Hot Fuzz Combo 2pk (Blu-ray) (2007)
When the Heat is On, You Gotta Call the Fuzz.
|Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is a big-city cop who can't be stopped - but he's making everyone else on the force look bad. When he is reassigned to a small, quiet town, he struggles with this new, seemingly idyllic world and his bumbling partner (Nick Frost). But their dull existence is interrupted by several grisly and suspicious accidents and now the crime-fighting duo has to turn up the heat!|
"...as laceratingly entertaining as its predecessor [Shaun of the Dead]. Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide
"Everything an action-comedy should be. Nathan Rabin, The Onion A.V. Club
"In addition to the marvelous lead cast, all sorts of funny performers show up in cameo roles... Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"The best, surely the smartest, English-language movie of the year to date. Richard Corliss, Time
Editor's NotePop culture sponges Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost team up again for HOT FUZZ, their follow-up to the surprise hit movie SHAUN OF THE DEAD. HOT FUZZ follows a near-identical formula to its predecessor, simply replacing the various homages to horror movies by heaping on the adulation for action flicks such as POINT BREAK and BAD BOYS II (both of which are referenced throughout). The plot finds outstanding London-based police officer Nicholas Angel (Pegg) transplanted to a rural English village. On arrival, Angel teams up with the oaf-like PC Danny Butterman (Frost) and together they investigate a series of mysterious murders, all of which are classed as "accidents" by the increasingly strange townsfolk. Director Wright combines gory set-pieces with traditional action-movie staples: mustachioed detectives in sunglasses, corny one-liners, rapid machine-gun fire, and blood-spattered fight scenes all feature heavily. References to other movies come thick and fast throughout, and HOT FUZZ will have film fans' memories working overtime as they try to catch all the allusions to Pegg/Wright/Frost's favorite films. A veritable Who's Who of British comedy provides support, with Martin Freeman (THE OFFICE), Bill Bailey (BLACK BOOKS), Steve Coogan (I'M ALAN PARTRIDGE), and Olivia Colman (PEEP SHOW) in small roles, and there's even space in the cast for serious actors like Timothy Dalton and Paddy Considine. HOT FUZZ eases up on the humor of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and often threatens to topple over into Chuck Norris territory, but Wright manages to insert enough gags to keep the balance just about perfect, providing a fitting, amusing, and occasionally touching homage to cinema's action heroes.
Cast & Crew
|Tim Bevan - Producer|
|Jess Hall - Director of Photography|
|Nira Park - Producer|
|Simon Pegg - Screenwriter|
|David Arnold - Composer|
|Edgar Wright - Screenwriter|
|Edgar Wright - Director|