Fab DVDs – Advocate Last Minute Gifts – Brief Article
WITH A SONG IN MY HEART
Give music lovers the gamut from the newly restored Funny Girl (Columbia TriStar Home Video) to the extras-packed Hedwig and the Angry Inch (New Line Home Entertainment) to Classic Albums–Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Pioneer).
Your niece or nephew just coming out of the closet will appreciate these acclaimed coming-of-age dramas: Come Undone (Picture This! Entertainment), Lost and Delirious (Studio Home Entertainment), Nico and Dani (New Yorker Video), and The Toilers and the Wayfarers (Picture This!).
GAY TALES FOR STRAIGHT FOLK
Get your straight woman friend who just loves Queer as Folk the season ! DVD boxed set (Showtime Entertainment). If she already taped them all, try the hilarious French mistaken-sexual-identity comedy The Closet (Miramax Home Video).
A BLACK-AND-WHITE NIGHT
Whether it’s a friend of a certain age or a youngster unschooled in classic cinema, shower them with new DVDs of Betle Davis in Now, Voyager (Warner Home Video), the campy Joan Crawford extravaganza Queen Bee (Columbia TriStar), or George Cukor’s Little Women (Warner).
A TOUCH OF THE BIZARRE
Nothing says the holidays like Divine as Dawn Davenport throwing a Christmas tree on her parents in Female Trouble (New Line), which, along with five other newly released Waters classics, offers delicious director’s commentaries. Every “sweetie” on your list will adore the Absolutely Fabulous complete DVD collection (Warner), and lesbian pals with a sense of camp will love the new Basic Instinct DVD (Artisan Home Entertainment), complete with fake ice pick. But we’re dying for St. Elmo’s Fire (Columbia TriStar), just to hear director Joel Schumacher explain that Billy Idol mural in Demi Moore’s apartment.
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