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East is East / West is West Double Pack [DVD]

Om Puri , Linda Bassett , Damien O'Donnell , Andy De Emmony    To Be Announced   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jimi Mistry
  • Directors: Damien O'Donnell, Andy De Emmony
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Nov 2012
  • Run Time: 192 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009GMI4HO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,545 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Collection of two films centred around an Asian family living in the UK. In 'East is East' (1999), Pakistani chip shop owner George Khan (Om Puri) lives with his white wife Ella (Linda Bassett) and their seven children. George wants to raise his children as devout Muslims, but things go wrong when his eldest son Nazir (Ian Aspinall) flees his arranged marriage midway through the ceremony. Undeterred, George plans a marriage for his son Tariq (Jimi Mistry), but when Tariq discovers what is happening he rebels against his father, and the future of the family is plunged into doubt. In 'West is West' (2010), writer Ayub Khan-Din continues the story of the dysfunctional Khan family and its ongoing struggles with life between two worlds. In 1975, four years on from the events in the first film, the youngest of the Khans, Sajid (Aquib Khan), is fast approaching adolescence. As a British-Pakistani living in Salford, he finds himself caught between his father's despotic insistence on Pakistani tradition, and the merciless school bullies who celebrate his racial difference by repeatedly shoving his head down the toilet. It isn't long before Sajid retaliates with a growing repertoire of misdeeds. Realising that drastic measures are called for, George (Om Puri) decides to take Sajid on an eye-opening trip to Pakistan to meet the first wife and daughters he abandoned 35 years before.

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East Is East/West Is West (Double Pack)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EAST IS EAST/WEST IS WEST 18 Feb 2013
By Allan
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Hilarious double set. True to life which is what makes it so funny. Great Value. Watch over and over again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality films 27 Sep 2013
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What quality films, laugh out loud, harmless, feel good films. Would definatley recomend. Well packaged, arrived really quickly, many thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and heartwarming 20 Jun 2013
By Jane C
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You can't have bread without butter, or fish without chips. Likewise you can't have East is East without West is West. They are two sides of the same coin. Both laugh out loud funny in places, they are also poignant, and draw you in to the lives of this close-knit yet far flung family. Literal and metaphorical journeys are taken, but in the end these two films are about the way a family copes with its ups and downs and each other.

I am not a big collector of DVDs but this is one that will get revisited again. And again....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 13 May 2013
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East is east makes you laugh but can bring you
Down again at hard hitting parts.
I love it.
West is west is diffrent from the first but just as good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
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Two great films.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic and fun 18 Jun 2014
By Jan1
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Fantastic set.....makes me laugh everytime. bought for a present but kept it myself!!! One of those films that you never get fed of of watching and always makes you laugh
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny lively! good Value for the complete set! 9 Jun 2014
By Harp
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Well written and directed! Would question with the amount of swearing it wouldn't be suitable to watch with kids under the age! However, great picture painted of an immigrant coming to the UK in the 60-70's. The true price paid of sending money "back home"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Double pack value 24 May 2014
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The first film was i felt the better of the two as the laughs were more frequent. I would endorse this film as typical humorous approach to multi-cultural family life. Lots of non PC language though.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars quick delivery
The first film was very funny. West is West was a let down. So a little disappointed over this - sorry
Published 1 month ago by Jill
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Funny!
Both films are funny - but thought provoking - The language leaves much to be desired - ( But I am likely being Ageist! Read more
Published 2 months ago by david jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
Managed to buy these films as a double pack and well worth the money. We have had many evenings watching these movies, really funny. Would buy from this seller again..
Published 3 months ago by miss dior
1.0 out of 5 stars East is East disc doesn't work. Review for this package not the films...
I'm having the same problem as another reviewer. The West is West disc works fine in my bluray drive, as do all the other bluray discs I've ever purchased but the East is East disc... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Marcus
5.0 out of 5 stars Brill
Xmas presents for my daughter which arrived in plenty time and in perfect condition.she is delighted with them and I would definately reccomend .
Published 6 months ago by mars
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present
Again a present for Christmas super quick delivery my grandson will love it bonus getting two DVDs together great value
Published 7 months ago by carole dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars So nice to have a good giggle.
Well what do you say when you have two for the price of one,sit down get the popcorn out,feet up and enjoy.
Published 8 months ago by Mr. R. A. W. Archer
5.0 out of 5 stars Film
I can watch these films anytime!
The DVDs arrived very quick and the product is a very good quality.
Published 9 months ago by Blue
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