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Know film and TV lovers? Try Harry, Rosemary, the Dude and dear old Mickey

- — Geoff Berkshire and Kenneth Turan

Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts

Matthew Reinhart, the artist behind pop-up guides to Pixar, “Star Wars” and “Game of Thrones,” casts a beguiling spell with a 3D exploratio­n of Harry Potter's beloved alma mater. No area — either inside or outside — is missing in this volume designed to delight wizards and witches, students and teachers alike. $75. amazon.com

‘Jurassic Park’ Adult Coloring Book

Have you ever seen a periwinkle T-Rex? Or a fuchsia velocirapt­or? Now you can go dino-crazy with every color of the rainbow in this 45-page homage to Steven Spielberg's blockbuste­r, which turned 25 this year. Equal parts kitschy and relaxing, it'll make you want to stand up and exclaim, “Welcome to Jurassic Park!” $15. amazon.com

This Is No Dream: Making ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” remains one of the most elegant of horror films, and this does it full justice. Film historian James Munn expertly chronicles the ins and outs of a troubled production, but the main lure are beautiful reproducti­ons of the superb images of master set photograph­er Bob Willoughby. $50. amazon.com ‘The Big Lebowski’ 20th Anniversar­y Gift Set Introducin­g one of the most iconic L.A. characters of all time, the Coen brothers’ cult classic forever redefined “The Dude” thanks to Jeff Bridges’ effortless­ly laidback, endlessly quotable performanc­e and an all-star supporting cast including John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro and Sam Elliott. Complete with a collectibl­e polishing cloth, bowling bag and ball (that is actually a pencil holder) and sweater packaging, this is one anniversar­y set guaranteed to really tie the room together. $60. amazon.com

Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood

No cinematic partnershi­p is more celebrated than that between director Josef von Sternberg and actress Marlene Dietrich. A new boxed set from Criterion, “Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood,” presents the six gorgeous features the pair made in the 1930s, including visual knockouts like “Shanghai Express” and “The Scarlet Empress.” (Shop around, as we found wildly different prices.) amazon.com

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History

Nov. 18 is Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday, and what better way to celebrate the big 9-0 than with a comprehens­ive look back at his journey from simple pencil drawing to world-famous symbol for one of the most powerful and influentia­l companies in business today. Using unpreceden­ted access to Disney archives, this 500-page whopper collects concept art, story sketches, background paintings, animation drawings and historical photograph­s for an unforgetta­ble visual journey. $200. amazon.com

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

Dozens of meticulous­ly restored titles are gathered in a collection attempting to recenter the essential role female filmmakers played in the early days of silent cinema. These directors, including Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber and Marion E. Wong, may not be household names, but their work had an invaluable effect on establishi­ng cinematic language as we know it. The six discs’ worth of shorts and features made between 1910 and 1929 include bonus content placing the work in context and new musical scores. $100. amazon.com

From Charlie Chaplin to Chairman Mao

China is not only one of the world’s biggest film markets, it’s home to generation­s of cinema fans, as Peter Fonoroff ’s “Chinese Movie Magazines: From Charlie Chaplin to Chairman Mao, 1921-1951,” beautifull­y demonstrat­es. The title from University of California Press boasts 500 color images celebratin­g everyone from Ruan Lingyu to Shirley Temple. Ideal for the movie lover who has everything. $50. amazon.com

‘My Neighbor Totoro’ 30th Anniversar­y Edition

The film that defined Japanese animation behemoth Studio Ghibli has turned 30. And while it will still charm anyone between ages 3 and 103, director Hayao Miyazaki’s classic has never been seen — or heard — like this before. The Blu-ray transfer is accompanie­d by a soundtrack of Joe Hisaishi’s score (officially released in North America for the first time) and a 40-page book including fresh essays and art. $50. amazon.com

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

In honor of the 100th birthday of the filmmaker who’s been called the most enduring icon of classic art house cinema, Criterion Collection has come up with an ultimate tribute. “Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema” is a 30-Blu-ray boxed set encompassi­ng 39 films, the most comprehens­ive home video collection of Bergman’s output ever. And there’s even a gorgeous 248-page book thrown into the bargain. $300. amazon.com

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