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Holiday hits: Kenneth Turan's DVD picks of the week (and year)

December 21, 2012|By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic

If you are looking for last-minute holiday presents, there are lots of DVD choices out there to make your life easier, no matter where your interests lie.

For the TV fanatic, it's hard to do better than the complete “Mission: Impossible” series. That’s right, all seven years of the original show, plus the three-year revival, all contained in a mammoth 56-disc set that is shaped like a huge stick of dynamite. Really.

If your tastes run more toward the theatrical, there is “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 and 2: Ultimate Edition,” wherein the two films are packaged together for the first time, along with the usual extensive extras.

The most unexpected and eclectic choice, and my personal favorite, would have to be ESPN’s “30 for 30 Film Favorites Collection,” which contains 12 of the most popular titles in the sports documentary series commissioned by ESPN to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

Dan Klores’ irresistible “Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks” is worth the price of admission all by itself.

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