Jackalope Ranch's Gift Guide for the Film Fanatic
3. For the Movie Night Habitu√©
For the film buff who loves the finer things in life, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery has paired the director's masterpiece Apocalypse Now DVD with the Director's Cut Cinema 2009. This dynamic DVD-wine duo is the perfect way to spice up a movie night. According to Mr. Coppola himself (well, his website anyway), you'll enjoy the bold flavors of raspberries, cherries, cloves, and a cigar box that match the intensity of this surreal Vietnam War epic.
And when your beloved aficionado finally uncorks Coppola's cinematic bouquet, pour yourself a glass, swirl the wine gently and inhale deeply. Then give in to your temptation and utter in your most gravelly voice: "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning."
2. For the Indie Lover
FilmBar is the Valley's watering hole for Indie and foreign filmgoers. Housed in a Moroccan-themed art house, FilmBar's patrons come for the impressive selection of sub-cultural films, the wide range of craft beers and the cozy atmosphere. The micro-theater shows new and old independent films, foreign films, cult classics and screens local filmmakers' films and documentaries.
With a membership card (called a Film BarFly Frequent Filmer Card), you'll give your film fanatic 12 movie tickets, anytime happy hour drink prices, free popcorn and special promos on FilmBar swag. It's really a gift that will keep on giving all year long. The membership card can be purchased online or at FilmBar.
1. For the Admirer of Classics
Selecting the right DVD to add to a connoisseur's collection can be tricky business but this year you can't go wrong with the beautifully restored Lawrence of Arabia on Blu-ray. (Unless, of course, they don't own a Blu-ray player, in which case you should probably toss one in with your gift.) The boxed set, which itself is gargantuan, includes three Blu-ray discs, the original soundtrack album with unreleased tracks, a frame from the original 65mm print, extra documentaries explaining the restoration process and a hard-bound coffee table book.
So indulge your classics lover and celebrate the 50th anniversary release of this cinematic masterpiece with the Bu-ray collector's edition. Nothing could be more impressive on a appreciator's shelf than the almighty Lawrence of Arabia boxed in all its 21st-century glory.