WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
Genre:Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 35 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Nicholas Rowe, Nick Marcq, Charlie Forbes, Vinnie Jones, Sting

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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): PolyGram Video
(Catalog Number): ID5965PG
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1998
(LD Release Date): 8/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Guy Ritchie
(Screenplay/Written By): Guy Ritchie
(Story): NA
(Music): David A. Hughes & John Murphy
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(Production Designer): Iain Andrews & Eve Mavrakis
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Stephanie Collie
(Editor): Niven Howie
(Supervising Sound Editors): Danny Sheehan
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(Executive Producers): Steve Tisch, Peter Morton, Stephen Marks, Angad Paul & Trudi Styler
(Co-Producers): Georgia Masters
(Producers): Matthew Vaughn

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

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(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Digital
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Street hustler and card sharp Eddy (Moran) and his three mates Tom, Bacon and Soap (Flemyng, Fletcher & Statham) have gathered up all their life savings for Eddy’s big card game with Hatchett Harry (P.H. Moriarty). But the game’s a fix and if they don’t pay up on Eddy’s big losses, Harry will take fingers as collateral. Or the entire debt can be paid off by giving ownership of Eddy’s dad JD’s (Sting) bar to him—Lock, Stock, And Two Smoking Barrels worth. The caper that the four blokes devise to pay off Harry and make a killing for themselves in the bargain is a tremendous rollicking surprise the likes of which the East End has never seen before.

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