The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#151 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:42 am

This is getting a truly bizarre 4K UHD special edition release that no one could ever possibly need (or want):

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#152 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:44 am

Without even checking, I am certain there's at least a half dozen people on the Blu-ray forum saying "Day one for me"

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#153 Post by tenia » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:46 am

This pull-over will be perfect for the days my Starsky one is in my dirty basket.

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#154 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:48 am

I'd imagine it's the ultimate schadenfreude for those who don't like this film to think about how much the Coens must cringe when they see this kind of shit

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#155 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:49 am

I'm sure a paper thin XXL ugly bowling shirt is just what everyone always wanted, including the Coens

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#156 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:50 am

There's no way any of that is full sized, right? Just figured these were all somewhat tiny and just made to be a total waste in every conceivable way.

EDIT: Yes, seems the sweater is designed and sized to go over the Blu-ray cover, which, lol

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#157 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:54 am

Oh my God, it's like dolls for grown ups but also not as much fun as actually playing with dolls would be

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#158 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:57 am

Northern Exposure did it first, and they did it best:

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#159 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:39 pm

And all Criterion did was turn Princess Bride into a leather bound children’s book. Thankfully no figurine of Andre The Giant.

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#160 Post by cpetrizzi » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:45 am

Does anyone hate this movie?

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#161 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:48 am

I don't hate it, but I don't think much of it either

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#162 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:52 am

cpetrizzi wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:45 am
Does anyone hate this movie?
Do you hate this movie? Why or why not? Rather than throw out a provocation, let's hear your case one way or the other to give people something substantive to which they can respond.

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#163 Post by cpetrizzi » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:31 am

Well, to promote discussion I've found most people I talk to that are somewhat "into film" love this movie. To clarify, this is a prototypical movie that many people pull out of their repertoire to reveal they "appreciate film." I find it happens with this movie more than others. I also think at the onset this movie really desired a cult status but fell short since it gained popularity with the release of its DVD and DVD players gaining momentum soon after in 1999-2000.

Now my caveats. I do not like (closer to hate) John Goodman (0.25/10) but I love Jeff Bridges (9/10) and Julianne Moore (10/10). I also don't drool over the Coen Brothers and accept all their films as masterpieces. Unfortunately, most of their best work was early in their career. "Fargo" was brilliant. Five of their first 6 movies were excellent. Also, "No Country for Old Men" was very good but the 2nd best movie that year nominated for best picture. "There Will Be Blood" was better by a Irish mile and one of my favorite US movies of all time. The "Academy" got that one 100% wrong.

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