How much would you pay for a special edition Blu-ray of your favourite movie, or a box set of your most beloved TV series? What if it came with a bust of the main character? Or with some cards? Or in a coffin? What if it just came in a regular box, but you just had a ton of money to spend? Here we present the most expensive box sets we could find outside of Sotheby's. You're welcome.
Alien Quadrilogy Deluxe Alien Head Limited Edition DVD Box Set, £264.99
£264.99 may seem like a lot of money, but can you really put a price on a replica alien head that opens up to reveal a cosy nest of Alien DVDs? We didn't think so either. Next time, though, we'd like to see this in a Blu-ray chest-burster box set, please.
I, Robot Deluxe Sonny Head Limited Edition DVD Box Set, £264.99
£264.99 is not amount to be sniffed at, but what you have to remember is that you're not just getting a spooky plastic robot head and some DVDs, here. Oh no. You're also getting a custom embossed metal tin, four bits of movie artwork, and a holographic sticker - redefining the term 'value for money'.
Dark Shadows: Complete Original Series (DVD), £372.65
This camp 1960s "gothic soap opera" inspired Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's gentle cinematic spoof of the same name. This version is less tongue-in-cheek, but still fun - like The Addams Family crossed with Sunset Beach. So basically it's The Vampire Diaries in flares, and it even comes in a coffin. Totally worth £372.65.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Seasons 1-7 (DVD Box Set), £394.99
All seven seasons of the least boldly-going branches of the Star Trek franchise (it's set on a space station, duh). That's 176 hours of Worf the Klingon, Quark the Ferengi, and the one who goes all melty sometimes. Yours for a mere £394.99.
LOST: The Complete Blu-ray Collection, £456.78
Was Lost the best or the most frustrating TV show in history? Were the Lost characters in purgatory the whole time? Are you overdrawn yet? These are all things you can ponder while watching all 36 discs and enjoying your 'Senet' game, custom island replica, collectible Ankh, and black light penlight - all for £456.78.
Scarface (Blu-ray), £528.14
This edition of Scarface comes in a hand-crafted humidor box made of Spanish cedar, and a pack of collectible cards. Close, but no cigar, for £528.14.
ney Classics DVD Box Set, £575.00
How many Disney titles would you expect in a £575 box set? All of them? Well, bad luck - in [ this one you only get Cinderella, Mary Poppins, Bambi, Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, Aristocats, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Hercules, Robin Hood, and The Sword In The Stone. We're not sure why this exists when there are cheaper collections with greater variety.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day [(Blu-ray), £679.25
If you're wondering how Skynet started, it's actually Amazon sending out bits of Terminators to collectors with silly amounts of money to spend on Blu-rays. This Terminator head can be yours for £679.25 (but be prepared for Sarah Connor to track you down).
Harry Potter - Limited Edition Blu-ray Collector Box Including Elder Wand, £999.95
No, that's not a typo - this Harry Potter Blu-Ray box set actually costs £999.95. Presumably this is because the 'elder wand' that comes with the 11 discs contains actual magical powers.
But if you don't fancy shelling out that much, don't worry - this Harry Potter DVD collection only costs £400, and you get your own Hogwarts Castle, too.
The Ultimate Star Trek DVD Collection, $3,869.90 USD
This whopper, which roughly translates to a UK price of £2,840.00, contains every Star Trek TV series and movie released on DVD to date.
Despite its prohibitive price, it apparently sold out on Amazon.com within 10 days. But if you're holding for the Blu-ray version, though, we recommend taking out a second mortgage.