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For the Prince fan who will forever be mourning the late artist: This new compilation of his best-known hits, including alternate versions of "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and "Sign O' the Times." Check out this box set and other holiday gift ideas for the music, movie, TV and book lovers in your life.

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'STAR TREK' 50th ANNIVERSARY TV AND MOVIE COLLECTION

This is the limited-edition gift set for original-cast
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This is the limited-edition gift set for original-cast purists who prefer William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy to later takes on the Starfleet universe. Included on Blu-ray from CBS are all three seasons of the '60s series, the '70s animated series with original voices, that cast's six big-screen films (1979-1991), a new documentary and other extras, plus a collectible pin and posters.  List price: $226 for 30 Blu-ray discs

'The Golden Girls' puppet parody

Before our Olympic heroines came TV's famed
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Before our Olympic heroines came TV's famed "Golden Girls," now being celebrated with a hysterical puppet parody at the DR2 theater in Manhattan; tickets $69 and $99 through Ticketmaster.com.

'BARBRA'

Hello, gorgeous. This lavish, oversized coffee table book
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Hello, gorgeous. This lavish, oversized coffee table book features photographs of Streisand by Steve Shapiro and Lawrence Schiller, who covered her first decade in Hollywood. Here are film stills and shots from the sets of "Funny Girl," On A Clear Day You Can See Forever," "The Way We Were," "The Owl and the Pussycat," "Up the Sandbox," "Funny Lady" and "A Star Is Born," as well as interviews with the photographers and essays on the star by Patt Morrison and Lawrence Grobel. Taschen, $69.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2f0P0ip; For best price: http://bit.ly/2g3C4MC Photo from Taschen

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JIMMY CARTER, 'A FULL LIFE'

Listen to Jimmy Carter read his memoir
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Listen to Jimmy Carter read his memoir "“A Full Life"” (2015, Simon & Schuster), which won the Grammy for best spoken world album in 2016, member price $14.69 on audible.com More information, adbl.co/2eojI4N

‘INDEPENDENCE DAY' 20TH ANNIVERSARY ATTACKER EDITION

THE DEAL The alien invasion blockbuster from 1996
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THE DEAL The alien invasion blockbuster from 1996 -- starring an oh-so-young Will Smith -- comes with an assortment of bonuses, notably a newly restored extended cut, an all-new 30-minute documentary ("A Legacy Surging Forward") and a limited-edition replica of the famous alien ship.
LIST PRICE $44.99 for 2 Blu-ray Discs  (Fox Home Video)

GARTH BROOKS, ‘GARTH BROOKS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION’

WHAT'S IN IT? Brooks' new album
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WHAT'S IN IT? Brooks' new album "Gunslinger," featuring the new single "Baby, Let's Lay Down and Dance," a two-disc package of live songs, including "New York State of Mind" with Billy Joel, and seven CDs that place his back catalog in new contexts, like "Midnight Fire" or "Cowboys."
EXTRAS The Target version of the set includes a new version of "Friends in Low Places" that includes George Strait, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line.
LIST PRICE $29.99  (10 CDs, Pearl)

 

 

 

'THE LUCY SHOW': THE COMPLETE SERIES

THE DEAL Lucille Ball's second sitcom maintains the
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THE DEAL Lucille Ball's second sitcom maintains the antics of "I Love Lucy" into '60s color TV. With sidekicks Vivian Vance and Gale Gordon, she's a widow raising kids and returning to work. Big-name guest stars include Carol Burnett, Jack Benny, John Wayne, Dean Martin, Milton Berle and Wayne Newton. All six seasons, now together on 24 discs in one megathick plastic case.
EXTRAS As with "I Love Lucy" (now in its own thick-pack for $80 list price), great extras are carried over from season sets: interviews, original episode opens/closes/commercials, separate specials ("Lucy in London"), more.
LIST PRICE $64 DVD  (CBS)

'T-A-M-I SHOW' / 'THE BIG T.N.T. SHOW'

