SOURCE: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Anchor Bay Entertainment

March 19, 2010 14:00 ET

The Men Who Stare At Goats Starring Academy Award® Winners Jeff Bridges and George Clooney on DVD and Blu-ray™ Tuesday, March 23rd From Anchor Bay Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2010) -  Academy Award® winners Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), and George Clooney (Up in the Air), Academy Award® nominee, Golden Globe® and SAG Award® nominee Ewan McGregor (Angels & Demons), and two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty) star in Overture Films' The Men Who Stare At Goats, a comedic look at real life events that are almost too bizarre to believe, available on DVD and Blu-ray™ Tuesday, March 23rd from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck) from a screenplay by Peter Straughan (How to Lose Friends & Alienate People), The Men Who Stare At Goats follows a reporter (McGregor) who gets way more than he bargained for when he accompanies an enigmatic Special Forces operator (Clooney) on a mind-boggling mission.

Featuring a supporting cast that includes Robert Patrick ("The Unit"), Stephen Root (The Soloist), Stephen Lang (Avatar) and Rebecca Mader ("Lost"), The Men Who Stare At Goats was inspired by Jon Ronson's non-fiction bestseller of the same name, an eye-opening and often hilarious exploration of the government's attempts to harness paranormal abilities to combat its enemies. The Men Who Stare At Goats was produced by Clooney, Heslov and Paul Lister. SRP is $29.98 for the DVD and $39.98 for the Blu-ray™ edition.

In The Men Who Stare At Goats, reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought; they are a legion of "Warrior Monks" with psychic powers who can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it.

When the program's founder, Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), goes missing, Bob decides to tag along on Cassady's mission to find him. The pair track Django to a clandestine training camp run by renegade psychic Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey) and the reporter becomes trapped in a grudge match between Django's New Earth Army and Hooper's personal militia of super soldiers.

What the critics said about The Men Who Stare At Goats:

  • "Refreshingly unpredictable" -- Baltimore Sun;
  • "The Men Who Stare At Goats taps into the gonzo energy of Hunter S. Thompson" -- The Washington Post;
  • "Clooney and his pals are clearly having fun in this offbeat, yet effective political comedy" -- E! Entertainment;
  • "Bridges revisits his 'Dude' character from The Big Lebowski with enthusiasm" -- Screen International

Bonus features on The Men Who Stare At Goats DVD include:

  • Goats Declassified: The Real Men Of The First Earth Battalion;
  • Project "Hollywood": A Classified Report From The Set;
  • Audio commentary with director Grant Heslov;
  • Audio commentary with book author Jon Ronson;
  • Character bios;
  • Deleted scenes;
  • Theatrical trailer

Bonus features on The Men Who Stare At Goats Blu-ray™ edition includes the same DVD bonus features, plus a digital copy of the film.

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