"What is this 'Hurt Locker' movie, anyway?" you ask. It barely played in theaters when it opened last October, and yet nearly every critics' group is touting it as a likely Best Picture Oscar winner. What gives?

Now that the film is due on DVD on Jan. 12, here's your chance to catch up with it and see why it deserves all the buzz - or just enjoy it as the year's most gripping action movie, or the most accessible movie yet made about the Iraq War.