Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket to Join the Criterion Collection

You're gonna see a side of Dignan that you haven't seen before.

A decade after attaining cult classic status, Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket is getting the deluxe DVD treatment.

In a report posted by MTV Movies yesterday, the director was quoted as saying fans of his first film will soon be able to see an expanded version:

"We've just begun work with the Criterion Collection to do 'Bottle Rocket' on a new DVD that's going to have all kinds of stuff. There's a lot of 'Bottle Rocket' that was on the cutting room floor, so we have a lot to work with on that one."

Bottle Rocket has long divided critics -- Roger Ebert called it "unwound and indulgent," and The San Francisco Chronicle's Mick LaSalle referred to it as a "grueling, numbing black hole" -- but the movie has plenty of passionate fans who have complained about what MTV Movies summed up as "the crappy treatment [it] has received on DVD."

The report gives no word on a release date for the Criterion reissue, and it isn't available for pre-order at Amazon yet, so it's presumably a ways off -- but this should still be good news for Anderson fans.

Source: MTV Movies

Comments

Dr Kael

Shawn Kael

FINALLY!

Sep 28 - 07:11 AM

zachdybs

Zach D

this is wonderful news.
its about time.
my second favorite wes a. film...behind rushmore.

Sep 28 - 07:25 AM

Holly Jolly

Holly Jolly

YES! Thank goodness I didn't buy the other dvd last week...even though it is only 5 bucks.

Sep 28 - 08:02 AM

winterchili

kev sull

hell yes

Sep 28 - 08:51 AM

sharpless

Matthew Sanderson

Thank God. I always wondered why this one got the Criterion shaft.

Sep 28 - 10:40 AM

ParanoidAndroid

jeremiah brookes

Sweet Jebus......I heart this film. Funny as hell...So many great moments.

Sep 28 - 11:24 AM

Fangmeier69

Jonathan Greene

Does Wes Anderson have compromising pictures of execs at Criterion? Not everything he does is worthy of their catalogue (though Michael Bay somehow got them to put out The Rock & Armageddon!) The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou didn't excite critics like Rushmore & Royal Tennebaums, but somehow got the release. Bottle Rocket is a weird little comedy with Owen Wilson in a bad haircut; nothing more. The version we saw on video & DVD was the one that was in theatres, right? Eleven years later, it's now going to be better?

Sep 28 - 11:43 AM

Fangmeier69

Jonathan Greene

Does Wes Anderson have compromising pictures of execs at Criterion? Not everything he does is worthy of their catalogue (though Michael Bay somehow got them to put out The Rock & Armageddon!) The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou didn't excite critics like Rushmore & Royal Tennebaums, but somehow got the release. Bottle Rocket is a weird little comedy with Owen Wilson in a bad haircut; nothing more. The version we saw on video & DVD was the one that was in theatres, right? Eleven years later, it's now going to be better?

Sep 28 - 11:45 AM

Snarebeast

Billy Bitterman

I actually think The Life Aquatic is his best movie. And I think all his movies deserve Criterion releases. They're the epitomy of dry American comedy, much like how Armageddon and The Rock are the epitomies of the mindless, idiotic American action film. That's why they get put on there.

Sep 28 - 02:34 PM

Snarebeast

Billy Bitterman

I actually think The Life Aquatic is his best movie. And I think all his movies deserve Criterion releases. They're the epitomy of dry American comedy, much like how Armageddon and The Rock are the epitomies of the mindless, idiotic American action film. That's why they get put on there.

Sep 28 - 02:34 PM

The Great One

A Z

I actually hated Life Aquatic...but maybe thats just not my taste in movies

Sep 28 - 08:55 PM

PhilArmstrong

Phil Armstrong

Finally! My favorite movie on Criterion!

Sep 30 - 01:19 PM

Sora Freak

Allen K

Great News, this movie deserves a Criterion

Sep 30 - 02:27 PM

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