Edmond Dantes and The Soggy Bottom Boys Come to Blu-Ray

Oh that Edmond Dantes, he is most definitely a man of constant sorrow. What having been locked up in a tower unjustly and whatnot. On September 13, 2011, both “The Count of Monte Cristo” starring Jim Caviezel and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” from the Coen Brothers are coming to Blu-ray for the very first time, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Cover art and specs for both titles below.

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

When the dashing and guileless Edmond Dantes (Caviezel) is betrayed by his best friend (Pearce) and wrongly imprisoned, he becomes consumed by thoughts of vengeance. After a miraculous escape, he transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, insinuates himself into the French nobility, and puts his cunning plan of reprisal in action. Experience the resounding clash of swords and the deadly glint off every razor-sharp blade. With the pristine sound and magnificent picture quality of Blu-ray, this swashbuckling thriller will have you perched on the edge of your seat until the very lastdrop of sweet revenge is exacted.

Special Features:

  • 5 Deleted Scenes With Commentary By Filmmakers Including Alternate Final Duel
  • “The Napoleonic World” — Production Design Featurette
  • “En Garde” — Multi-Angle Sword Fighting Feature
  • “The Pen” – A Retrospective on author Alexandre Dumas
  • “Adapting A Classic” — Screenwriting Segment
  • “The Clash Of Steel” — Stunt Choreography Piece
  • Layer-By-Layer — Interactive Sound Design Feature
  • Audio Commentary With Director Kevin Reynolds

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Fed up with crushing rocks on a prison farm in Mississippi, the dapper, silver-tongued Ulysses Everett McGill (Clooney) busts loose…except that he’s still shackled to two misfits from his chain gang: bad tempered Pete (Turturro) and sweet, dimwitted Delmar (Tim Blake Nelsen) With nothing to lose and buried loot toregain, the three embark on a riotous odyssey filled with chases, close calls, near misses and betrayal. Experience every unpredictable moment as it plays out in the crystal-clear sound and breathtaking picture quality of Blu-ray. Populated with strange characters,including a blind prophet, sexy sirens and a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman), O Brother, Where Art Thou will leave you laughing at every outrageous and surprising twist and turn!

Special Features:

  • Exclusive Behind The Scenes Featurette
  • Two Storyboard to Scene Comparison
  • “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” Music Video
  • Theatrical Trailer

Hot damn, it’s the Soggy Bottom Boys!