Joel and Ethan Coen's homage to 1940s film noir, The Man Who Wasn't There finds its way to DVD, and the results are quite wonderful. The anamorphic image, framed at 1.85:1, is a real standout. Released in black-and-white (actually, a color negative was transferred to black-and-white), it's visually striking, with outstanding contrast and blacks that are deep and solid. As for sound, even though the English 5.1 surround track is primarily centered upfront, it's still distinct and focused, without any distortion. Extra materials also stand out on this disc. Of great interest to fans of the Coen brothers is their first legitimate commentary track (it's basically thought that the "commentary track" from Kenneth Loring on Blood Simple is one of the brothers, though), along with star Billy Bob Thornton. Granted, it's easy to get lost on who's who, but their enthusiasm for the project is clear. Also this disc includes a "making-of" featurette, consisting of interviews with the cast and crew, plus some behind the scenes shots. In addition, director of photography Roger Deakins gives an insightful, though maybe too long, interview that runs just over 45 minutes. In contrast to these supplements are five deleted scenes that don't amount to anything, and seem completely out of place on this fine disc. Finally, if all that wasn't enough, there is also a decent photo gallery, a theatrical trailer, and two television spots. USA Entertainment, on one of its final discs before being acquired by Universal, has done a marvelous job with a smart and daring title.