turbo looks good. im hjoping to take mine there around the 14 for ds1 birthday. also the new chance of meatballs 2 looks good.

jack the g iant slayer? both mine 4 and 7 liked that..but i think it depends on the children.

the rise of the guardains is quite cute

wonderingsoul Thu 31-Oct-13 09:12:16

heart even not hear

WaitMonkey Thu 31-Oct-13 09:51:56

No, new JD film this year.sad

fuzzpig Thu 31-Oct-13 10:01:41

Oh sad sad
I was hoping they'd continue doing one every Xmas. I remember being hmm when I first heard about the first one but they are really lovely and totally faithful to the books.

Agree rise of the guardians is brilliant. Might get myself the soundtrack on iTunes too. We already have the DVD (like I said... addiction!) I love the yeti things and the little elves.

Taffeta Thu 31-Oct-13 10:05:04

Ordered Monsters Uni and DM2. May get Enders Game if its out then for DS, and maybe Star Trek into Darkness.

I want GoT box set. thlgrin

kiwidreamer Thu 31-Oct-13 10:17:58

DS is getting the box set of Danger Mouse and DD is getting a baby zoo animals reality dvd... I need a something for DH but he keeps downloading and watching stuff on his commute so I cant keep up with what he wants to watch next!

hulahoopsilove Thu 31-Oct-13 10:29:24

Im getting The Avengers, Dispicable Me 2 - dont think its out yet though and maybe Monster University as we didnt get chance to see it at the pics oooo and also All Stars

yabbadabba Thu 31-Oct-13 10:29:35

Arthur Christmas, Lego Indiana Jones and Lego Star Wars.
Also a new lego Batman film came out on Monday so we are going to get the boys that. It is an hour long which is good as some of the other lego themed dvd's are only around 20 minutes long.

purplepippin Thu 31-Oct-13 10:41:51

I seem to have gone DVD crazy and preordered planes, despicable me 2, monsters uni, the croods, smurfs 2, mr stink, peppa's christmas and nativity 2. Also bought brave, tangled and a few James Bond for oldest ds. I have 5 dc so they will get a couple each.

fuzzpig Thu 31-Oct-13 10:47:01

We all mostly like the same stuff so the Disney type stuff will probably be wrapped up all together. I found some of those popcorn pots and might fill them with sweets or something to make a movie night type family gift.

2anddone Thu 31-Oct-13 11:20:51

It will be the Disney original animated Alice fuzzpig, I love all Disney films and am now re-buying them on DVD to replace my VHS copies

Stevie77 Thu 31-Oct-13 11:44:14

DD, 4 yo, is getting The Jungle Book and Cinderella (both original Disney animation).

Bought her Matilda a while back which she refused to watch, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks, both of which I am hoping we'll get to watch over the holidays.

fuzzpig Thu 31-Oct-13 12:32:12

We are currently watching Peter Pan on VHS grin

Monsters University, Wreck it Ralph, the Croods, Enchanted, The Jungle Book.

Oh and I need to find/pick a DVD for xmas eve, the elves drop one off with new PJ's wink any suggestions greatly appreciated, last year was the classic frosty the snowman DVD and it went down a treat.

GerrardWinstanley Thu 31-Oct-13 21:39:20
jakesmommy Thu 31-Oct-13 21:53:00

Nativity for DS1's Stocking
Polar Express for DS2's Stocking

To share with a portable DVD Player:
Despicable Me 2, Planes, Monsters University, Wreck it Ralph and the Princess & the Frog

Rosvita Thu 31-Oct-13 22:10:50

Little mermaid,monsters university then Santa paws,sword in the stone, and tinkerbell bought through disney rewards.

fuzzpig Thu 31-Oct-13 22:15:24

I love Disney movie rewards! We are Disney/Pixar obsessed so have got many freebies grin

Thanks Gerrard we ahve the Muppet Christmas Carol but I think Father Christmas would go down a treat!

Crutchlow35 Fri 01-Nov-13 12:44:53

The Croods (which has taken ages to come out)
Monsters university.

Prep and landing is good but we still have that on series link from last year!

Doshusallie Fri 01-Nov-13 21:23:15

I went to blackbushe market on Sunday and bought:

The dark crystal
Lemony snicket's series of unfortunate events
The bridge to terabitha
Scooby doo and the cyber chase
Scooby doo and the ghoul school
Christmas story
Wind in the willows
And two more that I can't think of now but all of them very very good - 10 for £20!!!!

