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Amazing film/Good Extras!,
This review is from: Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (2 Disc Special Edition)  [DVD] (DVD)
As you all know, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is one of Britain's best loved films so i wont talk about the movie. The reason for this review is to see whether it is worth buying over the original DVD that was released about 7 years ago. I have both and the only difference is that the new 2 disc edition does have a fair amount of extras that add up to just over an hour. The main 50 minute feature which is the making of.. is very good and often funny to watch with interviews from both 1998 and 2005. Then theres a few trailers and tv spots, an additional 10 mintute featurette that talks about the editing of the movie, an interactive east london map with the films locations, and a very funny if a little immature 2 minute featurette titled 'lock stock and two f**king barrels which just consists of random scenes with all the swear words.
As for the picture and sound quality of the movie, it definitely hasnt improved from the last DVD and unfortunately is still a little poor. Guess we'll just have to wait for the High Definition DVD to come out to get perfect quality.
Undoubtedly, i definitely prefer the newer version even though the extras could have definitely been better, a director's commentary from Guy Richie would have been nice and the picture quality couldve have been better too. Also the featurette that was included in the last DVD isnt present in this one although all the extras on the new one are far better anyway. So if you can get this for under £10 and dont already own the older DVD version then go for it, however to those who already have the old version and are thinking of buying this 2 disc special edition then i personally wouldnt, seeing as an extra £7-10 isnt worth it for the 1 hour of extras provided on this new DVD.
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Initial post: 11 May 2009 12:42:07 BDT
H Ram says:
This review was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much! It's my favourite movie of all time and one of the main reasons I moved to London... :)
Posted on 3 Jan 2010 01:19:06 GMT
Mr. Samuel Jefferies says:
you say that the picture quality hasn't improved much but the part of the character of the film is the grainy
film. If you where to remaster it so it looked like it was filmed in 2010 it just wouldn't be the same film, it
wouldn't have the same feeling and thats probably why they haven't remastered it
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2013 12:56:28 BDT
Valerie J. says:
I understand what you are saying about character of a film but I am glad that the quality of this was pointed out because people who buy Blu-rays are not looking for grainy effect movies. Best regards.
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