The Royal Tenenbaums (#157)

$29.99
Type: New Blu-Ray

Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife, Etheline (Anjelica Huston), had three children—Chas, Margot, and Richie—and then they separated. Chas (Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. The Royal Tenenbaums is a hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption from Wes Anderson.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

Restored digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray

Audio commentary by Anderson

With the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles, featuring Anderson

Interviews with and behind-the-scenes footage of actors Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Danny Glover

Outtakes

The Peter Bradley Show, featuring interviews with additional cast members

Scrapbook featuring young Richie’s murals and paintings, still photographs by set photographer James Hamilton, book and magazine covers, and storyboards

Studio 360 radio segment on painter Miguel Calderón, along with examples of his work

Trailers

Collectible insert with Eric Anderson’s drawings

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

PLUS: A new essay by film critic Kent Jones