Bowling, nihilists, a stolen rug and the occasional acid flashback have never been funnier when one of the most popular cult classics in history, The Big Lebowski Limited Edition, debuts on Blu-ray Disc on August 16. The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray will be available for a limited time with a new 28-page book featuring an exclusive interview with Jeff Dowd, the real-life inspiration for The Dude.
The film’s Blu-ray exclusive bonus features include:
- U-CONTROL: Universal’s exclusive feature that lets the viewer access bonus materials without leaving the movie!
- Scene Companion: Watch cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes footage and more during key scenes with this picture-in-picture companion.
- Mark it Dude: This onscreen counter really ties the film together. Keep track of all the “F-Bombs,” “Dudes,” and “Dude-isms” in the film with this ultimate fan guide.
- The Music of The Big Lebowski: Instantly identify the songs heard while watching the film, create a custom playlist of your favorites and even purchase them from iTunes!
- Worthy Adversaries: What’s My Line? Trivia: Test your Lebowski knowledge by finishing lines of dialogue during the film. Play as Walter or The Dude or in two-player mode against friends.
- BD-LIVE: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more.
- pocket BLU: The pocket BLU app uses iPhone, iPod touch, Android, PC and Macintosh to work with a network-connected Blu-ray player. Also available on the iPad, owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU made especially to take advantage of the tablet’s larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU offers advanced features such as Advanced Remote Control, Video Timeline, Mobile-To-Go (take a selection of bonus content on a mobile device or stream it from anywhere via WiFi), a title browser of other pocket BLU-enabled titles, and a Keyboard.
- uHEAR: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
Additional bonus features of The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray (as they were available on previous releases) include:
- Jeff Bridges Photo Book: For more than 30 years, Jeff Bridges has been snapping pictures on movie sets. The accomplished photographer presents exclusive shots taken on the set of The Big Lebowski providing personal commentary on each photo.
- The Dude’s Life: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi and John Turturro take a look back at their performances and their delivery of the Coen Brothers’ dialogue that became classic movie lines.
- The Dude Abides: The Big Lebowski 10 Years Later: A freewheeling conversation with the cast about the film’s decade-long reign as a cult classic, including a discussion about what ever happened to the “little Lebowski” that the Dude and Maude made that fateful night!
- The Lebowski Fest: An Achiever’s Story: An in-depth look at the popular Lebowski Festival, formed by the legion of fans in honor of the film.
- Flyig Carpets & Bowling Pin Dreams: The Dream Sequences of The Dude: From aerial flights over Los Angeles with his bowling ball chasing Maude on a flying carpet, to the large scale “Busby Berkley” dance sequences as The Dude goes flying through the legs of all the bowling pin headed dancers, this piece examines how these “ahead of their time” scenes were constructed.
- The Making of The Big Lebowski: A behind the scenes look featuring interviews with the Coen Brothers.
- Photo Gallery: Slideshow of Jeff Bridges’ on-set photography.
- Interactive Map: Take a tour of the locations of The Big Lebowski, then and now.
- An Introduction: Featuring Mortimer Young, a practitioner of “non-uptight” film preservation. His restoration of the famous “toe scene” will blow your mind.
Again, if you’d like to pre-order this Limed Edition Blu-ray release, you can nab it on sale from Amazon using this link: The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray.