The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2004
Director: Wes Anderson
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 786936-242942
Running time: 1:59 (119 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 10, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#1126)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 14, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) 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 (Owen Wilson), a beautiful journalist (Cate Blanchett) assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and his estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston). They face overwhelming complications, including pirates, kidnapping and bankruptcy. Oscar®-nominated writer-director Wes Anderson (2001, The Royal Tenenbaums, Best Original Screenplay) has assembled an all-star cast that also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, and Bud Cort for this wildly original adventure-comedy.
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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Misc.
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Genres
Comedy
Adventure
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Touchstone Pictures
 • American Empirical Pictures
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Touchstone Home Entertainment
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
English  DTS 5.1
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Criterion
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Interviews
 • Gallery
 • Music Videos
 • A fold out insert featuring a cutaway of the Belafonte, with Eric Anderson's original illustrations
Easter Eggs
On the DVDĺs Main Menu, highlight the menu entry 'Starz On The Set' and then push the 'Up' arrow key on your remote control. This will make another arrow appear at the front of the submarine. Now, press the 'Enter' key on your remote control and you will have the chance to see a short blooper reel with the soundman attempting to fix a problem with Bill Murrayĺs wardrobe.
Crew
Direction
Wes Anderson....Director
Writing
Wes Anderson....Writer
Noah Baumbach....Writer
Production
Wes Anderson....Producer
Barry Mendel....Producer
Scott Rudin....Producer
Rudd Simmons....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Robert Yeoman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Moritz....Film Editor
Music
Mark Mothersbaugh....Composer
Sound
Pawel Wdowczak....Production Sound Mixer
David Giammarco....Supervising Sound Editor
Scott A. Jennings....Supervising Sound Editor
Gregory H. Watkins....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David Giammarco....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Kevin E. Carpenter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Mark Friedberg....Production Designer
Milena Canonero....Costume Designer
Jeremy Dawson....Visual Effects
Stefano Maria Ortolani....Art Director
Renato Agostini....Visual Effects
Frances Hannon....Make-up Artist
Heba Thorisdottir....Make-up Artist
Gino Tomagnini....Make-up Artist
Vincenzo Mastrantonio....Make-up Artist
Visual Effects by Gray Matter FX
Gray Marshall....Visual Effects
Eugenio Ulissi....Art Director
Marco Trentini....Art Director
Simona Migliotti....Art Director
Giacomo Cal˛ Carducci....Art Director
Additional Digital Visual Effects by Looki Effects
Henrik R. Fett....Visual Effects
Cast
Bill Murray....Steve Zissou
Owen Wilson....Ned Plimpton
Cate Blanchett....Jane Winslett-Richardson
Anjelica Huston....Eleanor Zissou
Willem Dafoe....Klaus Daimler
Jeff Goldblum....Alistair Hennessey
Michael Gambon....Oseary Drakoulias
Noah Taylor....Vladimir Wolodarsky
Bud Cort....Bill Ubell
Seu Jorge....PelÚ dos Santos
Robyn Cohen....Anne-Marie Sakowitz
Waris Ahluwalia....Vikram Ray
Niels Koizumi....Bobby Ogata
Pawel Wdowczak....Renzo Pietro
Matthew Gray Gubler....Intern #1
Seymour Cassel....Esteban du Plantier
Antonio Monda....Festival Director
Isabella Blow....Antonia Cook
James Hamilton....Festival Photographer
Melanie Gerren....Mandeeza
Nazzareno "Neno" Piana....Elderly Man
Rudd Simmons....Man in Yellow Shirt
Leonardo Giovannelli....Werner
Henry S. F. Cooper, Jr.....Talk Show Host
Pietro Ragusa....Academic
Air Kentucky Pilots
Eric Chase Anderson
Robert Wilson
Don McKinnon
University of North Alaska Interns
Alessio Santini
Paolo Sirignani
Andrew Weisell
Niccol˛ Senni
Andrea Guerra
Christiano Irrera
Vincenzo Recchia
Marco Ciarlitto
Tony Shafrazi....Larry Amin
Noah Baumbach....Phillip
Stefano Maria Ortolani....Italian Man in Audience
Sylvie Genin....French Woman in Audience
Jacques-Henri Lartigue....Lord Mandrake
Muzius Gordon Dietzmann....Javier
Gangyuan Xu....Cedric
Robin Scott....Hugo
Guglielmo Casciaro....Carl
Hennessey Sailors
Alessandro De Angelis
Andrea Bertone
Andriy Kachur
Roberto Salvi
Stefano Masciolini
Party Guests
Robert Sommer
Anna Orso
Ettore Conti
Robert Graham....Venezuelan General
Hal Yamanouchi....Chief Pirate
Pirates
Conrado Mendoza Dolor
Eduardo Bautista Grantuza
Simeon Maragigak Agelion
Walter Cajapao Casapao
Honorato Ilao Reyes
Roderick Magbay
Demetreo Castillo
Thomas Carwgal De La Pe˝a
Edwarren Bantungon
Levi Mickael de Ramon
Aries Corales
Aries Dolor Ilagon
Joseph De Los Reyes
Dennis Rayos Martinez
Tatyo Yamanouchi
Wai Tung Wong
Ging Fang Zhu
Francis Dokyi....Water Taxi Driver
Begni Bok Dong....Young Ogata
Former Team Zissou, Antarctica
Daniel Acon
Alexander Hamilton
Leica....Cody