THE DEAL These groovy-'60s concert films were once
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THE DEAL These groovy-'60s concert films were once a late-night cable staple for good reason. "TAMI" (Teenage Music International) has a dozen acts rocking out, before screaming teens, as go-go dancers (Teri Garr!) exhaust themselves behind. James Brown's near-20-minute set stakes his Hardest Working Man in Show Business claim. The young Rolling Stones rock wild to follow it. Also: the Beach Boys (with Brian Wilson), Lesley Gore, Marvin Gaye, Chuck Berry, lots more. Follow-up show "TNT" reaches wider -- Ike and Tina Turner, Roger Miller, Joan Baez, Ray Charles -- but lacks the original's infectious energy.
EXTRAS Reminiscences, original trailers, director Steve Binder commentary/interview, plus deep-dive 36-page essay booklet.
LIST PRICE $30, Blu-ray  (Shout Factory)

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SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC

THE DEAL The new PBS docuseries races to
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THE DEAL The new PBS docuseries races to disc Nov. 29, exploring the art of recording as a "sonic laboratory" that manipulates sound to create its own music. Outlining the effort are producers like George Martin, Don Was and Mark Ronson, with artists including Paul McCartney, Cat Stevens, Chuck D, Questlove and St. Vincent.
EXTRAS Just a few quick interview clips on disc, but also a great booklet with episode song lists and nine artist essays (George Benson, Joni Mitchell, others).
LIST PRICE $50 each DVD or Blu-ray  (Athena)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE: THE COMPLETE SERIES

THE DEAL The new box with black-and-white spiral
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THE DEAL The new box with black-and-white spiral cover delivers all 156 episodes of Rod Serling's 1959-64 original creepfest, uncut, remastered and looking sharp. Fans who just want to watch, not deep-dive, will be plenty happy with solid packaging that merely drops previous sets' extras to lower the price.
EXTRAS None.
LIST PRICE $80 DVD ($127 Blu-ray out Dec. 13)  (CBS)

THE MARX BROTHERS SILVER SCREEN COLLECTION

 THE DEAL This five-film set features some of
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 THE DEAL This five-film set features some of the brothers' most iconic titles: "The Cocoanuts," "Animal Crackers," "Monkey Business," "Horse Feathers" and their bona fide masterpiece, "Duck Soup." What makes this particular set worth owning? Newly discovered scenes that were deleted from "Animal Crackers" to meet production codes in 1936.
LIST PRICE $59.98 for 3 Blu-ray Discs (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)

GREGORY PECK CENTENNIAL COLLECTION

THE DEAL The Oscar-winning actor would have been
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THE DEAL The Oscar-winning actor would have been 100 this year, an occasion marked by this two-film set from Universal. Included are his most famous film, the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962) and, from the very same year, the envelope-pushing thriller "Cape Fear." Among the bonus content are making-of featurettes on both films and poster reproductions.
LIST PRICE $14.96 for 2 Blu-ray Discs  (Universal)

'THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION'

THE DEAL A cult film even among cult
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THE DEAL A cult film even among cult films, this sci-fi spoof-romance stars Peter Weller ("RoboCop") as a multitalented physicist, test pilot and rock star who must save the world from evil aliens. Also in the cast: John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum and Ellen Barkin. "Buckaroo Banzai" opened in 1984 to general bafflement but has since earned a die-hard following. It's on Blu-ray for the first time with a host of interviews and other bonus features.
LIST PRICE $34.93 for two Blu-ray/DVD discs (Shout! Factory)

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‘TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY’

THE DEAL Will Ferrell's comedy about a dimwitted
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THE DEAL Will Ferrell's comedy about a dimwitted NASCAR driver gets the reverential treatment of a cinematic masterpiece in this 10th anniversary edition. It includes the digitally restored movie, plus 90 minutes of added features, including an audio commentary with director Adam McKay and 13 never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes.
LIST PRICE $14.99 for 1 Blu-ray Disc  (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

