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The Grand Budapest Hotel

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  • DVD COMEDY (CEN)

Edition

Director-approved two-DVD special edition.

Languages

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, Tony Revolori.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2020]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 19 cm.)

Audience

MPAA rating: R; language, some sexual content and violence.

Summary

Wes Anderson brings his dry wit and visual inventiveness to this exquisite caper set amid the old-world splendor of Europe between the World Wars. At the opulent Grand Budapest Hotel, the concierge M. Gustave and his young protégé Zero forge a steadfast bond as they are swept up in a scheme involving the theft of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune--while around them, political upheaval consumes the continent. The Grand Budapest Hotel is a poignant paean to friendship and the grandeur of a vanished world, performed by an all-star ensemble.

Notes

Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.

Special features: 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson ; new audio commentary featuring Anderson, filmmaker Roman Coppola, critic Kent Jones, and actor Jeff Goldblum ; selected-scene storyboard animatics ; "The making of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,'" a new documentary about the film ; new interviews with the cast and crew ; video essays from 2015 and 2020 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz and film scholar David Bordwell ; behind-the-scenes, special-effects, and test footage ; trailer.

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