We’ll be making holiday gift buy suggestions as they come in and we can screen them…or, until we go blind. Round One:

SHELLY DUVALL’S FAERIE TALE THEATER (KOCH Vision  NR  $99.98) The ultimate DVD collection for both kids and grown-ups, this series (originally aired on Showtime) features 26 classic fairy tales populated by some of the biggest names in both movies and television. Seven discs, never before seen special features, a card game and a full-color 112-page storybook make this one of the season’s best buys and a real crowd pleaser.

STUDIO ONE ANTHOLOGY  (KOCH Vision  NR  $99.99) Bound to please fans of live theater as well as classic TV, this collection of plays from the ‘golden age of television’ is the first release under the newly formed banner ‘The Archive of American Television Presents’. Included in the 17 episode collection is the amazing original production of 12 ANGRY MEN starring JACK LEMMON, CHARLTON HESTON, ART CARNEY and LESLIE NEILSEN. The six DVD set also features the original Westinghouse commercials and a 112-page book detailing the historical background of the shows. KOCH Vision does it again with this class act presentation.

BAND OF BROTHERS – BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES (HBO Video  TVMA  $99.98) A landmark event for both HBO and TV, BAND OF BROTHERS , winner of six Emmys and a Golden Globe, continues to hold the distinction of being the bestselling TV-ON-DVD title of all time. Now available with Blu-Ray High-Definition and sound, this six-disc, bonus filled set is the next best thing to having World War II right there in your living room (making it a perfect holiday selection).


Director BAZ LUHRMAN wants American audiences to know that his latest epic, AUSTRALIA, is a throwback to the kind of movies Hollywood doesn’t make anymore. HUGH JACKMAN and NICOLE KIDMAN star in this romantic adventure set in Australia on the brink of World War II.

We spoke with LUHRMAN recently and he described the film as having something for everyone yet he knows that releasing to an American audience at Thanksgiving can sometimes be tough. Listen in below: 

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In GUS VAN SANT’S new film, MILK, actor SEAN PENN plays slain San Francisco supervisor HARVEY MILK, the first openly gay man elected to United States government office. JAMES FRANCO plays Scott Smith, MILK’S lover and supporter.

At a recent press conference for the film, PENN talked about handling the romantic aspects of shooting MILK. Listen in below:

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