O Brother, Where Art Thou? film Product Information
|Category||Comedies DVDs, Action/Adventure Movies, Crime Videos, Essential Cinema, Mythology|
|Starring||John Turturro, George Clooney, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Stephen Root, Charles Durning, Holly Hunter, Wayne Duvall, John McConnell, Daniel Von Bargen, Michael Badalucco, Chris Thomas King, Musetta Vander, Frank Collison, J. R. Horne, Brian Reddy, Mia Tate, Christy Taylor|
|Additional Music/Songs||Carter Burwell|
|Costume Designer||Mary Zophres|
|Director of Photography||Roger Deakins|
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? movie was released Jun 12, 2001 by the Buena Vista Home Entertainment studio. Closed Captioned; Bio/Filmographies; Soundtrack English
O Brother, Where Art Thou? review Product Description
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. O Brother, Where Art Thou? video 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. ...See Full Description
O Brother, Where Art Thou? movie Customer Reviews
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||Homer in Mississippi?|
I thought it was a great idea to put Homer's story in a Mississippi setting. Even if you don't think this movie is funny you still have to admit that it's entertaining.
By Blake (Brandon,MS)
||Homer's Odyssey in the 21st century|
This is a wonderful adaption of the Odyssey to America's depressed South, replete with a blind prophet, sirens, cyclops and treasures found then lost.
By a reviewer (Hayward, CA)
||O Brother, What A Great Movie !!!|
When I rented this movie from the local video shop, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. Before I returned the video, I had watched it four times! What a hoot! It helped that I'm familiar with much of the music in the movie and could relate the characters to their counterparts in Homer's "Oddysey".
By a reviewer (Shrewsbury PA)
||They came so close...|
To making this a great movie. The music is great, the acting is superb, but the story was at times just too hard to piece together.
By a reviewer (Huntsville, AK)
||Great CD, great movie!|
This is an outstanding cross-section of American "roots" music which dovetailed perfectly with the hilarious movie it is married to.
By a reviewer (Poulsbo, WA)
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1676414|
|Studio||Buena Vista Home Entertainment|
|Release Date||Jun 12, 2001|
|Rating Reason||For some violence and language.|
|Running Time||103 Minutes|
|Movie Details||Color; Digitally Mastered; Widescreen|
O Brother, Where Art Thou? DVD Features
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Disenchanted with the daily drudge of crushing rocks on a prison farm in Mississippi, the dapper, silver-tongued Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney, THE PERFECT STORM) busts loose. Except he's still shackled to his own chain-mates from the chain gang -- bad-tempered Pete (John Turturro, SUMMER OF SAM), and sweet, dimwitted Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson, HAMLET). With nothing to lose and buried loot to regain -- before it's lost forever in a flood -- the three embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this hilarious offbeat road picture. Populated with strange characters, including a blind prophet, sexy sirens, and a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman, COYOTE UGLY), it's an odyssey filled with chases, close calls, near misses, and betrayal that will leave you laughing at every outrageous and surprising twist and turn.
Source: Buena Vista Home Entertainment.
Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
Letterbox - 2.35
Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
DTS Surround 5.1 - English
Additional Release Material:
Comparieson - Storyboard-to-Film
Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Music Video: The Soggy Bottom Boys - "Man of Constant Sorrow"
Behind the Scenes:
1. Making Of
2. "Painting with Pixels" Post Production Process
Alison Krauss and Union Station - Live
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