Win: James Bond 50 Blu-ray Collection & More Essential Christmas Titles With HMV

We’ve teamed up with our friends at HMV to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a fantastic selection…

Matt Holmes

Editorial Team

We’ve teamed up with our friends at HMV to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a fantastic selection of Blu-rays. The prize includes James Bond: 50th Anniversary Complete 22 Film Blu-ray Collection, Titanic: Collector’s Edition 3D, The Woman in Black, Prometheus and Red Lights.

At HMV this Christmas you’ll find the very best releases on CD ranging from the likes of Olly Murs, Robbie Williams and Rihanna to Michael Bublé and The Military Wives Choir.
There is also great visual content on DVD/Blu-ray and boxsets across film, including the awesome Batman: The Dark Knight Rises; Comedy Stand-Up and Sitcom, featuring Michael McIntyre, Kevin Bridges, Sarah Millican, Fresh Meat and Mrs Brown’s Boys; Children’s; and, of course, Sport, including the must-have collections of this Summer’s London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics coverage.

There are also fantastic games, including the iconic Call of Duty: Black Ops II along with Medal of Honour, Halo 4, FIFA 13 and the Harry Potter Wonderbook: Book of Spells.
Finally, Artist Merchandise makes fab stocking fillers, and you’ll find a great-value selection of 2013 calendars, books, t-shirts, posters mugs and key chains from the likes of One Direction and many other artists besides.

HMV IS Entertainment this Christmas.

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HMV’s top 25 predicted / recommended DVD/Blu-ray – FILM / OVERALL

1.   Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (3 Dec)

2.   The London 2012 Olympic Games – official BBC coverage

3.   Michael McIntyre – Showtime (12 Nov)

4.   Ted (26 Nov)

5.   Amazing Spider-man (26 Nov)

6.   Peter Kay – Live: Back on Nights (19 Nov)

7.   Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (10 Dec)

8.   Mrs Brown’s Boys: Series 2

9.   The Bourne Legacy (3 Dec)

10.  Prometheus

11.  Expendables 2 (10 Dec)

12.  Kevin Bridges: The Story Continues (12 Nov)

13.  John Bishop Live: Rollercoaster Tour 2012 (12 Nov)

14.  Celebrity Juice: Series 2 (19 Nov)

15.  Arthur Christmas (19 Nov)

16.  Downton Abbey – Series 3 (5 Nov)

17.  Ryder Cup 2012 official film (19 Nov)

18.  Men in Black 3 (5 Nov)

19.  Magic Mike (26 Nov)

20.  Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour (19 Nov)

HMV’s top 25 predicted / recommended CD ALBUMS – ROCK & POP / OVERALL

1.   Olly Murs / Right Place, Right Time (also available in deluxe edition), (release date 26 Nov)

2.   One Direction / Take Me Home (also HMV limited exclusive with individual band covers) (12 Nov)

3.   Now That’s What I Call Music….83 (19 Nov)

4.   Michael Bublé / Christmas: Special Deluxe Edition (incl. 5 new tracks), (26 Nov)

5.   Mumford and Sons / Babel

6.   Robbie Williams / Take the Crown (5 Nov)

7.   Emeli Sandé / Our Version of Events – Special Deluxe Edition

8.   Rod Stewart / Merry Christmas, Baby (12 Nov)

9.   Rihanna / Unapologetic

10. Girls Aloud / Ten 2-CD Deluxe Edition (26 Nov)

11. Bruno Mars / Unorthodox Jukebox (10 Dec)

12. The Script / 3

13. Pink / Alive and Kicking

14. Ed Sheeran / + Deluxe Edition

15. Whitney Houston / I Will Always Love You – the Best of Whitney Houston (12 Nov)

16. Little Mix / DNA (19 Nov)

17. Susan Boyle / Standing Ovation (19 Nov)

18. JLS / Evolution (5 Nov)

19. CeeLo Green / CeeLo’s Magic Moment (30 Nov)

20. Killers / Battle Born

HMV’s top 20 predicted / recommended DVD/Blu-ray – TV (guide prices, nb subject to change)

1.   Mrs Brown’s Boys – Series 2

2.   Downton Abbey – Series 3 (5 Nov)

3.   Celebrity Juice 2 (19 Nov)

4.   Family Guy – The Best of (5 Nov)

5.   Top Gear 2012 – Series 15 (DVD £22)

6.   Homeland – Season 1 (DVD £28 / Blu-ray £35)

7.   The Thick of It – Series 4 (12 Nov) (DVD £14)

8.   Dynamo – Magician Impossible: Series 2

9.   Big Bang Theory – Season 5 (3-DVD £20)

10. Fresh Meat – Complete First Series

11. Derren Brown – The Experiments

12. David Attenborough: Attenborough – 60 Years in the Wild (19 Nov)

13. Glee – Complete Seasons 1-3

14. Dr. Who: Series 7, Part 1

15. The Only Way Is Essex: The Shut Uuup Collection – Series 1-6

16. Brookside: Best Storylines – 30th Anniversary Edition (26 Nov)

17. Rev – Series 2 (19 Nov)

18. Spy – Series 1 (5 Nov)

19. Parade’s End

20. Made in Chelsea – Series 1-3

HMV’s top 20 predicted / recommended 10 DVD/Blu-ray – BOXSETS (guide prices, nb subject to change)

