Reviewer's Rating 3 out of 5   User Rating 3 out of 5
Intolerable Cruelty DVD (2003)

We loved the Coen Brothers' latest film and declared that "Intolerable Cruelty is one of the most inspired, scathing, and downright side-splitting comedies to come out of Hollywood this year." So there. Can we be quite so gushing about the DVD? Ehm, no.

Intolerable Cruelty DVD screengrab

Intolerably Little

There aren't many features-packed Coen Brothers DVDs out there and it's not about to change with this disc, which comes with two featurettes and some outtakes.

Mainstream Movie - Mainstream DVD

There's a 'making of' featurette where George and Catherine talk about how they wanted to work with one another and other such non-revelatory comments. The wardrobe featurette is a touch more interesting (if you wanted know that Clooney's suit matches the style of one Cary Grant once wore) but let's not get too excited here. The best the disc has to offer are the outtakes, where Clooney goes into maximum screwball mode the minute anything goes wrong on a take.

EXTRA FEATURES

  • 'Making Of' featurette
  • Wardrobe featurette
  • Outtakes
  • This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-N5 DVD player.

    Technical Information

    REGION SOUND MENUS RATIO
    2 Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Animated, with music 1.85:1 (anamorphic)
    CHAPTERS SUBTITLES AUDIO TRACKS
    20 English English
    CAPTIONS EXTRAS SUBTITLES CERTIFICATE
    None All of the special features come with subtitles 12a

    End Credits

    Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

    Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone

    Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Edward Herrmann, Cedric The Entertainer, Geoffrey Rush

    Genre: Comedy, Romance

    Length: 99 minutes

    Cinema: 24 October 2003

    DVD: 23 February 2004

    Country: USA