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No Country For Old Men

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 131 (May 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly MacDonald, Garrett Dillahunt & Tess Harper

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Special features on include up-front previews and the following featurettes: The Making Of No Country For Old Men (25 minutes), Working With The Coens (six minutes), and Diary Of A Country Sheriff (seven minutes).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 55640
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong graphic violence and language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 122
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/11/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Llewelyn Moss (Brolin), a Vietnam veteran hunting pronghorns in the West Texas desert, stumbles upon a scene of carnage in the middle of nowhere. There are several abandoned vehicles, even more dead bodies, a dead pitbull, and a truck bed filled with heroin at the scene. Moss discovers that one of the corpses holds a satchel containing two-million dollars and decides to take the money and run. Before long, a psychopath named Anton Chigurh (Bardem) is hot on Moss' trail to reclaim the cash that he believes is rightfully his. Even though the Texas desert is No Country For Old Men, it is up to aging Sheriff Bell (Jones) to try to save Moss from Chigurh's deadly aim. No Country For Old Men won Academy Awards

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.34:1 DVD exhibits a pleasing image with deep blacks and good color balance. Resolution is very well preserved, but fine details can look soft. Fleshtones have a natural hue that helps create a sense of realism. Shadow delineation is nicely rendered, assisting in the creation of a solid sense of dimensionality. Pixelation can be noticed at times, and shimmering artifacts are visible on occasion. Edge enhancement is fairly heavy. (Danny Richelieu)

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