‘No Country for Old Men’ Blu-ray Review

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Winner of the Best Picture Oscar, No Country for Old Men makes its high definition debut, delivering one of the best Blu-ray releases in the format’s history. NCFOM tells the story of Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) who finds a bag of money left at the location of a drug deal gone wrong. If there’s one thing you don’t do, it’s take money that belongs to drug lords. Llewelyn finds this out the hard way as Anton Chigurh, a soul-less hitman, is hot on his tail — determined to recover the bag of money, stopping at nothing.

Anton Chigurh, played by Javier Bardem, is one of the most memorable villians in cinematic history. His straight, lifeless face as he delivers chilling lines and blasts people with his shotgun is frightening and disturbing. Anton Chigurh is also the star of one of the best scenes in the history of motion pictures — a back and forth dialogue involving a coin flip between Anton and a gas station attendant. You’ll have to watch the film though, as I won’t spoil it here.

Rounding out the cast are Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson and Kelly Macdonald.

Visually, NCFOM’s Blu-ray transfer is breathtaking. The movie’s desert scenery pops, with detail coming through almost three-dimensionally. NCFOM’s cinematography is truly amazing.

Extras included on the disc include: The Making of No Country for Old Men, Working with the Coens, Diary of a Country Sheriff and Trailers for National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets and Gone Baby Gone. Unfortunately, none of the extras are presented in high definition.

Overall, No Country for Old Men is an amazing film that deserves its four Oscars (Best Directing, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor), delivering an intriguing story with great acting and dialogue — making it one of the best film’s of the past decade.

Score: 5/5

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04/20/2008 | Movie Reviews | Comments

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