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|Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels|
Actors: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Cockney boys Tom, Soap, Eddie, and Bacon are in a bind; they owe seedy criminal and porn king "Hatchet" Harry a sizable amount of cash after Eddie loses half a million in a rigged game of poker. Hot on their tails is a thu... more »
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Jon P. (pjhunter1) from BURNSVILLE, MN
Reviewed on 8/11/2009...
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Nothing "Special" about this Edition.
Cubist | United States | 10/20/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you own the previous edition of Lock, Stock you might really want think about if it is worth double-dipping. The transfer for this one is as good if not slightly worse than the previous 2003 release. There are only two (slight) new extras on this edition. "One Smoking Camera" features the film's cinematographer talking about how he shot the film. He takes us through a few key sequences and shows how they were shot or edited.
Finally, there is "Lock, Stock and Two F**king Barrels," a montage of colourful insults and curse words used throughout the film by various cast members.
Why the extras on the superior Region 2 release weren't ported over is a mystery and as a result this edition is really not worth your time."
Brilliant, better than Pulp Fiction
Cubist | 02/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pulp Fiction fans should love this video, as it is quirkier, more exciting and funnier than Tarantino's film. Few movies of the past decade even have a plot that makes sense, let alone one that is interesting, but LS&2SB is not just well thought out, edge-of-seat suspenseful, but it is downright clever. Every single actor in this film does a fine to great job of acting, each portrays an unique character and each is perfectly cast. While not a gut-buster, this is a subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle black comedy. Unlike most other comedies, the camera work in this movie is just extraordinary. The interspersed slow motion and speeded-up filming of the departure from the card game (after one of the lead characters is swindled out of 500,000 pounds) captures a state of disbelief and sickening depression better than practically any other portrayal of emotion I can recall from any film. This movie contains a lot of violence, but it is done tastefully and in a limited fashion. The camera usually pans away from the actually violent parts, leaving the worst to our imaginations (or not, as we each see fit). This is a pleasant contrast with films like Casino, that contained revolting, sickening quantities of senseless violence.Finally, the music accompanying this film is excellent. Out of the perhaps several thousand movies I have seen or rented in the past two decades, this was the first soundtrack since Animal House that I purchased and it is a very strong collection of old and new tunes that really added a lot to the atmosphere. This one is worth buying, not just renting."
Rock and roll roller coaster soundtrack
Cubist | 05/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, go see the movie. Then by magnetic force you will be compelled to buy the CD in order to once again experience the rock and roll rollercoaster ride of the movie. An ecletic mix of rock, James Brown blues, and brit pop - along with a nice dose of classic soundbite snipits from the movie (a la Pulp Fiction). When I first got this soundtrack I was reading the playlist and thought "who are all these artists?" Now I will go out of my way to find their albums. The whole CD is great driving music - don't skip any songs!"