A box set or boxed set is a set of items (for example, a compilation of books, musical recordings, films or television programs) packaged in a box, for sale as a single unit.
Films, television, and other video programs on Blu-ray and DVD are sometimes sold as box sets, as were certain titles on the now discontinued VHS and LaserDisc formats. Such a box set might include an entire season or seasons, or the complete series, of a popular TV program, a collection of films by a well-known director or starring a well-known actor/actress, or a collection of films of a particular genre such as horror, sci-fi, and westerns. Other criteria for box sets have included all films of a series such as the Star Wars series or the Lord of the Rings trilogy and a selection of adaptions of a particular author such as Stephen King or Jane Austen. Some box sets contain different versions of one film, as in the case of Blade Runner, and Alien Quadrilogy. One of the most popular box sets of all-time is "The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection" released in 1999 by New Line Platinum Series, which contained the original seven films, a bonus DVD containing special features titled The Nightmare Series Encyclopedia, two pairs of 3-D glasses for the last ten minutes of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, a commemorative booklet about the films titled The Nightmare is Alive and more. Other notable boxsets include the Dragon Ball Z "Dragon Box" set, often considered to be the best release of the series to date due to the high quality of the remasters and the plentiful amount of features, and the "Star Wars Trilogy: The Definitive Collection" LaserDisc boxset, which was one of the last home video releases of the original trilogy before the special editions.
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