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Brooke Gladstone, co-host of the NPR program On the Media, reports on the national fascination with DVD players -- the DVD has penetrated the market twice as fast as the CD and almost three times faster than the VCR. The high-quality image and sound of the DVD allow home viewers to enjoy an experience much closer to the filmmaker's original vision -- special features include parts of the original film that were left out, background comments from the director or editor -- and all this is changing the average movie-goer.

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