The men who stare at goats [videorecording] /

by Lister, Paul [pro]; Clooney, George [pro]; Heslov, Grant [pro]; Straughan, Peter [aus]; Bridges, Jeff [act]; McGregor, Ewan [act]; Spacey, Kevin [act]; Kent, Rolfe [cmp]; Ronson, Jon; Overture Films; Winchester Capital Management; BBC Films; Smokehouse Pictures (Firm); Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2010]Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.Title notes: $19.99 4/8/2010 (hm)BRA $19.99 4/8/2010 Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Ronson, Jon, 1967- -- Film adaptations | United States. Army -- Military life -- Drama | United States. Army -- Search and rescue operations -- Drama | Reporters and reporting -- United States -- Drama | Parapsychology -- Military aspects -- Drama | Psychics -- United States -- Drama | Comedy films | War films | Film adaptations | Fiction films | Feature films | Feature films -- United States | Feature films -- Great Britain | Video recordings for the hearing impairedOnline resources: Connect to reviews of this title online Cast: George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey.Summary: Reporter Bob Wilton is trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails. He gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat by simply staring at it. Now, the founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.
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Loosely adapted from a nonfiction book by Jon Ronson, Grant Heslov's directorial debut The Men Who Stare at Goats begins as heartbroken reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) heads off to imbed himself with troops as the Iraq War starts, but Wilton can't get himself into the country until he chances upon Lyn Cassady (George Clooney). It turns out Lyn spent decades as part of the New Earth Army -- a platoon of men, led by Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), who lived a new-age lifestyle in an attempt to cultivate extrasensory perception that would allow the U.S. army to win wars nonviolently. Bill now has a secret mission in Iraq, and allows Bob to come along. As the duo gets into a series of misadventures, Lyn shares with Bob the colorful history of the New Earth Army and chronicles the nefarious machinations of Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey), whose jealousy of Lyn's remarkable skill brought an end to the group. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby surround 5.1

English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.

George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey.

Music, Rolfe Kent ; editor, Tatiana S. Riegel ; director of photography, Robert Elswitt.

Inspired by the book by Jon Ronson.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.

MPAA rating: R; for language, some drug content and brief nudity.

Reporter Bob Wilton is trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails. He gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat by simply staring at it. Now, the founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.

Special features: Audio commentary with director Grant Heslov ; Audio commentary with book author Jon Ronson ; Featurettes: Goats declassified: the real men of the First Earth Battalion, Project 'Hollywood: a classified report from the set : Character bios ; Deleted scenes.

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