Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels/Snatch [VHS] 
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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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"Snatch" stars Brad Pitt giving a superb performance as a tough bare-knuckle Irish "pikey" or Gypsy.
"Lock,Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" is a confused but delightful black comedy of rival gangs in London.
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"
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels: More of a gangster movie than Snatch and there were more spectacular camera shots that caught my eye, such as the extreme close ups on the pupils of the eye and their contraction as a way of emphasizing the responses and thoughts of the characters. The plot tends to get more and more complicated as the movie progresses and then an unexpected ending that ends the whole movie and sort of leaves the viewer in a clif hanger ending. This movie has more of a comedic sense than Snatch, but that doesn't really affect it's overall seriousness in being a gangster moive.
Snatch: Again similar to Lock, Stock but with bigger actors and the same core principle that one item gets several individuals that would never meet under normal circumstances together and matters really get complicated. There are fewer comedic scenes and also has great narration during the moive.There is more depth to the characters in this movie and you feel more familiar to them than in Lock, Stock. This also gets you more on the edge of your seat till the end of the movie.. The character 'Brick Top' is quite unique... This movie also ends with an uncertain ending as a solution to the plot that continually thickens during the whole movie!
Overall, if you're tired of the regular American bang bang they're dead movies.. these two movies are for you! Get these movies and you won't regret it!
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