Cinema Crazed’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the holidays once again, and this year has been a hectic one for the self respecting movie geek. As is the case we’re introducing a handful of movies and TV shows that will make wonderful gifts for you or the movie lover in your life.

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Barbie (2023)
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Now Available
The highest grossing film of the year, as well as in Warner Bros. history from writer/director Greta Gerwig is now available this holiday season. To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken. “Barbie” is a film for all ages, a mature, fun, funny, but meaningful musical that will evoke a lot of conversations from the audience, particularly women and young girls. “Barbie” is star studded, stuffed with great in universe jokes, and will stick with you for a long time.

Titanic (1997): 2023 Collectors Edition [4K UHD]
Paramount Pictures
Available December 5th
Experience James Cameron’s Titanic, the global box office phenomenon and winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture (1997). Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet light up the screen in this unforgettable tale of forbidden love and courage set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the “unsinkable” Titanic. With a huge array of supplements both physical and digital, there are over 15 hours of SPECIAL FEATURES including… TITANIC: Stories From The Heart where Director James Cameron, producer Jon Landau and star Kate Winslet share memories and favorite moments, and recount the challenges of making the greatest love story in cinema history. Go back in time with film clips, photos and behind-the-scenes moments. TITANIC: 25 YEARS LATER WITH JAMES CAMERON meets with James Cameron who explores the enduring myths and mysteries of the shipwreck, and mounts tests to debunk the long held argument on whether Jack could have fit on that raft with Rose and survived. There’s also a new massive Fan Poster Gallery. This is one set not to miss.

Point Break (1991) (Collector’s Edition)
Shout! Factory
Available December 5th
After a string of bizarre bank robberies in Southern California, with the crooks donning masks of various former presidents, a federal agent, Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), infiltrates the suspected gang. But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They’re surfers — led by the charismatic Bodhi (the late great Patrick Swayze) — who are addicted to the rush of thievery. But when Utah falls in love with a female surfer, Tyler (Lori Petty), who is close to the gang, it complicates his sense of duty. The cult classic is available for 4K UHD for the first time ever.

ALF: The Complete Series: Deluxe Edition (Or Standard Edition)
Shout! Factory
Now Available
Everyone’s favorite wise-cracking alien from Melmac, Gordon Shumway — better known to Earthlings as ALF crash-lands onto DVD in this definitive 24-disc collection. The collection includes every episode of this interstellar hit series, restored to their original broadcast length for the first time in 30 years. It also includes the 1996 film Project: ALF starring Martin Sheen, and all 47 episodes of Saturday morning’s ALF: The Animated Series and ALF Tales! Never has a collection been so out of this world! This Exclusive includes the NEW DVD release of ALF, an exclusive 18” x 24” rolled poster featuring new artwork, a retro prism sticker, a 7″ vinyl, an enamel pin set, a lunch box, and an authentic Melmac rock.

Blue Beetle (2023)
Warner Bros. Home Entertaiment
Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Super Hero Blue Beetle. One of the most underrated movies of 2023 is now on 4K UHD and Blu-Ray!

The Walking Dead: The Complete Series [Blu-Ray]
Available December 5th
One of the most popular television shows of the millennium is finally available to own complete and on Blu-Ray. Based on the smash hit comic book series, this horror drama, for the uninitiated, centers on a small town Sheriff who awakens from a coma to a world overcome by the walking dead. He sets out to find his wife and son, and struggles to survive this new world. “The Walking Dead” was groundbreaking and often controversial, and for many years was the top show on cable television. The series holds up beautifully, and is definitely worthy of some marathon runs for the holidays. The series features early appearances from folks like Steven Yuen, Jon Bernthal, and Danai Guirira before rising in to massive popularity.

The Office: Complete Christmas Collection
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Now Available
The classic mock documentary comedy always excelled when ringing in the holidays, and Universal compiles all of the Christmas episodes for one brand new, complete collection. Every Christmas episode is included, from the Benihana Christmas, to the Secret Santa episode, right down to the triumphant return of Holly Flax. It’s now available to own on Blu-ray and DVD.

The Fugitive (1993): 30th Anniversary Edition [4K UHD/Digital]
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Available November 21st
One of the biggest blockbusters of the 90’s, Harrison Ford stars as the wrongly convicted Dr. Richard Kimble, and Tommy Lee Jones is U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard, his relentless pursuer, in this intense thriller based on the hit television series of the 1960’s–The Fugitive. Kimble had the perfect life–a beautiful wife, medical career, an expensive townhouse–a perfect life until the night his wife was murdered, died in his arms and he was convicted of the crime. On his way to the penitentiary, Kimble escapes. Now, like hunted prey, he keeps running–determined only to find his wife’s murderer. Caught in a nightmare from which he cannot awaken, Dr. Richard Kimble is the fugitive. It’s action packed, it’s exciting, and features memorable turns from Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford.

Super Schlock: The Weird, Wild Superheroes of the 90’s: 2nd Edition
Independent Publishing
Now Available
For 90’s fans and superhero movie fans, why not take a few minutes to buy the new edition of “Super Schlock” from your favorite movie fan boy Felix Vasquez? The 2nd Edition of “Super Schlock” more thoroughly chronicles the obscure, random, silly, and campy superhero movies released during a decade where the idea of big budget superhero and comic book movies were considered huge gambles for major movie studios. It’s now for sale on Paperback and Kindle for a low price!

The Police Academy Collection [Blu-Ray]
Shout! Factory
Get it November 17th
The massive hit comedy series is now on Blu-Ray, restored and complete. The series that spans the eighties and nineties garnered massive success chronicling the comedy adventures of a group of misfits and underdogs that sought to fight crime as police officers in the mean streets. The series became a launching ground for big careers and also influenced a ton of copy cats. It also managed to spawn a TV series, comic book, and animated series! The new set features new commentaries, new interviews, and everything from the first raunchy part to the final “Mission to Moscow.” If you grew up with the series as we did, this is a treat.

Enter the Video Store: Empire of Screams (1984-1989)
Arrow Video
In Stores December 12th.
This Massive Box Set won’t be in stores for very long. It features notable films from the first era of Charles Band’s films, which then became Full Moon and took on other various sub-labels. Among the library there’s “Cellar Dwellar,” the Stuart Gordon directed “Robot Jox,” “The Dungeonmaster,” and the Gothic horror tale “Dolls” as well as the fun scifi action flick “Arena,” just to name a few. This is the ideal Collector’s Item for big fans of video age Charles Band flicks, and celebrates a great library of bizarre, weird, and exciting genre films.