Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

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 (Ralph Fiennes) and his young protégé Zero (Tony Revolori) 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. Meticulously designed, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a breathless picaresque and a poignant paean to friendship and the grandeur of a vanished world, performed with panache by an all-star ensemble that includes F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum, Mathieu Amalric, Tilda Swinton, and Bill Murray.

Film Info

  • Wes Anderson
  • United States
  • 2014
  • 100 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.37:1, 1.85:1, 2.40:1
  • English
  • Spine #1025

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • PLUS: A 2014 essay by critic Richard Brody and a collectible poster, along with (on the Blu-ray) excerpts from an additional 2014 piece by Brody, an 1880 essay on European hotel portiers by Mark Twain, and other ephemera

New cover by Emma Wesley

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Apr 28, 2020

Special Features

  • 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • PLUS: A 2014 essay by critic Richard Brody and a collectible poster, along with (on the Blu-ray) excerpts from an additional 2014 piece by Brody, an 1880 essay on European hotel portiers by Mark Twain, and other ephemera

New cover by Emma Wesley

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Cast
Ralph Fiennes
M. Gustave
F. Murray Abraham
Mr. Moustafa
Mathieu Amalric
Serge X.
Adrien Brody
Dmitri
Willem Dafoe
Jopling
Jeff Goldblum
Deputy Kovacs
Harvey Keitel
Ludwig
Jude Law
Young writer
Bill Murray
M. Ivan
Edward Norton
Henckels
Saoirse Ronan
Agatha
Jason Schwartzman
M. Jean
Léa Seydoux
Clotilde
Tilda Swinton
Madame D.
Tom Wilkinson
Author
Owen Wilson
M. Chuck
Larry Pine
Mr. Mosher
Giselda Volodi
Serge’s sister
Florian Lukas
Pinky
Karl Markovics
Wolf
Volker Zack Michalowski
Günther
Neal Huff
Lieutenant
Bob Balaban
M. Martin
Fisher Stevens
M. Robin
Wally Wolodarsky
M. Georges
Waris Ahluwalia
M. Dino
AND INTRODUCING
Tony Revolori
Zero
Credits
Director
Wes Anderson
Screenplay by
Wes Anderson
Story by
Wes Anderson
Story by
Hugo Guinness
Produced by
Wes Anderson
Produced by
Scott Rudin
Produced by
Steven Rales
Produced by
Jeremy Dawson
Executive producer
Molly Cooper
Executive producer
Charlie Woebcken
Executive producer
Christoph Fisser
Executive producer
Henning Molfenter
Coproducer
Jane Frazer
Director of photography
Robert Yeoman
Production designer
Adam Stockhausen
Costume designer
Milena Canonero
Editor
Barney Pilling
Original music by
Alexandre Desplat
Music supervisor
Randall Poster
Special photography unit
Roman Coppola
Hair, makeup, and prosthetic designer
Frances Hannon
Inspired by the writings of
Stefan Zweig

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Wes Anderson

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Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson

Houston native Wes Anderson’s idiosyncratic directorial style—marked by eccentric, colorful compositions and a fastidious attention to detail—seemed completely anomalous in the U.S. independent film landscape at the outset of his career. But it’s become such an influence on other homegrown auteurs that it’s beginning to look as archetypally American as apple pie. Anderson debuted with Bottle Rocket, a thirteen-minute video shown at Sundance. On the strength of that short, producers James L. Brooks and Polly Platt brought Anderson and his cowriter and star Owen Wilson to Hollywood, where the pair embarked on the project of turning it into a feature. The result, a crisply shot comedy about dead-end criminals in Texas, announced Anderson as a major talent; his next film, Rushmore, a wildly acclaimed, widescreen coming-of-age tale that introduced actor Jason Schwartzman and gave Bill Murray a critical comeback, cemented that reputation. These films, like the ones he’s made in the years since—from the Oscar-nominated The Royal Tenenbaums to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to The Darjeeling Limited and the animated Fantastic Mr. Fox—are vivid, wry studies of families and other groups, infused with liberal doses of both hilarity and melancholy.


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