For those of you wanting to get a little holiday gift-buying out of the way, and for cinephiles simply in the mood for a bit of high-brow indulgence, now would be a good time to head over to Barnes and Noble
, where the store's entire Criterion Collection stock is marked down 50% through November 19th.
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Normally pricey at about $40 a pop, Criterion Blu-rays and DVDs, stored prominently and in bulk, are an excellent way to make friends and relatives think you a great deal more sophisticated than you are. So if you're inclined toward that sort of thing, or if you've got a genuine love for the label's ample roster of foreign classics and art-house favorites, don't let this opportunity for (relatively) low-cost culture pass you by.