There is something on DVD for everyone this week, so feel free to use this handy list to finish off any last-minute holiday shopping (and good luck at the mall, you procrastinator.)

  • 21 Hours at Munich - ABC's 1976 TV movie, which received a theatrical release in Austria and (West) Germany in 1978, details the events which were peripheral in Steven Spielberg's Munich. Even if it is not all that dynamic, it makes a nice companion piece to Spielberg's Oscar shoo-in, which focuses on the aftermath of the murders of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. When the movie aired, it was almost as talked-about as the nuclear what-if, The Day After.
  • The Brothers Grimm - Like Marc Forster's Finding Neverland, which was about the creation of "Peter Pan", this film, about the early exploits of fairy tailors Wilhelm (Matt Damon!) and Jacob Grimm (Heath Ledger), also has a promising "story behind the story" premise to it. Too bad ex-Python Terry Gilliam can't wring much from the plodding and not-all-that-clever dark fantasy. (Matt Damon!)
  • Chicago: The Razzle-Dazzle Edition - Give 'em the old Razzle-Dazzle this holiday season, if they don't mind getting pennies on eBay for the first version of Memoirs Of A Geisha director Rob Marshall's Oscar winner (I think "razzle dazzle" might stand for "double dip"). This 2-disc edition features extended musical numbers and the featurettes "From Stage To Screen: The History Of Chicago", "VH1: Behind The Movie" and "When Liza Became Roxie Hart", as well as the previously released commentary by Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon and the deleted number, "Class" (performed by Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones).
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