Christmas Shopping – Round 1

It’s that time of the year again and the day of days approaches faster than you think. The hunt for presents is on but fret not! I have compiled a small list of exquisite movies and special DVD box sets that will bring joy to any movie fan.

The Hot Stuff – DVDs

Frank Miller's Sin City (Recut & Extended Edition)Frank Miller’s Sin City (Recut & Extended Edition)
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“Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything.”
This special 2 disc uncut and unrated edition with never before seen scenes comes with tons of extras and goodies to satisfy all your Sin City needs.
It also includes the complete reprinted first issue of Frank Miller’s THE HARD GOODBYE graphic novel.

King Kong (Collector's Edition)King Kong (Collector’s Edition)
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“The Most Awesome Thriller Of All Time”
The original from 1993 featuring Fay Wray now on DVD in a Collector’s Tin Box. This box is so crammed with goodies that it should leave no wishes open and truly is the King version of Kong. Along with the King of all Kongs you also get a 20-page reproduction of the original 1933 souvenir program, King Kong memorable scenes postcards and much more.

The Val Lewton Horror Collection (Cat People / The Curse of the Cat People / I Walked with a Zombie / The Body Snatcher / Isle of the Dead / Bedlam / The Leopard Man / The Ghost Ship / The Seventh Victim / Shadows in the Dark)The Val Lewton Horror Collection
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This box includes: Cat People / The Curse of the Cat People / I Walked with a Zombie / The Body Snatcher / Isle of the Dead / Bedlam / The Leopard Man / The Ghost Ship / The Seventh Victim / Shadows in the Dark.
You probably have seen them all at one point in your life. Every single one is a classic in its own right. Now available in one box set this is the perfect gift for all fans of classic horror movies.

Blackadder - Complete Blackadder Black Adder – The Complete Collection (Limited Edition)
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For the first time you get all four Series plus Blackadder’s Christmas Carol, The Cavalier Years & Back and Forth on a newly released 6 Disc Set!
If you haven’t got your Black Adder yet then now is the time. Finally, a complete release of one of the most classic British comedy shows of all time.
Note: This box set is only available as a Region 2 release.

Die Dollar-Holzbox (Limited Edition, 4 DVDs)Die Dollar-Holzbox (Limited Edition, 4 DVDs)
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This wooden box comes with the two classic Leone western in a fully restored and remixed version offering English DD 5.1 sound on “For a Few Dollars More” and DTS on “Fistful of Dollar”. On top of it you get a silver one dollar coin, an engraved golden pocket watch and collectible film frames all packaged in a wooden box. The perfect present for all Western fans.
Note: This limited edition is only available at as a Region 2 release.

Deadwood - The Complete First SeasonDeadwood – The Complete First Season
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“A show set in the late 1800’s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.”

Still looking for the gritty wild wild West full of intrigue, violence and greed for gold? Look no further! Season 1 of “Deadwood” has 720 minutes full of wild West vileness infested by intrigue and murder. A must see for any Western fan.

Battlestar Galactica  - Season One (2004)Battlestar Galactica – Season One (2004)
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“With the 12 colonies of man virtually destroyed in the climax of a hundred-year war with the Cylon Empire, President Roslin and Commander Adama gather up the few humans left and embark on a journey to find the mythical planet Earth, not realizing that the Cylon robot is no longer a recognizable enemy.”
This 5 disc DVD set includes all 13 thrilling episodes of Season 1 and the four hour TV miniseries that started it all. No Sci-Fi fan should be without it.

Battlestar Galactica - Season 2.0Battlestar Galactica – Season 2.0
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“After losing the war against the Cylon robots, the Battlestar Galactica crew speed toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. Galactica Commander Adama and President Laura Roslin face waning supplies, crushed morale, … and the credible threat Cylons aboard the ship.”
Just in time for Christmas and just before the second half of season 2 airs in January 2006 we get the first half of Season 2 of one of the currently best Sci-Fi shows on DVD. Perfect for completing your BSG collection.

Rebel Samurai - Sixties Swordplay Classics (Criterion Collection)Rebel Samurai – Sixties Swordplay Classics (Criterion Collection)
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( Rebellion / Kill! / Ibun sarutobi sasuke / Kedamono no ken )
“These four classic films, from four masters of Japanese cinema, turn a genre upside down, redefining for a modern generation the meaning of loyalty and honor, as embodied by the iconic figure of the samurai.”

This Criterion box set release includes four of the most classic of all Japanese Samurai movies from the Sixties, featuring Toshirô Mifune, the man, the legend.
Akira Kurosawa - 4 Samurai Classics (Seven Samurai / The Hidden Fortress / Yojimbo / Sanjuro) - Criterion CollectionAkira Kurosawa – 4 Samurai Classics – Criterion Collection
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(Seven Samurai / The Hidden Fortress / Yojimbo / Sanjuro)
“Leading off the set of four Akira Kurosawa classics is Seven Samurai (1954), unanimously hailed as one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of the motion picture. ”

This Criterion box set release includes four masterpieces from master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and should not be missing from any DVD collection. These four classics have inspired countless films but remain unmatched until this very day and are a simple must see, esp. “Seven Samurai”, the first of the four.

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