Bottle Rocket (Blu-ray) UK Criterion


Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision (with cowriter Owen Wilson) in this visually witty and warm portrait of three young misfits. Best friends Anthony (Luke Wilson), Dignan (Owen Wilson), and Bob (Robert Musgrave) stage a wildly complex, mildly successful robbery of a small bookstore, then go “on the lam.” During their adventures, Anthony falls in love with a South American housekeeper, Inez (Lumi Cavazos), and they befriend local thief extraordinaire Mr. Henry (James Caan). Bottle Rocket is a charming, hilarious, affectionate look at the folly of dreamers, shot against radiant southwestern backdrops, and the film that put Anderson and the Wilson brothers on the map.

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Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Wes Anderson and director of photography Robert Yeoman, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary featuring Anderson and co-writer/actor Owen Wilson
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 Braverman
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An essay by Brooks and, for the Blu-ray edition, an appreciation by Martin Scorsese
Original artwork by Ian Dingman