Exclaim! Gift Guide: The Best Blu-rays, Film and TV Presents of 2019

Present ideas for the cinephile in your life, from 'John Wick' vinyl to another Hitchcock box set

BY Exclaim! StaffPublished Nov 22, 2019

For the people in your life who hate being ripped away from their beloved screens, here are some present ideas, from yet another Hitchcock box set to John Wick vinyl.

Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films 1954–1975

The mother of all kaiju movies and its many sequels have had spotty releases in North America. Thankfully, the folks at Criterion have, for the first time, compiled all 15 Godzilla flicks released during the reign of Emperor Showa, bringing Gojira, Mothra, Gigan and all their rubber-suited friends together in one convenient set.
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The House of Hitchcock

Another year, another Alfred Hitchcock collection, yet House of Hitchcock offers something for newbies and heads alike: 15 films, including classics like Vertigo and The Birds, plus ten episodes from Hitchcock's TV shows, liner notes, art cards and more, all housed in a case that looks like the house from Psycho.
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Batman Beyond: The Complete Series

Where live action adaptations tend to vary wildly in quality, animated iterations of Batman have been remarkably consistent. Batman Beyond, about a teenaged Caped Crusader operating under the tutelage of an elderly Bruce Wayne, carried on that tradition while carving out a whole new world of adventures. This limited edition box set includes an exclusive Funko POP figure and four lenticular art cards. 
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Big Trouble in Little China

Easily the silliest of John Carpenter's films with Kurt Russell, Big Trouble in Little China is a like a kung-fu B-movie on steroids. This new steelbook from Shout! Factory and Sacred Bones Records includes the original film along with a seven-inch featuring re-recordings of tracks from the film's soundtrack, courtesy of Carpenter himself.
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Us/Get Out double feature

Jordan Peele seems an unlikely horror icon, but the writer-director has proven himself a master of the genre. This new release pairs his first two features, Get Out and Us, into a convenient primer on the budding auteur.
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Slayer: The Repentless Killogy

Coinciding with Slayer's final leg of their farewell tour comes The Repentless Killogy. Hitting theatres and Blu-ray concurrently, the film pairs the band's 2017 Los Angeles Forum performance with a "new short narrative film" from director BJ McDonnell. The short expands on ideas introduced in the video clips the director made for tracks from the band's final studio album, Repentless.
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Storm Crow gift card

Between the nerd-themed food and drink options, cavernous board game selection, RPG sessions (with in-house DMs) and three locations (the Storm Crow Alehouse and Storm Crow Tavern in Vancouver and the Storm Crow Manor in Toronto) to choose from, a Storm Crow gift card is like a next-generation choose-your-own-adventure book, available to purchase both in-person and online.
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GLOW vs. the Star Primas graphic novel

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are about to release Netflix from their chokehold with their upcoming fourth and final season, but their adventures will live on with these original graphic novels. The first, GLOW vs. the Star Primas, is out just in time for the holiday season, with more due next year.
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Big Mouth colouring book

Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg's hit animated series Big Mouth has helped viewers relive their teenage years — this colourful tie-in will have them reliving their childhoods, too.
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John Wick vinyl

How big is the centre of the Venn diagram between fans of the popular action franchise and consumers of peak vinyl? Big enough for these, apparently: The soundtracks to John WickJohn Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum are now available on wax.
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