Happy Black Friday! Yes, yes, we know, we’re just encouraging that capitalist pigs and so on by participating, etc., but still — might as well get started on your Christmas shopping, right? And we’re here to help, particularly if you’ve got a movie geek to buy for (and we know how hard we can be to buy for). Thus, we’ve plucked out the ten gifts (with links!) most likely to please the film fan on your list, which they’ll drool thankfully over before making up an excuse to duck out of the holiday festivities and catch the first showing of Django Unchained. Check them out after the jump, and add your own gift ideas in the comments.
Last week, we walked you through the basics of Sir Alfred Hitchcock, a tutorial prompted by the release of this delicious 15-movie Blu-ray box set, featuring several of his masterpieces (Rear Window, The Birds, Vertigo, Shadow of a Doubt, Psycho, North by Northwest, etc.), and several underrated treats as well (Marnie, Frenzy, Rope, Saboteur). Plus, it’s loaded up with bonus features — commentaries, featurettes, storyboards, and (our favorite) audio excerpts from the immortal Hitchcock-Truffaut interviews. A couple of the transfers are problematic, but most of the movies look great; this is a treasure for cinephiles.