Christmas Gift Guide: 12 gadgets and presents for film buffs

Hitchcock: The Ultimate Filmmaker Collection (£165)

The Master of Suspense gets an appropriately lavish treatment in this massive box set – 16 discs including classics like Vertigo, Rear Window and North by Northwest, all packed away in fake film reel cans. You also get a 16-page companion booklet plus a collection of movie poster art cards and storyboards.

Fancy something a little less ruinous on the wallet? The 3D Blu-ray of Dial M for Murder (£14, remasters Hitchcock's venture into the third dimension, turning it from an interesting curio to a film that pops out of the screen.

Sony BDP-S790 (£170)

Film buffs with one eye on the future will go gaga for Sony's flagship Blu-ray player – it's capable of 4K video upscaling, and packs twin 3D-capable HDMI outputs, so you can connect it to a TV and a projector. A brace of streaming apps, including iPlayer, Demand 5, Netflix and Lovefilm, mean that you'll be able to get your movie fix without even needing to pop a disc in the player.

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Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design (£50)

Saul Bass' bold graphic style is instantly recognisable to any film aficionado – he created the iconic posters and title sequences for Anatomy of a Murder, Vertigo and The Man With The Golden Arm, among countless others. This book goes beyond Bass' best-known film work, digging out gems from the archive including logos, advertisements and short films.

Die Hard Christmas Sweater (£25)

Perfectly hideous Christmas jumpers are the ironic gift of choice for fashion fans. This may be a printed sweater, not a proper woollen knit, but its festive message of peace and goodwill to all mankind is timeless. Perfect for a marathon session of alternative Christmas movies.

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