3:10 to Yuma
You can't do too much better for a dusty, gritty western than two of the top actors gracing movies today -- Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. Remade from the 1957 film (that was one of Elmore Leonard's first projects to hit the big screen), 3:10 to Yuma is about a man desperate for cash who agrees to deliver an infamous outlaw to a train that will take the man to trial. Oh, if only these cowboys had cars. But they don't, so Bale's Dan Evans has to bring the outlaw Ben Wade (Crowe) to the train himself -- an act that includes full-service transport -- he brings the outlaw killer into his own home where his wife and son live.

The DVD has a few features to chew on along with the dust -- there's a commentary with director James Mangold, a making-of documentary, deleted scenes, and even a few more featurettes.

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Zodiac -- Two Disc Director's Cut
Sure, the movie has already been out on DVD, but now you can trade up for the big leagues -- 2 discs with the excellent film and a whole slew of special features. In case you somehow missed it when it hit theaters or DVD, Zodiac is David Fincher's film about the Zodiac murder in Northern California during the late '60s. Although the crime remain unsolved, the film is a great, complete crime drama that stars Jake Gyllenhaal as journalist Robert Graysmith and Mark Ruffalo as police inspector David Toschi -- both of whom try to piece the puzzle together and stop the killer.

As for those special features -- just about everyone weighs in on the commentaries -- David Fincher, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Brad Fisher, James Vanderbilt, and James Ellroy, there's a seven-part documentary on the making of the film, a visual effects featurette, a four-part feature-length documentary on the facts of the case, and even more!

Check out Kim Voynar's Review | Buy the DVD

Other New DVD Releases (January 8)


Death Sentence (Unrated Edition)

Evil Roy Slade
Dragon Wars -- D-War
Personal Best
Joshua
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Boogeyman 2
White Noise 2
Mammoth

Check out Peter Martin's Indies on DVD and Asian Films on DVD for even more new releases.