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The Ultimate Action Movie Gift Guide

Some people like to enjoy the holiday season with sappy love stories, uplifting tales of friends and family, or seasonal stories of family reunions gone horribly and hilariously wrong. This list is not for those people. This list is for those of us who would rather watch explosions and gunfights instead of longing stares between star-crossed lovers. If you or someone you know fits that description, then these action movies will make the perfect gift.

Total Recall Mind Bending Edition Blu-ray (BD)

Before Colin Ferrell and company ruined this good name earlier in the year, Total Recall was one of the most exciting action movies of it’s time. Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as Quaid, a construction worker haunted by dreams of Mars in the year 2084. When he arrives at Rekall, a company that implants artificial memories, Schwarzenegger gets more then he bargained for, as the line between fantasy and reality gets blurred beyond comprehension.

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Stallone 3-Film Collector’s Set (BD & DVD)
Sylvester Stallone is one of the most famous, biggest action stars of our time, so you won’t want to miss this amazing three movie set! This collection features three of Stallone’s most memorable hit films: Cop Land, Rambo: First Blood and Lock Up, together for the first time. You won’t want to miss this piece of cinematic history!

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Expendables 2 (BD & DVD)
Speaking of Stallone, you can also grab his latest action movie, Expendables 2! The cast of The Expendables, with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Nan Yu) aboard, are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. When this job takes an unexpected and tragic turn, the gang must hunt down Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme), making for the best action packed movies of the year!

Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (BD)
Has there been a more iconic, cutting edge director in the last twenty years then the one, the only, Quentin Tarantino? Tarantino burst onto the scene with Reservoir Dogs, and has not slowed down since, making cult classic after cult classic.You won’t want to miss this ultimate Tarantino blu- ray collection, featuring Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill vol. 1, Kill Bill vol. 2, Jackie Brown, Death Proof and True Romance – plus 2 bonus discs with over 5 hours of never-before-seen special features, this killer set has it all!

The Bourne Legacy

Five years ago, the Bourne Ultimatum served as a great ending to a ground breaking trilogy. This year, the Bourne name was brought back, with a new star, Jeremy Renner. The Bourne Legacy is exactly that—the legacy—the aftermath—of what’s come before. After playing the sidekick in movies like The Avengers and Mission Impossible 4, Renner finally gets his shot at being the lead man, and he makes it count. Renner serves as a great successor to Matt Damon in the Bourne film collection, and this is one you will not want to miss!

Nothing on this list fit your needs? Be sure you check out our other gift guides, covering everything from chick flicks, musicals, indie films and more.

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