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What a great sarcastic look at life. It has it all, the filthy rick, the poor no hopers, and the dumb majority caught in the middle. No hope when the rich are so rich (and botprn to rule) and the poor are kept there. What a world we live in.
I don't buy many DVD's at all but since seeing Grand Budapest Hotel ( bought CD on the strength of hearing the score through snippets on Classic FM then the DVD as a consequence) where I found the dry sense of humour absolutely delightful so I bought some more of Wes Anderson's work ..to watch on holiday including this one and I wasn't disappointed.. in fact I have just ordered the rest of them!! ( they will pass some time in a positive way as I broke my ankle on that holiday!!) these are very "different".. quirky, intelligent deadpan humour - will watch over probably several times( something I rarely do) to relive the delicious "jokes" and enjoy those I probably missed! I would recommend starting with Grand Budapest Hotel if you have never seen any of his work.. the best way to see if his earlier work will be for you.
I've had the DVD (PAL & NTSC) of this film for many years and was never very happy with the video quality. I presumed it was the film itself but I was wrong. This blu-ray version is a revelation. The image quality is massively improved, very clear, superbly realised colours (that are chosen deliberately to accentuate scenes and which were largely inobvious on DVD) and the audio quality is greatly improved too. Some of the dialogue was always a bit muddy but not anymore. I can't recommend this highly enough but be warned it is region locked to A so you need a US play option.
there is dry and then there is Bill Murray dry. this is drier than a parched Murray in a desert after eating a bag of salt. it also happens to be the best film I have seen in ages. hilarious and touching.