Monday 2 November 2020


Hot Fuzz (2007)
[3rd watch]
Rewatchathon 2020 #42. Considering how much I enjoyed this (and how often it's on ITV2), it's kind of remarkable that I've only watched it once since seeing it at the cinema back in 2007; and, according to my records, that was around when it came out on DVD, in late '07 or early '08 — so I haven't rewatched it in over 12 years. This is a long-overdue rectification of that. (Don't get me started on Shaun…)

Straight afterwards, I watched the audio commentary by director Edgar Wright and his mate, Quentin Tarantino. I only intended to listen to the first couple of minutes, but got sucked in for the full two hours. It’s a very laidback, chatty track; not great for learning about the film itself, but for anecdotes and surrounding inspirations, it’s not uninteresting. It does feel like just hanging out with two movie buff friends having a natter.