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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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#164 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:02 pm

Well holy shit, this movie that's looked genuinely bad on home video forever got a 5/5 score on Blu-ray.com for the new 4K transfer
there is no copy editing on Blu-ray.com, obviously wrote:The picture is absolutely a revelation over the Blu-ray in color, detail, clarity, and filmic texturing and cannot even approach the finesse and precision the UHD has on offer. This is one of the most pronounced upgrades on the format yet and one of the finer UHD releases, period.

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#165 Post by Drucker » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:12 pm

Gah unfortunately the blu-ray is a port of the 2011 disc. Glad I caught this on 35mm a few years ago.

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#166 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:27 pm

I'm just buying a 4K digital copy - I can't count at this point how many discs of this film I've owned, and it looks like people are selling their digital codes from this release at a pretty low price compared to a new release

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#167 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:21 pm

I feel like I’m going to end up buying a UHD player in the next couple of years if the major studios keep releasing films like this & Predator without upgrading the BD too. Which is, I’m sure, the plan, those pricks.

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#168 Post by barryconvex » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:15 am

cpetrizzi wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:31 am
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).
You're not talking about John Goodman's entire career output, right? You just hate him in this role, yes? If you answered "yes, i am referring to his entire career" to my first question then it's pistols at dawn as i cannot abide such a slur.

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#169 Post by moreorless » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:48 am

cpetrizzi wrote:
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.
By the 00's I think you clearly started to see a hierarchy in the Coens films I would say, the likes of The Ladtkillers, Intolerable Cruelly, Burn After Reading, etc as works of lesser ambition relative to No Country, True Grit, Inside Llewyn Davis. During the 80's and 90's I think that's less common bar perhaps the Hudsucker Proxy.

Lebowski does I think existing in a similar area to Withnail and I in the UK as a film that's somewhat away from the mainstream but still highly enjoyable and quotable that many people end up loving in their teens and early twenties, I don't think that should really he held against either though.

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#170 Post by John Shade » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:21 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:48 am
I don't hate it, but I don't think much of it either
Obviously you're not a golfer.

Sorry, couldn't resist. I'd like to make a really in-depth post about why this is one of my favorite movies of all time, but I just can't. A generic "The characters and the dialogue" will have to suffice; also how certain phrases are simply part of my family vocabulary; again I know that's true for many people and probably one thing that annoys so many who don't care for the movie. Anyway, sometimes you can't explain love--maybe later on. This might be the movie I've rewatched the most in my life, and like mfunk I've owned countless copies of it. Right now I don't have a 4K player, but I am considering buying one mostly for this...the movie I've likely seen the most in my life...that's love.

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#171 Post by cdnchris » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Yeah, well, you know, that's just like, uh, your opinion, man.

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#172 Post by Dead or Deader » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:05 pm

cpetrizzi wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:31 am


Lebowski does I think existing in a similar area to Withnail and I in the UK as a film that's somewhat away from the mainstream but still highly enjoyable and quotable that many people end up loving in their teens and early twenties, I don't think that should really he held against either though.

The cult stature of Lebowski has grown immensely enough that it could be said that it's a cult film that also happens to be really mainstream. It might again be one of my over-assumption of it's popularity among the broader population, as what happen when discussing Blade Runner on this forum, after the BO performance of BR2049. If you move away from a certain demographic like nerds on the internet it became clear that in the public case BR means nothing to them, that could likewise be the same of The Big Lebowski. Never have stepped foot in the UK to know about Withnail and I statue in the native region, does that same assumption apply to that film among the wider intersect of society?

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#173 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:12 pm

I first watched The Big Lebowski on cable, a year or so after it's release, with my mom and brother and we all loved it. We were actually quoting it for a little while. This was quite a bit before it became a cult thing.

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Re: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

#174 Post by cdnchris » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:56 pm

I saw it opening weekend with a friend. We were the only ones laughing out of the 7 people there and one guy got up and left after Julianne Moore started talking about her vaginal art.


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