'THE IRON GIANT': ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION

THE DEAL Brad Bird's retro-style animated film --
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THE DEAL Brad Bird's retro-style animated film -- an ink-and-paint homage to the science fiction films of the 1950s -- comes with a few kid-pleasing goodies. There's a hardcover art book about the film, collectible art cards, a 4-inch plastic statue of the film's robotic hero and a letter from Bird.
LIST PRICE $74.99 for 2 Blu-ray Discs (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’

THE DEAL Tired of this holiday classic yet?
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THE DEAL Tired of this holiday classic yet? Didn't think so. The 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition includes the original film, of course, along with the controversial colorized edition and a documentary featurette hosted by the late Tom Bosley. Both the Blu-ray and DVD versions of this set come with limited edition art cards featuring images of original ads and lobby cards.
LIST PRICE $21.99 for 2 Blu-ray Discs or $16.99 for 2 DVD discs (Paramount Home Media Distribution)

'THE HUNGER GAMES' 4-FILM COLLECTION

THE DEAL The franchise that launched a thousand
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THE DEAL The franchise that launched a thousand (give or take) teen dystopian films, and turned Jennifer Lawrence into a global star, ended last year. If you know a fan who's still hungry for more, however, this set brings together the whole series and 14 hours of bonus content. Among the all-new goodies are 12 deleted scenes from the original movie and two making-of features, "Picturing Panem" and "Capitol Cuisine."
LIST PRICE $64.97 for 6 Blu-ray Discs or $54.98 for 8 DVD discs  (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)

'MAD MAX' HIGH OCTANE COLLECTION

THE DEAL All four of George Miller's apocalyptic
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THE DEAL All four of George Miller's apocalyptic classics come together in one set. The real jewel in this crown, though, is the unreleased version of "Mad Max: Fury Road" in black-and-white -- which is how Miller originally intended it. There's also a feature-length documentary on the making of the 1979 film that started it all. Available Dec. 6.
LIST PRICE $79.99 for 8 Blu-ray Discs or $54.97 for 8 DVD discs. (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

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‘LABYRINTH’ 30TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION

THE DEAL David Bowie, the ever-changing rock star
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THE DEAL David Bowie, the ever-changing rock star who passed away in January, also acted in a wide variety of movies. One was this elaborate Jim Henson fantasy from 1986, in which Bowie memorably played the shock-haired Goblin King. A new gift-worthy home video edition comes with many featurettes, a 24-page digibook and a replica of the film's twisty-turny castle interior.
LIST PRICE The 30th anniversary gift set is $75.99; single disc 30th anniversary Blu-ray is $19.99. DVD is $11.99. (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

AFGHAN WHIGS, ‘BLACK LOVE’

WHAT'S IN IT? The alt-rock pioneers' underappreciated follow-up
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WHAT'S IN IT? The alt-rock pioneers' underappreciated follow-up to "Gentlemen" celebrates its 20th anniversary with remastered versions of beloved album cuts like "Summer's Kiss" and "Faded" and a separate album of demo versions and previously unreleased songs from the recording sessions.
EXTRAS A piano-only cover of New Order's dance classic "Regret."
LIST PRICE $19.98 (CDs); $49.98 (3 LPs)  (2 CDs or 3 LPs, Rhino)

STEVE VAI, ‘PASSION AND WARFARE 25TH ANNIVERSARY / MODERN PRIMITIVE’

WHAT'S IN IT? The remastered version of the
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WHAT'S IN IT? The remastered version of the Carle Place native's legendary "Passion and Warfare" album released in 1991, as well as the previously unreleased "Modern Primitive" album, based on songs recorded before "Passion and Warfare." And yes, the voice of Carle Place High School teacher Nancy Fagan sounds as clear as ever on "The Audience Is Listening."
EXTRAS A 20-page booklet and poster, as well as four previously unreleased tracks from the "Passion and Warfare" sessions.
LIST PRICE $14.99 (CDs); $37.99 (LPs)  (2 CDs or 2 LPs, Legacy)

