"Just a good ole boy..."


When mischievous teenaged cousins Bo Duke (Jonathan Bennett) and Luke Duke (Randy Wayne) are arrested, both boys are paroled to the care of their Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson) in Hazzard, sentenced to a summer of hard work.

It's not long before the Duke boys learn of Boss Hogg's (Chris McDonald) plans to foreclose on Uncle Jesse's farm. Together, with help from their frumpy cousin Daisy (April Scott), Bo and Luke vow to save the family's property and its storied history of producing the best moonshine in all of Hazzard. Driving through Hazzard in the General Lee blasting its famed Dixie horn, the Duke boys join forces to make Boss Hogg's life miserable, concocting one crazy scheme after another.

The action-packed film contains wild car chases and crashes, Daisy's hilarious, but ultimately successful transformation into every Hazzard boy's fantasy girl, and all the fun, sexy comedy expected from the The Dukes of Hazzard.

Warner Premiere, the new direct-to-DVD production arm for Warner Bros. Entertainment, and the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, rev up the General Lee to deliver The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, the much anticipated direct-to-DVD prequel to the hit 2005 theatrical release starring Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott and Jessica Simpson. Taking its cue from the fun, sexy Dukes comedy that was first brought to life in the TV series, both the R-rated and Unrated versions of The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning are due for release on March 20, 2007. For those interested in seeing a bit more of the wilder side of Hazzard, the Unrated version is loaded with raunchy additional scenes and materials.

The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning features some of young Hollywood's hottest rising stars including Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls, Cheaper by the Dozen) as Bo Duke, Randy Wayne (ABC's Sons and Daughters) as Luke Duke, and April Scott (Entourage, and formerly of Deal or No Deal) as Daisy Duke. Joel David Moore (Dodgeball, Art School Confidential) takes a turn as Cooter while Harland Williams (Employee of the Month, Dumb & Dumber) plays hapless Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane to Chris McDonald's (Rumor Has It, Broken Flowers, Happy Gilmore) scheming Boss Hogg. Country legend Willie Nelson returns from the 2005 cast to reprise his role as Uncle Jesse. Nelson has recently been nominated for a Grammy® Award for Best Country Album in 2006 for his latest CD, Songbird. Other cast members include Trishelle Cannatella (The Real World, Las Vegas) Sherilyn Fenn (Gilmore Girls, Boston Public, and Twin Peaks), and Jennifer Hill (Ice Queen).

The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning will be available in both the R-rated and Unrated versions at $27.99 SRP. The R-rated will be available in full frame; the Unrated version will feature both full frame and widescreen formats.

The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning R-rated version is filled with never-before-seen special features including:

- Hazzard County Character Featurettes:

- The New Dukes

- Daisy's Dukes

- The Birth of the General Lee

- A Moment with Uncle Jesse

- Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane

- "Duke Boys Swingin'" a Duke-ified music video for the upcoming single by Cowboy Troy & John Anderson

The DVD release of The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning - Unrated also includes extra scenes and sizzling special features such as:

- Hazzard County Character Featurettes:

- The Duke Boys in Drag

- Meeting Dainty Hogg

Technical Specs:

- Languages: English