Buying gifts for movie fans isn’t as easy as it sounds. Theater tickets lack originality, and getting them the latest Blu-ray releases is risky, since it’s hard to know what they’ve seen and what they haven’t. To help take the worry out of shopping this holiday season, here are a few specially selected items that will put a smile on the face of every film lover on your list!
A few years ago, it was hard for most home theaters to compete with the state-of-the-art sound systems found at the local multiplex. But the development of immersive audio equipment like Yamaha’s surprisingly affordable YAS-203 Sound Bar brings stadium-level quality within easy reach. With its wireless subwoofer providing deep bass, and its Air Surround Xtreme technology reproducing a 7.1 sound field in any room, this elegantly designed item is the perfect gift for every movie lover hoping to make their favorite films come alive at home.
Installing a home theater system is easier than it’s ever been, but controlling all the necessary components often results in at least a half-dozen remotes getting stuck in the cushions. If that describes the movie lover on your gift list, then Logitech’s Harmony 650 Remote is the perfect choice this holiday season. With its full-color LCD screen, ergonomic design, and activity-based commands like “Watch a Blu-ray” and “Listen to Music,” this modestly priced universal remote puts the power of eight standard remotes in the comfort of your palm. So whether you’re buying for a tech-savvy cinephile or a home theater novice, the Harmony 650 will make you someone’s best friend this year!
Waring Pro® Professional Popcorn Maker
Movies and popcorn have gone hand-in-hand since theaters first began selling the tasty treat to audiences in the 1930s. Today, Americans eat approximately 17 billion quarts of popcorn each year, much of it consumed while watching the latest blockbusters. Which makes the Waring Pro® Professional Popcorn Maker the ultimate luxury item for the film fan on your gift list. With its classic design and 600-watt pivoting kettle, this easy-to-use countertop popper will turn any media room into a vintage movie palace. For extra authenticity, add a set of 50 paper cups and large-size buckets, and don’t skimp on the butter!
With movie studios releasing dozens of amazing 3D films each year, audiences are stepping into the on-screen action more than ever before. But let’s face it – those cheap, disposable plastic glasses they hand out at theaters are ugly, uncomfortable and germ-laden. So delight the style-conscious movie lover in your life with a pair of designer 3D specs from cinema-eyewear company Look3D. Available in metal Aviator frames, sporty wrap-arounds, or classic Wayfarer-style, these incredibly comfortable glasses are RealD certified and fully compatible with all passive 3D consumer electronics, including the latest LG and Vizio televisions. And since they come in a spectrum of eye-catching colors, they’ll make everyone at your local multiplex green with envy!
Whether it’s a giant shark lurking beneath a helpless swimmer, a death’s-head moth covering Jodie Foster’s mouth, or a boy and his extraterrestrial friend flying across the moon on a bicycle, every movie lover has an iconic film poster that inspires them. But what if those same classics featured different, yet equally beautiful, artwork? This gorgeous hardcover collection of alternative posters gathers together some of today’s most brilliant illustrators and graphic designers to re-imagine the artwork for movies likeThe Exorcist, RoboCop, The Godfather and Fight Club. Packed with clever new versions of beloved favorites, Alternative Movie Posters II, from Schiffer Publishing, belongs on the shelf of every serious film buff.