New to Blu: July 21-27

Green Zone, the latest collaboration between Bourne identities Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, was all but stillborn at the box office.

However, the Iraqi War thriller about a weapons of mass destruction conspiracy deserves to find an appreciative audience on Blu-ray, even if the extras aren’t as compelling.

The Blu-ray exclusives are limited to two picture-in-picture tracks: one of the DVD’s audio commentary, the other with behind-the-scenes footage; otherwise, the supplements are the same as the DVD’s, albeit all in HD (12 minutes of deleted scenes, a short about the recruitment of soldiers for the cast, and an electronic press kit).

Green Zone gets the green light from Wednesday, along with Crazy Heart, Youth in Revolt, Valentine’s Day, The Boys Are Back and The New Daughter.

Crazy Heart is the best of the rest. The drama about a dinosaur country-and-western singer at his achy-breaking point won Jeff Bridges his first Oscar and while it apparently falls short of reference HD, critics agree the Blu-ray hits most of the right notes.

Said DVD Authority: “This is a terrific visual effort and while understated, that is how it should be.”

Otherwise, Valentine’s Day is a star-studded ensemble comedy, The New Daughter a hoary old Kevin Costner horror, The Boys Are Back a solo dad drama starring Clive Owen, and Youth in Revolt, a sharply cast teen comedy starring Michael Cera, Steve Buscemi and Ray Liotta.

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