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Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels/Snatch [VHS] [1998]

Jason Statham , Brad Pitt , Guy Ritchie    Suitable for 18 years and over   VHS Tape
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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  • Actors: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran
  • Directors: Guy Ritchie
  • Writers: Guy Ritchie
  • Producers: Angad Paul, Georgia Masters, Jan Roldanus, Jon Slan, Matthew Vaughn
  • Language: English, Russian
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Universal
  • VHS Release Date: 8 July 2002
  • Run Time: 202 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B00006FN67
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 217,984 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Cockney boys Tom, Soap, Eddie and Bacon are in a bind; they owe seedy criminal and porn king "Hatchet" Harry a sizeable amount of cash after Eddie loses half a million in a rigged game of poker. Hot on their tails is a thug named Big Chris who intends to send them all to the hospital if they don't come up with the cash in the allotted time. Add into the mix an incompetent set of ganja cultivators, two dimwitted robbers, a "madman" with an afro, and a ruthless band of drug dealers and you have an astonishing movie called Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Before the boys can blink, they are caught up in a labyrinth of double-crosses that lead to a multitude of dead bodies, copious amounts of drugs, and two antique rifles.

Written and directed by talented newcomer Guy Ritchie, this is one of those movies that was destined to become an instant cult classic à la Reservoir Dogs. Although some comparisons were drawn between Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino, it would be unfair to discount the brilliant wit of the story and the innovative camerawork that the director brings to his debut feature. Not since The Krays has there been such an accurate depiction of the East End and its more colourful characters. Indicative of the social stratosphere in London, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a hilarious and at times touching account of friendships and loyalty. The director and his mates (who make up most of the cast) clearly are enjoying themselves here. This comes across in some shining performances, in particular from ex-footballer Vinnie Jones (Big Chris) and an over-the-top Vas Blackwood (as Rory Breaker), who very nearly steals the show. Full of quirky vernacular and clever tension-packed action sequences, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a triumph--a perfect blend of intelligence, humour and suspense. --Jeremy Storey

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A Guy Ritchie double. 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' was an internationally successful British film and won director Ritchie the Best Newcomer trophy at the 1998 Evening Standard Film awards. After losing all their money to London crime boss Hatchet Harry (P.H. Moriarty) in a card game, twentysomething friends Eddy (Nick Moran), Tom (Jason Flemyng), Soap (Dexter Fletcher) and Bacon (Jason Statham) decide to steal from their drug-dealing neighbour, Dog. Using guns stolen from burglars in the employ of Harry, the quartet carry out their heist, leaving their money at Eddy's. However, as they set about disposing of the evidence, they are unaware that the guns they have stolen are in fact even more valuable antiques! Footballer Vinnie Jones was also nominated for an Evening Standard Film Award for his turn as one of the hoods. Whilst in 'Snatch' Ritchie continues in mockney gangster vein. In London en route to deliver a stolen diamond to his employer Avi (Dennis Farina), thief Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) is ambushed by Russian mobster Boris the Blade's (Rade Sherbedgia). At the same time, boxing promoters Turkish and Tommy enter Irish gyspy fighter Mickey (Brad Pitt) in a fight run by local kingpin Brick Top (Alan Ford). Instead of throwing the fight as arranged, Mickey earns Brick Top's enmity by beating his fighter fair and square. Meanwhile, Avi travels to London and hires Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) to track down Franky and the diamond - which Brick Top has now found out about and decided to appropriate from Boris!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Snatch is better 4 Feb 2009
Format:VHS Tape
Snatch is G.Rithcie's second movie from 2000. The plot concerns unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster (Boris the Blade), incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewellers who are all fighting to track down a priceless stolen diamond. Phew.

Customs Man: Anything to declare?
Avi: "Yeah. Don't go to England".
Snatch is a brilliant and original film which featurs a terrific cast of many known and not so known actors all creating a character that you will remember and be able to quote by the time the movie ends. That makes repeated viewings all the more fun. Also featuring a stylish and very creative direction from Guy Ritchie.
Brick Top: Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible gunt... me"

Snatch surpasses his feature debut 'Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels' in almost every way imaginable. Here the deliciously absurd tone and painfully funny dark humour is spread throughout the entire film, which is where 'Lock, Stock' was thrown off balance. It tried to combine humorous elements with scenes that were just plain old grim.

"What's happening with them sausages, Charlie?"
Sausage Charlie: "Five minutes, Turkish".
Turkish: "It was two minutes five minutes ago".

The story follows a wealth of characters who are either chasing an expensive diamond or placing bets on a fixed/illegal bare-knuckle boxing fight between gorgeous George and Brad 'the Pikey' Pitt. G.Ritchie brilliantly waeves every scene together perfectly, and every character connects with the rest at least once.
Bad Boy Lincoln: "A what-a-nite?"
Sol: "A moissanite is an artificial diamond, Lincoln. It's Mickey Mouse, mate. Spurious. Not genuine. And it's worth... muck-all"
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