Bottle Rocket needs to be released by Criterion

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  1. chris larralde

    chris larralde Stunt Coordinator

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    I watched this for the first time and it was friggin hilarious!!!!

    I was bummed to find no extras of any kind. Anyone going to re-release this and give it the same treatment as Rushmore and RT?
     
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    ka-kaw, ka-kaw! [​IMG]
     
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    This just got price dropped to about $14
    I'm so tempted to pick this up.
    I love this movie.
    A Criterion edition would be very nice, and its been long rumored.
     
  5. Walter Kittel

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    Rushmore and The Royal Tennebaums were both distributed by Buena Vista. To the best of my knowledge the only major studios that have licensed titles to Criterion for DVD release have been Buena Vista, MGM, and Universal Pictures. There are any number of Criterion LD releases that are now distributed on DVD by the originating studios, but not Criterion.
    Bottle Rocket was distributed by Columbia Tri-Star. Unless they change their DVD policy, the home video rights are picked up by a studio willing to play ball with Criterion, or they make an exception for Anderson's film; I wouldn't hold my breath for a Criterion treatment of this title. To date, none of the Columbia Tri-Star titles, including those formerly released on LD by Criterion, have received DVD releases by Criterion.
    - Walter.
     
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    Let's hope new things are in the wind for studios and Criterion. Rumor is that Fox has struck a deal, and wouldn't it be wonderful if this led to Sony making a similar deal? In one fell swoop we could close out both the Anderson trilogy (with Bottle Rocket) and Gilliam's Ages of Man trilogy (with Baron Munchausen)... in fact, they could also, in the spirit of their Fear & Loathing disc, tackle Gilliam's other literary adaptation, Jabberwocky!

    A fella can dream, can't he?

    Still hoping for a Criterion Meaning of Life (which could happen, see Life of Brian),

    CS
     
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    tell anthony i love him
     
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    What deal did Fox strike with Criterion?
     
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    Well, Peter Staddon said in the recent chat that three titles (but probably more) were coming to DVD in 2003, but not from Fox as members of the board would be "very excited".

    Seeing as they were Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha, Robert Altman's 3 Women and Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Criterion seems the logical conclusion.

    And Bottle Rocket seems very possible indeed, as Criterion reached "an agreement" with Sony to allow their Holy Grail laserdisc director's commentary onto the DVD, and we still haven't seen Criterion's end of the bargain yet. Wes Anderson himself stated that there would be Criterion DVD's of Bottle Rocket and The Royal Tenenbaums a while ago, and that his brother Eric would design the artwork for both of them, just like Rushmore.
     
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    Isn't there supposed to be a Criterion release of Howard's End?
    I thought I read that a while back.
     
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    "Bob gets the spirit award"
     
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    i mistakenly thought Bottle Rocket was offically annouced a few months ago, and sold my disc :-(

    pretty stupid of me, actually, since the video quality was really good for an older disc (while so many other higher profile discs from 1997-1999 look poor on my display).
     
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    Jean-Michel,

     
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    Not to be against Criterion but what advantages does it serve people like Fox to give the rights away and make some money when they can do it themselves and make all the money?
    Thanks
     
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    well back to bottle rocket.

    i just watched it yesterday.
    i really like rushmore and royal tennenbaums.

    but i'm not a big fan of this one.
    it was mildly amusing. and was a good movie to watch .
    i would suggest any fan of wes anderson should watch bottle rocket, but i doint see this being criterion worthy.

    maybe a regular special ed.
     
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    I would buy a CC edition of Bottle Rocket in a heartbeat!
     

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