O Brother, Where Art Thou? DVD


George Clooney stars in the latest film from the Coen brothers, a musical about a con on the run in the Deep South of the 1930s.

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09 April 2001
Momentum Pictures Home Ent 
103 minutes 
PAL, Widescreen 
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The Coen Brothers own unique take on Homer's Odyssey sets the action in 1930s Mississippi, where three clueless convicts escape a chain gang and go in search of buried treasure. This leads to a series of unlikely adventures - involving one-eyed con-men, seductive sirens and Ku Klux Klan lynchings - which culminate with the boys inadvertently discovering fame as hit recording artists The Soggy Bottom Boys. Starring George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson as the hapless heroes, and featuring a soundtrack jam-packed with American folk standards, 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' takes its title from the film-within-a-film in Preston Sturges' 1941 classic 'Sullivan's Travels'.

  Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.   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 two 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.     Actors George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Chris Thomas King, Charles Durning, Del Pentecost, Michael Badalucco, J.R. Horne, Brian Reddy & Wayne Duvall Director Joel Coen Certificate 12 years and over Year 2000 Screen Widescreen 2.35:1 Languages English - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1) Additional Languages French ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Brazilian Portuguese Subtitles English for the hearing impaired ; French ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Portuguese ; Dutch Duration 1 hour and 42 minutes (approx)  

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