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Hot Fuzz (2 Disc Special Edition)  [DVD]
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Hit Brit comedy from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. When a hotshot young London cop (Pegg)'s arrest record puts the whole Metropolitan force to shame, his superiors shunt him to a rural posting hoping they've heard the last of him. However, behind the lace curtain politeness, the sleepy hamlet he's posted to turns out to be a hotbed of murder and vigilantism. His diligence and character sit ill with the locals - all except the Sergeant's layabout son (Nick Frost), who's a huge fan of the cop buddy movie genre. The pair bond and end up taking on a sinister cult of local pensioners in a guns-blazing, granny-kicking, rocket-launching gore-fest aimed at restoring order.
A major British hit, a lorryload of laughs and some sparkling action? Well have some of that. Its fair to say that Hot Fuzz proves that Simon Pegg and Edgar Wrights brilliant Shaun Of The Dead was no one-off, serving up a superbly crafted British homage to the Hollywood action movie.
Deliberately set in the midst of a sleepy, quaint English village of Sandford, Peggs Nicholas Angel is sent there because, bluntly, hes too good at his job, and hes making his city colleagues look bad. The proverbial fish out of water, Angel soon discovers that not everything in Sandford is quite as it seems, and joins forces with Nick Frosts lumbering Danny Butterman to find out whats what.
Hot Fuzz then proceeds to have a rollicking good time in both tipping its hat to the genre films that are clearly its loving inspiration, and coming up with a few tricks of its own. It does comedy better than action, with plenty of genuine laugh-out-loud moments, but its no slouch either when the tempo needs raising. One of the many strong cards it plays is its terrific cast, which includes former 007 Timothy Dalton, Bill Nighy, Bill Bailey, Paddy Considine, Edward Woodward and Jim Broadbent.
Hot Fuzz, ultimately, just falls short of Shaun Of The Dead, but more than does enough to warrant many, many repeat viewings. Its terrific fun, and in the true hit action movie style, all-but-demands some form of sequel. That said, with Pegg and Wright now with two excellent, and suitably different, genres ticked off, itll be interesting to see what they do next. A period drama, perhaps...? --Simon BrewSee all Product description
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Not only does it have an absolute stellar cast of fine British actors in some major roles, but Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's part are literally so made for them. And that is the feeling you get for the other parts too.
I was particularly surprised at Timothy Dalton who I wrote off to mediocrity after his short and slightly disappointing stint as 007, a part I didn't feel he suited. In this film he really shines: his timing, hos vocal and physical authority, his lines all delivered with theatrical perfection. I'm glad he had it in him, and so I have to blame James Bond script writers and directors for any failings he might have had as Ian Fleming's timeless hero.
As for the film itself, I don't want to say too much as I'd not want to spoil the plot. It just needs to be watched. The characters and the story is just amazing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Funny. I would not say this is top notch, but very good. The story line flows nicely.
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Hot Fuzz is utter perfection. It's one of those films I watch annually just because I want a good time. This is by far my favourite comedy and my favourite British film. Read morePublished 28 days ago by The Movie Diorama