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{random film-ness} Boxed Sets For Everybody

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Short on holiday shopping time, holiday shopping cash and holiday shopping ideas? Sit down, put your feet up and click your way through your list because Amazon just put it’s boxed sets on super sale for the season. Here are some suggestions:

For Uber-Loyal Star Wars Nerds


Get episodes I through VI on Blu-ray for your favorite Jedi. You know. The one who still argues Jar Jar got a bad rap. Includes audio commentary, a feast of archival footage and a host of documentaries, including 91 minutes on Star Wars spoofs. $69.99 (regularly $139.99)

For Discriminating Star Wars Nerds


Get episodes IV through VI only (the original trilogy) on Blu-ray. Includes audio commentary and the ability to pretend that the other three didn’t happen. $36.49 (regularly $69.99)

For Nature Geeks

My recent high-frame-rate 3D Hobbit experience reminded me of this eye-popping documentary series. Rediscover the wonders of our home with Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series on Blu-ray. $19.99 (regularly $99.98).

For Lovers of the ’80s and Time Travel

OK, ok. Technically, Part III was released in 1990, but close enough. The Back to the Future trilogy is everything everyone loves about the ’80s: Enthusiasm for special effects, a certain puffy-vest good-naturedness and Michael J. Fox. Make your favorite Milliennial suffering from early-onset-nostalgia very, very happy with this 25th Edition Blu-Ray set. $30.49 (regularly $59.98)

For Politics Junkies in Post-Election Withdrawal

Get all 154 episodes of the award-winning Aaron Sorkin series, plus a wealth of bonus features. Perfect for The West Wing fan who will always compare all other presidents with Jed Barlet. $98.49 (regularly $299.98)

For Fans of Westerns Served Spaghetti Style

Get the strong, silent and seraped type on your list The Clint Eastwood Star Collection.  Study up on Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), plus American Ted Post’s 1968 Hang ‘Em High before going to see Quentin Tarantino’s tribute to the genre, Django Unchained, this Christmas. $9.99 (regularly $24.98)

For Rom-Com Smarty Pants

You can’t go wrong with this quartet of Katherine Hepburn-led romantic comedies that prove that the genre and high IQs aren’t mutually exclusive. Enjoy the witty banter of Adam’s Rib, Woman of the Year, The Philadelphia Story and Bringing Up Baby. I own this collection, and it’s one of my all-time favorites. A steal at $8.99 (regularly $27.92)

Are you giving any film gifts this season?

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Sarah Magill

Sarah Magill has a full-time movie habit made possible by a day-time greeting card writing gig. She blogs at Gimme Some Film and is learning to write scripts and direct. She tries to balance her screen obsession with trail running, jazz singing, book clubbing, and hanging out with The Best Golden Retriever Ever, Copa.

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