The 20 Greatest Gifts for Movie Buffs
“We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.”
― Walt Disney
Shopping for a movie buff is a complicated task. You’re dealing with people whose extensive libraries exhibit a particular taste. Their collections have a personality and are a point of pride. Not sure what will pass muster? Here are 20 surefire ways to demonstrate your appreciation for the movie buff in your life.
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20. Wireless Headphones
Perhaps the movie buff’s biggest frustration is that he can’t enjoy his home-entertainment system in peace, without people telling him to turn down the volume. Perhaps he’s a nuisance to his roommates or the neighbours are complaining because his subwoofer is causing earthquake-style rumblings. Get that man a pair of wireless headphones, like the Sennheiser RS 180s. This sexy, black ergonomic headset with its svelte transmitter will look great alongside any man’s entertainment system while delivering uncompressed, high-fidelity sound. If the movie buff is your roommate, it’s like giving yourself a gift as well. Buy it here.
19. Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
The Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition contains oodles of extras and a restored director’s cut of David Lean’s masterpiece, as well as a coffee-table book and an actual film frame. That’s a lot of material for your movie buff to pore over, all on top of the movie itself, which is already almost four hours long. But the real selling point of this package is the 4K restoration. Lawrence of Arabia was one of the last films to be shot on 70mm (the format resurrected for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master). Previous home-video formats just couldn’t do justice to this movie’s majestic scope. The epic, true story of author T.E. Lawrence and his role in the Arab revolt deserves to be seen on the big screen, if only for Lean’s breathtaking vistas. However, that option is a rare and fleeting one, so the next best thing is this Blu-ray and the biggest television you can find. Buy it here.