"The Hours" -- Nicole Kidman puts on a fake nose and a sour puss and wins an Academy Award as Virginia Woolf in the adaptation of Michael Cunningham's novel about the suicidal author and two future women in crises (Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep) with tenuous connections to Woolf. Kidman, Moore and Streep combine on an insightful commentary track, though like their on-screen roles, they recorded it separately, with no interaction. Cunningham and director Stephen Daldry contribute a second commentary track, and the DVD has four background featurettes. DVD, $29.99. (Paramount)
"Punch-Drunk Love" -- Adam Sandler drops the clown act and handles himself fairly well opposite Emily Watson in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's oddball romance between a man emotionally suppressed by his overbearing sisters and a strange woman who stumbles into his life. For a two-disc set, the package is light on DVD extras. There are two deleted or extended scenes, including one featuring a much longer string of phone calls from the main character's callous sisters. The set also has a dozen Internet teaser ads for the movie and Anderson's rather self-indulgent 12-minute short film featuring footage of Sandler and Watson stitched into a montage of impressionistic art and music. DVD set, $28.96. (Columbia TriStar)
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