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The Big Lebowski (1998)

Jeff Bridges , John Goodman , Joel Coen  |  R |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,616 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston
  • Directors: Joel Coen
  • Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Producers: Ethan Coen
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, NTSC, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: November 5, 2002
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,616 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007ELEL
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,601 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Big Lebowski" on IMDb

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    The Dude. One cool guy. Who one day comes home to find two thugs have broken in and ruined his favorite carpet - the one that made the room "hang together". Thing is, they did it because he's got the same name as one of the richest men in town. Lebowski. But, hey, no problem. He'll get even. At least he'll get someone to pay for the carpet.

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    67 of 76 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars One of those change-your-life movies February 26, 2006
    Format:DVD
    "The Big Lebowski" is just perfect. Everything about this movie is a laugh riot, even the bits of dialogue that aren't punchlines. The cast is perfect, the writing is perfect... this movie has both Julianne Moore and Flea in it, what other movies can you say that about? Well, there was the Gus Van Sant "Psycho" remake, but that doesn't count. I found this movie by accident and I haven't let go of it since. I may not be a stoner but I will say I've found more happiness since I embraced my inner Dude.

    Every time I go back to "Lebowski" I come away with something new that wasn't there before. Like the realization, this time around, that Jeff Bridges is not seen to throw a single bowling ball in the entire movie. And that Steve Buscemi's character rolls a strike every time we see him... except for the very final scene, for reasons that become clear a few moments later.

    The rest of the cast is just superb. Remember Philip Seymour Hoffman as an unctuous PR man? I'd forgotten about that. Jon Polito (late of "Homicide") shows up as a P.I. in a familiar-looking purple VW bug. Even Aimee Mann is in one scene, speaking German. Oh, and Tara Reid, before her career completely and utterly collapsed. Top supporting honors go to Sam Elliott, who according to the DVD documentary wasn't even sure what he was doing in the movie, but his opening narration gets funnier every time out ("And in English, too!").

    Another great thing is the dialogue. You'd think the whole movie was done by improv, the way the dialogue is so natural. Every character has their own particular jargon, and just like in real life, people keep repeating phrases they've heard elsewhere.
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    661 of 790 people found the following review helpful
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    The Big Lebowski is on my top ten list of all time best films. I've seen A LOT of films by the way. I don't need to explain to anyone why this movie is so brilliant, and why it continues to be a cultural phenomenon. I mention these things first because I don't want people to feel like I'm giving the film one star. If I could I would give the movie 100 stars. What I'm giving such a poor review for is my distaste for movie studios pumping out special editon dvd's every few years because they know a film has a huge following. This new "bowling ball" edition of Lebowski is further proof that Universal has nothing but contempt for the fans of Big Lebowski. They wrap it up in a nice big package and make it look slick, but that's as far as the creativity goes into supplying anything new in terms of extras. Does anyone remember the terrible repackage they gave it a few years ago with a towel and coasters? No actual extras existed, but they still put it out as a revamped "deluxe edition". Well, don't expect much more here.
    The only new extras to this edition are four very brief featurettes. They feature new interviews with all of the major players (with the exception of the Coen brothers, of course), but they mostly just sit around and say stuff like, "It's a great film! It's hilarious! Coen Brothers are geniuses!". Err, yeah, we know all of that. It also has a featurette that centers around the Lebowski Fest which is vaguely interesting for a few minutes until it turns into the same old "Lebowski is great!" territory. The featurettes are a snooze fest to say the least.
    What really annoyed me with this DVD, though, is that they included the SAME "Making of Big Lebowski" documentary that has been on every release of this film!
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    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Blu-ray
    The Big Lebowski (Comedy, Crime)
    Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi

    Universal Studios | 1998 | 119 min | Rated R | Released Aug 16, 2011

    Video:
    Video codec: VC-1
    Video resolution: 1080p
    Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

    Audio:
    English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    French: DTS 5.1

    Subtitles:
    English SDH, French, Spanish

    Disc:
    Single 50GB Blu-ray Disc
    Digital Copy
    BD-Live

    The Film 4/5

    The Big Lebowski is essentially about mistaken identity if you care about the plot. Jeffrey Lebowski is known to his friends as The Dude (Bridges) and a gang of criminals pay him a visit thinking that he's another Lebowski who happens to be a millionaire. After they urinate on his rug, he seeks out the millionaire to claim compensation.

    The millionaire's wife goes missing and the gang asks for a million dollars in ransom. The Dude is chosen as the courier.

    That's about it. The plot is incidental; this is a movie about a way of life.

    The Dude hangs out with two of his bowling buddies, Walter (Goodman) and Donny (Buscemi). Walter is a Vietnam veteran who has anger management issues; Donny hardly says a word and is told to shut up every time he tries to make a comment.

    The Dude is a mellow kind of a guy. He shops in his robe, gets high, and talks like he's permanently stoned. Walter is a mystery to him because he is so easily annoyed. When a competing team puts a toe over the line during a bowling game, Walter pulls out a gun and insists that it is marked down as a zero. It's a league game after all.
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