Easily the most unnerving Best Picture winner since "The Silence of the Lambs," the Coen Brothers' adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel is not for all tastes, but if crime thrillers are your cup of tea, it is indispensable. Picking up where they left off with their debut, "Blood Simple," the Coens don't give an inch in this skin-crawling cat-and-mouse game between an assassin (Javier Bardem) and a hapless trailer park dweller (Josh Brolin) who stumbled upon some dirty drug money. Unfortunately, the bonus features aren't what we've come to expect from high-profile releases such as this. Clocking in at about 40 minutes total, they are perfunctory at best and come off more like in-house promo reels. Patient viewers can probably wait; it's a good bet the DVD will be re-released down the road as a much more inclusive two-disc set.

Technical specifications: aspect ratio: Widescreen anamorphic (2.35:1), audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround), subtitles: English and Spanish.

Special features include:

Working with the Coens

Diary of a country sheriff

(Miramax, $29.99.)