PINK FLOYD, ‘THE EARLY YEARS, 1965-1972’

WHAT'S IN IT? An exhaustive look at the
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WHAT'S IN IT? An exhaustive look at the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' impressive beginnings, as they invent their own mix of psychedelic and progressive rock with classics like "Arnold Layne." The video component features concert footage, documentary interviews and studio footage not previously seen.
EXTRAS Posters, ticket stubs, tour programs and fliers from early promotional tours.
LIST PRICE $599.99; (a 2 CD version of highlights from the set "Cre/ation" is $14.99)  (11 CDs, 8 Blu-rays, 9 DVDs, 5 7-inch singles, Legacy)

LOU REED, ‘THE RCA & ARISTA ALBUM COLLECTION’

WHAT'S IN IT? The set collects the solo
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WHAT'S IN IT? The set collects the solo work of Reed, who grew up in Freeport, from his eponymous solo debut in 1972 to "Mistrial" in 1986. Reed supervised the remastering of the albums, including classics like "Transformer" and "Berlin," before his death in 2013 and called it his last project, according to Hal Willner, Reed's longtime friend who co-produced the collection.
EXTRAS An 80-page book of memorabilia from Reed's personal archives, including rarely seen photos and artwork, five 8-by-10-inch prints and a reproduction of a rare RCA promotional poster.
LIST PRICE $199.98 (17 CDs, Legacy)

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BOB DYLAN, ‘THE 1966 LIVE RECORDINGS’

WHAT'S IN IT? Recordings from every concert on
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WHAT'S IN IT? Recordings from every concert on Dylan's landmark 1966 tour, including his Feb. 26 appearance at Island Garden arena in West Hempstead. Each concert, from the period that brought the "Bringing It All Back Home," "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Blonde on Blonde" albums -- is constructed from either soundboard recordings, audience tapes or the CBS Records mobile recordings.
EXTRAS Each CD sleeve features a photo from D.A. Pennebaker.
LIST PRICE $119.99  (36 CDs, Legacy)

STEVIE NICKS, ‘BELLA DONNA’

WHAT'S IN IT? The remastered version of Nicks'
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WHAT'S IN IT? The remastered version of Nicks' stunning solo debut "Bella Donna" includes an alternate version of "Leather and Lace" done without duet partner Don Henley.
EXTRAS A live CD recorded in 1982 featuring solo material and Fleetwood Mac classics like "Sara" and "Rhiannon"
LIST PRICE $21.99  (3 CDs, Rhino)

PRINCE, ‘PRINCE 4EVER’

WHAT'S IN IT? A new compilation of the
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WHAT'S IN IT? A new compilation of the late Prince's best-known hits, including alternate versions of "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and "Sign O' the Times," as well as the previously unreleased song "Moonbeam Levels," recorded in 1982 for the "Purple Rain" sessions.
EXTRAS A 12-page booklet of previously unreleased photos taken by Herb Ritts
LIST PRICE $16.99 (2 CDs, Warner Bros.)

OTIS REDDING, ‘LIVE AT THE WHISKY A GO GO: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS’

WHAT'S IN IT? In honor of the 50th
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WHAT'S IN IT? In honor of the 50th anniversary of Redding's incredible three-night stand at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, this package, including "Respect" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long," collects all seven sets the soul man performed, with recordings remastered from the original four-track analog tapes.
EXTRAS A poster from the show and new liner notes
LIST PRICE $48.99  (6 CDs, Stax)

 

 

 

 

'THE SHINING'

Revisit the haunted Overlook Hotel in this slipcover
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Revisit the haunted Overlook Hotel in this slipcover edition of Stephen King's 1977 horror classic with 11 full-page color illustrations by Edward Kinsella (and one creepy wasp embossed on the cover). The novel is a perfect introduction to King for those who've only seen the movie, or a collectors edition for the hard-core fan. The Folio Society publishes illustrated editions of great books by Isaac Asimov, Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare and many others. The Folio Society, $79.95. More information: bit.ly/2abDKhA

