A bright, optimistic caper comedy from first-time director Wes Anderson, Bottle Rocket focuses on a group of young Texans aspiring to become master thieves. Their leader is Dignan (Owen C. Wilson, who also co-wrote the screenplay), an upbeat if naive charmer who convinces his friends Anthony (Wilson's brother Luke Wilson) and Bob Mapplethorpe (Robert Musgrave) to enter the crime business. After their first heist, a bizarrely-executed robbery of a local bookstore, the trio goes on the lam, taking up residence in a border hotel where Anthony falls in love with a maid played by Lumi Cavazos. When the three buddies decide that they need to return to the real world, they hook up with a master con-man (James Caan) who sends them on a daring -- if ill-concieved -- mission.~Jason Ankeny
New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Wes Anderson and director of photography Robert Yeaman, with DTS-HD master audio 5.1 soundtrack
Audio commentary featuring Anderson and co/writer/actor Owen Wilson
The making of "Bottle Rocket," an original documentary by filmmaker Barry Braverman featuring Anderso,n, producer James L. Brooks, actors James Caan and Luke and Owen Wilson, and others
The original thirteen minute black and white Bottle Rocket short film from 1992
Eleven deleted scenes
Behind the scenes photographs by Laura Wilson
The Shafazi Lectures, No. 1: Bottle Rocket
Murita Cycles, a 1978 short film by Braverman
Plus: a booklet featuring an appreciation by director Martin Scorses and an essay by Brooks
This is a great movie! Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson are hilarious! Wes Andersons first full length film is something special! I can't get enough of this guy! He is witty in his dialogue and the colors! Oh my goodness! The colors are really something to rave about! His cinematography is really a work of art as well!
I’ve never heard of Criterion before this, but am glad I found it. Much better quality than the DVD version. The booklet is a nice added touch in this all digital era.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Required if you like Wes
Wes Anderson's first and required viewing for fans of his work. You can see the genesis of his style. It's also a pretty good movie. I would not place it on par with his later works but still good clean fun.