Layer Cake/Snatch 2-Pack 2-Disc Set; Side by Side DVD Description
LAYER CAKE: As deeply cool and urbane as its unnamed hero, LAYER CAKE follows the precise, articulate XXXX (Daniel Craig) as he maneuvers through what he intends to be his last business deal in modern-day London. His business? Drugs. On the cusp of turning 30, XXXX has amassed a personal fortune, deftly avoiding the violence and ugliness so many others in his trade fall prey to by following a strict personal code defined by discretion and clean detachment from the products he sells. Just as XXXX is poised to cash in and get out, Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham), the top layer of this particular underworld cake, hands down two tasks: find Eddie Temple's (Michael Gambon) drug-addicted daughter, and unload a mass of ecstasy stolen in Amsterdam by the sloppy, loud Duke (Jamie Foreman), who is exactly the type of wannabe gangster that XXXX has spent his career avoiding. Further complicating matters is Tammy (Sienna Miller), a sexy young blond who XXXX meets in a club and can't get off his mind. First-time director Michael Vaughn (producer on SNATCH and LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS) creates a slick, highly entertaining visual style which perfectly complements the twisting storyline. In the role of XXXX, Daniel Craig has a commanding presence, portraying a man who is so good at his job that he may never be permitted to leave it. Like the best in the crime-thriller genre, LAYER CAKE is unpredictable, unsettling, and unforgettable.
SNATCH: A wild and tangled crime adventure involving gangsters, Irish gypsies, and a dog that can't stop swallowing things, SNATCH is both hilarious and action-packed. Jewel thief Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) is in London en route to New York, where he will deliver an 86-karat diamond to his boss, Avi (Dennis Farina). A compulsive gambler, Franky is tempted into an illegal boxing scam, becoming the unwitting suspect in a robbery committed by bumbling pawnshop owners Vinny (Robbie Gee), Sol (Lennie James), and their oaf-of-a-driver, Tyrone (Ade). Meanwhile, novice boxing promoter Turkish (Jason Statham), and his dim-witted partner, Tommy (Stephen Graham), move into the "big time" with twisted crime boss, Brick Top (Alan Ford), and Mickey, a mumbling, unhinged Irish gypsy boxer (Brad Pitt). Thrown into the proceedings are killers Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) and Boris the Blade (Rade Sherbedgia). A stylized work with a gritty urban soundtrack and a cast of intricately developed characters, SNATCH delivers superb and witty dialogue while depicting one of the more zany, complex diamond heists ever portrayed in film.
2-Disc Set Side-By-Side Additional Release Material: Trailers Disc 1: LAYER CAKE - Special Edition, Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French DSS - English, French Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning Subtitles - English, French - Optional Additional Release Material: Featurette: "Q&A Screening at the National Film Theatre in England" (14) Deleted Scenes - With Optional Commentary (2) Alternate Endings - With Optional Commentary Music Video: FC Kahuna - "Hayling" Making Of: Featurette Audio Commentary: Matthew Vaughn - Director, J.J. Connolly - Writer Interactive Features: (2) Storyboard Comparisons Text/Photo Galleries: Poster Exploration Gallery Disc 2: SNATCH - Single Disc Version Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 - French Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Guy Ritchie - Director, Matthew Vaught - Producer Interactive Features: Scene Selection Interactive Menus Text/Photo Galleries: Production Notes