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Blu Christmas . . . without DVD

By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 18, 2009

Unless she’s one of the boys (or just really likes Brad Pitt), she probably won’t derive much pleasure from watching a couple of guys beat the living shit out of each other. Sweaty, macho porn is on the menu for FIGHT CLUB ($39.95; $28.96), with this release being dubbed the “YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL” 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. Ah, just like dad used to scream at the boys.

…But end with the classics
Want to show ’em a barometer of just how special Blu-ray can be? Give them one or more of the following films from Hollywood’s Golden Era. From the 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition of THE WIZARD OF OZ ($84.99; $69.92), to the 50th Anniversary Edition of Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST ($84.99; $69.92), they likely never knew old films could ever look or sound as good as these perennial holiday classics: 1947’s MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET ($84.99; $69.92), starring an impossibly young Natalie Wood (back when she was miraculously still breathing); the quintessential, 1951 A CHRISTMAS CAROL ($29.99; $19.99), with the sublime Alastair Sim as the all-time greatest Scrooge. (Jim Carrey should be ashamed.) Do they want the moon? Throw a lasso around IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE ($29.99; $24.99).

Put any one of these gifts under their tree, and they’re sure to agree.

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