New Limited Edition Big Lebowski DVD is pretty badass

July 20, 2008 at 8:05 pm 1 comment

Normally, I hate it when movies come out with regular, special edition and limited editions of the DVD — I think it’s a ploy to take advantage of the hardcore fans’ appreciation for the film by trying to throw more and more useless products at them. I’m all about extra features, especially behind-the-scenes documentaries, but it kind of irks me when the production companies force you to shell out an extra twenty bucks for the director’s commentary or something like that.

Of course, there’s always exceptions to the rule: and I think I found one. It’s coming up on the tenth anniversary of the film that introduced the world to White Russians and mid-lifers who still insist on being called “The Dude.” That’s right — “The Big Lebowski” has reached the level of cult status that is rewarded with a 10th Anniversary Special Edition, and on top of extra features and behind-the-scenes footage, you can get this lil’ number for an extra fifteen bucks:

How cool is that? Maybe it’s just me, but this looks like something I, as a big fan of the movie, would really love to have sitting on top of my DVD player. From DVDactive:

Universal Home Video has announced a 10th Anniversary edition of The Big Lebowski which stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi. The disc will be available to own from the 9th September, and should retail at around $19.98. The film itself will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track. We have no word on extra material for this one yet, but we’ll bring you further details as we get them. A Limited Edition release will also be available for $34.98 in special bowling ball packaging.

I want to see if the Limited Edition bowling ball version comes with features that really make the extra fifteen bucks money well spent, but c’mon… I seriously can’t get over how awesome that thing is.


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  • 1. haha  |  July 21, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Let’s be real here. That wouldn’t end up on top of your DVD player. It would be somewhere on your floor somewhere, lost in the mess of your room.


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