The Life Aquatic DVD

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The Life Aquatic DVD

#1 Post by Azshi » Tue May 10, 2005 11:33 pm

The DVD just came out and I wanted to warn everybody:

Usually when films are released and there is a special Criterion Collection version, the CC version is labeled as such and is more expensive than the standard one.

I bought what I thought was the special version and got home to find that BOTH versions are "Criterion Collection", but one is a Special 2 disc edition.

The important stuff like deleted scenes and commentary by Anderson are on both versions, but I was disappointed and I hope I can spare confusion for someone else.

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#2 Post by The Shoegazer » Thu May 12, 2005 10:52 pm

Is the film itself good though?
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#3 Post by Azshi » Thu May 12, 2005 11:31 pm

Yeah, I really liked it. If you liked past Anderson movies, it's a safe bet that you'll like this one. It is like the others only Bill is front and center for two hours (which makes it like, 4 times better)

Wes Anderson movies are great. I don't know if I'd call them genius or hilarious or whatever, but I love how each one lives as its own creation. The characters, scenes, and dialogue could only exist in his films and they're fun to experience because they have this life all their own.

And it cracks me up how they all feel perpetually cemented in this early 70's vibe. Because of it, the movie almost feels quaint despite the astronomical amount of money it must have taken to make.

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#4 Post by jm » Thu May 12, 2005 11:35 pm

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#5 Post by The Shoegazer » Tue May 17, 2005 10:19 pm

thanks. I'll rent it or something. Some of my friends have been to the film in theaters and said it was OK so I'll see for myself.
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Re: The Life Aquatic DVD

#6 Post by KKDallas » Thu May 19, 2005 11:40 am

Azshi wrote: Usually when films are released and there is a special Criterion Collection version, the CC version is labeled as such and is more expensive than the standard one.
Does LiT have a Criterion Collection version? Mine has Bonus features such as deleted scenes, a conversation with Bill and Sophia, "Lost on Location" and more scenes of Kelly's press conference and water aerobics, etc.

If there is a CC, I sure want it!!

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#7 Post by wiggle » Thu May 19, 2005 4:26 pm

There isn't a Criterion Collection of LiT.
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#8 Post by jm » Thu May 19, 2005 5:41 pm

"[quote:80d2969911="wiggle"]There isn't a Criterion Collection of LiT.[/quote:80d2969911]
You can [u:80d2969911]read Criterion's FAQ[/u:80d2969911], and you can [u:80d2969911]ask them to make an LIT disc[/u:80d2969911]. The more requests they get, the more likely they would be to see a market for it.

Is anyone else pissed at seeing the ugly American cover with a cheap-crap-movie price of $9.99?"
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#9 Post by hull_street » Thu May 19, 2005 7:25 pm

johnmonkey wrote:Is anyone else pissed at seeing the ugly American cover with a cheap-crap-movie price of $9.99?
You betcha, John. Especially after seeing the beautiful Japanese cover that features Scarlett.
I'm ok with the price, it means I can stock up on a few extra copies :)

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#10 Post by jml98 » Thu May 19, 2005 7:53 pm

forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is a criterion collection DVD? does it have more features or something?
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#11 Post by jm » Thu May 19, 2005 9:38 pm

"[quote:27e0671192="jml98"]forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is a criterion collection DVD? does it have more features or something?[/quote:27e0671192]
I posted links, so I will not forgive your ignorance. :roll:"
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#12 Post by Suntory » Thu May 19, 2005 11:46 pm

lynx baby LINKXZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cant find it anywhere near me for $9.99. I want it though.

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#13 Post by The Shoegazer » Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:32 pm

I just watched the movie, The Life Aquatic I mean and it was quite a good movie. At least they tried to be somewhat original and there are some very funny, smart jokes that might go unnoticed and unappreciated by some people. Bill dancing to the techno music and fighting off pirates with a color speedo on was priceless though. But wow, He(Bill) is getting old fast.

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#14 Post by atlashrugged » Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:02 pm

I just watched the movie, The Life Aquatic I mean and it was quite a good movie. At least they tried to be somewhat original and there are some very funny, smart jokes that might go unnoticed and unappreciated by some people. Bill dancing to the techno music and fighting off pirates with a color speedo on was priceless though.
That movie was funny. It's odd; I love the way it was filmed. Some parts were a bit sad too, like the helicopter crash. I bought it a few weeks ago and have watched it three times already. You should watch the bonus stuff if you get the chance.
But wow, He(Bill) is getting old fast.
How old is he? I thought in his early fifties. He has gained weight, I think, but I thought it could've been for the movie. And as for his hair, I thought it was dyed in LiT. But I'm crazy.

I love Hemingway and thought Steve looked a lot like him, which I also thought was funny. I like Wes Anderson, so I wasn't surprised that I enjoyed it.
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#15 Post by Congruous » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:13 pm

I just saw this last night. I didn't love it, but it wasn't awful, either. Anderson's quirkiness gets to be a little forced after a while.
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#16 Post by jml98 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:41 am

I saw part of it on HBO or something. I didn't really like it.
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#17 Post by andymaq » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:07 am

I think all of Wes Andersons films bare a similarity to Lost In Translation in some way! The humour is the same I find! Especially in The Darjeeling Limited, the three brothers have been estranged from each other for years and then they come back together in a country that none of them are familiar with! Brilliant film but not as good as LIT! Oh and if anyone hasn't seen it there's a little cameo from Bill! :D
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#18 Post by Watching Music Transform » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:26 am

I loved this film :D -I can understand why some didn't like it as such, but I think the key is not to "try" and get into the film, but let the film get you into it. It may be quirky and odd but for me it was oddly relaxing and very funny.. :)
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