Welcome to the fifth part of /Film’s Ultimate 2014 Film Geek Holiday Gift Guide. We hope we can help you find gifts for your pop culture-loving loved ones and friends (or, maybe even yourself).
This guide includes a ton of cool gifts, including a wide range of books, graphic novels, toys, collectibles, music, movies, games, art and other fun gifts, the majority of which were released this year. I’ve also tried to include a wide range of prices, from small stocking stuffers to blu-ray box sets to huge expensive collectibles for most of us to drool over. Everything included in the guide is something I either recommend, have been recommended by trusted friends, colleagues and readers, or something that just looks damn cool.
Monday we published the first installment which focused on books, Tuesday we featured the best graphic novels, Wednesday we featured the best toys, collectibles and games, and earlier today we posted the best blu-ray sets. If you missed either installment you can still access them by clicking the links in the the previous sentence. We’ll be posting the final installment on Black Friday. Today we bring you a look at some of the coolest Blu-ray sets and art screenprints released this year that your pop culture-loving loved ones and friends might enjoy as a gift this Holiday season.
Note: All prices mentioned are rounded to the nearest dollar and were accurate on the week this feature was published.
Art / Screenprints
Finding art for this Holiday Gift Guide was tough because screenprints are usually released in a limited amount, from hundreds to only dozens of copies, and usually sell out close to their launch. But I was able to find quite a lot of great prints still available, some of which aren’t limited.
Pulp Fiction by Laurent Durieux from Mondo: The great thing about this print is, unlike most other Mondo releases, everyone will have a chance to buy one. Mondo is releasing the Durieux Pulp print as a timed release meaning, anyone who orders between Black Friday & Cyber Monday can get it. The number of prints will be determined after the same. So if you’ve always wanted a Mondo poster or just love this awesome Durieux take on Tarantino’s classic, here is your chance.
Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade by Dave Perillo $50/each: Unfortunately Dave’s Raiders print is sold out.
250 piece silk screen edition measuring 12″ x 36.” Each print is signed by the artist.
The Horror Star Chart is based on the night sky over Berlin Zoological Gardens on 4th March, 1922 during the premier of F.W. Murnau’s silent vampire film ‘Nosferatu’, which is recognised as a masterpiece of cinema, inspiring film makers and directors for generations to come (including Hitchcock). The star chart features the films (and a few of our favourite TV shows) that are culturally significant to the genre and plays homage to the actors, directors, producers, graphic artists, authors and writers whose work has been pivotal to the enduring popularity of Horror. The 135 titles featured include those chosen for preservation in the US National Film Registry due to their cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance and a few personal favourites including: early silent films (The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Nosferatu and The Phantom Of The Opera), Universal Monsters from the 30’s featuring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy), Hammer classics (Dracula and Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter), forerunners of the slasher sub genre in the 60’s (Peeping Tom and Psycho), supernatural thrillers of the 70’s (The Exorcist, The Omen, Carrie), video ‘nasties’ vilified by the media in the 80’s (Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Evil Dead) through to the recent Zombie revival (28 Days Later). An A-Z key lists the films (and their actors) included on the chart along with the year of release.
“Collector” By Mike Mitchell $35: And speaking of timed editions, Mike Mitchell has a few timed-editions that will end Sunday, November 23rd at 11:59pm Central Time. The above piece is 8? x 10? Giclee.
Scott C’s Pixar’s Greatest Showdowns print set: Galery1988’s Black Friday releases include this new Scott C Great Showdowns print set with a Pixar theme. The set it limited so get it in the morning before it sells out.
Jaws poster print by Andy Fairhurst $15-$46 (depending on size):
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.
Inspired by the film “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” • 18″ x 36″ • 4-color screen print. • 100 lb. matte bright white paper. • Illustration by Alex Pearson. • Frame not included.
-17″X9″ -high quality paper -professionally made digital print -shipped rolled in a mailer tube -hand signed by the artist
Custom illustrated design mapping out Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 in Chronological Order. Full color 24″ x 36″ poster printed on 100 lb Gloss Book with Aqueous Coating. Each poster is hand signed and numbered. Limited to 1000 copies.
200 piece silk screen edition measuring 16″ x 24″ Comes with signature card signed by the artist