1.   James Bond 50th Anniversary Collection (£49 DVD / £99.99 Blu-ray)

2.   Harry Potter Complete Collection (DVD £20)

3.   Downton Abbey 1 – 3 (5 Nov)

4.   Lord of the Rings Trilogy

5.   Indiana Jones: Complete Collection (£45 DVD / £45 Blu-ray)

6.   Twilight Trilogy

7.   Ice Age 1 – 4 (10 Dec)

8.   Batman: Dark Knight Trilogy (3 Dec)

9.   Big Bang Theory: Seasons 1 – 5 (16-DVD £50 / £30 from 19 Nov)

10. Toy Story Collection 1 – 4 (DVD £12 from Nov)

11. Mrs Browns Boys – Mother of All Boxsets (9 Nov)

12. Men in Black 1-3 Trilogy (5 Nov)

13. Father Ted – Complete Box Set (12 Nov)

14. The Bible – Epic Movie Collection 6-disc DVD set (David, Abraham, Solomon, Moses, Samson, Jacob)

15. Prometheus to Alien – The Evolution boxset (£28) (3 Dec)

16. Home Alone 1 – 4 box set

17. Supernatural Collection – Seasons 1-7 (DVD £65 / Blu-ray £100) (5 Nov)

18. Celebrity Juice – The Bang Tidy 3-DVD box set (19 Nov)

19. The Only Way Is Essex: The Shut Uuup Collection – Series 1-6

20. Friends – Anniversary box set 40-DVD (£45)

 

HMV’s top 10 predicted / recommended DVD/Blu-ray – COMEDY STAND-UP

1.   Michael McIntyre – Showtime (12 Nov)

2.   Peter Kay – Live: Back on Nights (19 Nov)

3.   Kevin Bridges – The Story Continues (12 Nov)

4.   Jack Whitehall – Live (19 Nov)

5.   Frankie Boyle – Live: Last Days of Sodom (19 Nov)

6.   Sarah Millican – Thoroughly Modern Millican: Live (12 Nov)

7.   Russell Howard’s Good News – The Best of Series 2

8.   Rhod Gilbert – Collection 1-3 (19 Nov)

9.   Adam Hills – Inflatable (5 Nov, hmv exclusive)

10. Stewart Lee – Carpet Remnant World (12 Nov 2012)

HMV’s top 10 predicted / recommended DVD/Blu-ray – SPORT

1.   The London 2012 Olympic Games – official BBC coverage

2.   Ryder Cup 2012 official film (19 Nov)

3.   The London 2012 Paralympic Games

4.   Ryder Cup 2012 – Captain’s Diary: Miracle at Medinah (19 Nov)

5.   Tour de France 2012: Bradley Wiggins and the British Invasion

7.   Mark Cavendish – Born to Race (5 Nov)

8.   Manchester City Champions: Official Film Season Review 2011-2012

9.   Ryder Cup – Official Ultimate Collection (19 Nov, DVD & Blu-ray))

10. US Open – Men’s Tennis Final 2012 ft. Andy Murray (12 Nov)

HMV’s top 10 predicted / recommended GAMES (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSVita, PSP, Wii, 3DS, PC)

1.   Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Xbox 360, PS3, PC (13 Nov)

2.   FIFA 13 – all formats

3.   Assassins Creed III – Xbox 30, PS3, PC

4.   Halo 4 – Xbox 360 only (6 Nov)

5.   Need for Speed: Most Wanted – Xbox 360, PS3, PSVita, PC (2 Nov)

6.   Medal of Honor: Warfighter – Xbox 360, PS3, PC

7.   Far Cry 3: Lost Expeditions – Xbox 360, PS3, PC (30 Nov)

8.   Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – Nintendo 3DS

9.   New Super Mario Bros. U – Nintendo Wii U (30 Nov)

10. Nintendo Land – Nintendo Wii U (30 Nov)

11. Wonderbook: Book of Spells – PS3 (16 Nov)

12. Skylanders Giants

13. Dishonoured

14. Doom 3

15. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012

16. F1 2012

17. Forza Horizon

18. Hitman Absolution (20 Nov)

19. Lego Lord of the Rings (23 Nov)

20. WWE: Mike Tyson Edition (2 Nov)

HMV’s top10 predicted / recommended TABLETS (guide prices, nb subject to change/availability)

1.   Google Nexus 7 tablet by Asus (£199.99)

2.   Gbook Android tablet by Archos (£69.99)

3.   Apple iPad with Wi-Fi tablet Black16gb (£399.99)

4.   Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 7.0 Wi-Fi tablet White 8gb (£199.99)