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'MUHAMMAD ALI UNFILTERED'

Among the many great ones we lost in
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Among the many great ones we lost in 2016, only Muhammad Ali was "The Greatest." This book, from Derek Jeter's publishing imprint, offers authorized photos of the boxing legend, civil rights activist and family man, along with a foreword by widow Lorraine Ali and quotes from the man himself ("Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"), along with short tributes from friends and fans such as Chris Rock and President Barack Obama. Jeter Publishing/Gallery Books, $28. More information: bit.ly/2gbsGH2

'BOB DYLAN: THE LYRICS, 1961-2012'

Whatever you think about the Nobel Prize for
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Whatever you think about the Nobel Prize for Literature that Bob Dylan picked up this year -- there was outrage in some literary circles -- this collection of his lyrics is indispensable for any fan of the iconic folk singer, now 75. The volume covers his remarkable output across 31 albums and includes such classic Dylan songs as "Blowin' in the Wind," "Subterranean Homesick Blues," "Visions of Johanna," "Tangled Up in Blue" and more. Simon & Schuster, $60. More information: bit.ly/2fv7A5v

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

A pair of slender little volumes by the
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A pair of slender little volumes by the famed Danish storyteller,— "“The Snow Queen"” and “"The Fir Tree”"— could almost be stocking stuffers (if you have large enough stockings). The wintry fairy tales come with colorful, decorative illustrations by Sanna Annukka —-- the English/Finnish designer for the textile brand Marimekko— -- that ought to please children as well as design-obsessed adults. Ten Speed, $16 each. More information: bit.ly/2fIWDxr, bit.ly/2epppDb

RAMONES, ‘RAMONES: 40th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION’

WHAT'S IN IT? To celebrate the 40th anniversary
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WHAT'S IN IT? To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the debut album of the Rock and Roll of Hall of Famers from Queens, this boxed set includes a remastered version of the 29-minute masterpiece, which includes "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," in stereo and in mono on CD, and a mono version on vinyl. There is also a CD with two sets of material from the band's shows at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Aug. 12, 1976.
EXTRAS A CD of alternate versions, demos and outtakes, as well as a 12-by-12-inch book of production notes from producer and mixer Craig Leon and photos from Roberta Bayley, who also shot the iconic album cover.
LIST PRICE $64.98 (3 CDs, 1 LP, Rhino)

'STAR TREK' 50th ANNIVERSARY TV AND MOVIE COLLECTION

This is the limited-edition gift set for original-cast
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This is the limited-edition gift set for original-cast purists who prefer William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy to later takes on the Starfleet universe. Included on Blu-ray from CBS are all three seasons of the '60s series, the '70s animated series with original voices, that cast's six big-screen films (1979-1991), a new documentary and other extras, plus a collectible pin and posters.  List price: $226 for 30 Blu-ray discs

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THE STORY OF 'HAMILTON'

If you can't get tickets to the show,
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If you can't get tickets to the show, read "Hamilton, The Revolution," Lin-Manuel Miranda's account of creating the blockbuster musical; $27 at amazon.com or area bookstores. For more information: amzn.to/2dluNH5

PRESIDENTIAL BIOS

For the armchair historian, the supply of presidential
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For the armchair historian, the supply of presidential biographies is endless. New this election year are sympathetic reappraisals of two often maligned presidents: Ronald C. White's "American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant" (Random House, $35) and Glen Jeansonne's "Herbert Hoover: A Life" (NAL, $28). And Joseph Lelyveld offers a new window on one of the greats in "His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt" (Knopf, $30). More information: bit.ly/2dDuNlL; bit.ly/2e4LQti; bit.ly/2cZfNNa

 

'DOWNTON ABBEY': COMPLETE COLLECTOR'S SET

Finally together are all six seasons of PBS'
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Finally together are all six seasons of PBS' smash soap dramatizing life at a British estate. This limited-edition gift set gives fans a keepsake box with working pull bell and coasters, plus additional programs including "Manners of Downton Abbey" and "Great Houses With Julian Fellowes." List price: $200 for 22 DVD discs (out Oct. 18) (Also out Oct. 18: "Downton Abbey: Complete Collection" without collectible goodies: $130 DVD, $150 Blu-Ray.)

