The film follows struggling reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) who meets up with Lyn Cassady (Oscar winner George Clooney), a member of a special forces unit of the army trained in para-psychological skills. He follows the enigmatic Casady on a mission in Iraq to find Bill Django (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges) the founder of the New Earth Army. The pair track Django down to a training camp run by renegade psychic and long time nemesis of Cassady’s, Larry Hooper (two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey) and Wilton becomes trapped in a grudge match between Django’s New Earth Army and Hooper’s own band of super soldiers.
The Men Who Stare At Goats was inspired by Jon Ronson’s non-fiction bestseller of the same name, a funny and eye opening 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.
The Men Who Stare At Goats standard definition DVD bonus features include two featurettes; Goats Declassified: The Real Men Of The First Earth Battalion and Project “Hollywood”: A Classified Report From The Set. It also has two separate audio commentaries; one with director Grant Heslov and the other with book author Jon Ronson. There are also character bios, deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer.
The Men Who Stare At Goats Blu-ray™ edition includes the same bonus features, plus a digital copy of the film. SRP is $29.98 for the DVD and $39.98 for the Blu-ray™ edition.