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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'

Hemingway & Gellhorn Blu-ray (NR)

Movie: 3 stars out of 4

Disc: 3 stars out of 4

With all of the (deserved and sometimes not so much) fawning praise lavished upon novelist Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) in movies over the years, it's refreshing to get a film that not only bucks the tired "woman-behind-the-man motif," but also offers viewers the profile of a writer that became discounted simply because of who she married. Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) was arguably one of the finest, if not the greatest female war correspondent ever and this Emmy nominated (in 15 categories) portrays her in the factual (sometimes unflattering) light both she and Hemingway fully warrant.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/1.78:1), audio: English (Dolby DTS-HD 5.1, DTS Digital Surround), French and Spanish (DTS Digital Surround 5.1), subtitles: English and seven other languages.

Special Features:

2 making-of featurettes

Filmmaker commentaries

Bonus DVD disc

HBO, $24.99