Idlewild R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 5, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English
    • Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Audio Commentary: Bryan Barber - Director
    • Deleted Songs - Deleted Outkast Song
    • Music Video:
      1. "Morris Brown" - Big Boi
      2. "Idlewild Blue" - Andre 3000

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 130


User Ratings: 27,743
For a band whose music is suffused with such delicate irony, you'd expect at the very least for there to be a few laughs along the way? There are none. Nothing. Zero. Full Review
Time Out
Oct 14, 2006
Its hodgepodge plot only heightens its stale smell Full Review
Aug 30, 2009
3 stars out of 5 -- [T]his is a luscious ragtime musical....Surprisingly polished performances from the two leads grab the attention...
Total Film
Oct 1, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- You have to hand it to those OutKast fellas -- even when they make a mess, they do it with style. Full Review
Sep 29, 2006
1930s black America becomes just a stage for OutKast's vanity project.
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Mar 15, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- It's a tame, well-rehearsed story that hangs together to ensure Idlewild plays like one incongruous pop promo after another. Full Review
The List
Nov 3, 2018
3 stars out of 4 -- OutKast's music is impressively varied and dynamic throughout.
Oct 1, 2006

Product Description:

André Benjamin and Antoine A. Patton--aka Andre 3000 and Big Boi of the hip-hop duo Outkast--star in this uproarious period piece, a comedy-drama-musical-action film set in Prohibition-era Virginia. Patton plays Rooster, the lead singer at a raucous, high-class all-black club called Church. Benjamin plays Percival, his best friend, who is the piano player at the club and the shy son of a funeral parlor owner (played by Ben Vereen). Terence Howard (HUSTLE AND FLOW) provides the menace as Trumpy, a vicious underling of Rooster's bootlegger father (Ving Rhames). Meanwhile, a beautiful singer (Paula Patton) comes to town and Percival finds himself falling in love--much to his terror, as he's afraid to leave the small community of Idlewild for the big city: Chicago, her next stop. As Rooster prepares for a showdown with Trumpy, Percival faces his fears, the band heats up, and the guns and songs come out for a big final night at the Church.

This is clearly a labor of love for writer/director Brian Barber and the Outkast crew: a color-saturated adrenalin rush of witty dialogue, loving attention to period detail, boisterous and athletic dancing, and lots of eye-popping digital animation (such as Rooster's talking/singing whiskey flask). Appearing in a bevy of diamond-studded cameos and bit parts are Cicely Tyson, Macy Gray, Cedric the Entertainer, Patti LaBelle, Jackie Long, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams, and child rapper Bobb'e J. Thompson, who is hilarious--and demonstrates some very fancy footwork--as the young Rooster.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: August 25, 2006

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 41,287
  • UPC: 025192648724
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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