A question for those who own "The Big Lebowski"

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ocean Phoenix, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. Ocean Phoenix

    Ocean Phoenix Supporting Actor

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    At IMDB, the DVD details of "The Big Lebowski" say that it was released on October 27, 1998 and features a thirty minute interview with The Coen Brothers. At the same time, Amazon.com lists the DVD as being released June 3, 2003, with a "The Making Of The Big Lebowski" documentary included. That same documentary is listed on IMDB as featuring not only the brothers, but also Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, and being made in 1998. So my questions are, is one of these websites wrong about the release date, and is the 30 minute interview with The Coen Brothers the same thing as the documentary? I don't understand why the same DVD would be released twice, 5 years apart with the exact same single special feature.
     
  2. Benson R

    Benson R Supporting Actor

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    Its definetly the same doc, really more of a featurette. I suspect that the disc went out of print for a little while since it was released by Polygram initially who was swallowed up by universal. This is probably a new printing from universal.
     
  3. Bill GrandPre

    Bill GrandPre Cinematographer

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    Yeah, there are two versions of both "The Big Lebowski" and "The Man Who Wasn't There" from when Universal aquired Polygram and USA Films, respectively. Other than the changed logos, the new versions are identical in every way.
     
  4. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

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    Also release dates change at the etailers when they undergo a price drop.
     
  5. MikeEckman

    MikeEckman Screenwriter

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    I wonder if the Universal version is still Region 0 like the Polygram one was...

    Excellent flick though, highly recommended.
     
  6. Bob Maged

    Bob Maged Stunt Coordinator

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    I am ashamed of you people! How can a Big Lebowski thread go on for nearly 24 hours without the obligatory dialogue quotes?


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  7. Jough

    Jough Stunt Coordinator

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    Did Universal screw up the packaging in some way when they re-released it? [​IMG]
     
  8. Vincent Matis

    Vincent Matis Second Unit

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    Well man, it's like... your opinion... you know...

    Happy now? [​IMG]
     
  9. Bob Maged

    Bob Maged Stunt Coordinator

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    That'll do, pig.................oops, wrong movie[​IMG]
     
  10. John Nelson

    John Nelson Stunt Coordinator

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    Bob Maged wrote
    Phone's ringing, Dude. [​IMG]
     
  11. Ric Bagoly

    Ric Bagoly Producer

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    Oh, Dude, pig is not the known nonmenclature....police officer, really.

    "Nothing is fucked?! The god damm plane has crashed into the mountain!!"
     

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