HBO HOME ENTERTAINMENT answers all of your Christmas gifting needs with something for everyone.
When it comes to quality and ground-breaking television, HBO ticks all the right boxes. Put TV under the tree
this Christmas with HBO. With new series’ on the horizon from Big Little Lies, True Detective and Game of
Thrones, it’s time to get watching….
Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play
WITH THE SERIES FINALE AROUND THE CORNER – CATCH-UP THIS CHRISTMAS BEFORE
IT’S TOO LATE….
The worldwide television phenomenon, GAME OF THRONES has become known for its
epic battle sequences, tragic plot twists and unexpected character deaths. Whether for
the ultimate super fan or those yet to discover the magic of Game of Thrones, this box
will be one to see out the winter.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire books, this sweeping
fantasy saga has continued to be one of the most talked about TV series. Combining a
mythical kingdom with a generation of family feuds, bloody war, treachery, murder, lies
and lust, Game of Thrones has well and truly abolished any preconceived opinions of its
genre. This accessible fantasy epic for the small screen is one of the most watched shows
on Sky Atlantic. Fans can also dig deeper into the world of Westeros with extensive
bonus features including the never-before-seen story of Conquest & Rebellion.
RRP: Blu-Ray £69.99 and DVD £59.99
Big Little Lies SEASON ONE
Collecting awards for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series”,
“Best Television Limited Series”, “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting
Role in a Series” and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a
Series” at this year’s Golden Globes, BIG LITTLE LIES is the must have gift this
In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it
seems. Doting mums, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes:
What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unravelling?
Told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline (Reese Witherspoon),
Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane (Shailene Woodley) – Big Little Lies paints a
picture of a town fuelled by rumours and divided into the haves and have-nots,
exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships
between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbours.
RRP: Blu-Ray £24.99 and DVD £14.99
Hailed as “arguably the greatest television programme ever made” (The Daily
Telegraph), THE WIRE started as a critically acclaimed but modestly viewed series that
turned into a worldwide phenomenon. Now you can catch all 60 episodes of The
Wire: The Complete Series in high-definition Blu-ray and digital download.
The Wire depicts an American urban dystopia, framed in our time, in which easy
distinctions between good and evil and crime and punishment are challenged at every
turn. In five successive seasons, the series depicts a Baltimore in which institutional
prerogatives, economic inequalities and a brutalizing drug war confound the efforts
to advance the city and its people. This must-have Blu-ray edition includes an 85 min
Q&A with cast and crew – perfect for all hardcore fans wanting to re-watch its
brilliance from the very beginning.
RRP: Blu-Ray £59.99 and DVD £39.99
THE COMPLETE SEASONS ONE AND TWO
Ahead of the season 3 premiere in January 2019, Christmas is the perfect opportunity
to revisit all episodes from season’s 1 and 2 of this gripping crime drama television
series, TRUE DETECTIVE. The first season stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody
Harrelson as a pair of Louisiana State Police homicide detectives pursuing a serial killer
over a 17-year period. The complex storylines and eerie cinematography had fans
enthralled. Each season features a new cast and a new case and in series 2 a bizarre
murder investigation brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career
criminal played by Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch.
With HBO it’s never too late to catch up with one of the most critically acclaimed
television shows of the last few years.
RRP: Blu-Ray £24.99 and DVD £19.99
Amy Adams stars in this thrilling drama, hailed by The Guardian as ‘mean, moody and
magnificent and a fine addition to the gathering tide of female-led and female-driven dramas”.
Based on the book by bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), SHARP OBJECTS is directed by
Big Little Lie’s very own Jean-Marc Vallée. The mini-series follows the story of Camille Preaker
(Adams), a struggling crime reporter for an inner city newspaper, battling a troubled life of
alcoholism and self-harm. When a surge murders wreak havoc in Camille’s childhood home,
Windgap, Missouri – Camille is sent on an assignment that takes her back, forcing Preaker to
confront some of her most terrifying personal demons, under the intense glare of her
estranged mother, Adora (Patricia Clarkson). In a town that looks seemingly perfect from the
outside – what will Camille uncover…
Catch up now on the series that had everyone talking this year.
