Yesterday I learned that people have nicknames for the time between Christmas and the new year. I’ve never thought of it as anything but a typical week, but my favorite name of the bunch is “Betwixtmas” — so, I hope you all had a lovely holiday, and hope that Betwixtmas is treating you well, too!
As we wrap up the year, I thought I’d squeeze in one more collection update and share my movie-related Christmas gifts, recent Criterion pick-ups, and other bits and bobs I’ve gathered since I posted my birthday haul back in August.
The list will probably look a bit massive, but keep in mind that all of this was collected over several months, and none of it at full price. (There have been several Criterion sales and a Kino sale since the last Collector’s Corner.) I must also extend a special thank you to my mom, dad, and boss for their generous Christmas gifts!
- Criterion editions:
- 3:10 to Yuma (1957), Spine #657 – Blu
- The Before Trilogy, Spine #856 – DVD
- A Hard Day’s Night (1964), Spine #711 – DVD
- Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), Spine #819 – DVD
- Moonrise (1948), Spine #921 – Blu
- Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Spine #806 – Blu
- The Red Shoes (1948), Spine #44 – DVD
- Safety Last (1923), Spine #662 – DVD
- The Story of Temple Drake (1933), Spine #1006 – Blu
- Other Blu:
- The Apartment (1960)
- Fantastic Voyage (1966)
- Her (2013)
- Other DVD:
- Barefoot in the Park (1967)
- Blindspotting (2018)
- The Champagne Murders (1967)
- Donovan’s Brain (1953)
- Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)
- The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)
- House by the River (1950)
- The House That Would Not Die (1970)
- It’s Love I’m After (1937)
- Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
- The Premature Burial (1962)
- Two for the Road (1967)
- A Woman’s Devotion (1956)
- ZPG: Zero Population Growth (1972)
- Bogey: The Films of Humphrey Bogart by Clifford McCarty (Paperback)
- Fleabag: The Scriptures by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Hardcover)
- The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara (Hardcover)
- Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film by Kenneth Turan (Hardcover)
- Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) tin movie poster
This was such a delightful surprise to receive from my mom at Christmas! I have an original ad for Once Upon a Honeymoon framed on the wall above my collection of film books; this is going to look great hanging next to it. I now have the beginnings of a Cary Grant tribute wall!
- Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho long sleeve tee from Studiohouse Designs
This is the only item I’ve ever purchased after seeing it on Instagram, haha. I rarely buy new clothes, but I couldn’t resist! Studiohouse Designs is a small business run by movie enthusiasts — definitely one to check out if you’re a fan of horror films. This particular design is out of stock at the time of this writing, but you can see other shirts, pins, patches, and more at StudiohouseDesigns.com.
- Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Holiday Pop-Up Collectible
Another super cool gift from mom! This is a DVD of a Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Christmas episode, which doubles as home decor! When you open it up, it has a pop-up Miss Fisher for display. (If you haven’t watched this series, I highly recommend it.)
Did you receive or buy any neat films/film-related gifts over the holidays? As always, feel free to share your pick-ups in the comments! And best wishes to you all as we forge ahead into 2020.