Holiday Gift Guide: 25 DVDs & Blu-rays We Want This Year

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Click here to buy it now at Amazon, $29.98 (DVD), $39.99 (Blu-ray)

If you pay close attention to this here website (as you should), then you're familiar with Beasts of the Southern Wild, either from our in-depth, behind-the-scenes feature or its standing as our pick for the best movie of 2012's first half.

Since its theatrical release was so limited, though, it's been difficult for interested folks to see indie first-time feature filmmaker Benh Zeitlin's self-made sensation about a hard-as-nails little girl named Hushpuppy (the amazing Quvenzhane Wallis) dealing with a sick, similarly hard-nosed father (the equally impressive Dwight Henry) and a storm that's approaching her Louisiana bayou home.

Well, that's what DVDs and Blu-rays are made for, curious film lovers. See what all the hype is about by transporting yourselves to Hushpuppy's "Bathtub" home via the film's emotional performances, rousing score, metaphorical dialogue, and general sense of inspirational wonder.

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