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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday: One of the year's best arrives

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford didn't exactly set the box-office on fire when it landed in theaters. Something tells me, though, that this superb, meditative neo-Western will enjoy a long life on DVD. Across the Universe is the world's longest music video and a treat for any Beatles fan (and only for Beatles' fans!). Elizabeth - The Golden Age was unexpectedly rippedby critics. Cate still managed to wangle an Oscar nod, however, so it's probably worth a look. In retrospect, I think I'd rather have seen Snow Buddies than the ponderous Feast of Love. Don't make the same mistake. Great World of Sound is a tiny, unexpected gem.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Across the Universe
Elizabeth - The Golden Age
The Jane Austen Book Club
Two Days in Paris
Feast of Love
Descent
Fierce People
Blonde and Blonder
The Brave One
Snow Buddies
Dresden
Great World of SoundThe Jewish AmericansJean-Luc Godard Box Set
Niagara Motel
Croc
Slings & Arrows - The Complete Collection
The Best of Comedy Central Presents
Sumatran Folk Cinema