Bottle Rocket, Best Dallas Movie Ever, On DVD in October. And In High-Def!
A few months back, my pal Bob Musgrave -- and that's Bob Mapplethorpe to you -- was giving some dude from Criterion Collection a tour of the local sights and sets from Bottle Rocket, which is only, like I said before, the best movie ever made in Dallas. We knew Wes Anderson's debut was getting the hifalutin Criterion treatment -- finally -- so that wasn't a surprise. What is?
Thanks to the Friend who shot us the May Criterion newsletter, we now know the release date: October. And we know that the Bottle Rocket disc(s) -- which will come loaded with all manner of bonus material, including the original short film and 30 minutes' worth of outtakes and the requisite commentary tracks and mini-docs -- will be in a bright shade of Blu-Ray. Fear not, though, as there'll be a standard-def version as well. Also, for real Wes Anderson and/or Owen Wilson fetishists, courtesy Rushmore Academy we now direct your attention to these limited-edition, handmade, not-at-all-expensive, on-sale-till-July-1 prints from, among other things, all of Anderson's films -- except Bottle Rocket, dang. --Robert Wilonsky
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Dallas, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.