O Brother Where Art Thou (Blu-Ray)

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George Clooney (THE PERFECT STORM) and John Turturro (CARS 2)embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this hilarious, offbeat road picture. And now, for the first time, this quirky gem shines more brightly than ever in Blu-ray High Definition! Fed up with crushing rocks on a prison farm in Mississippi, the dapper, silver-tongued Ulysses Everett McGill (Clooney) busts loose...except he's still shackled to two misfits from his chain gang: bad-tempered Pete (Turturro), and sweet, dimwitted Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson). With nothing to lose and buried loot to regain, the three embark on a riotous odyssey filled with chases, close calls, near misses and betrayal. Experience every unpredictable moment as it plays out in the crystal-clear sound and breathtaking picture quality of Blu-ray. Populated with strange characters, including a blind prophet, sexy sirens, and a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman), O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? will leave you laughing at every outrageous and surprising twist and turn


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 222072684
UPC 786936761146
UPC 14 00786936761146
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 12/22/2013
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Joel and Ethan Coen transport Homer's ODYSSEY to the depression-era South in the silly, fun comedy O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson star as three escaped fugitives on the run in Mississippi. Their adventures through the barren landscape includes run-ins with a soothsayer, a trio of Sirens, a Bible-salesman Cyclops, as well as other archetypes from Southern folklore and pop-culture including a young blues musician, the Klan, and bank robber Baby Face Nelson. Soon they are caught up in a vicious gubernatorial campaign that would make Huey Long proud.^The Coen brothers mix in a host of cinematic references in O BROTHER, including SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, COOL HAND LUKE, I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG, and even dashes of the Three Stooges. The soundtrack of folk ballads, yodeling traditionals, Delta blues, and prison work songs is outstanding, playing in the background (or foreground) of nearly every scene. Clooney, as the ringleader, displays an effervescent smile that is as intoxicating as the Coens' script is outrageous. The cast, including Holly Hunter, Charles Durning, John Goodman, Chris Thomas King, and Michael Badalucco, is charmingly bewildering in a way that only a Coen brothers' cast can be. Joel and Ethan have done it again, crafting this time a unique film steeped in the traditions of the South--and of Hollywood itself.
Movieline's Hollywood Life "...[A] remarkable achievement..." 12/01/2000 pp.36-38
Premiere "...Very funny [moments]. O BROTHER is replete with such stuff..." 01/01/2001 p.23
Los Angeles Times "...O BROTHER is rife with the kinds of genial madness only writer-director Joel and writer-producer Ethan can come up with....By enlivening things to an unprecedented extent, the songs turn O BROTHER into perhaps the warmest production in the Coens' repertoire..." 12/22/2000 p.C12
Joel Coen
Tim Blake Nelson
John Turturro
George Clooney
Cast & Crew
Charles Durning - Star
J. R. Horne - Star
Mia Tate - Star
John Goodman - Star
John McConnell - Star
Brian Reddy - Star
Christy Taylor - Star
Tim Blake Nelson - Star
Holly Hunter - Star
Michael Badalucco - Star
Stephen Root - Star
Musetta Vander - Star
John Turturro - Star
George Clooney - Star
Daniel Von Bargen - Star
Chris Thomas King - Star
Frank Collison - Star
Wayne Duvall - Star
Mary Zophres - Costume Designer
Homer - Source Writer
Roderick Jaynes - Editor
Joel Coen - Screenwriter
Ethan Coen - Producer
Carter Burwell - Additional Music/Songs
Dennis Gassner - Production Designer
Roger Deakins - Director of Photography
Tim Bevan - Executive Producer
John Cameron - Co-Producer
Eric Fellner - Executive Producer
Tricia Cooke - Editor
T-Bone Burnett - Composer
Ethan Coen - Screenwriter
Joel Coen - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2000
UPC 00786936761146
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 107 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource New York Magazine
Review This time around, though, the Coens' usual arch deliberateness isn't quite as deliberate, and there's an appealing shagginess to some of the episodes and performances.... This is the Coen brothers' most emotionally felt movie, and that's not meant as faint praise.
Reviewer Peter Rainer
ReviewRating 8
Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Empire ...with more witty lines and bits of visual imagination than a dozen regular movies...
Harvey's Movie Reviews Delightful, beautifully crafted...
New York Times ...a rambunctious and inspired ride...
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone It's a wild, whacked-out wonder. Coenheads rejoice.

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