'THE WALKING DEAD': COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON LIMITED EDITION

This year's collectible package? It's a bloody plastic

This year's collectible package? It's a bloody plastic rendering of the rock quarry "truck" walker from the season's first episode, "handsomely crafted and intricately detailed" by McFarlane Toys. Also included, of course, is the 5-disc season on Blu-ray (+Digital HD), with its own exclusive "walker" cover from Anchor Bay. List price: $150 for Blu-ray (out Nov. 1)

'YVES SAINT LAURENT COLORING BOOK'

The coloring book craze takes an haute couture
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The coloring book craze takes an haute couture turn with this lovely little book featuring sketches by the iconic French fashion designer (1936-2008), all ready for your colored pencils and creative whims. Saint Laurent's inspirations -- travel, art, performance, his dog -- are explored through some of his most recognizable creations. Arsenal Pulp Press, $12.95. More information: bit.ly/2dhEJ3s; bit.ly/2d4acIy

 

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LOU REED, 'THE RCA AND ARISTA ALBUM COLLECTION'

This 17 CD-set from Legacy contains the solo
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This 17 CD-set from Legacy contains the solo work of Freeport native Lou Reed from his solo debut in 1972 to "Mistrial" in 1986.  Extras include an 80-page book of memorabilia, including five 8x10 prints. List price: $199.98

'THE ART OF THE HOLLYWOOD BACKDROP'

In the age of CGI marvels, it's easy
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In the age of CGI marvels, it's easy to forget the special magic of 20th century Hollywood films and their enchanting scenic painting. This lavishly illustrated coffee table book, by Richard M. Isackes and Karen L. Maness, traces the history of this art form, from silent films with Laurel and Hardy through Golden Age spectacles such as "The Wizard of Oz" and "North by Northwest" to contemporary exemplars "Interstellar" and "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events." Regan Arts, $100. More information: bit.ly/2dpAuAl

'SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY, PARIS'

Founded by American George Whitman in 1951, the
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Founded by American George Whitman in 1951, the English-language bookshop on the Left Bank is beloved for its new and used books, its couches and old upright piano, and its lodgings for young writers, or "Tumbleweeds." This affectionate tribute -- with remembrances by Allen Ginsberg, Robert Stone, Ethan Hawke and others, and plentiful photos and illustrations -- makes you long to live la vie bohème in Paris. $34.95. More information: bit.ly/2dp7Tze; for best price: bit.ly/2d70aDQ

'GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER'

All hail Dorothy Zbronak, Blanche Devereaux, Rose Nylund
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All hail Dorothy Zbronak, Blanche Devereaux, Rose Nylund and Sophia Petrillo. Jim Colluci's book is a valentine to the 1985-1992 NBC sitcom about four unmarried older women sharing a house in Miami. Fans will lap up the series back story; profiles of stars Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White and Estelle Getty; episode synopses; and lots of photos on and off the set. There's plenty of trivia, too, such as Elaine Stritch's account of her disastrous audition. Harper Design, $25. More information: bit.ly/1LV4EuE; for best price: bit.ly/2dpVRWd

 

'TEN RESTAURANTS THAT CHANGED AMERICA'

Remember Mamma Leone's, the midtown Manhattan Italian restaurant
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Remember Mamma Leone's, the midtown Manhattan Italian restaurant that served up large portions of lasagna and veal Parmesan? Mamma's, whose doors were open from 1906 to 1994, is just one of the businesses explored by Yale historian Paul Freedman in this delicious illustrated history of the country's most influential eateries. Also included: Howard Johnson's, Sylvia's, The Four Seasons and Chez Panisse. Liveright, $35. More information: bit.ly/2c6hc35; for best price: bit.ly/2d7tN6j

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