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Bottle Rocket [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection] [1996]

  • SKU: 9178686
  • Release Date: 12/16/2008
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

    Special Features

    • 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
    • Anamorphic test
    • Storyboards
    • Location photos
    • 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
    • Original artwork by Ian Dingman


    Bottle Rocket
    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, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Owen Wilson
      Owen Wilson - Dignan
    • Luke Wilson
      Luke Wilson - Anthony Adams
    • Robert Musgrave
      Robert Musgrave - Bob Mapplethorpe
    • Lumi Cavazos
      Lumi Cavazos - Inez
    • James Caan
      James Caan - Mr. Henry

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



      I can't wait to get this Criterion Collection version on Blu-ray, I am so excited to be a fan of both Bottle Rocket and the Criterion Collection. It makes this an easy purchase. For any fan of Wes Anderson, skip the cheap disc and get this or the blu-ray. There is no need to own the copy that says I like Wes Anderson, when you could own the copy that says, I LOVE WES ANDERSON enough to spend an extra $30.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Required if you like Wes

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wes Anderson is great


      This is a great film, like all other Anderson movies. It's a fun "caper" movie with very enjoyable characters. It also has some great quotes. "Frank's gone, he stole his car."

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      If you like Wes Anderson and want to upgrade to Blu Ray this purchase is a no brainier. Looks amazing and sounds amazing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Price Online

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Incredible film for an outstanding price. Best Buy has the best pricing on Criterions.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      One of Wes Andersons best

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This isn't Wes Anderson's greatest movie, but it is still highly enjoyable.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie


      One of my favorite movies, but nobody has ever heard of it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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