Geek Gift Countdown: America Lost and Found, Criterion Style

Imagine for a second that Disney grew weary of raking in piles of cash from the Jonas Brothers. Imagine that, instead of merely cutting them loose (and leaving them to their own disastrous devices, ala Ms. Lohan), Disney went a more subversive route. Imagine Disney casting them in a surrealistic, experimental patchwork of a film that lampooned the vapidity of pop culture and consumerism – and left both the Jonases and their fans feeling totally mindfucked. That’s essentially what happened when Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider and Steve Blauner – creators of The Monkees – released a film called Head

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story, is a kickass box set from The Criterion Collection (is there any other kind?) that groups Head with some other films Rafelson, Schneider and Blauner had a hand in. Some of them you might have heard of – Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces (mmm … chicken salad sandwich) and Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show.

Others you might not have heard of, but are cult classics worthy of your attention. Good luck finding a more drool-worthy box set for that special movie geek in your life this Holiday season.

Check it out here on Amazon. Image courtesy of The Criterion Cast.

How the Price Index Works:

For our ‘Price Index,’ we’ve devised a four-level scale based on the expense of the items we’re recommending. This is based on our research (mainly on Amazon and other fine retailers). It breaks down like so:

Dirt Cheap: Cost of $25 or less.

Affordable: Cost of no greater than $50.

A Worthy Stretch: Slightly more expensive, but no more expensive than $150.

For the Rich: Gifts for those you really, really love. $150 and greater items only need apply here.

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J.L. Sosa is a freelance writer, photographer and horror filmmaker. He's burdened with an irrational fear of spiders and clowns. He loves (in descending order of magnitude) his girlfriend, his pets and spinach.

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