Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: Hail Caesar!

Digital Release Date: May 24, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 7, 2016
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal

Set in Hollywood’s Golden Age, Hail Caesar! is a star-studded backstage comedy written and directed by the Coen Brothers (A Serious Man, Inside Llewyn Davis) and featuring George Clooney (Tomorrowland), Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending), Scarlett Johansson (Under the Skin), Jonah Hill (True Story), Josh Brolin (Sicario), Tilda Swinton (Trainwreck), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro) and Frances McDormand (Moonrise Kingdom).

Josh Brolin in Hail Caesar!

Josh Brolin in Hail Caesar!

The film follows a single day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Brolin), head of production and all-around problem solver for Hollywood studio Capitol Pictures. When Baird Whitlock (Clooney), the world’s biggest star, is kidnapped in the middle of production on the studio’s latest swords-and-sandals epic, Eddie will have to recover his leading man while simultaneously appeasing cowboy star Hobie Doyle (Ehrenreich), disgruntled director Laurence Laurentz (Fiennes), swimming sensation DeeAnna Moran (Johansson) and song-and-dance superstar Burt Gurney (Tatum), all while horse-trading information to keep his talents’ names out of the gossip columns written by a pair of rival siblings, Thora and Thessaly Thacker (Swinton).
The Blu-ray and DVD of the film contain the following:

  • Directing Hollywood – The Coen Brothers have been making their mark on Hollywood for decades, creating acclaimed movies with their unmistakable brand of humor and unique storytelling style. As Joel and Ethan Coen discuss why they wanted to set their film in 1950s Hollywood, the all-star cast talks about working with this talented duo.
  • The Stars Align – Who better to appear in a film about Golden Age Hollywood and its stars than today’s biggest and brightest A-list talent? George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton,  Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich, and Frances McDormand all join the Coen brothers in their Hollywood playground. The cast shares what drew them to the project, the secrets of the unique and zany characters they play and how the Hollywood of Hail, Caesar! differs from the Hollywood they know.
  • An Era of Glamour – From the costumes to the sets, no details were spared in Hail, Caesar! and the production designer, costume designer and other key design professionals sit down to talk about how this exciting era was returned to the big screen.
  • Magic of a Bygone Era Hail, Caesar! features two classic-in-the-making musical numbers: an aquatic spectacle featuring Scarlett Johansson and a rousing tap dance from Channing Tatum. The cast and crew explain the process of bringing these scenes to life, from costumes to choreography and everything in between.
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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.