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O brother, where art thou?


Joel Coen

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Widescreen version.


George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, John Goodman, Michael Badalucco, Holly Hunter.

Publication Information

[S.l.] : Touchstone Home Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2001?]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts, escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi, and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood.


DVD format ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.

Videodisc release of the 2000 motion picture.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Rated PG-13 for some violence and language.

In English with optional Spanish subtitles.

Special features include: Behind-the-scenes featurette ; "Painting with pixels", the groundbreaking digital production process ; script to storyboard to final scene comparisons ; "I am a man of constant sorrow" music video ; animated menus ; theatrical trailer.

Sierra Award, 2000 for Best cinematography ; Golden Globe, 2001, Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, Comedy/Musical (George Clooney) ; 2 Academy Award nominations (Best screenplay and Best cinematography).

Presented in a widescreen format to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio (2.35:1) ; enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions.

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