O the movie on VHS video. Starring Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen, Josh Hartnett. Based on Othello by William Shakespeare. Directed by Tim Blake Nelson. 2001.
From the sealed VHS box cover:
Trust. Seduction. Betrayal.
Hot young stars, a hip, driving soundtrack plus a provocative tale of jealousy and betrayal combine to create this controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare’s classic, “Othello.” O is Odin James, the school’s basketball player and future NBA hopeful. He has the adoration of all, including the team’s coach and the Dean’s beautiful daughter, Desi. Odin’s troubled friend Hugo, the coach’s son, is deeply resentful of his father’s preference of Odin on and off the court. When Hugo plots a diabolical scheme to sow the seeds of mistrust between O and Desi, it sets in motion a disturbing chain of events which erupts into a firestorm of breathtaking intensity. “O” is a stunning tale that will stay with you long after its final, powerful frame.
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? on VHS. Starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter. Inspired by Homer (“The Odyssey”) and written by the Coen Brothers, Ethan and Joel. Directed by the Coen Brothers. 2000.
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A Film By The Coen Brothers
The Academy-Award Winning Creators Of Fargo
Disenchanted with the daily drudge of crushing rocks on a prison farm in Mississippi, the dapper, silver-tongued Ulysses Everett McGill busts loose. Except that he’s still shackled to his two chain-mates from the chain gang — bad-tempered Pete and sweet, dim-witted Delmar. With nothing to lose and buried loot to regain — before it’s lost forever in a flood — the three embark on an adventure of a lifetime in this hilarious offbeat road picture. Populated with strange characters, including a blind prophet, sexy sirens and a one-eyed Bible salesman, it’s an odyssey filled with chases close calls, near misses and betrayal that will leave you laughing at every outrageous and surprising twist and turn.
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