Wes Anderson's sophomore effort, Rushmore, comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release, and supplemental materials are limited to a theatrical trailer. This disc does a fine job presenting the film, but anyone wishing to take a deeper look at the film would do well with the more expensive, extras-laden Criterion version.
All of Wes Anderson's work has a distinct story book feel to it, and there is no better example than Rushmore. Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman give career defining performances, and the supporting cast round off an excellent movie.
If you have any kind of sense of humor, you will love this movie. If you haven't seen it, don't even bother renting it. Just go ahead and buy it.
The only problem is that the Blu Ray disc won't play on all PS3s. My boyfriend and I both have PS3 Slims; his a newer model, and mine is an older one that I bought refurbished. One of us has more GB than the other, but I forget which is which and I'm not sure that's even related. For whatever reason, mine will play the Blu Ray and his won't. If the Playstation 3 is your only source for a Blu Ray player, you might want to get the DVD instead. Or, better yet, just go ahead and buy a cheap Blu Ray player because there are a lot of discs that won't play on a PS3 for some reason.
The transfer isn't always perfect, but the movie, features, and artwork are. I love collecting Wes Anderson films as even the case looks like something that belongs on a book shelf for classic books.
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