My Big Lebowski DVD Fantasy (MERGED SE THREAD)

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  1. Paul_D

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    We've all got ideas about what the perfect DVD would be. But a personal fantasy of mine would be that a super-dooper SE version of The Coen's The Big Lebowski go into production. With 2 discs, full bitrate DTS, new anamorphic transfer from high-definition master, interviews, deleted scenes, not an easter-egg in sight (they suck!), Coen commentary, soundtrack feature, documentaries and more.
    But the real icing-on-the-cake - the feature that makes this an impossible dream as opposed to a possible reality is this: commentary with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi in character! This classic track would feature, The Dude reminiscing about his many adventures, and actually having an acid-flashback, Walter referencing nam far too often, eventually being told-off by the Dude for his lack of relevance, wasting the time of the good people would bought the disc, Donny finally losing his cool with Walter after one two many "Shut the f%&k ups!", and a subsequent outburst from Walter about how everyone's against him. Also, a brief moment when Philip Seymour Hoffman appears to enter the recording booth and describes how complex running the Lebowski estate is.
    Boy would this be a swell disc. [​IMG]
    What are some of your dream DVDs?
     
  2. Richard Kim

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    The commentary with the actors in character would be awesome. However Steve Buscemi couldn't participate due to the fact that

    his character dies in the end.
     
  3. Paul_D

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  4. Carlo Medina

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    I think it should come with:
    An urn with "Donnie's ashes" and when you open it, it sprays up into your face!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Paul_D

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    Carlo, what about if, the DVD box IS the urn, and you have to scatter the ashes in order to get to the disc at the bottom!
    [​IMG]
    Now that would make for collectible, though morbid, DVD! [​IMG]
     
  6. Alex Spindler

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    How about The dude mentions that he picked up a special batch of high stakes. It's so potent that he gives Walter a contact high and they both hallucinate Donny. I can just hear Walter talking out of his ass about the rights of the undead. "And..uh...persons not living...can't own...that's not legal either...shut the fuck up Donny!"
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Paul_D

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    Alex,
     
  8. Dave H

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    I would certainly consider buying a Special Edition of this movie as I love it. However, I'm not sure if it will ever happen because this movie appealed to a smaller audience. At least the current disc is pretty good though.
     
  9. Charles de Lauzirika

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    An excerpt from "The Big Lebowski" commentary track:
    THE DUDE
    So that's kind of a cool shot...you know...how that camera sorta skates along there...
    WALTER
    It's a dolly shot, Dude.
    THE DUDE
    Huh?
    WALTER
    A dolly shot. It's when--
    DONNY
    What are you talking about, Walter?
    WALTER
    Shut the fuck up, Donny.
    THE DUDE
    Oh...you mean like a tequila shot, man?
    WALTER
    No, Dude, it's when--
    DONNY
    What do you mean, Walter?
    WALTER
    Donny...you're out of your element! Dude...a dolly shot is when the director places the camera on a mobile platform, often using a set tracks to allow for smooth movement, resulting in a stable image that moves through space...
    THE DUDE
    No shit? Moving through space...? Far out, man...
    DONNY
    They didn't shoot this movie in space, Walter.
    WALTER
    Donny. Please.
    And so on...
     
  10. Paul_D

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    Charlie, an infinity of [​IMG]s and [​IMG]s! My fantasy about how awesome this track could be is growing by the second!
     
  11. MartinTeller

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    Lebowski is my LEAST favorite Coen brothers movie. I'd much rather have a "fantasy edition" of Raising Arizona.
     
  12. Richard Kim

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  13. Carlo Medina

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    F%#kin' A Man, this DVD really ties my collection together... [​IMG]
     
  14. Paul_D

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    Carlo, maybe if you go and see The Big Medina over at Universal, you can trick his assistant into giving the DVD the go-ahead! [​IMG] His initial response to your request to get it into production: "Well, er, it might not be, er, such a simple, er, ..., you know." [​IMG]
     
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    "I'll give you a special edition dvd for $1,000"
     
  16. Dave H

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    "This is what happens when you F#*k a stranger in the A$$."
     
  17. Tim Hoover

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    Can I watch? I'll pay a hundred..
     
  18. Jeff Adkins

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    How about a DVD release party at Hollywood Star Lanes at 5227 Santa Monica Blvd (where much of the film was shot)? They could set up the autograph tables at lane 22 (or was it 23?).

    Jeff
     
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    Great stuff guys!

    The only thing that could top that dvd would be one titled "The Dude 2".
     
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