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Tarantino XX 8-Film Collection Has it really only been twenty years since a video store clerk named Quentin Tarantino revolutionized independent film with his gangster picture, Reservoir Dogs? That modern classic leads off this comprehensive career box-set, which offers Blu-ray versions of every Tarantino feature (it’s a shame his Four Rooms segment wasn’t included) from Pulp Fiction to Inglourious Basterds. New extras include a 20-year retrospective documentary featuring interviews with some of the director’s key collaborators, a critic’s roundtable analyzing his importance and a collection of trailers for his latest movie, Django Unchained, due out in time for Christmas 2012.Price: $119.99
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Tarantino XX 8-Film Collection
Has it really only been twenty years since a video store clerk named Quentin Tarantino revolutionized independent film with his gangster picture, Reservoir Dogs? That modern classic leads off this comprehensive career box-set, which offers Blu-ray versions of every Tarantino feature (it’s a shame his Four Rooms segment wasn’t included) from Pulp Fiction to Inglourious Basterds. New extras include a 20-year retrospective documentary featuring interviews with some of the director’s key collaborators, a critic’s roundtable analyzing his importance and a collection of trailers for his latest movie, Django Unchained, due out in time for Christmas 2012.
Price: $119.99

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Desperate Housewives: The Complete Collection Pining for a return visit to Wisteria Lane? Now you can drop by that murder-and-sex filled suburban enclave anytime with this 45-disc set of all eight seasons, which comes in a collectible replica of Mary Alice’s steamer trunk and includes behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes and interviews with the cast.Price: $149.99
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Desperate Housewives: The Complete Collection
Pining for a return visit to Wisteria Lane? Now you can drop by that murder-and-sex filled suburban enclave anytime with this 45-disc set of all eight seasons, which comes in a collectible replica of Mary Alice’s steamer trunk and includes behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes and interviews with the cast.
Price: $149.99

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The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor Season 3 of AMC’s zombie show is in full swing, in all of its poorly-acted, horribly frustrating, but still addictive glory. Get these prequel (prose) novels so the Walking Dead fan in your life can learn the surprising backstories that weren’t even covered in the graphic novels — thus providing a rare opportunity to spoil things for both their comics-reading friends and the TV-only Deadheads.Price: each $24.99 (hardcover)
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The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury
The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

Season 3 of AMC’s zombie show is in full swing, in all of its poorly-acted, horribly frustrating, but still addictive glory. Get these prequel (prose) novels so the Walking Dead fan in your life can learn the surprising backstories that weren’t even covered in the graphic novels — thus providing a rare opportunity to spoil things for both their comics-reading friends and the TV-only Deadheads.
Price: each $24.99 (hardcover)

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Doctor Who: Salt and Pepper Shakers A TARDIS for your salt, a Dalek for your pepper… and they’ll spice up the life of your favorite Doctor Who fan — if you can deal with them reenacting episodes during dinner.Price:  $17.98
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Doctor Who: Salt and Pepper Shakers
A TARDIS for your salt, a Dalek for your pepper… and they’ll spice up the life of your favorite Doctor Who fan — if you can deal with them reenacting episodes during dinner.
Price: $17.98

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Beats Pill When you were ill with a case of whack beats, who’s the doctor that they told you to go see? If it was Dr. Dre, you have terrible friends who want you to die. But the upshot is that Dre makes a popular, bass-heavy set of headphones and other music devices like this pill-shaped, lightweight speaker that can connect to your Bluetooth devices. It comes in white, black and red and looks like it can cure most musical ailments.Price: $200
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Beats Pill
When you were ill with a case of whack beats, who’s the doctor that they told you to go see? If it was Dr. Dre, you have terrible friends who want you to die. But the upshot is that Dre makes a popular, bass-heavy set of headphones and other music devices like this pill-shaped, lightweight speaker that can connect to your Bluetooth devices. It comes in white, black and red and looks like it can cure most musical ailments.
Price: $200

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The Walking Dead game series, Season One A video game based on a TV show based on a comic book series should not be this riveting, but Telltale Games has done a remarkable job with this adaptation. Gut-wrenching, brilliantly written and superbly voice-acted, this episodic series based on Robert Kirkman’s zombie apocalypse story runs parallel to the TV show and comic, but has its own set of characters and storylines. Like the AMC series, it’s bloody, emotional and brutal, but especially for a video game, its mature pacing and methodic plotting are exceptional. This disc-based collection includes the five episodes that made up the first season of the game, for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. (You can download them on PC, Mac and iOS devices as well). The $70 Collector’s Edition, available only at GameStop, will also include a compendium of the first 48 comics with an exclusive cover by artist Charlie Adlard.Price: $30-$70 for Standard or Collector’s Editions
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The Walking Dead game series, Season One
A video game based on a TV show based on a comic book series should not be this riveting, but Telltale Games has done a remarkable job with this adaptation. Gut-wrenching, brilliantly written and superbly voice-acted, this episodic series based on Robert Kirkman’s zombie apocalypse story runs parallel to the TV show and comic, but has its own set of characters and storylines. Like the AMC series, it’s bloody, emotional and brutal, but especially for a video game, its mature pacing and methodic plotting are exceptional. This disc-based collection includes the five episodes that made up the first season of the game, for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. (You can download them on PC, Mac and iOS devices as well). The $70 Collector’s Edition, available only at GameStop, will also include a compendium of the first 48 comics with an exclusive cover by artist Charlie Adlard.
Price: $30-$70 for Standard or Collector’s Editions

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection We give a hearty “Cowabunga dudes!” to the arrival of this nostalgia-loaded set, which offers all 10 seasons of the ’80s TMNT animated series housed inside in the pizza-loving mutant reptiles’ party van, along with bonus features like bonus episodes and featurettes.Price: $99.98
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection
We give a hearty “Cowabunga dudes!” to the arrival of this nostalgia-loaded set, which offers all 10 seasons of the ’80s TMNT animated series housed inside in the pizza-loving mutant reptiles’ party van, along with bonus features like bonus episodes and featurettes.
Price: $99.98

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Friends: The Complete Series NBC’s signature Must See TV sitcom was the kind of pop culture phenom that every half-hour comedy in the ’90s aspired to be. The good news is that the show still holds up pretty well today, even if the later seasons lack the comic consistency of the first few years. For Friends's Blu-ray debut, Warner Bros. has remastered all 236 episodes as they originally aired in high-definition and helpfully housed the set's 21 discs (which include four hours-worth of bonus features) in a hardcover book with photos and an episode guide. A set like this guarantees that Friends will always be there for you.Price: $279.98
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Friends: The Complete Series
NBC’s signature Must See TV sitcom was the kind of pop culture phenom that every half-hour comedy in the ’90s aspired to be. The good news is that the show still holds up pretty well today, even if the later seasons lack the comic consistency of the first few years. For Friends's Blu-ray debut, Warner Bros. has remastered all 236 episodes as they originally aired in high-definition and helpfully housed the set's 21 discs (which include four hours-worth of bonus features) in a hardcover book with photos and an episode guide. A set like this guarantees that Friends will always be there for you.
Price: $279.98

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