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Old 13-01-2012, 15:40   #1
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[Blu-ray] The Coen Brothers Collection (5 films) £13.50 at Zavvi with code!

Yes that's right - five films of (mostly) cinematic brilliance on blue for a mere three quid each!

The Coen Brothers Collection Blu-ray
  • A Serious Man
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Barton Fink
  • Burn After Reading
  • Intolerable Cruelty
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Old 13-01-2012, 15:57   #2
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It is £14.95 at Zavvi - just to be pedantic!
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Old 13-01-2012, 15:59   #3
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Seriously tempted as I've been meaning to pick up Lebowski cheap anyway (held off buying it due to the DNR).

Never seen Burn After Reading, Intolerable Cruelty or A Serious Man (never even heard of this one?). Any good?
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Old 13-01-2012, 16:10   #4
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A Serious Man is superb, easily among their best. I have it already and it is a good disk.
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Old 13-01-2012, 16:12   #5
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Ooh, tempted even more now.

Still think the DVD collection was a bit more definitive: Blood Simple, Lebowski, Barton Fink, Hudsucker and another one I think... (possibly Raising Arizona)
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Old 13-01-2012, 16:18   #6
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It's the old version of Lebowski isn't it?
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Isn't there only one BD of TBL (the one with the DNR)? The only half-way decent HD release so far has been the HD-DVD.
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Doh you may well be right.
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£13.50 using 10% discount code:

£13.50 @ Zavvi by using code BEST2011
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Isn't there only one BD of TBL (the one with the DNR)? The only half-way decent HD release so far has been the HD-DVD.
Yeah, I think Lou was thinking back to the DVDs. That box set had the older, and quite terrible, release of Lebowski.
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Never seen Burn After Reading, Intolerable Cruelty or A Serious Man (never even heard of this one?). Any good?
Personally I'd say those 3 are "middling" efforts from the Coens. Most disappointing of that lot was A Serious Man as after all the positive reviews we found it just a little bit drab, and it didn't really do anything for us. Intolerable Cruelty exceeded our low expectations but I can appreciate why some reviews were scathing. Best of the 3 was Burn After Reading but it too stumbled in places. To put it into context I love Hudsucker Proxy so you can take that as a measure of my taste in films!

However for £3 a pop it may well be worth a gamble if you've not seen them before!
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No Hud....no deal!!!
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Seriously tempted as I've been meaning to pick up Lebowski cheap anyway (held off buying it due to the DNR).

Never seen Burn After Reading, Intolerable Cruelty or A Serious Man (never even heard of this one?). Any good?
If you're looking for an opinion - worst Coens films for me (Ladykillers is the only one I've not seen yet). Thought they were all poor sadly (worser than Blood Simple and Hudsucker)

Intolerable Cruelty was a pedestrian romcom at best (with an annoying Clooney), A Serious Man was A Seriously Boring Filum (and yes I am clever and understand all about Schreodinger and his cat), and Burn After Reading was crap in large part becuase of Brad Pitt being 'uglified' (see: bad hair dye) and mugging for the camera.
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The Ladykillers is probably my least favourite too. Although, I'm not keen on Hudsucker either...

No Country was solid, but massively overrated.

I'm gonna pass I think, I'll just get Lebowski when it hits the fiver mark. Worth noting though that this box set is the only way to own Barton Fink on blu-ray.

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I must be the only person who loves Intolerable Cruelty then!
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Hud was only avaliable on DVD in a box set in the UK as well, i really hope for a seperate BD release this time round.
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Its also £15.19 at Play.

Barton Fink is available in Germany stand-alone. My local Media-Markt has it for 9.99 Euro's (about £8.40).
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The Ladykillers is probably my least favourite too. Although, I'm not keen on Hudsucker either...
Hudsucker is fantastic!

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I must be the only person who loves Intolerable Cruelty then!
As much as I love The Coen Brothers I didn't rate Intolerable Cruelty.
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I must be the only person who loves Intolerable Cruelty then!
Nah I'm OK with it too. It's not a Coen classic, but still 10x more interesting than most films out there
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