5    TF300T Android transformer tablet with Wi-Fi 32gb (£399.99)

6.   Archos 101 G9 Turbo 8gb Android 4 tablet (£149.99)

7.   Arnova 10d G3 4gb Android 4.0 tablet (1 Nov) (£199.99)

8.   Asus Android Transformer 32gb tf300t Wi-Fi tablet (£379.99)

9.   Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 plus Wi-Fi 16gb (£349)

10. Griffin iPad Tablet Stand (£24.99)

 

HMV’s top 10 predicted / recommended HEADPHONES & EARPHONES (guide prices, nb subject to change)

1.   Beats by Dre headphones – Colour Solos HD (8 colours incl. White, Red, Green, Light Blue), (£169.99)

2.   Skullcandy Hesh 2.0 headphones (Black, White, Rasta, Paul Frank), (£59.99)

3.   Sony MDR-1R (Black/Red & Silver/Brown), (£249.99)

4.   Sennheiser Amperior Silver headphones (2 Nov) (£259.99)

5.   House of Marley – Jammin’ Smile Jamaica: Rasta earphones (£13.99)

6.   Skullcandy Uprock 2.0 headphones (Purple/Grey Athletic, White/Black, Black, Rasta, Navy/Gold – HMV excl.), (£24.99)

7.   Beats by Dre headphones White bluetooth wireless (£249.99)

8.   Sony MDRZ 300 White (£17.99)

9.  Beats by Dre Mixr High Performance DJ headphones – red HMV exclusive; black (26 Nov), (£219.99)

10.Sennheister HD419 headphones (£54.99)

 

HMV’s top 10 predicted WIRELESS SPEAKERS & DOCKS (guide prices, nb subject to change/availability)

1.   Bose Soundlink 2 – bluetooth wireless (£249.99)

2.   HDMX ‘The Jam’ portable bluetooth speaker (£39.99)

3.   Beats by Dre Beatbox – portable white (£299.99)

4.   Gear4 – Airzone Series 1 Airplay Speakerdock (£99.99)

5.   Electric Friends KwanKwan Duck iPod speaker (£39.99)

6.   Sony SRS-BTM8 – bluetooth wireless tap (£99.99)

7.   Bose – Companion 20 multimedia speaker system (£199.99)

8.   Gear4 Streetparty 3 Union Jack (£29.99)

9.   TDK 2-Speaker Boombox (£249.99)

10. Bayan – Sonic Air 1 White (£59.99)

HMV’s overall top 10 Gift recommendations for Christmas (overall)

1.   CD Album: Olly Murs / Right Place, Right Time (also available in deluxe edition), (26 Nov) / Trendy/younger mum

2.   DVD/Blu-ray: Batman – The Dark Knight Rises (3 Dec) / 20 & 30-something son/brother

3.   Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Xbox 360, PS3, PC (13 Nov) / Teen son/brother

4.   DVD/Blu-ray: The London 2012 Olympic Games – official BBC coverage (29 Oct) / dad/uncle

5.   CD Album: Michael Bublé / Christmas: Special Deluxe Edition (incl. 5 new tracks), (26 Nov) / older mum/aunt

6.   DVD/Blu-ray: Michael McIntyre – Showtime (12 Nov) / older dad/uncle & grandad

7.   CD Album: One Direction / Take Me Home (12 Nov) / pre-teen & teen daughter/sister

8.   Headphones: Beats by Dre headphones – Colour Solos HD (8 colours), (£169.99) / teen/older son & daughter

9.   Book: Peter Hook – Unknown Pleasures / young dad & older brother

10. Calendar: Avengers Assemble / pre-teen/teen son
Stocking Fillers:

 

HMV’s top 10 predicted / recommended BOOKS (“Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll” popular culture)

1.   One Direction – Official Annual 2013 (HMV exclusive cover)

2.   Peter Hook – Unknown Pleasures (HMV also stocking an exclusive boxed, numbered and signed by the author)

3.   EL James – 50 Shades trilogy

4.   Where’s the Meerkat? Journey through Time

5.   Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games trilogy (adult and children’s version)

6.   Justin Bieber – Official Annual 2013

7.   JRR Tolkein – The Hobbit

8.   Karl Pilkington – Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad

9.   Neil Young – Waging Heavy Peace

10. Paul Brannigan – This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl

 

HMV’s top 10 predicted / recommended CALENDARS 2013

1.   One Direction (HMV exclusive version)

2.   Ed Sheeran (HMV exclusive version)

3.   Tom Daley

4.   Cliff Richard

5.   Batman: The Dark Knight Rises

6.   Big Bang Theory

7.   Avengers Assemble

8.   Hollyoaks Babes

9.   JLS

10. Game of Thrones

 

HMV’s top 10 predicted / recommended T-SHIRTS (music, film & popular culture)

1.   Big Bang Theory – Bazinga (male/female)

2.   Captain America – Distressed Shield

3.   Black Sabbath – US Tour 78 (male/female)

4.   Led Zeppelin – USA 77

5.   Foo Fighters – Est. 1995

6.   Batman – The Dark Knight Rises – Logo (male-female)

7.   David Bowie – Smoking

8.   One Direction – Band Lounge

9.   Bruce Springsteen – Sand Tour

10. Superman – Logo (male/female)