you found a case filled with two
million dollars cash at the scene
of a massacre, would you a) leave it
where it was; b) take it to the police;
or c) keep it? On the run with the
cash, a former Vietnam veteran finds
he is the hunter hunted and at the
mercy of a crazed killer... STUMBLING ACROSS A BLOODY MASSACRE in the parched scrubland under the
panoramic skies of West Texas, Vietnam veteran turned hunter Llewellyn Moss
(Josh Brolin, Grindhouse) finds evidence of a drug deal gone badly wrong
a truck load of heroin and a case containing two million dollars.
Living a mundane existence on a trailer park with his wife Carla Jean (Kelly
MacDonald: Trainspotting), Moss is tempted by his dreams for a new life
and he takes the money.
However, there was one man who has survived the massacre albeit with
serious injuries. He is pleading for water and, at first, Moss leaves him. But
in the dead of night he wakes up with his conscience pricking him and he takes
water to the man. And it is this act of kindness and his own carelessness
that brings him to the attention of more drug dealers and ultimately
crazed killer Anton Chigurh (brilliantly played with quiet, brooding menace
by Javier Bardem: The Sea Inside), putting himself and his wife at risk
how do you deal with an emotionless killing machine?
Having sent his wife to stay with her mother (Beth Grant) and believing her
to be safe, Moss finds that the hunter is now the hunted. But how does the killer
know his every move? And can he outwit the ruthless Chigurh and protect both
himself and his wife?
Meanwhile, disillusioned Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones: The Fugitive)
is seeking Chigurh who escaped from custody by killing the Deputy (Zach
Hopkins) who was guarding him. Bell has memories passed down to him from his
father of the old days, when things were much less complicated, and we share
his thoughts. This adds another dimension to the character: Tommy Lee Jones
is a great actor although he is underused in this remarkable thriller.
Bell is soon involved with tracking down Moss and his wife to ensure their safety,
but Moss's decision to flee with the money has already triggered an unstoppable
chain of violence as Chigurh goes on a murderous spree using a weapon that leaves
Bell baffled how do you shoot somebody and leave no bullet?
Relentlessly stalked by Chigurh and with the law hot on his trail, Moss desperately
tries to hang onto both the money and his life. Even Bell seems powerless to
put an end to the cold-blooded killer's single-minded resolve to get the cash
at any cost even if he has to commit mass murder in the process.
No Country For Old Men was voted Best Picture at this year's Academy
Awards and is the acclaimed winner of four Oscars including Best Direction
(for the Coen brothers), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for
the Academy Award-winning performance of Javier Bardem. Director of Photography
is Roger Deakins, ASc, BSc.
Based on the celebrated novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy, No
Country For Old Men is a Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production and is produced
with the Coens. Featuring an all-star cast with stunning performances
from Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Kelly MacDonald and an Academy Award-winning
performance from Javier Bardem the gritty game of cat-and-mouse will
take you to the edge of your seat and beyond. Right up to its heart-stopping
Written for the screen and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country For
Old Men is the brothers' most gripping and accomplished film to date
it has also won them this year's best Director BAFTA. Accordingly, the bonus
features for the DVD include a look at the Coen Brothers filmmaking process,
showing how they assembled and shot one of the most compelling thrillers of
the year, as well as shedding new light on the complex characters and celebrated
creators of the film.
No Country For Old Men the
2008 Academy Award Best Picture winner comes to DVD, courtesy of Paramount
Home Entertainment, on 2 June (2008).
Single Disc | RRP £19.99 | Certificate: 15 | Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
Sound | Running Time: 117 minutes | Special Features: The Making of No Country
For Old Men; Working With The Coens; Diary Of A Country Sheriff.