Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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Overview

Guy Ritchie's rough-and-tumble action comedy gets a sharp presentation in this DVD release. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels has been given a letterboxed transfer at the aspect ratio of 1.85:1; the transfer has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on widescreen monitors. The audio, in English, has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, with optional subtitles in French and Spanish. The disc also includes a short documentary on the production of the film, theatrical trailers from the American and British ...
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Overview

Guy Ritchie's rough-and-tumble action comedy gets a sharp presentation in this DVD release. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels has been given a letterboxed transfer at the aspect ratio of 1.85:1; the transfer has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on widescreen monitors. The audio, in English, has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, with optional subtitles in French and Spanish. The disc also includes a short documentary on the production of the film, theatrical trailers from the American and British released of the film, biographies of key members of the cast and crew, and a dictionary of cockney slang for those puzzled by some of the dialogue.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen 16x9 and full screen formats; U.S. & U.K. theatrical trailers; Cast & crew biographies; Interactive menus; Production featurette; Cockney dictionary; Digitally mastered; Dual layered; English 5.1 Surround; French subtitled; Spanish subtitled; English closed captioned
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Laura Abraham
Guy Ritchie's directorial debut Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a work of artistic originality as well as an accurate portrayal of life as an Eastender. A rabid, farcical look at gangsters in East End London, it contains mayhem at the center of every scene and gains additional intensity from the slow-motion technique Ritchie employs in many of his death sequences. Ritchie's manipulation of these sequences forces his audience to experience the full pain of the events by seeing every detail frame by frame, something particularly apparent in the director's handling of the boxing-ring poker game that catalyses the story. A series of different angles and techniques convey the pressure each character at the table is feeling, and the use of slow motion makes it impossible for the audience to ignore the pain and anguish that Eddy (expertly played by Nick Moran) must feel when he realizes he is losing a lot of money. One major criticism of Lock, Stock, however, is the tired exploitation of Northern people as comic relief; Ritchie's colloquialism-filled script creates the feeling of London's gangster-ridden East End, but the stereotyping of two bumbling Liverpool thieves adds nothing new or creative to British cinema. In general, while the accents make it difficult to pick up much of Ritchie's subtle dialogue, the film is a rollercoaster experience of action, death, and deception that is definitely worth seeing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • UPC: 025192267123
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,799

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Flemyng Tom
Dexter Fletcher Soap
Nick Moran Eddy
Jason Statham Bacon
Steven Mackintosh Winston
Vinnie Jones Big Chris
Sting J.D.
Lenny McLean Barry the Baptist
P.H. Moriarty Hatchet Harry
Steve Sweeney Plank
Frank Harper Dog
Stephen Marcus Nick the Greek
Peter McNicholl Little Chris
Vas Blackwood Rory Breaker
Jake Abraham Dean
Stephen Callender-Ferrier Lenny
Suzy Ratner Gloria
Danny John-Jules Bartender
Technical Credits
Guy Ritchie Director, Casting, Screenwriter
Iain Andrews Production Designer
Stephanie Collie Costumes/Costume Designer
Matthew Collinge Sound/Sound Designer
Cool Music Ltd. Musical Direction/Supervision
Nicola Fletcher Musical Direction/Supervision
Celestia Fox Casting
Simon Hayes Sound/Sound Designer
Niven Howie Editor
David A. Hughes Score Composer
Stephen Marks Executive Producer
Georgina Masters Co-producer
Tim Maurice-Jones Cinematographer
Eve Mavrakis Production Designer
Peter Morton Executive Producer
John Murphy Score Composer
Angad Paul Executive Producer
Sebastian Pearson Associate Producer
David Reid Asst. Director
Jan Roldanus Associate Producer
Trudie Styler Executive Producer
Steve Tisch Executive Producer
Matthew Vaughn Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Players
2. Counting Money
3. Average Horticulturalists
4. Big Chris, Little Chris
5. Hiring Thieves
6. Deal Gone Wrong
7. Breaking the News
8. Walls That Talk
9. Guns & Bullets
10. Plans in Motion
11. The Heist
12. A Matter of Timing
13. Rory's Weed
14. Settling Debts
15. Bitter Irony
16. In the Clear?
17. Closing Credits
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter Selection
   Special Features
      UK Theatrical Trailer
      US Theatrical Trailer
      Featurette
      Cockney Rhyming Slang
      Cast and Filmmakers
         Nick Moran - Eddie
         Jason Flemyng - Tom
         Jason Statham - Bacon
         Dexter Fletcher - Soap
         Lenny McLean - Barry the Baptist
         P. H. Moriarty - Hatchet Harry
         Steven Macintosh - Winston
         Vinnie Jones - Big Chris
         Frank Harper - Dog
         Sting - JD
         Guy Ritchie - Writer/Director
   Language Selection
      Captions & Subtitles: English SDH
      Captions & Subtitles: Spanish
      Captions & Subtitles: French
      Captions & Subtitles: None
   Play
      Widescreen
      Full Screen
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  • Posted July 14, 2013

    thought it was okay, but I prefer guy Ritchie's other films over

    thought it was okay, but I prefer guy Ritchie's other films over this one, I didn't hate this one though because I am a guy Ritchie fan, I just think snatch and his other movies are several times better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Well Done!!

    Well put together. Guy Ritchie is not afraid to entertain with wit, humor, and fluid stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So twisted, It's Funny

    Lock, stock and two smoking barrels is a thrill ride of a movie. It is so twisted that it is funny. The 4 lovable but slacker lads that star in this movie make you remember what youthful indiscretions can be like and what trouble it can lead to. Sting is brilliant as the tough as nails, stand up Dad of the one of the main characters who only wants his son to stay on the straight and narrow. But the true anti-hero of the this movie and the one to keep your eye on. He is the 'muscle' for the top mobster. He is a dichodomy - both a gangster and a caring father in his own right. All characters are brilliantly portrayed and the bumbling gangsters will make you howl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Most amusing crime caper

    This is lively, fast moving, witty and amusing. Lots of violence hinted because the hints are all you need. Delicately played, believable characters, realistic plot (it really does have a plot), no special effects (hurrah!)and an excellent ending. Worth every penny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2002

    The Best Damn Movie Ever

    It seems most movies these days are so boring with their single minded plots that there is almost nothing to captivate the viewer and keep their mind going. On the opposite end of the spectrum is LOCK STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS. Right from the start the action and deciet get going and do not end until the movie does. It starts with four young criminals raising money to gamble in the big leagues. Once there, however, they find themselves with one week to payback half a million pounds. In their efforts to scam and steal this money, they end up getting involved with the biggest drug dealers in London. The plot is masterfully designed with a twists that keep in coming. To get the money, they steal from a group of thugs that have just robbed the drug dealers. Then they get it stolen back from then. This scenario plays on until the end when everyone else is dead and they have no money and two antique shotguns. Throughout the film the director uses brilliant cinematography that captures the action and plot changes as smoothly as possible. This movie is not simply a shoot 'em up action thriller. It is filled with hilarious cockney dialect that keeps the movie from being too serious. In all, LOCK STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS is one of the most innovative movies on the market today and deserves to be seen by all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!

    This movie is a dark comedy with an unimagineable twist! It's so calm, yet hilarious at the same time. You HAVE to see it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Fu**in Movie !!!

    This is a great movie. The story, characters, screen play, etc...everything is so cool! Also, cool accents they use --. This is on my must have list of movies. Yo, peace !

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