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ShockYa’s Black Friday Gift Guide

Black Friday is upon us! Also upon us is the fear and anxiety of figuring out what kind of presents to get for the people we love. If you’re slowly growing insane at the prospect of buying gifts, particularly for those who are hard to buy for, perhaps ShockYa can help. Below is our selection of movies, toys and television collections that might jump start your Christmas list-making process.


“2 Guns”

For the action fan in your life, you might want to get them a copy of “2 Guns.” The film stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as two operatives that have to become a buddy-cop duo, even though they don’t want to be partners at first. The film also stars Paula Patton, Edward James Olmos, Bill Paxton and James Marsden.

“‘2 Guns’ is an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unexpected partnership: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent. For 12 months, DEA agent Robert “Bobby” Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus “Stig” Stigman (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down. When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Bobby and Stig are suddenly disavowed by their respective superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way.”

“Chucky: The Complete Collection Limited Edition”

Horror fans would love to own “Chucky: The Complete Collection Limited Edition” to fully flesh out their horror collection. The set includes all six films detailing the horrifying tale of Chucky, the possessed killer doll.

“For the first time ever, Chucky fans can experience all six movies in one must-own set, including Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky and the newest edition to the Chucky franchise, Curse of Chucky. Curse of Chucky reunites franchise creators Don Mancini and David Kirschner as Chucky returns to horrify viewers in an all-new, unrated chapter of the blood-soaked suspense saga.”


“Dexter: The Complete Series Collection”

Got some “Dexter” fans on your list? Get them “Dexter: The Complete Series Collection” on either Blu-ray and DVD. The DVD and Blu-ray collection, distributed by CBS Home Entertainment, follows sociopath and serial killer (and Miami police forensics expert) Dexter Morgan as he carries out his own style of perverse justice.

“Led by an amazing performance by Golden Globe® winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under), Dexter is one of the most critically acclaimed, must-see shows on television! Featuring a vicious sociopath as the series’ hero and star, this unique crime drama makes for a horrifying and intoxicating DVD and Blu-Ray collection.”

The show stars Michael Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, James Remar, Lauren Velez and David Zayas.

“Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Fifth Season” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unification”

“Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Fifth Season” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unification” are now available on Blu-ray, perfect for those on your list who are fans of the latest “Star Trek” film, “Star Trek Into Darkness.” The CBS Home Entertainment-distributed Blu-rays allow fans old and new to watch the adventures of the iconic crew, led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart).

“Set in the 24th century, the exploits of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue with STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FIFTH SEASON. Featuring some of the most memorable episodes of the series, the collection includes Ashley Judd’s debut performance in “Darmok,” the jaw-dropping opening scene portraying the destruction of the Enterprise in “Cause and Effect,” and the thrilling finale “Time’s Arrow, Part I,” the two-part, critically acclaimed episode that garnered the series its first Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – UNIFICATION BLU-RAY is a feature-length presentation of the fan-favorite, two-part epic adventure from the series’ fifth season. Over 15 million viewers tuned into the original airing of theepisode, making it one of the most-watched of all seven seasons of the series. In the thrilling episode, Leonard Nimoy reprises his iconic role as Spock as both he and Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) venture on a heroic mission in attempt to unify the Vulcans and the Romulans.”

The show also stars LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Wil Wheaton

“Weeds: The Complete Collection” and “Save by the Bell:The Complete Collection”

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has released “Weeds: The Complete Collection” on Blu-ray and “Save by the Bell:The Complete Collection” on DVD. “Weeds” stars Mary-Louise Parker as a suburban woman who moonlights as a pot dealer to keep her family living the life they’re used to. The collection is perfect for Parker fans as well as those who like characters who do things contrary to their outward personas (like Dexter and Walter White/Heisenberg from “Breaking Bad”).

“When Nancy Botwin faces both sudden widowhood and poverty, she’s determined to do anything to keep her kids in suburbia – including taking on the job of neighborhood pot dealer. Subversive and hilarious, the complete collection is as intoxicating as ever!”

“Saved By The Bell: The Complete Collection” is great for those who are wanting to take a trip down memory lane. Rejoin Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and his friends as they survive Bayside High School.

“Go back to Bayside High School and catch up with your favorite adventuresome teens in Saved by the Bell the complete series! Watch as the gang goes through high school and all of their inventive schemes!”

The series also stars Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Tiffani Thiessen, Lark Voorhies and Elizabeth Berkley.

“Mad Men: Season 6”

Do you have some people on your list that like the ’60s-set drama “Mad Men”? Then consider getting them “Mad Men: Season 6” on Blu-ray and DVD. The collection, distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, shows the continuing downward spiral of Don Draper (Jon Hamm).

“MAD MEN is back for a seductive and intriguing new season. From writer and executive producer Matthew Weiner, Season 6 leads the audience through the captivating world of 1960’s New York.”

The show also stars Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, January Jones and Robert Morse.

“30 for 30 Season II/Volume 1” and the “Nine for IX” gift set

For sports fans, the ESPN Films titles “30 for 30 Season II/Volume 1” and the “Nine for IX” gift set are perfect gift ideas. “30 for 30 Season II/Volume 1”, available Dec. 10, features ESPN’s critically-acclaimed documentaries on some of sports most infamous people and events.

“ESPN’s award-winning series returns with a new collection of critically-acclaimed films. 30 for 30 continues to feature stories that reflect the powerful impact sports can make across the cultural landscape, told in innovative ways. This new collection will feature the next 15 films in the series including Broke (directed by Billy Corben), Survive and Advance (directed by Jonathan Hock) and You Don’t Know Bo (directed by Michael Bonfiglio).”

The “Nine for IX” gift set, available now, features documentaries on the legendary women of the sports world.

“A series of nine documentary films about women in sports, directed by a diverse crop of female filmmakers. Each film highlights one story, one moment or one person which impacted the culture of female sports in the last 40 years. Films featured in the collection include Venus Vs. (directed by Ava DuVernay), Let Them Wear Towels (directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern), and Pat XO (directed by Robin Roberts, Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern). Executive producers Jane Rosenthal & Robin Roberts.”


“Depsicable Me 2” Talking Action Figure Set.

Do you have kids that you need to cross of your Christmas list? If they’re fans of the “Despicable Me” franchise, they will surely love to play out their own adventures with Thinkaway Toys’ “Depsicable Me 2” Talking Action Figure Set.

“These talking action figures from Thinkway include more than 25 sayings in the original movie voices. Each Minion also includes a special “mode”, including LOL Mode, Banana Mode and Singing Mode to double the fun. Talking Action Figure Series includes Minions Stuart, Dave and Tim and Gru.”

What do you think of our Black Friday selections?


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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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