Indulge in the top movie gifts for the 2012 season


1. Relive all three films in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman oeuvre and get an up-close look at the making of the movies with The Dark Knight Trilogy, available on DVD and Blu-ray (; $27.29 and $37.99)

2. From Dracula to the Phantom of the Opera, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection includes eight of the most reviled monsters in cinematic history. Surely the Grinch in your life will appreciate it. (; $126.77)

3. Add a touch of 007 to someone’s look with the Sony Xperia TL. Bond himself carries this smartphone — which comes with an impressive 13-mega-pixel camera — in the record-breaking action flick Skyfall. (; $99 with contract)

4. Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey doesn’t hit theaters until Dec. 14, but die-hards can already get their hands on six-inch collector figures of characters like Bilbo and Thorin (; $14.99)

5. With the 3M Streaming Projector, all you need to mimic the cinema experience at home is the accompanying Roku streaming stick (or a DVD player, laptop, mobile phone, or tablet) — and a wall. (; $299.99)

6. The Jedi in your life will love creating Clone Troopers, Death Stars, and much, much more with Star Wars Origami, an inventive photo book with diagrams that help the reader rebuild the famous galaxy in paper form. (; $9.90)

7. Fans of the Master of Suspense will relish this compilation of 14 spine-tingling films, including Psycho and The Birds, with the limited-edition Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection on Blu-ray. (; $224.86)

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