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Holiday Gift Guide: Blu-ray Box Sets

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Holiday 2012 Gift Guide: Blu-ray Box Sets

With the holidays just around the corner, better start thinking about the perfect gift for the film fans on your list. Or better yet, drop a few hints about the movie goodies you'd like to find in your own stocking. And this year, go big. Here's a handy guide to recent and upcoming Blu-ray box set releases for the gift-giving season.

[Related: Holiday Family Blu-ray/DVD Gift Guide]

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The Dark Knight Trilogy

The Dark Knight Trilogy

Get it for: The Bat-fan who likes their comic book heroes dark, tough and gravelly-voiced.

All three films in director Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Dark Knight Trilogy -- Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and the epic conclusion The Dark Knight Rises -- available in a Limited Edition Giftset with an exclusive 64-page book excerpt from 'The Art and Making of The Dark Knight.' Suggested Retail Price: $52.99

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Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection

Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection

Get it for: The video store veteran.

Writer/director/provocateur Quentin Tarantino celebrates twenty years of maverick moviemaking with the release of Tarantino XX, a must-have eight-film, ten-disc Blu-ray collection featuring the films that helped defined his early success, as well as five hours of all-new bonus material. Suggested Retail Price: $119.99

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Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures

Get it for: The adventurer who knows that real men wear fedoras.

Revisit every unforgettable exploit of Harrison Ford as globetrotting, treasure-hunting hero Indiana Jones in this comprehensive four-film collection, including the classic that started it all, 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' -- restored and remastered under the supervision of director Steven Spielberg. Suggested Retail Price: $99.98

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Harry Potter Wizard's Collection

Harry Potter Wizard's Collection

Get it for: Honors graduates of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Relive every epic, magical moment of the Harry Potter saga with the franchise's most comprehensive movie collection yet. This limited and numbered 31-disc box set contains all eight feature films and more than 37 hours of special features, including all previously released bonus content and 5 hours of never-before-seen material. Suggested Retail Price: $499.99

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection

Get it for: Anyone who wants to know why Hitchcock is considered the undisputed Master of Suspense. With a capital "S."

Fifteen of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock's most iconic thrillers come together for the first time ever, digitally restored and remastered in high definition. This unprecedented box set includes thirteen films previously unavailable on Blu-ray, a collectible 50-page book and a treasure trove of bonus content. Suggested Retail Price: $299.98

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Singin' in the Rain: 60th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Singin' in the Rain: 60th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Get it for: The musical lover who can appreciate song-and-dance numbers before the age of autotune.

One of the greatest and most beloved movie musicals of all time celebrates its 60th anniversary with a deluxe Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray gift box set, featuring remastered picture, never-before-seen bonus features, and exclusive collectible material. Suggested Retail Price: $84.99

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Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection

Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection

Get it for: The guy who can't help but hum the James Bond theme when he orders a martini.

Bond. James Bond. In celebration of the iconic superspy's monumental golden anniversary, this super-sleek must-have box set features all twenty-two of Agent 007's movie adventures -- from 'Dr. No' to 'Quantum of Solace' -- on Blu-ray disc for the first time in one complete offering. Suggested Retail Price: $299.99

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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection

Get it for: The vintage creature feature fan.

Eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre -- Dracula, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera, and Creature From The Black Lagoon -- are available on Blu-ray for the first time in one definitive monstrous collection. Suggested Retail Price: $159.98

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Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition

Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition

Get it for: Anyone who likes their movies classy and quotable.

One of the greatest movies of all time, starring the immortal Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, celebrates its milestone 70th anniversary with the release of an all-new remastered, limited edition three-disc Blu-ray boxed set with over thirteen hours of special features and bonus content in a keepsake box. Suggest Retail Price: $64.99

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Harold & Kumar Ultimate Collector's Edition

Harold & Kumar Ultimate Collector's Edition

Get it for: Fans of unicorns, late-night munchies and "high grade" bromantic comedy.

From White Castle to Guantanamo Bay to Santa's sleigh, the hilarious misadventures of titular slacker anti-heroes Harold and Kumar -- and of course, Neil Patrick Harris as the one and only NPH -- are collected in a "Highly Flammable" three-movie set, complete with scented air fresheners and drink coasters. Suggested Retail Price: $49.99

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Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Editions)

Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Editions)

Get it for: The fantasy fanatic who's already waiting in line to see 'The Hobbit.'

Just in time for the theatrical release of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' revisit the extraordinary realm of Middle Earth in the high-def Extended Editions of director Peter Jackson's original epic trilogy. This deluxe 15-disc set includes over 26 hours of behind-the-scenes material including the rare Costa Botes documentaries. Suggested Retail Price: $119.98

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Magical Mystery Tour Deluxe Box Set

Magical Mystery Tour Deluxe Box Set

Get it for: The Walrus. The Eggman. The ultimate Beatles fan.

The fully restored 1967 Beatles classic feature film is now available on Blu-ray. This new box set features a host of bonus material, including newly-filmed interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and other members of the film's cast and crew, as well as a director's audio commentary recorded by Paul McCartney. Suggested Retail Price: $94.98

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Blade Runner: 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Blade Runner: 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Get it for: Fans of sci-fi with an art film sensibility.

Director Ridley Scott's visionary sci-fi classic celebrates its 30th anniversary with an all-new four-disc Blu-ray/DVD commemorative gift set that boasts multiple versions of the film, over ten hours of bonus content, a 72-page production art book, a collectible Spinner car replica and more. Suggested Retail Price: $64.99

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Lawrence of Arabia: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Lawrence of Arabia: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Get it for: The classic film fan who can appreciate when "epic" had nothing to do with motion capture or green screens.

Winner of seven Academy Awards and widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema, director David Lean's breathtaking masterpiece celebrates its 50th Anniversary Edition with a digitally restored director's cut, loaded with all-new bonus content and vintage archival material. Suggested Retail Price: $95.99

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Forever Marilyn: The Blu-ray Collection

Forever Marilyn: The Blu-ray Collection

Get it for: The fabulous film fan who knows that true sex symbols live forever.

This seven-disc box set celebrates the one-of-a-kind movie career of iconic blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe. Featuring classics like 'The Misfits' and 'Some Like It Hot,' as well as new-to-Blu-ray titles 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,' 'Seven Year Itch,' and more. Suggested Retail Price: $99.98

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Universal 100th Anniversary Collection

Universal 100th Anniversary Collection

Get it for: The eclectic movie buff who gets a thrill seeing Universal's spinning globe logo.

In celebration of century of moviemaking, one of Hollywood's most hallowed film studios presents the Universal 100th Anniversary Collection. Available for a limited time, this massive 25-film box set features some of the most iconic movies of all time, along with a 72-page collector's book, an exclusive music CD, and over 50 hours of bonus features from the Universal vaults. Suggested Retail Price: $349.98

[Related: Holiday Family Blu-ray/DVD Gift Guide]

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