'No Country' emigrates to DVD

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008

'No Country for Old Men'

February's Academy Awards became Coen country as two of the most innovative American storytellers graduated from cinema oddballs to Hollywood mainstream. Joel and Ethan Coen's crime thriller dominated with four Oscars: best picture, directing, adapted screenplay and supporting actor for Javier Bardem. Adapted from Cormac McCarthy's novel, the film follows the aftermath of a drug deal gone bloodily bad in the west Texas desert as a wily cowboy (Josh Brolin) makes off with a satchel of cash and is pursued by both a relentless killer (Bardem) and a world-weary sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones). DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99.

'Bee Movie'

Jerry Seinfeld's animated comedy is sweetened with a huge load of extras. With his first major project since his TV sitcom went off the air, Seinfeld served as writer and voice star in the tale of a bee that sues humanity for profiting off the honey his species toils to produce. Single-disc DVD, $29.98; two-disc DVD and HD DVD sets, $39.99 each.

'Dan in Real Life'

Steve Carell's a widower doing his best as an advice columnist with three daughters and lousy timing when romance comes calling: Attending a family reunion, he falls for a woman (Juliette Binoche) who turns out to be the new girlfriend of his brother (Dane Cook). DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99.

'Hitman'

Timothy Olyphant stars in an action thriller adapted from the video game, playing a genetically engineered assassin hired to take out criminal masterminds and ending up on the run as an Interpol agent (Dougray Scott) and the Russian military pursues him throughout eastern Europe. Single-disc DVD, $29.98; two-disc DVD set, $34.98; two-disc Blu-ray set, $39.98.

'Nancy Drew'

The queen of teen detectives returns with Hollywood's latest adventure inspired by author Carolyn Keene's mysteries for young readers. Emma Roberts, daughter of Eric and niece of Julia, stars as the old-fashioned, plaid-skirted Nancy, who clashes with the hip crowd in Hollywood as she adjusts from her small-town life while trying to solve the death of a legendary screen starlet. DVD, $28.98.

'August Rush'

Freddie Highmore stars in the title role, playing an orphaned music prodigy on a magical quest to New York City in search of the parents (Keri Russell as a classically trained cellist and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as an Irish rocker) he senses are still out there somewhere. Robin Williams co-stars as a street musician and Terrence Howard plays a social worker at the kid's orphanage. DVD, $28.98; Blu-ray or HD DVD, $35.98 each.

TV on DVD:

"Stargate: The Ark of Truth" - DVD, $26.98.

"Tin Man" - DVD set, $24.95.

"Five Days" - DVD set, $29.98.

"The Mod Squad: Season 1, Volume 2" - DVD set, $39.98.

"Love American Style: Season One, Volume Two" - DVD set, $35.98.

"Michael Palin's New Europe" - DVD set, $49.98.



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