10 Gifts for Cinephiles 

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by Michael Barrett Got those Xmas shopping blues? Or are they seasonal reds and greens? (Or not enough green?) Ho, ho, ho, here's a bagful of movie and TV goodies for big boys and girls of every taste.  
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7. The Wonder Years Complete Series collects all six seasons of the nostalgic sitcom on 26 discs, with tons of bonus fluff (like magnets), packaged in a metal locker at $249.95. Another 50 bucks gets you The Wonder Years Experience, which throws in clothes, a CD, and other items. Sold only through timelife.com.
2. A new trend in watching films is to leave your house and consume food and drink in a building called a theater. We don't know how long this fad will last, but take advantage with gift cards. Choose your own price at santikos.com/store/giftcards (good for any Santikos theatre, including Bijou and IMAX)
3. A new trend in watching films is to leave your house and consume food and drink in a building called a theater. We don't know how long this fad will last, but take advantage with gift cards. Choose your own price at drafthouse.com/giftgards
4. Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection ($199.98 at shop.tcm.com): 21 discs with the contents of all previous DVD sets of the Dracula, Frankenstein, Mummy, Wolfman, Invisible Man and Black Lagoon titles, plus a few others.
5. It's not too soon to mark your calendars for the 37th Annual CineFestival, the nation’s oldest and longest-running Latino film festival, which runs from February 25-28, 2015. Tickets to this eight-day fiesta of U.S. and international Latino films aren't available yet, but look for ticket and schedule info in January at guadalupeculturalarts.org/cinefestival.
6. Batman: The Complete Television Series finally resurrects the campy 1960s classic on DVD ($199.70) or Blu-ray Ltd. Edition ($269.97) with a Hot Wheels Batmobile, trading cards and scrapbook). Season 1 is also separately ($39.98) for those whose Catwoman jones stops at Eartha Kitt without Julie Newmar. Available from Warner Bros. Studios’ online shop (wbshop.com).
7. Fox Searchlight Pictures: 20th Anniversary Collection ($299.99) combines 20 more-or-less indie hits of the last 20 years into one Blu-ray set, from The Full Monty and Napoleon Dynamite to Slumdog Millionaire and 12 Years a Slave. $179.99 via foxconnect.com.
8. The Merv Griffin Show 1962-1986 ($129.98 at mervgriffin.com) has 12 DVDs with 44 selected episodes with the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Rosa Parks, Richard Pryor (with Jerry Lewis!), Woody Allen, Steve Martin, Bill Cosby, Salvador Dalí, Bette Davis, John Wayne, and the young Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Bill Maher.
9. The Midnight Special Collector's Edition ($99.95): 130 performances from the 1970s TV series on eight discs, including Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Doobie Brothers, Tom Petty and scads more, plus one disc of comedians and two discs of new bonus stuff. $119.96 (16 hours on 11 DVDs); $219.92 (36 hours on 20 DVDs); timelife.com.
10. White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney, in a Diamond Anniversary Blu-Ray Combo Pack ($25.99) or a two-disc DVD set ($18.99). Bonus material includes a Christmas CD with 12 songs. Visit
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7. The Wonder Years Complete Series collects all six seasons of the nostalgic sitcom on 26 discs, with tons of bonus fluff (like magnets), packaged in a metal locker at $249.95. Another 50 bucks gets you The Wonder Years Experience, which throws in clothes, a CD, and other items. Sold only through timelife.com.