New on DVD: 'Benjamin Button.' Plus, 'Grease' and 'Saturday Night Fever'!

New on DVD: 'Benjamin Button.' Plus, 'Grease' and 'Saturday Night Fever'!

David Fincher's touching, melancholy tale about love, life, and the short time we all have on earth was mostly (and surprisingly) snubbed at the '09 Oscars -- with 13 nominations, it only won 3 in technical categories -- but this fable of a strange boy who ages backward is a terrific bit of storytelling with excellent performances that's definitely worth a look.

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Also New This Week:

Wendy and Lucy A heartbreaking indie parable about a girl and her dog that resonates in today's hard times. Michelle Williams is outstanding as the virtually homeless young lady who loses everything when she loses her canine friend.
Last Chance Harvey Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman entertain in this familiar-feeling rom-com that begins in an airport bar in London.
Chandni Chowk to China Bizarre and uneven, yet still fun, Bollywood song-and-dance-meets-kung fu novelty.

New on Blu-ray

Some of my favorite old films get the Blu treatment! Two nostalgic 1970s films also starred John Travolta: Grease and Saturday Night Fever, and they've never looked better, despite being three decades old. And then there's '80s classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which in high-def looks fine, but more importantly now uses Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound to make the most of the popular music used throughout the movie.

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