A SCOTTISH film-maker has remade the opening scenes of Quentin Tarantino’s classic Reservoir Dogs complete with Scots dialogue.
Colin Ross Smith’s short film Reservoir Dugs is being released on the internet today to mark the movie’s 21st birthday.
Colin, 31, shot the movie’s opening diner scene in a cafe in the east end of Glasgow using a Scottish cast.
And he has replaced the American dialogue with Scots phrases such as “haud the bus” while the many swear words have been adapted to Scottish slang to hilarious effect.
Colin then recreated the shot of the movie’s cast walking down the street in the opening credits in the Barras market.
He said: “I’ve been working on my own films for several years but I have often wondered what great Hollywood films would be like remade in Scotland.
“Reservoir Dogs was a great example so I got a cast together and decided to give it a go.
“We shot the diner scene at a cafe in Glasgow’s Trongate and then did the walking scene at the Barras.
“We managed to do it all in one day and got it as close to the original style, shot for shot.”
The original scene, famous for its profanity, has the gang of jewellery store robbers meeting in an LA diner, where they discuss tipping and the hidden meanings of Madonna lyrics.
In Colin’s Scottish version, the same characters have the same discussions but this time with Scottish dialogue.
Colin said: “I wrote down the original script, and just went through it changing the words and phrases.
“For example, Joe Cabot originally uses the phrase ‘in a coon’s age’, a US term referring to a racoon’s life span, when he is talking about an old address book.
“We changed that to ‘donkey’s years’. There are a few other examples, and the cast themselves were great at coming up with ideas on what felt natural.”