RRP: Blu-Ray £32.99 and DVD £27.99
SUCCESSION, created by Peep Show mastermind Jesse Armstrong, explores themes of
power, politics, money, and family, played out within a rich and dysfunctional family
whose patriarch, Logan Roy (Brian Cox), is CEO of Waystar/Royco, one of the world’s
largest media and entertainment conglomerates. In light of his advancing years, it is
widely anticipated that Logan’s retirement is imminent, with each of his four grown
children focusing on a personal agenda that would see them rise in their father’s
This cunning, intense, brutal drama holds no punches, with its resounding success
rewarded with second season commissioned for 2019.
This nuanced and absorbing narrative explores not only the business of industry but the business of family.
Catch up this Christmas on the unmissable series that The Times’ Carol Midgley is calling ‘the best drama I’ve
seen in years’.
THE COMPLETE SERIES
Join Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte for all six series of the timeless classic, SEX AND
THE CITY. A show that continues to charm audiences with its wit and loveable characters, the
essential box set charts the trials and tribulations of four New York women as they tackle
relationships, heartache, friendship and everything in between. The infamous outfits and
iconic Manhattan settings have become the hallmark of this beloved show. The series won
several accolades, including seven of its fifty-four Emmy® Award nominations, eight of its
twenty-four Golden Globe® Award nominations, and three of its eleven Screen Actors Guild
Fans of the HBO series can now get lost in the glamorous and ever-changing lives of Carrie
and the girls from the very beginning all over again
RRP: DVD £47.99
BAND OF BROTHERS is an American war drama miniseries that dramatises the “Easy
Company” assigned to the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division during World
War II. Over ten episodes the series details the company’s exploits during the war with
each episode focusing on different characters within the company. The series was
based on Stephen E. Ambrose’s 1992 non-fiction book and the show uses Ambrose’s
research and interviews to try and portray real members of the ‘Easy Company’. The
series has a wealth of talent behind it that includes Hollywood royalty Steven Spielberg
and Tom Hanks, the collaboration that brought you ‘Saving Private Ryan’, as executive
Band of Brothers captivated audiences and critics alike and the series went on to win
several Emmy’s® and a Golden-Globe® thanks to its authenticity and masterful
performances from notable actors such as Damian Lewis, David Schwimmer, Tom Hardy
and James McAvoy. Band of Brothers is an unforgettable series that can be re-visited
time and time again with HBO.
RRP: Blu-Ray £16.57 and DVD £14.00
THE PACIFIC series, also produced by Spielberg and Hanks, was intended as a companion
piece to Band of Brothers and focuses on the United States Marine Corps’ actions in the
Pacific Theatre of Operations within the wider Pacific War. The relentless and
compelling depiction of the horrors of war does not fail to live up to the expectations
raised by its predecessor. The Pacific conveys that, as brutal and difficult the war in
Europe was, the Pacific war against the Japanese was almost incomprehensible.
Band of Brothers and The Pacific are the perfect combination of box sets for not only
history buffs but any audiences that are gripped by compelling presentations of the
human condition and real life stories.
RRP: Blu-Ray £19.99 and DVD £18.95
THE SOPRANOS is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase.
The story revolves around fictional New Jersey-based, Italian American mobster Tony
Soprano and the series is widely regarded as a true small-screen classic with Rolling
Stone magazine awarding it the top spot in their 2016 ‘100 Greatest TV Shows of All
Time’ list. The Sopranos is largely responsible for a shift in how audiences and critics
alike started viewing television and it paved the way for other impactful shows such as
Mad Men and Breaking Bad. The show was a cultural phenomenon and was showered
in various prestigious awards from the Emmys®, Golden Globes®, Screen Actors Guild®
and many more.
The Sopranos box set is perfect for audiences either re-watching the brilliance from the
beginning or embarking on the journey of Tony Soprano for the first time.
RRP: Blu-Ray £57.88 and DVD £39.99
THE COMPLETE SERIES
TRUE BLOOD presents a world in which vampires have entered the mainstream
due to a substitute having been found for human blood, a substitute that
vampires can consume with the same effect as human blood. Within this
dynamic a young Louisiana waitress (Anna Paquin) sets out to prove not only
that vamps and humans can co-exist, they can find true love. Catch up on all 7
seasons of this sultry, witty and unabashedly peculiar HBO series and get lost in
the supernatural. True Blood is a fierce asset to the vampire genre and presents
an intriguing twist that sets it apart from the usual narratives.
With this year marking the 10th anniversary of the hit show, what better way to
celebrate than binge watching the box set this Christmas? Viewers are
guaranteed to be kept on the edge of their seat and unable to walk away from
the drama unfolding on their screens.
RRP: Blu-Ray £49.99 and DVD £39.99
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