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Genre: Crime/Action
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent
Director: Edgar Wright
Rating: M18 (Violence)
Year Made: 2007




- Feature Commentary with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
- Inadmissible: Deleted Scenes with Filmmaker Commentary
- Outtakes
- The Man Who Would Be Fuzz
- Hot Funk
- Fence Jump
- Storyboards
- US Theatrical Trailer
- Director's Cut Trailer
- UK TV Spots
- Flick Book: The Other Side



Languages: English/Japanese/Thai
Subtitles: English/Japanese
Thai/Korean/Indonesian (Bahasa)/
Cantonese/Mandarin Traditional
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 2 hrs
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Berjaya HVN




When top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, he struggles with his seemingly crime-free world... and oafish partner Danny.

When several grisly accidents rock the village, it's not long before Danny's dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gun-fighting, all-out action becomes reality!

It's time for these small-town cops to hand out big-city justice!


This reviewer was literally kept at the edge of his seat throughout the movie’s 120-minute runtime. There is so much action, so much laughs, so much adrenalin rush and so much spot-on comedy sequences that there isn’t one dull moment to spare. And it helps that this Edgar Wright-directed movie is a UK production too.

Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Land of the Dead) plays a cop who gets dispensed into a small quiet town where all things seem peaceful. Partnering a rough-edged cop played by Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Kinki Boots) doesn’t help to make his life any more exciting. So when gruesome incidents begin occurring all over the town, the two cops not only have to solve the crimes, they have to solve the differences between themselves.

Sounds like a feel-good buddy cop movie? You’d be in for a rude shock if you thought so.

There are at least three sequences that made us go: “Ouch!”, and suitably earning its M18 rating for violence. Let’s just say you won’t be running carelessly near sharp objects for a while. Then there are the profanities. It’s probably not a movie you want to play at your child’s one-year-old birthday party.

Wright teams up with Pegg to write (read this sentence aloud – it sounds fun!) a screenplay that is smart and moves at a quick tempo. Coupled with very innovative shots by cinematographer Jess Hall and brilliant editing by Chris Dickens, there is always something refreshing for your eyes throughout the movie. The kickass soundtrack which includes music performed by Supergrass, The Kinks and T. Rex is a big plus point too.

Also, look out for some fine acting by reliable UK actors like Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent and Paddy Considine. Of course, the show belongs to Pegg and Frost, who amiably portrays the friendship between the two very different personalities. There are some interestingly tender moments when the duo watches Frost’s collection of DVDs (the “homage” to movies like Point Break and Bad Boys II are a hoot), that is, before the enjoyably entertaining movie picks up gear again for some high-octane all-out action.


This Code 3 DVD contains a decent amount of bonus features which will make fans of the movie really happy. The menu pages are pretty cool too.

Feature Commentary Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright – The duo has wonderful chemistry on this audio track – it’s like listening to a radio talk show. They explains lots of details from how the sound design over the Universal logo at the beginning is a combination of police sirens over the ages, to how the gross-out murder scenes are a combination of physical and digital effects. And thanks to the fast-talking duo, I now know that Peter “Lord of the Rings” Jackson has a cameo that lasted for less than three seconds.

Inadmissible: Deleted Scenes with Filmmaker Commentary – There are 11 deleted scenes with a total runtime of 20 minutes here. You can listen to Wright talk about why they did not make the cut, mainly because they didn’t go down too well with test audiences.

Outtakes – There are 10 minutes worth of NG takes which see the jolly cast giggling at each other’s wrongly-recited lines and balance-losing moments. Somewhere, we saw a middle finger too.

The Man Who Would Be Fuzz – We don’t exactly know the purpose of including this 35-second clip in the disc, except that it made us laugh with Pegg and Frost’s high-pitched voices and cheeky faces.

Hot Funk – This 3-odd minute sequence has milder language (think “funk” replacing the word that rhymes with “duck”) dubbed over profanities in certain scenes. You have to watch it to understand how hard we laughed at this.

Trailers – There is the US Theatrical Trailer (the typical type you see in cinemas), two UK TV Spots (one feels like a Hong Kong drama trailer, the other feels like a toy advertisement) and the Director’s Cut Trailer to choose from so that you can amuse yourself four times over with the clips from the movie.

Flick Book: The Other Side – This one beats the rest for being the most juvenile, and the most fun. Check out this 22-second clip to see how a certain someone has created a gruesome sequence with a flipbook.


The disc’s visual transfer makes us want to be part of all the action, while there are English, Japanese and Thai 5.1 Dolby Digital audio tracks to choose from.



Review by John Li


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. Dreamgirls

. Smokin Aces

. Catch A Fire

. Man Of The Year

. Napoleon Dynamite

. Flushed Away

. Coach Carter

. Children Of Men

. Barnyard

. World Trade Centre

. Accepted

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. Miami Vice

. United 93

. You, Me and Dupree

. M:I:3

. Over The Hedge

. The Break-Up

. Curious George

. American Dreamz

. Bring It On All Or Nothing

. Aeon Flux

. Inside Man

. Elizabethtown

. Spongebob Squarepants Movie

. Four Brothers

. War Of The Worlds

. Munich

. Two for the Money

. King Kong

. American Pie: Band Camp

. Surviving Christmas

. Perfect Man, The

. Madagascar


This review is made possible with the kind support from HVN Berjaya


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