No Country for Old Men: 3-Disc Collector’s Edition – DVD Review


If you’ve seen the movie, you know how good it is. Javier Bardem (Vicky, Christina, Barcelona), Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive, Volcano), and Josh Brolin (W., Milk) ignite the screen with their mastery of the Coen Brothers’ (Burn After Reading, Fargo) adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name.

Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh.  Dig that kooky haircut!

Winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s a film that left some movie goers pissed at the end. And that’s just fine with me.

No Country for Old Men is also available in a single DVD edition. This was the version that was released first over a year ago. The special features that appear on that DVD version, along with the movie are the same. It’s what’s on the second DVD that makes this new version the “Collector’s Edition.”

Josh Brolin as Llewelyn Moss

Let’s explore each disc, shall we?

Disc #1

The Making of No Country for Old Men

A look at the making of the movie with the cast and crew.

Working with the Coens

Reflections by the actors as they talk about their experiences working with the Coen Brothers.

Tommy Lee Jones as Sheriff Bell
Tommy Lee Jones as Sheriff Bell

The Diary of a Country Sheriff

An in-depth analysis of Tommy Lee Jones’s character in the film, Sheriff Bell.

Disc #2

Josh Brolin’s Unauthorized Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

See what happens when an actor makes his own documentary about making a film with the Coen Brothers. Quite amusing.

Publicity Timeline:

You have two ways of navigating this section. You can either select “Call it, Friend-o” and be taken to a random publicity item, or you can select from the timeline at the bottom of the screen. Personally, the “Call it, Friend-o” thing is more fun. Since there are so many, here’s a listing of all that is included in this section:

Q & A with Joel and Ethan Coen, Roger Deakins and the Sound and Production Design Crews

Charlie Rose Featuring Joel and Ethan Coen, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem “Just a Minute…with Javier Bardem”

Variety Screening Series Q & A

Instore Appearance with Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin

ABC “Popcorn” Video

Channel 4 News – Joel and Ethan Coen Appearance

Lunch with David Poland – IKLIPZ – Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin Interview

WNBC Reel Talk with Lyons & Bailes – Josh Brolin


Several podcasts/radio interviews from various sources including Creative Screenwriting Magazine

Disc #3

Upload a digital copy of the film onto your computer or portable device for hours of No Country fun!

There’s a lot of material here. For the No Country lover it’s a dream come true. If you liked the film, you’ll be fine with renting or buying the one-disc version. For those who can’t get enough and have the time, this “Collector’s Edition” is a good buy. I give it an A+. Now, if they would only do a similar treatment on There Will Be Blood

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