Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (UK)
A disgrace to criminals everywhere
Running Time: 107 mins
Retail Price: £17.99
Content Type: Movie
Streetwise charmer and cardshark Eddy walks into the biggest card game of his life, carrying a stake backed by the life-savings of his three best mates. The game is fixed, and he looses everything and oweing half a million more. With just a short time to pay it all back, he and his mates comes up with a plan to get the dosh from some other crooks who just happen to have that amount lying around in the neighbourhood.
Interactive Moving Menus
Interviews With Cast And Crew
Original Theatrical Trailer
Both Full Frame And Widescreen Versions
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
David A. Hughes
Director of Photography:
Your Opinions and Comments
I particularly liked the slow motion effect during the narration at the start... the end scene would make a great UK mobile phone add :)
This movie was really entertaining. Despite the fact that there are several sub-plots in it, it is coherent (and amusing) enough.
The video transfer is something to be discussed. I don`t know if it was the director`s intention, but there is a very excessive usage of yellow in the movie`s color palette. The flesh tones seem VERY unnatural and most of the whites are too saturated and contrasted against the flesh tones and the darker colors. If the above was intentional, then the movie gets an additional value for being artistic (too artistic, if you ask me). If, however, it was not intentional, this is by far the most unbalanced color transfer I`ve ever seen.
Some of the scenes are brilliantly shot and edited. Slow motion and quick motion are used very nicely and effectively.
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is great. There are a lot of different styles of music in the movie, and each scene gets its share of tunes. The sound effects (mostly gunshots and machine guns) are very nice as well.
The interview with the cast and crew is nice but a bit short.
Bottom line - a great black comedy yet an odd video transfer.