REVIEW: HAIL CAESAR!
When the world’s biggest movie star suddenly goes missing, it’s up to a studio fixer to rescue him in Hail Caesar!, a star-studded comedy featuring George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich, and Frances McDormand set in Hollywood’s Golden Age. Coming to Digital HD on May 24, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on June 7, 2016, Hail, Caesar! is the ingenious creation of four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, Fargo). The comic whodunit pulls back the curtain to reveal the backstage humor and drama of the movie industry, and includes exclusive bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the film’s most inventive escapades.
SYNOPSIS: Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), head of production and all-around problem solver for Hollywood studio Capitol Pictures. When Baird Whitlock (George 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 (Alden Ehrenreich), disgruntled director Laurence Laurentz (Ralph Fiennes), swimming sensation DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson) and song-and-dance superstar Burt Gurney (Channing 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 (Tilda Swinton).
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio
5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French DTS
English SDH, Spanish and French
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– 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.