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Academy Award Winners Joel and Ethan Coen have been writing, directing, editing and producing some of the most original films to come out of Hollywood. This box set contains six of their most unique and imaginative classics, including their most recent hit, A Serious Man.
A Serious Man: Larry Nidus is a good man. He is a loving husband, a committed father, and a dedicated professor who always does the fair and just thing in the face of daily temptations. But one day, everything starts to go wrong. His wife leaves him for reasons she can't explain, and her smug new lover manages to convince Larry that he should be the one to move out of the house and into a cheap motel - all for the children's benefit, of course.
Burn After Reading: An outrageous spy comedy about murder, blackmail, sex addiction and physical fitness!
When a disc filled with some of the CIA's most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. But since blackmail is a trade better left for the experts, events soon spiral out of everyone's and anyone's control, resulting in a non-stop series of hilarious encounters!
The Big Lebowski: It takes guys as simple as the Dude and Walter to make a story this complicated... and they'd really rather be bowling.
'The Dude', Jeff Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is unemployed and laid-back. That is until he becomes a victim of mistaken identity, two thugs breaking into his apartment in the errant belief that they are accosting Jeff Lebowski the Pasadena millionaire. In hope of getting a replacement for his soiled carpet, 'the Dude' visits his wealthy namesake and, with buddy, ex 'Nam' vet., Walter Sobchak, he is swept into a labyrinthine comedy/thriller of extortion, embezzlement, sex, dope, German Nihilists, White Russians, mysterious cowboys, Shomer Shabbos, bowling and sever
The Hudsucker Proxy: Hudsucker Industries is flourishing. Profits are stupendous, and stock is at an all-time high. So when their founder, Waring Hudsucker, leaps to his death from the 44th floor, his board of directors is thrown into panic. Hudsucker has not left a will, and his majority shareholding in the company must therefore soon be offered for sale to the public. But scheming Vice President Sidney J. Mussburger has a plan. He'll install a complete imbecile as Chairman and devalue the stock to a level where the rest of the board can acquire controlling interests for themselves.
Barton Fink: Between Heaven and Hell There's Always Hollywood!
John Turturro shines in the lead role in Barton Fink the Coen Brothers' hilarious satire set in the 1940s Hollywood. Fink is a New York playwright who reluctantly relocates to Hollywood to write screenplays. Ordered to write a low budget screenplay about wrestling, Fink manages to type one sentence and then...nothing! Although his chatty insurance salesman neighbour Charlie helps out by teaching Fink about wrestling, the clock ticks, the temperature rises, and Fink's life spins more and more out of control.
Intolerable Cruelty: From the Coen brothers comes this witty, sharp comedy about a man who wins in court and courts to win!
Divorce attorney Miles Massey has got it all. Serial gold-digger Marilyn Rexroth wants it all. A hilarious battle of deceit and cunning ensues when Miles falls for Marilyn, with each one trying to outsmart the other. Underhand tactics, deceptions and an undeniable attraction escalate as Marilyn and Miles square off in this classic battle of the sexes...
Actors Simon Helberg, Adam Arkin, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, George Clooney & Catherine Zeta Jones
Director Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Certificate 18 years and over
Year 2009 ; 2008 ; 1997 ; 1994 ; 1991 ; 2003
Screen Widescreen 1.85:1