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The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2004]

Release Date:05/27/2014
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    Special Features

    • Audio Commentary by Anderson and Cowriter Noah Baumbach
    • This Is an Adventure, a documentary chronicling the film's production
    • Mondo Monda, an Italian talk show featuring an interview with Anderson and Baumbach
    • Interview with Composer Mark Mothersbaugh
    • Singer-actor Seu Jorge performing David Bowie songs in Portuguese
    • Intern video journal by actor Matthew Gray Gubler
    • Interviews with the cast and crew
    • Deleted scenes
    • Stills gallery
    • Trailer
    • Plus: A conversation between Anderson and his brother Eric Chase Anderson


    The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
    The first effort from director Wes Anderson since his critically beloved The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou finds the filmmaker re-teaming with a number of familiar faces, including Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, and Seymour Cassel. Murray plays Steve Zissou, an eccentric and renowned oceanographer who has decided to seek out and enact mortal revenge on a shark that ate one of the men on his team. Along for the ride is Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson), a young man who has joined Zissou's crew after showing up claiming to be the seaman's long-lost son and Zissou's co-producer (and estranged wife), Eleanor Angelica Huston. As the expedition ensues, the two bond and Plimpton falls for a female journalist (Cate Blanchett) who is writing a piece on Zissou. The crew meets a host of obstacles on their journey, including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy. Adding a flair of whimsy to the film's aesthetic, the sea creatures and underwater scenes in the film have been created using stop-motion animation under the direction of Henry Selick, the man behind The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach. The ensemble cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, and Bud Cort. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Bill Murray
      Bill Murray - Steve Zissou
    • Owen Wilson
      Owen Wilson - Ned Plimpton
    • Cate Blanchett
      Cate Blanchett - Jane Winslett-Richardson
    • Anjelica Huston
      Anjelica Huston - Eleanor Zissou
    • Willem Dafoe
      Willem Dafoe - Klaus Daimler

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