'Chinatown,' 'War Horse': This Week On Video

The Video Score is your guide to everything you need to know about what's out this week, all in one place. What's available? Which formats? Is it streaming? How much will it set you back? We'll break down the week's biggest new releases and some smaller ones that deserve your attention. Check back each Tuesday to find out what's hot that week and where you can catch it all!

Pick of the Week

Chinatown

"Chinatown" (1974)

Director: Roman Polanski

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Story:

J.J. Gittes is a private investigator who gets roped in a conspiracy in 1930s Los Angeles that involves the wife of an engineer, her tycoon father and the resource the town needs most of all, water. "Chinatown" played a key role in a golden age of filmmaking and remains a classic to this day.

On the Disc:

The audio commentary by writer Robert Towne with director David Fincher almost justifies the entire purchase by itself. Additionally, you'll get a handful of documentaries, including the feature-length "Water and Power," about the inspiration for the film, and a half-hour look at the making of the film.

Past Coverage:

-In 2007, Josh Horowitz spoke with Jack Nicholson about an unproduced third Jack Gittes movie.

Reviews:

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

Metacritic: 86

Where to get it

Amazon: Blu-ray - $18.99, Digital Rental - $2.99, Digital Download - $9.99

Apple: Digital Rental - $2.99 (HD: $3.99), Ditigal Download - $9.99 (HD: $17.99)

Netflix Instant: Available



War Horse

"War Horse" (2011)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson

Story:

After being torn apart by World War I's decent on Europe, a boy and his beloved horse struggle to reunite against all odds.

On the Disc:

A massive four disc collection, the Blu-ray edition of "War Horse" includes a DVD and digital copy of the film, as well as several making-of documentaries.

Past Coverage:

-Tom Hiddleston spoke with us at the red carpet premiere about working with Spielberg.

-"War Horse": The Reviews Are In!

-Joey makes our list of Top Movie Animals of 2011

Reviews:

Rotten Tomatoes: 77%

Metacritic: 72

Where to get it

Amazon: Blu-ray - $24.99, DVD - $16.99, Digital Rental - $3.99, Digital Download - $14.99

Apple: Digital Rental - $3.99 (HD: $4.99), Ditigal Download - $14.99 (HD: $19.99)

Netflix Instant: Not available



We Bought A Zoo

"We Bought A Zoo" (2011)

Director: Cameron Crowe

Cast: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church

Story:

A widower buys a struggling zoo in order to bring his family back together.

On the Disc:

The Blu-ray edition comes with a digital copy. Extras include extended and deleted scenes, as well as a gag reel.

Past Coverage:

-Why "We Bought A Zoo" deserved a Best Picture nod

-"We Bought A Zoo": The Reviews Are In!

-Scarlett Johansson Drawn To Strong 'We Bought A Zoo' Character

Reviews:

Rotten Tomatoes: 66%

Metacritic: 58

Where to get it

Amazon: Blu-ray - $22.99, DVD - $16.99, Digital Download - $14.99

Apple: Digital Rental - $3.99, Ditigal Download - $14.99

Netflix Instant: Not available



Being Elmo

"Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" (2011)

Director: Constance Marks

Cast: Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Oz

Story:

This documentary follows Kevin Clash, the man behind one of the most recognizable characters of all time, Elmo from "Sesame Street."

On the Disc:

The DVD edition of the movie includes a Q&A from Sundance, a trailer and an interview with puppeteer John Tartaglia.

Reviews:

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Metacritic: 71

Where to get it

Amazon: DVD - $20.99, Digital Rent - $3.99, Digital Download - $14.99

Apple: Digital Rental - $3.99 (HD: $4.99), Ditigal Download - $9.99

Netflix Instant: Available

What are you checking out this week on video? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!