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The life aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Bud Cort, Noah Taylor, Seu Jorge.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2014]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (118 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: R; for language, some drug use, violence and partial nudity.


Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew--Team Zissou--set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline co-pilot, who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and his estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor. They face overwhelming complications, including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy.


Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.

Special features: New, restored 4K digital film transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD MA soundtrack ; audio commentary by Anderson and cowriter Noah Baumbach ; This is an adventure, a documentary chronicling the film's production ; Mondo Monda, an Italian talk show featuring an interview with Anderson and Baumbach ; interview with composer Mark Mothersbaugh ; singer-actor Seu Jorge performing David Bowie songs in Portuguese ; intern video journal by actor Matthew Gray Gubler ; interviews with the cast and crew ; deleted scenes ; stills gallery ; trailer.

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