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My Big Lebowski DVD Fantasy (MERGED SE THREAD)


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#1 of 134 Paul_D

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Posted April 25 2002 - 04:07 AM

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.

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#2 of 134 Richard Kim

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Posted April 25 2002 - 04:47 AM

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.


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Posted April 25 2002 - 04:49 AM

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However Steve Buscemi couldn't participate

Yeah, Ive thought about that. I think, for the sake of completeness, and the humor, liberties would have to be taken with space time. Posted Image
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#4 of 134 Carlo Medina

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Posted April 25 2002 - 04:58 AM

I think it should come with:

An urn with "Donnie's ashes" and when you open it, it sprays up into your face!
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Posted April 25 2002 - 05:05 AM

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!
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Now that would make for collectible, though morbid, DVD! Posted Image
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#6 of 134 Alex Spindler

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Posted April 25 2002 - 05:20 AM

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!"
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Posted April 25 2002 - 05:24 AM

Alex,

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I can just hear Walter talking out of his ass about the rights of the undead.

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image Damn that's funny.

The commentary could end with The Dude and Walter being ejected from the recording booth because he spilled some of his White Russian over the recording equipment, to which the Dude protests: "Careful man, there's another beverage here!" Posted Image All the while Walter is complaining loudly, that the young studio exec punks should be more respectful of a veteran, given that if he and his buddies, some of whom died face down in the muck, hadn't been out there, they wouldn't have the privelidge of releasing DVDs at all! Posted Image
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#8 of 134 Dave H

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Posted April 25 2002 - 06:17 AM

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 of 134 Charles de Lauzirika

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Posted April 25 2002 - 06:31 AM

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.

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Posted April 25 2002 - 06:43 AM

Charlie, an infinity of Posted Images and Posted Images! My fantasy about how awesome this track could be is growing by the second!
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Posted April 25 2002 - 06:51 AM

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

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Posted April 25 2002 - 06:54 AM

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Lebowski is my LEAST favorite Coen brothers movie.


"Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man."

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Posted April 25 2002 - 07:04 AM

F%#kin' A Man, this DVD really ties my collection together... Posted Image

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Posted April 25 2002 - 07:14 AM

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! Posted Image His initial response to your request to get it into production: "Well, er, it might not be, er, such a simple, er, ..., you know." Posted Image
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Posted April 25 2002 - 07:35 AM

"I'll give you a special edition dvd for $1,000"

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Posted April 25 2002 - 08:54 AM

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Posted April 25 2002 - 08:54 AM

Can I watch? I'll pay a hundred..
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Posted April 25 2002 - 01:28 PM

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?).

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Posted April 25 2002 - 02:24 PM

Great stuff guys!
The only thing that could top that dvd would be one titled "The Dude 2".
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Posted April 25 2002 - 02:32 PM

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"I'll give you a special edition dvd for $1,000"


I'm just going to go find a cash machine.
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