Bringing Oscar Home

Want to bone up on Academy Award nominees without leaving your couch? Here are the best contenders on DVD

Ray

Nominations Best Picture, Actor, Director, Costumes, Sound, Editing

DVD highlights The only Best Picture nominee to be found (legally) in stores, this excellent biopic of genius-wailer Ray Charles boasts the usual vignettes of actors discussing their devotion to their craft. But the limited-edition disc has longer versions of the film's musical numbers, behind-the-screen clips of Charles providing new versions of old songs and a mini-doc of the film's 15-year road to completion--all hosted by Ray's charismatic star, Jamie Foxx.

Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind

Nominations Best Actress, Original Screenplay

DVD highlights The two-disc collector's edition of this tense, loopy...

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