Holiday Gifts for the Entertainer

What better way to spend the holidays than cuddled up with the remote control, the reading lamp, and your favorite elf?

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

November 23 2012 4:00 AM ET

Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection brings together, for the first time, 15 of the master director’s thrilling and unforgettable classics including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and his gayest film, Rope (which starred gay actors Farley Granger and John Dall [pictured above], was written by gay screenwriter Arthur Laurents, and even featured a song by gay composer Francis Poulenc). Rope, based on the story of the infamous real-lifegay murderers Leopold and Loeb, managed to make it past the censors, though the homosexuality in the film was thinly veiled. The film transfers are amazingly crisp, and there are tons of behind-the-scenes featurettes in the set. The only downside to this awesome gift: The classic lesbian film Rebecca isn't in it.  $299.98, UniversalStudiosEntertainment.com

For sexy girl figures, try DC's newest collectibles: AME-COMI Brainiac (the villainous, tentacled vixon bent on assimilating all the knowledge of the universe with her intellect) and and AME-COMI Catwoman Holiday Variant PVC features the femme feline trying to decide between naughty and nice. $69.95 each, DCComics.com
 
Coffee Table Tomes for Film Fans
Jürgen Müller's giant, two-volume set, Favorite Movies of the '90s, offers 776 pages of movie glory, inlcuding up to 10 pages per film, tons of gorgeous photos, facts (think budgets, box office draw, film concepts, and more), and trivia (memorable lines). Perfect gift for movie fans or millennials who could discover a love of books by exploring the films from their childhood. $59.99, Taschen.com
 

Freddie Mercury on the Screen Again
Start any party by popping in Queen’s Greatest Video Hits, a restored and remastered surround sound two-DVD set of the band's best music videos. All of the best songs are here: "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Under Pressure," "Another One Bites the Dust," "We Are the Champions," "Hammer to Fall," and more. $14.99, Amazon.com

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