Each week, NME chooses the best books, clothes, boxsets, DVDs and more that you need to get your hands on. It could be pretty much anything. This week, it’s the BFI Film Festival to the Breaking Bad Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray.
Event: BFI Film Festival
On October 8-19, the British Film Institute is bringing 248 films to 17 venues in London. Catch a host of new releases, including Dear White People and The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby as well as restored classics such as Guys And Dolls and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Across the festival, there’ll also be interviews and talks with directors and masterclasses in animation, documentary making and more.
Book: Touching From A Distance: Ian Curtis And Joy Division by Deborah Curtis
Ahead of the publication of Ian Curtis’ lyrics and notebooks comes this reissue of the biography written by his widow Deborah. This new edition includes an introduction from Joy Division drummer Stephen Morris.
BUY £9.99, waterstones.com
Boxset: Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Adore’
The US band are set to release new music in 2015, but this reissue of their fourth album should tide fans over until then. Across six CDs and one DVD, the boxset includes 107 tracks from ‘Adore’-era Pumpkins, including rarities, outtakes, demos and an entire live show from 1998.
BUY £54.99, store.universal-music.co.uk
DVD: Shut Up And Play The Hits
This film captures the moment LCD said farewell with a three-and-a-half-hour gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden, along with outtakes and extended interviews with frontman James Murphy and those around him.
BUY £17.75, amazon.co.uk
Book: Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored by John Lydon
The Sex Pistols frontman previously wrote about his life in his 1994’s No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs. This new volume offers a fresh look back on his years with PiL and his unexpected I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here appearance.
BUY £13.60, amazon.co.uk
Blu-Ray: Jim Jarmusch collection
The celebrated American director invited a host of musicians to be a part of his Coffee And Cigarettes film in 2003, including Jack White, Iggy Pop and RZA. This boxset brings together his work prior to that moment, collecting his first six films, including Mystery Train and Down By Law, starring Tom Waits.
BUY £46.75, amazon.co.uk
Blu-Ray: Breaking Bad Collector’s Edition Tin
The hit US drama may have reached its end but you can relive Walter White’s meth-making exploits with this collector’s edition of the show’s entire six seasons. Amazon are also offering the chance to win VIP tickets to the show’s Fan Fest in Albuquerque, including location tours and meet-and-greets with the cast.
PRE-ORDER £86.50, amazon.co.uk