Christmas Gift Guide: 12 gadgets and presents for film buffs

Lights! Camera! Action! These presents will make your festivities into a blockbuster

Christmas and films are inextricably linked – from It's a Wonderful Life to Die Hard.

We've put together a selection of blockbuster gifts is sure to put a Tom Cruise-sized grin on your favourite film buff's face.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition 3D Blu-ray (£20)

Peter Jackson's Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings were the gold standard for added extras – and his director's cut of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug doesn't disappoint. Some might gripe that the last thing Jackson's version of The Hobbit needs is more footage, but they are joyless curmudgeons, all.

Jackson's additions to the narrative are less extensive than those made to the Lord of the Rings films – but it's the Appendices where this Blu-ray shines; hour upon hour of special features that go into exhaustive detail on the film's production.

Buy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition 3D Blu-ray here

The Princess Bride playing cards (£13)

Gorgeously illustrated with all the characters from the film – from the Dread Pirate Roberts to Princess Buttercup – these cards will add a dash of fairytale magic to your poker nights. Face each other as God intended. Sportsmanlike. No tricks, no weapons, skill against skill alone. But remember: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

Buy The Princess Bride playing cards here

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Star Wars: Costumes (£24)

Whet your appetite for The Force Awakens with this comprehensive collection of costumes from the original trilogy; this coffee-table tome features photos, sketches and background information on all the iconic outfits sported by Luke, Leia, Han and the rest of the gang. Impress your friends with trivia, like the fact that Luke Skywalker's trousers in the first film are just white Levi's. Assuming that they're impressed by that sort of thing.

Buy Star Wars: Costumes here

Pulp Fiction print (from £20)

What's in the briefcase? This retro print design takes its cues from vintage paperback covers; it's a subtle, stylish way to shows off your film buffery without being so obvious as to slap a big poster of Uma Thurman on your wall. Available in various different sizes, framed and unframed.  

Buy Pulp Fiction print here

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