Joel and Ethan Coen’s spellbinding tale of money, murder, and mayhem is coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
That’s right,NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, will be hitting shelves in March. Read on for the official press release for the multi-Oscar nominee.
BURBANK, Calif., January 25, 2008 — A pair of award-winning filmmakers and an acclaimed cast propel a riveting crime saga to its unforgettable conclusion in one of the most honored films of the year, No Country for Old Men, coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 11, 2008 from Miramax Films. Joel and Ethan Cohen deliver their most gripping and ambitious film yet in this sizzling and supercharged action-thriller. This gritty game of cat and mouse will take you to the edge of your seat and beyond. A collection of behind-the-scenes bonus features including a look at the Coen Brothers filmmaking process makes the No Country for Old Men DVD and Blu-ray Disc an experience you don’t want to miss.
Delivering their most viscerally compelling and ambitious film yet, Joel and Ethan Coen wrote, directed and produced No Country for Old Men based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy (2007 Fiction for The Road). The film features virtuoso acting turns by Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, Javier Bardem, Golden Globe nominee Kelly MacDonald (2005 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie nominee for “The Girl in the Café”) and Josh Brolin (Grindhouse).
No Country for Old Men has been nominated for 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture (Drama), Best Director (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen), Best Adapted Screenplay (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen) and Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem), Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Film Editing. The film won two Golden Globes, including Best Screenplay – Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in a supporting Role, as well as Best Picture of the Year, Best Ensemble Cast and Best Adapted Screenplay from the National Board of Review and Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor from the New York Film Critics Circle. It also was named Best Picture of the Year by the Washington D.C. Film Critics, Boston Film Critics, Chicago Film Critics, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association and Southeast Film Critics Association.
Critically lauded for its powerhouse performances, pulse-pounding suspense, and achingly beautiful cinematography, No Country for Old Men has appeared on countless “Best Movie” lists for 2007. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times declares it “Flawless.” Peter Travers of Rolling Stone calls the taut crime thriller “The Coens at the peak of their powers,” while David Ansen of Newsweek raves “Riveting…an instant classic!”
Violence and mayhem erupt in the parched scrubland and panoramic skies of West Texas after Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) stumbles on a suitcase containing $2 million dollars at the site of drug deal gone bad. Fleeing with the money, he is stalked relentlessly by hired gun Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), an unstoppable sociopathic killer unafraid to leave a bloody trail in the wake of his cold-blooded search to recover the cash. As Moss scrambles to hang on to the money and his life, small-town sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) closes in on both men in a tautly plotted cat-and-mouse game that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats until the final credits roll.
Both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc include bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of one of the most compelling thrillers of the year and shed new light on the complex characters and celebrated creators of No Country for Old Men.
– Working with the Coens: Reflections of Cast and Crew
Learn more about Joel and Ethan Coen from the perspective of their collaborators, cast and crew.
– The Making of No Country For Old Men
Take a journey through the Coen Brothers’ process and back to their roots as storytellers with a unique voice and vision.
– Diary of a Country Sheriff
Explore the relationship between the compassion of Sheriff Bell and the brutality of Anton Chigurh.
No Country for Old Men on DVD has a suggested retail price of $29.99 in the U.S. The Blu-ray Disc is priced at $34.99 in the U.S.
STREET DATE: March 11, 2008
Suggested retail price: $29.99 DVD; 34.99 Blu-ray Disc
Feature run time: 122 minutes
Rated: R (Strong Graphic Violence and Some Language.
Bonus material not rated
Technical specifications may only apply to feature
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1Widescreen adapted for 16×9 televisions
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Languages: French and Spanish Subtitles
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