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The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

DIRECTED BY - Wes Anderson

In Wes Anderson's THE LIFE AQUATIC, a group of oceanic explorers who call themselves Team Zissou embark on a journey to hunt down the "jaguar shark" that ate one of their crew members (Seymour Cassel). Determined to avenge the death of his dear friend, team leader Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) is melancholic about the journey he's about to make. Meanwhile, financial troubles and nostalgia for his past make Zissou behave like a reckless playboy, an aging softie, and a past-his-prime tyrant. Surrounding Zissou are a hodgepodge of eccentrics--a pregnant journalist doing a magazine feature (Cate Blanchett), an airline pilot from Kentucky who claims he is Zissou's son (Owen Wilson), an emotionally needy European (Willem Dafoe), an acoustic guitarist who sings David Bowie songs in Portuguese (Seu Jorge), Zissou's brilliant wife (Anjelica Houston), and her ex-husband who is Zissou's seafaring nemesis (Jeff Goldblum). Clad in baby-blue polyester uniforms, Addidas sneakers, and red stocking caps, Team Zissou is a sight to see. And as their deep-sea adventure takes them into dangerous waters where they are attacked by pirates and dazzled by CGI fish, the group finds magic both in their bonds to each other and in the colorful world around them.



Film Info

RUNTIME - 118 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2004

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Anamorphic, Full-Frame


DVD Features:

Region 1

Note: This release is a New High-Definition digital transfer approved by Director Wes Anderson.

Keep Case

Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35



Wes Anderson


Scott Rudin


Wes Anderson


Barry Mendel


Wes Anderson


Noah Baumbach


Anjelica Huston



"[Mr. Murray's] performance is a triumph of comic minimalism....[He] turns tiny gestures and sly, off-beat line readings into a deadpan tour-de-force, at once utterly ridiculous and curiously touching."

- A. O. Scott, New York Times

"An exquisitely evocative movie that elevates rueful melancholia to a superpower..."

- Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times



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