This masterpiece by Preston Sturges is perhaps the finest movie-about-a-movie ever made. Hollywood director Joel McCrea, tired of churning out lightweight comedies, decides to make O Brother, Where Art Thou—a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering. After his producers point out that he knows nothing of hardship, he hits the road as a hobo. He finds the lovely Veronica Lake—and more trouble than he ever dreamed of.
Theatrical Release: December 1941 - USA
DVD Review: Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC
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commentary by Noah Baumbach, Kenneth Bowser, Christopher Guest, and
page liner notes with essay by Todd McCarthy
Slightly superior picture quality to the corresponding Sturges Criterion The Lady Eve, - another stacked disc with good contrast, film grain and extensive extra features. The black-levels on this DVD are exceptional, as is the original mono audio. The 76-minute Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer is such a wonderful feature, I consider it easily worth the bump to the next price-point tier. Owning this DVD makes me give thanks for the greatest DVD production company in the world. out of