Bottle Rocket [WS] [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1996]

  • SKU: 9670961
  • Release Date: 11/25/2008
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


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

Special Features


  • Disc 1:
  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Wes Anderson and cinematographer Robert Yeoman, with Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring Anderson and co-writer/actor Owen Wilson
  • Disc 2:
  • The Making of "Bottle Rocket," an original documentary by filmmaker Barry Braverman featuring Anderson, 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 Shafrazi Lectures, No. 1: Bottle Rocket
  • Murita Cycles, a 1978 short film by Braveman
  • Plus: A booklet featuring an appreciation by director Martin Scorsese and an essay by Brooks
  • Original artwork by Ian Dingman

Synopsis


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



Overall customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WHAT AN OUTSTANDING FILM THIS IS

    Posted
    Jory

    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

    Posted
    penumbra
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    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

    Posted
    cherz

    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

    Posted
    Josh1234
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    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

    Posted
    cchach
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    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

    Posted
    Andrew22
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    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

    Posted
    Ryan2

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

    I would recommend this to a friend



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