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The Best of 2016 in Film & TV on DVD

It's that time of year again, when agonising decisions need to be made – and we're not talking about what to buy grandma for Christmas. Selecting the Top 10 DVD releases of the year in film and TV can be just as tough, so here, for the record, is STACK's cream of the crop for 2016.

FILM

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SPOTLIGHT
What we said: "Turning the minutiae of investigative journalism into riveting viewing, it's not surprising that Spotlight received the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture."

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MACBETH
What we said: "The best cinematic version of Shakespeare's tragedy to date – yes, even better than Polanski's 1971 adaptation. A triumph in every department, Justin Kurzel's Macbeth is bleak, brutal and brilliant."

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SICARIO
What we said: "Denis Villenueve's blistering thriller trumps the Oscar-winning Traffic as the best film to date about the US war against the Mexican drug cartels. In a word, unmissable."

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THE REVENANT
What we said: "Oscar-winner DiCaprio, whose performance is limited to grunts and gestures, makes us feel every chilly moment of this primal homage to old school wilderness adventures."

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THE MARTIAN
What we said: "A survival story that celebrates the endurance of the human spirit without the obligatory spoonful of sugar, The Martian has all the right stuff."

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ROOM
What we said: "Neither sensationalist nor exploitative, Room is a sensitive, suspenseful and sometimes heartbreaking insight into victims of captivity and their return to society."

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
What we said: "J.J. Abrams delivers the first worthy successor to the original Star Wars trilogy, giving die-hard fans what they want and introducing the universe to a new generation."

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THE HATEFUL EIGHT
What we said: "Like a stage production shot in Ultra Panavision 70, this is easily Tarantino's best and bloodiest film since Kill Bill Vol.1, and features his best cast since Pulp Fiction."

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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
What we said: "This searing urban epic about gangsta rap collective N.W.A. is a timely reminder of their musical talents, and the best movie about hip hop since 8 Mile."

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HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
What we said: "Blending deadpan Kiwi humour, quirky characters and slapstick action, Taika Waititi's latest triumph is a zany family comedy that will appeal to the mischievous kid in everybody."

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TV

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GAME OF THRONES: Season 6
What we said: "Winter has finally arrived and the series has overtaken the books. Events are  gathering momentum towards the endgame, in the best GoT season to date."

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BETTER CALL SAUL: Season 2
What we said: "This brilliant second season cements this spin-off series – charting Jimmy McGill's formative years – as a truly worthy successor to Breaking Bad."

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MR. ROBOT: Season 1
What we said: "Essential viewing for even the least paranoid, Mr. Robot grabs hold from the outset, keeping you questioning almost everything encountered in this 10-episode rollercoaster ride."

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: American Crime Story
What we said: "This gripping insight into the 'Trial of the Century' reminds us why the verdict was so shocking. The real crime, however, was introducing the world to the Kardashians."

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11-22-63

11.22.63
What we said: "The concept alone makes this a must-see. The series trims much of the novel's fat, and the combination of Stephen King and J.J. Abrams is the icing on the cake."

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DOWNTON ABBEY: Season 6
What we said: "Hiring, firing, battle, prattle, miscarriage, horseless carriage, life, death and scandal...The beloved Brit drama comes to a supremely satisfying conclusion."

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VIKINGS: Season 4, Part 1
What we said: "The stage is set for a spectacular showdown between Ragnar and Rollo in the very best episodes of Vikings. And this split season promises more of the same..."

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FARGO: Season 2
What we said: "The stunning first season proved a TV adaptation of one of the Coens' best films was possible. The second backs that up – in fact, it's arguably even better than the first."

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HOUSE OF CARDS: Season 4
What we said: "Beyond the politics and Spacey's perfect performance, the draw to House of Cards is the use and abuse of power, and this season never lets up."

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NARCOS: Season 1
What we said: "While Narcos can be uncomfortably funny, it has an air of documentary, making it an educational, exciting and often unnerving rush."

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