Doshusallie Fri 01-Nov-13 21:24:15

I know they are not new but my boys have watched quite a few of them this week for the first time. And really enjoyed them...

fuzzpig if you haven't got them already, Ghibli's 'Kiki's delivery Service' and 'My Neighbour Totoro' are good for kids. Both nice and gentle and Kiki has a talking cat grin

FixItUpChappie Fri 01-Nov-13 22:15:40

DS1 is getting Disney's Animated collection Part 1 in his stocking...


FixItUpChappie Fri 01-Nov-13 22:20:53

What's a good gentle disney/movie for a 3 year old?

We've had some fails on this front.....we watched Peter Pan as his first movie but there was some pretty unPc content which I didn't notice as a child and hells bells we put on a bugs bunny Halloween DVD last night....I apparently don't have a clear memory of these things!! - cue nightmare and night in our bed.

Crutchlow35 Sat 02-Nov-13 07:48:09

At that age we bought DS Mickey's once upon a Christmas. We call it special Mickey. DS watches it over and over. It is 5 or 6 shorter cartoon type movies.

fuzzpig Sat 02-Nov-13 07:59:08

How funny OneLittleLady - we actually watched Kiki's Delivery Service yesterday for our weekly movie night! It was out of the library (I work there so free rentals grin) but will probably buy it at some point, it was lovely. Laughed loads at the cat. They love Totoro as well! We are working our way through ghibli films as we've only recently got into them. Some are quite creepy though so mostly we are watching them once the DCs are in bed.

DSD mentioned she loves howls moving castle - don't think she owns that one so that's another present sorted smile

3bunnies Sat 02-Nov-13 08:53:49

Trying to narrow down our dvd choices - will probably get one cheapo £3 ones - scooby doo, ? Lemony snicket, mr bean etc.

Need some advice on the big ones (will be ones we haven't actually seen in cinema)- need one per child. Dd1 & ds are easy will like anything, will probably get despicable me 2 and monsters university/wreak it ralph dd2(nearly 7) is more ... decerning. She doesn't like despicable me, monsters vs aliens, in fact anything computer generated (special effects are ok though), she enjoys Narnia and Matilda. To read she likes Lemony snicket and wimpy kid but not sure how well these have converted into films. Any recommendations?

fuzzpig Sat 02-Nov-13 09:07:38

TBH I thought the lemony snicket film was awful, in the sense that it wasn't really faithful enough to the books.

Is she old enough for Percy Jackson or would that be a bit scary?

fuzzpig Sat 02-Nov-13 09:08:26

The wimpy kid films are really popular so would probably be a safe bet if she likes the books.

3bunnies Sat 02-Nov-13 09:17:59

Thanks, haven't seen either so will maybe go for wimpy kid, bit cheaper than planning but could maybe divert money and get wreak it ralph for dh (an 80s gamer!) and monsters university for ds. Dd2 will dissappear off and do something else within 10 min of film starting yet would be the first to notice if everyone else got one and she didn't.

MARGUERITE18 Sat 02-Nov-13 09:25:46

one magic christmas
prep and landing
sleeping beauty

MARGUERITE18 Sat 02-Nov-13 09:27:21

the cat returns is good

ThePitOfStupid Sat 02-Nov-13 09:28:39

Despicable me 2 and Cars 2

Crutchlow35 Sat 02-Nov-13 09:57:01

Fix, Arthur Christmas is excellent too.

RhondaJean Sat 02-Nov-13 10:03:53

Despicable me 2
Hangover 3 for dh
Breaking bad for dh
Couple of older cheap ones for dd2
Vampire diaries, tin button box set, eerie Indiana box set for dd1
And Miranda.

There doesn't seem a lot out for Xmas we haven't seen at the pictures already this year

MooseyMoo Sat 02-Nov-13 14:12:36

Only just started building our Christmas DVD this year (DD 3.6 and DS 2) so have bought

Arthur Christmas
Polar Express
The Flight Before Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street

For their stockings I've bought Little Mermaid and Disney Cars.

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MooseyMoo Sat 02-Nov-13 14:31:56

Whoops blush wrong thread!

havatry Mon 04-Nov-13 23:15:17

Monster in Paris is lovely.

Elsiequadrille Mon 04-Nov-13 23:22:18

From Time to Time (based on Green Knowe books)

The Bishop's Wife

Will also be watching Box of Delights. Bit old fashioned now perhaps, but nice Christmas theme.

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