The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Wes Anderson

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Criterion Blu-Ray)


1 Disc

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  • United States
  • 2004
  • 118 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English
  • Spine #300

Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew, Team Zissou, set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent 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 copilot (Owen Wilson), a pregnant journalist (Cate Blanchett), and Zissou’s estranged wife (Anjelica Huston). Wes Anderson has assembled an all-star cast that also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Seu Jorge, and Bud Cort for this wildly original adventure-comedy.


Steve ZissouBill Murray
Ned PlimptonOwen Wilson
Jane Winslett-RichardsonCate Blanchett
Eleanor ZissouAnjelica Huston
Klaus DaimlerWillem Dafoe
Alistair HennesseyJeff Goldblum
Oseary DrakouliasMichael Gambon
Vladimir WolodarskyNoah Taylor
Bill UbellBud Cort
Pelé dos SantosSeu Jorge
Anne-Marie SakowitzRobyn Cohen
Vikram RayWaris Ahluwalia
Bobby OgataNiels Koizumi
Renzo PietroPawel Wdowczak
Intern #1Matthew Gray Gubler
Esteban du PlantierSeymour Cassel


DirectorWes Anderson
Written byWes Anderson and Noah Baumbach
Produced byWes Anderson, Barry Mendel and Scott Rudin
Executive producerRudd Simmons
CoproducerEnzo Sisti
Director of photographyRobert Yeoman
Production designerMark Friedberg
Edited byDavid Moritz
Costume designerMilena Canonero
MusicMark Mothersbaugh
Music supervisorRandall Poster
Animation byHenry Selick
CastingDouglas Aibel
Score recorded and mixed byRobert Casale
SongsDavid Bowie
Adapted into Portuguese and performed bySeu Jorge
Still photographerPhilippe Antonello
Original illustrationsEric Chase Anderson

Disc Features


  • New, restored 4K digital film transfer, approved by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • 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
  • PLUS: An insert featuring a conversation between Wes and Eric conducted in 2005

    New cover by Eric Chase Anderson

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