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April 10, 2008|By McClatchy Newspapers

'There Will Be Blood'

Daniel Day-Lewis won the best actor Academy Award for his ferocious performance as hard-bitten, driven independent oilman Daniel Plainview in Paul Thomas Anderson's early 20th century saga. Only the two-disc DVD edition contains these special features: a slideshow of vintage images selected by director Anderson that inspired the movie's look, a documentary on the making of the film, two deleted scenes and a selection of the movie's daily rushes. (One and two discs, Paramount Home Entertainment, $29.99/$39.99, rated R)

'Lions For Lambs'

Robert Redford directs and stars in this topical drama about a charismatic professor (Redford) who had inspired two of his students (Derek Luke and Michael Pena) to join the U.S. armed forces to fight in Afghanistan; in a parallel story, Tom Cruise plays a U.S. senator and Republican presidential hopeful jousting with a liberal TV journalist played by Meryl Streep. The DVD comes with an audio commentary by Redford and three short features -- "The Making of 'Lions For Lambs,'" "Script to Screen" and "United Artists Legacy." (MGM Home Entertainment, $29.98, rated R)

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'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story'

Character actor John C. Reilly gets his leading role, playing the title character, a fictitious rock star, in Jake Kasdan's send-up of the star biopic. The R-rated single-disc version only includes the theatrical movie, but the two-disc unrated version adds a commentary with Kasdan, Reilly and co-writer/co-producer Judd Apatow, deleted scenes, full song performances and many short features. (One and two discs, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $28.95/29.96, rated R and unrated)

Also new this week

'Reservation Road'
(Universal)

'The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep'
(Sony)

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