Compiled from staff picks and writer contributions, we're back with the 2011 Edition of the GreenCine Holiday Gift Guide! Our favorite picks for the best movies, music, books, and more for your your entire holiday shopping list. See also: 2009 and 2010 archived for even more ideas.
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Onward, ho, to the gifts!
Part I: DVDs, Blu-Ray, and our Favorite Re-Issues.
New to Blu-Ray this year!
Help your pals revisit old classics with these new-to-Blu releases. Some notes from our contributors:
"This year, the Criterion Collection finally released Erle C. Kenton's Island of Lost Souls, a film long at the top of my personal wishlist. The wait was worth it. Criterion's team have restored the film to near perfection and included a lot of fun extras, including a breezy, trivia-filled commentary by Gregory Mank." - Philip Tatler IV
"At last, Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski's career (and life)-capping trilogy Three Colors is available in a Blu-Ray box set. Generous extras illuminate the inner workers of these overlapping moral dramas, in which three great European actresses (Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy and Irene Jacob) embody themes based on the colors of the French flag symbolizing liberty, equality, and fraternity." - Steve Dollar
Previous coverage for Something Wild, The Rules of the Game, Kiss Me Deadly, Diabolique, and The Killing.
Staff favorites from 2011:
Previous coverage for: Meek's Cutoff, The Arbor, I Saw the Devil, Henri George-Clouzot's Inferno, Carlos, Treasures 5: The West, Nine Nation Animation.
Click the next page for Part II: Books and Comics!
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