"Borat," the hilarious, politically-incorrect mockumentary detailing the antics of Borat Sagdiyev - the (fictional) Kazakhstani TV celebrity sent to the “U.S. and A.” to research American customs on behalf of his home country - will arrive on DVD March 6th from Fox Home Entertainment.
The film - the complete title of which is actually "Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America To Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan" - stars British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as a hapless and horny Kazakhstani reporter. (The character of Borat was originally created by Cohen for his successful TV series, "Da Ali G Show, first seen in the UK and then on HBO.)
In "Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America To Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan," Borat leaves his native Kazakhstan and travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations; it's an unusual (mostly) improvised film in which we follow Borat as he struggles to breach the language barrier and understand the inner workings of the “greatest country in the world.”
Along the way, he laughs in the face of feminism, brushes with homosexuality, covets the affections of buxom “Baywatch” babe, Pamela Anderson and unearths a cultural chasm. But his backwards behavior in this "movie-film" generates strong reactions around him, exposing the prejudices and hypocrisies of American culture and of "average" Americans themselves.
"Borat" was nominated for two Golden Globes (Best Comedy Picture and Best Actor) and earned Cohen Best Actor awards from both the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. The film also appears on over 75 critics' Top Ten lists.
The DVD will feature audio in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish, French and Russian (Dolby Surround), along with English and Spanish subtitles.
Bonus features will include five deleted scenes, a deleted scene montage and footage from "Borat’s" publicity tour, including visits to The Toronto International Film Festival, Cannes and Comic-Con.
"Borat" will be carry the Suggested Retail Price of $29.98, although we expect this title to be heavily discounted at most merchants. You should be able to pick this up for as little as $21.00 (in all formats).
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