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Added on: 2/10/1999 14:41
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (UK)

8 / 10
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A disgrace to criminals everywhere
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 107 mins
Retail Price: £17.99
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Streetwise charmer and cardshark Eddy walks into the biggest card game of his life, carrying a stake backed by the life-savings of his three best mates. The game is fixed, and he looses everything and oweing half a million more. With just a short time to pay it all back, he and his mates comes up with a plan to get the dosh from some other crooks who just happen to have that amount lying around in the neighbourhood.

Special Features:
Interactive Moving Menus
Interviews With Cast And Crew
Original Theatrical Trailer
Both Full Frame And Widescreen Versions

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Pan & Scan 1.33:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: English

Directed By:
Guy Ritchie

Written By:

Jason Flemyng
Vinnie Jones
Jason Statham
Dexter Fletcher
Steven Mackintosh
Nick Moran

Casting By:
Guy Ritchie
Celestia Fox

Music From:
John Murphy
David A. Hughes

Director of Photography:
Tim Maurice-Jones

Niven Howie

Costume Designer:
Stephanie Collie

Production Designer:
Iain Andrews
Eve Mavrakis

Matthew Vaughn
Georgia Masters
Ronaldo Vasconcellos

Executive Producer:
Stephen Marks
Peter Morton
Trudie Styler
Angad Paul
Steve Tisch

Ska Films

Your Opinions and Comments

7 / 10
Brilliant film! I borrowed it from Blockbusters and watched it three times before returning it. A great laugh from beginning to end. It reminded me of Three Weddings and a Funeral. A british comedy classic from my viewpoint.
posted by Yves on 14/10/1999 03:45
7 / 10
You must watch this film, if only for the Bren gun scene... I initially saw this at the cinema and royally laughed my arse off, a bit rough and ready (like most of the cast) but great comic timing throughout.

I particularly liked the slow motion effect during the narration at the start... the end scene would make a great UK mobile phone add :)
posted by BennyBoy on 9/12/1999 13:40
9 / 10
A great evening`s entertainment - put your brain into neutral and just enjoy the ride...
posted by ennui666 on 11/5/2000 00:37
8 / 10
A nice little black comedy.
This movie was really entertaining. Despite the fact that there are several sub-plots in it, it is coherent (and amusing) enough.
The video transfer is something to be discussed. I don`t know if it was the director`s intention, but there is a very excessive usage of yellow in the movie`s color palette. The flesh tones seem VERY unnatural and most of the whites are too saturated and contrasted against the flesh tones and the darker colors. If the above was intentional, then the movie gets an additional value for being artistic (too artistic, if you ask me). If, however, it was not intentional, this is by far the most unbalanced color transfer I`ve ever seen.
Some of the scenes are brilliantly shot and edited. Slow motion and quick motion are used very nicely and effectively.
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is great. There are a lot of different styles of music in the movie, and each scene gets its share of tunes. The sound effects (mostly gunshots and machine guns) are very nice as well.
The interview with the cast and crew is nice but a bit short.
Bottom line - a great black comedy yet an odd video transfer.
posted by Zvi Josef on 1/8/2000 04:10
10 / 10
one of my favorits amazing film and funny
posted by black_chuck on 4/3/2003 16:01