Steve Smith explains, from the ground up, how to play the drums. He doesn't waste time though, so it's a steep curve for any beginner/average drummer. If you want to know how to hold your sticks, use the bass drum/hi-hat, get some independance and start sounding like you've got a groove, this is definitely an amazing tool to get you started (and finished).
I thoroughly recommend it to anyone. This DVD, together with Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials DVD is enough to keep me learning for the next few months (at least). To cap it off, he seems a really nice guy who's not at all up himself and who has a nice, clear way of explaining things.