is set to release “The Pirates of Silicon Valley,” starring Anthony Michael Hall and Noah Wyle, is being released on DVD in the US and Canada August 30, 2005. “This dramatization of the tangled history of Apple Computer and Microsoft, based on a book by Paul Frieberger, hits enough of the right notes to make its failures all the more frustrating. The script follows the entwined paths of Apple’s Steve Jobs and Microsoft’s Bill Gates with a pointed sense of the cultural divide between the hip, self-absorbed Apple cofounder and the brilliant alpha geek behind Microsoft’s eventual software empire, contrasting the Mac’s countercultural underpinnings with the PC’s more strait-laced origins.”