New Release: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Blu-ray

O Brother Where Art Thou? movie scene

John Turturro (l.), Tim Blake Nelson (ctr.) and George Clooney are on the lam in O Brother Where Art Thou?

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment debuted the Blu-ray disc of the Coen Brothers’ 2000 period comedy-adventure O Brother, Where Art Thou? on Sept. 13, 2011, for the list price of $26.50.

The release came less than a month after Universal issued the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray for the first time.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? playfully updates Homer’s famous epic poem The Odyssey to Depression-era Mississippi. The movie stars George Clooney (The Men Who Stare At Goats), John Turturro (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Tim Blake Nelson (Saint John of Las Vegas) as three escaped prisoners who embark on a wild adventure while shackled to each other. During their “odyssey,” they encounter such strange characters as a blind prophet (Lee Weaver, Donnie Darko) a trio of sexy sirens and a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman, TV’s Treme).

The Blu-ray edition imports most of the bonus materials that were featured on Touchstone/Universal’s 2001 DVD version of the film, including the following:

  • exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette
  • two storyboard-to-scene comparisons
  • “I am a Man of Constant Sorrow” music video
  • theatrical trailer

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.