O Brother, Where Art Thou? [Blu-ray]

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George Clooney (The Very best Storm) and John Turturro (Cars 2)embark at the journey of a life-time on this hilarious, offbeat road image. And now, for the primary time, this quirky gem shines more brightly than ever in Blu-ray Prime Definition! Uninterested with crushing rocks on a jail farm in Mississippi, the dapper, silver-tongued Ulysses Everett McGill (Clooney) busts free…apart from he is nonetheless shackled to 2 misfits from his chain gang: dangerous-tempered Pete (Turturro), and sweet, dimwitted Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson). With nothing to lose and buried loot to regain, the 3 embark on a riotous odyssey full of chases, shut calls, close to misses and betrayal. Revel in each unpredictable moment because it plays out within the crystal-transparent sound and breathtaking image high quality of Blu-ray. Populated with ordinary characters, together with a blind prophet, horny sirens, and a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman), O Brother, Where Artwork Thou? will leave you giggling at each outrageous and sudden twist and switch

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Only Joel and Ethan Coen, the fraternal director and manufacturer staff in the back of Artwork-space hits such as The Massive Lebowski and Fargo and masters of quirky and ultra-fashionable genre subversion, would dare nick the plot line of Homer’s Odyssey for a comic book picaresque saga about three cons at the run in Nineteen Thirties Mississippi. Our wandering hero on this case is one Ulysses Everett McGill, a slick-tongued sensible guy with a factor about hair pomade (George Clooney, blithely sending up his own dapper symbol) who talks his chain-gang friends (Coen-movie common John Turturro and newcomer Tim Blake Nelson) into lighting fixtures out after a few buried loot he claims to understand of. En route they arrive up towards a prophetic blind man on a railroad truck, a burly, one-eyed baddie (the ever-magnificent John Goodman), a trio of horny making a song girls, a blues guitarist who is bought his soul to the devil, a brace of crooked politicos at the stump, a manic-depressive bank robber, and–smartly, you get the theory. Into this, their so much comfy movie but, the Coens have tossed a beguiling ragbag of inconsequential scenarios, a wealth of looping, left-box discussion, and an entire stash of gags each verbal and visible. O Brother (the name’s lifted from Preston Sturges’s classic 1941 comedy Sullivan’s Travels) is moreover graced with sparkling, burnished images from Roger Deakins and a masterly soundtrack from T-Bone Burnett that will pay loving homage to American ’30s people types–blues, gospel, bluegrass, jazz, and more. And simply to end up that the brothers have not lost their knack for dangerous-style humor, we get a Ku Klux Klan rally choreographed like a pass between a Nuremberg rally and a Busby Berkeley musical. —Philip Kemp

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