The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, a film starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, will arrive on DVD February 5 from Warner Home Video. The DVD will be available on single-disc in widescreen format for $27.95. The HD-DVD/DVD Combo Disc and Blu-ray Disc versions will both retail for $35.99, but they will not be released until February 26.
The HD/DVD Combo format contains one special feature: a 30-minute documentary called “The Assassination of Jesse James: Death of an Outlaw.” Presumably the Blu-ray featurette is identical. No other bonus features were announced.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Casey Affleck). In addition, Affleck was also honored by the National Board of Review for Best Supporting Actor and Brad Pitt was honored at the Venice Film Festival as Best Actor.
Synopsis: This western follows the final days of the nation’s most notorious outlaw, Jesse James, right up until his ultimate downfall. In the 1880s, Jesse James was a marked man by the law in 10 different states. Both a criminal and a hero, James was an icon to many, including young Robert Ford. Captivated by the lure of fame and fortune, Ford wants nothing more than to ride in his idol’s gang. But his quest quickly turns to obsession, friends become foes, and American history is forever altered by one 19-year old boy.