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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Widescreen)

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  • Actors: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh
  • Directors: Guy Ritchie
  • Writers: Guy Ritchie
  • Producers: Matthew Vaughn
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: March 24 2009
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 224 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00007ELEP
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,783 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Streetwise charmer and cardshark Eddy (Nick Moran) walks into the biggest card game of his life carrying a stake backed by the life-savings of his three best mates, Tom (Jason Flemyng), Bacon (Jason Statham) and Soap (Dexter Fletcher). Eddy is the sharpest player on the circuit but the game is a set-up, and Eddy leaves owing the underworld boss "Hatchet" Harry (P.H. Moriarty) half a million. Harry gives Eddy a week to come up with the money before he starts taking fingers as collateral. Eddy's dad, JD (Sting) can cancel the debt by handing over his bar, lock, stock and barrel to his old adversary, Harry. JD refuses to give in, feeling his street-tough son can get himself out of his own messes. So, while Harry sends a couple of petty crooks to steal a pair of antique shotguns to add to his collection, Eddy and his mates plan a caper that will enable them to pay off Harry and make out like bandits! In a comedy of errors, and a helter-skelter ride through London's gangland, the guns, cash, drugs and identities become all mixed up as a full complement of London's lowlife get involved in a melee which even all their menace can't handle. Full of energy and surprising twists at every turn, it's a rollicking comedy that has it all, "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels."


Cockney boys Tom, Soap, Eddie, and Bacon are in a bind; they owe seedy criminal and porn king "Hatchet" Harry a sizable 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 colorful characters. Indicative of the social stratosphere in London, Ritchie's movie 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, humor, and suspense. --Jeremy Storey --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Possibly the most authentic gangster movie in wide release, this film actually features real criminals in some of its key roles. Indeed, Vinnie Jones got out of jail the day before filming started.
The plot centers around four working class friends who pool 25000 pounds each for their poker expert friend to play with in a high stakes card game. Naturally, their scheme goes awry, they end up way in debt to the game's host (Hatchet Harry), and chaos ensues as they attempt to find money to repay their debt.
The first third of the movie is spent introducing seperate groups of characters: Hatchet Harry and his henchman, Barry the Baptist, who "keeps the business running harmoniously" by drowning deliquent borrowers; Three soft upper-middle class pot growers in their 20's; Rory Breaker - the deceptively cute, cuddly-looking gangster with a poodle afro and the temper of a junkyard dog; two hilariously imbecilic thieves "Shotguns? You mean guns that fire shots?"; and Chris the lean, mean loan collector.
Each set of characters is developed in isolation (a little bit like Tarantino) with healthy doses of English wit. Yes...this movie is very quotable. As the plot develops, each party becomes increasing tied up with the others as the movie approaches its prolonged climax. There are MANY surprises at the end of this film.
As Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was in US theaters for about one week, very few people in America have seen it. What a shame. It's significantly more humourous than Snatch, and much easier to follow. In fact, the few people that have borrowed this DVD from me have purchased a copy for themselves. This one's a keeper.
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I rented this flick under the impression that it was more of an action movie, comparable with Reservoir Dogs. With more action than humor. But I was wrong. THis is the first time I'm glad I was wrong. Although a little more action might have helped a bit more. This flick is thoroughly enjoyable and a very respectable flick for the rookie director. I wont' delve into the plot much. There is a group of four boys who owe a local crime lord and porn king half a million dollars, for every day they don't pay they lose a finger each. Sounds fun so far ?
Well if not, then don't lose hope, because their plans of action are absolutely hilarious! The humour and the different characters focused on in this flick will make you want to see it again. VERy funnY! The way it's shot is innovative as well. I'd say the only downer about this flick is that it takes a while to get to the action, but the slick wit and humour do a good job of not making it unbearable. Also, there is way too much cussin in this flick, so if it offends you, you might wanna think twice about this flick. STing is also part of the cast, but he's in it for five minutes....
Well what can I tell you, it's funny, it's got action, I'm sure it will be a cult classic very soon. If not already. It's relatable to OUt OF sight by Elmore Leonard and Reservoir Dogs by Tarantino, and the story flows similar to Payback, except that it's not about revenge. The way the humor and plot is blended together truly makes it stand apart though. It's a kickin fun time, and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone. DROUGH! Shoutouts to my main man GUS!
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please... pulp fiction is one of my favorite movies as well, but it was the furthest thing from my mind when i watched Lock, Stock. in fact, i didn't even know comparisons were being drawn until i read the reviews here!
can't you all just enjoy the film for its humor, for its fun factor, for its witty cleverness, without scrutinizing it for undrlying themes or some sign of vast, eternal significance??
it makes me sick when i see people so high on themselves and their own opinions. you show how ignorant you really are when you take a great film like this and criticize it for not being something it was never intended to be.
bottom line: lock, stock is smart, it's funny, the characters ARE lovable in their own ways (contrary to what some have said), and the individual stories (which are portrayed in no way similarly to pulp fiction) come together in one clever, explosive climax. the cinematography may or may not have been a bunch of "first-year film student tricks," but they were utilized quite impressively nonetheless, and they just put the icing on the cake.
if you have half a brain, ignore the self-important critics here and watch the movie. i guarantee you'll find SOMEthing you'll like...
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English film has a habit of coming out with only a few really hyped mainstream films a year it would seem, but when it does, it really pulls out all the stops. Lock, Stock... is a brilliant tale centering on the story of 4 close friends who, after unfairly losing a poker game to a cheating porn-king, find themselves needing to come up with a lot of money, very fast, or else it's off with all of their favorite appendages. However, just one plot is too bland, so the writer does an amazing job of intertwining the plots and people of no less than 5 different, completely unique sets of characters. You never, at any point find any of it overwhelming, instead you are immersed in its amazing delivery and absolute hilarity. The cinematography (some of the best I've EVER seen) is Brilliant. The stories are Brilliant. The characters are Brilliant. The dialogue is Brilliant. The story-line is Brilliant. The plot twists are Brilliant. And by the end, when it's all tied together? BRILLIANT! And just wait till you get to the very end....wow, definitely one of the most brilliant endings I've seen in years! People often compare this film to Pulp Fiction, but that's a grave injustice, as this film is way out of Pulp Fiction's league. One of the most unique, intelligent, and perfectly executed films to come out in decades, it's an absolute must see for anybody and everybody.
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