Muggles with an extra £260 in their back pockets come September will doubtless be excited to hear that Warner Bros is releasing an elaborate 31-disc DVD box set of the Harry Potter movies.
Comprising all the original films alongside 37 hours of extra content and housed in a gift box that weighs 19lbs, The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection is the biggest box set ever issued by Warners.
But it’s far from being the biggest DVD box set in the world. Oh sure, there’s no shortage of material and memorabilia crammed into this beast of a box, but in the grand scheme of things it’s actually something of a minnow.
And so, inspired by the announcement of this whopping Potter set’s imminent arrival, here are six of the biggest, longest and most expensive box sets ever produced. And to keep you in suspense they’re in reverse order, from the large to the downright ridiculous: