The 2013 SciFi Mafia Blu-ray/DVD, Soundtrack and Book Gift Guide


You may have noticed that we’ve gone a little review-happy over the past few days here at SciFi Mafia; there are two reasons for that, and they’re both good. One, we’ve been getting a lot of great things to review as the holidays approach, and two, we wanted to get these reviews posted for you before the Big Shopping Onslaught begins.

In fact, we’ve gathered the reviews for the year all together for you in an easy reference list below that we are calling the Shop From Your Recliner Blu-ray/DVD, Soundtrack, and Book Gift Guide 2013. It’s a list of links to all of the movie and TV Blu-rays, DVDs, and soundtracks, and books we reviewed this year, followed by the star rating. Click on the link and you’ll see the review, and at the bottom of the review is an Amazon ordering link.

If you click on the Amazon ordering links, you will not only be purchasing some wonderful gifts, and be tossing some support over here to SciFi Mafia – THANKS, WE LOVE YOU – but you’ll be giving and receiving what Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow so charmingly called “more treasures from the Amazon”. It’s even better if you say it with a British accent.

Review links are listed newest to oldest within each format. Ready? Begin!

The Shop From Your Recliner Blu-ray/DVD, Soundtrack, and Book Gift Guide 2013

Blu-rays/DVDs – Movies

Hobbit AUJ Extended Edition Blu-ray coverThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition – Five Stars Plus – Editor’s Choice for Best Blu-ray of the Year 11/27

The World’s End – Five Stars 11/26

Europa Report – Four Stars 11/18

Pacific Rim – Five Stars 11/6

6 Souls – Three Stars 7/1

Mad Max Trilogy – Four Stars 6/10

My Neighbor Totoro Blu-Ray Combo Pack – Four Stars 5/22

Howl’s Moving Castle Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack – Five Stars 5/21

Cloud Atlas Blu-Ray Combo Pack – Five Stars 5/6

A Monster in Paris – Three Stars 4/1

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Blu-ray/DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy Combo Pack) – Five Stars 3/19

Willow (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) – Five Stars 3/18

Frankenweenie [Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy] – Five Stars 2/4

Dredd [3D Blu-ray + Digital Copy + Ultraviolet] – Five Stars


Blu-rays/DVDs – TV Movies/Series/Miniseries

In the Flesh – Four Stars 10/21

The Secret of Crickley Hall – Four Stars 10/14

American Horror Story: Asylum – Four Stars 10/11

The Neighbors: The Complete First Season – Four Stars 9/24

Haven: The Complete Third Season – Five Stars 9/12

Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete First Season – Five Stars 9/3

The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season – Four Stars 8/27

Once Upon a Time: The Complete Second Season – Five Stars 8/13

Orphan Black (Season One) – Five Stars 7/16

Regular Show The Complete First and Second Seasons – Four Stars 7/16

Ring of Fire – Two Stars 6/10

Teen Wolf, Season Two – Five Stars 5/21

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds (Blu-ray + UltraViolet) – Four Stars 5/8

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Three – Five Stars 5/1

LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out – Five Stars 3/29

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] – Five Stars 2/11

Being Human: The Complete Second Season  – Four Stars



The World of Steam: The Clockwork Heart – Five Stars

ICON Trailer Music – Dawning Promises – Four Stars

Doctor Who: The Snowmen / The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe – Five Stars

Doctor Who: Series 7 – Five Stars

Europa Report (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Five Stars

Continuum Season One Original Television Soundtrack – Five Stars

Doctor Who – The Krotons [Audio CD] – Three Stars

Da Vincis Demons Soundtrack coverDa Vinci’s Demons Original Television Soundtrack – Five Stars Plus – Editor’s Choice for Best Soundtrack of the Year

Defiance (Original Video Game Soundtrack) – Five Stars

TRON: Uprising (Music from and Inspired by the Series) – Four Stars



LEGO Space: Building the Future – Five Stars

Gallery 1988’s Crazy4Cult Cult Movie Art 2 – Five Stars

Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet – Five Stars

Wool: The Omnibus Edition – Five Stars

The First Kingdom: The Birth of Tundran – Four Stars

Once Upon a Time – Behind the Magic – Five Stars

Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz – Five Stars

Overpowered – Four Stars

Fringe: The Burning Man – Five Stars

Elysium: The Art of the Film – Five Stars

The Guild – The Official Companion – Five Stars

Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization – Five Stars

Hollow Earth: Bone Quill – Four Stars

Hollow Earth – Five Stars

Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization – Four Stars

World War Z: The Art of the Film – Four Stars

the ocean at the end of the lane bookThe Ocean at the End of the Lane – Five Stars Plus – Editor’s Choice for Best Book of the Year

Collider – Five Stars

The Resurrectionist – Five Stars

Joyland – Five Stars

Terry Nation – The Man Who Invented the Daleks – Four Stars

The Simon and Kirby Library – Science Fiction – Five Stars

The Art of Dead Space – Five Stars

Fringe: The Zodiac Paradox – Five Stars

Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 – Five Stars

Divergent – Five Stars

The Maze Runner – Five Stars

Happy Holidays!

Erin Willard
Written by Erin Willard

Erin is the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for