Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision in this witty and warm portrait of three young middleclass misfits. Fresh out of a mental hospital, gentle Anthony (Luke Wilson) finds himself once again embroiled in the machinations of his best friend, elaborate schemer Dignan (Owen Wilson). With the aid of getaway driver Bob (Robert Musgrave), they develop a needlessly complex, mildly successful plan to rob a small bookstore—then go “on the lam.” Also featuring Lumi Cavazos as Inez, the South American housekeeper Anthony falls in love with, and James Caan as local thief extraordinaire Mr. Henry, Bottle Rocket is a charming, hilarious, affectionate look at the folly of dreamers. Shot against radiant southwestern backdrops, it’s the film that put Anderson and the Wilson brothers on the map. Director-Approved Special Edition Features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer supervised and approved by director Wes Anderson and director of photography Robert Yeoman Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Blu-ray) Commentary by director/co-writer Anderson and co-writer/star Owen Wilson The Making of “Bottle Rocket”: an original documentary by filmmaker Barry Braverman featuring Anderson, James L. Brooks, James Caan, Temple Nash Jr., Kumar Pallana, Polly Platt, Mark Mothersbaugh, Robert Musgrave, Richard Sakai, David and Sandy Wasco, Andrew, Luke, and Owen Wilson, and Robert Yeoman The original thirteen-minute black-and-white Bottle Rocket short film from 1992 11 deleted scenes Anamorphic screen test, storyboards, location photos, and behind-the-scenes photographs by Laura Wilson The Shafrazi Lectures, no. 1: Bottle Rocket Murita Cycles, a 1978 short film by Braverman PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by executive producer James L. Brooks, an appreciation by Martin Scorsese, and original artwork by Ian Dingman
Gigantic is a funny, oddly romantic love story about the unanticipated anxiety that comes when two crazy people unexpectedly collide. Brian Weathersby (Paul Dano) is a 28 year-old salesman at a high-end Swedish mattress company. The afterthought child to elderly parents (Ed Asner, Jane Alexander), and the youngest son in a trio of successful brothers, a shady oil man (Ian Roberts), a surgeon (Robert Stanton), Brian is searching for his place in the world. Unfulfilled by his work he spends a good portion of his day pursuing his goal of someday adopting a baby from China. He gets swept up in a romance with the lovely but misguided Harriet Lolly (Zooey Deschanel) when she comes in to his store one day and falls asleep on one of the beds. To win her over, he must compete with her bear of a father, Al Lolly, (John Goodman) an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets. Gigantic is a funny, surreal love story about the anxiety that comes when two people with crazy families collide unexpectedly and fall for each other.
First transmitted on Channel 4 in 1990, Nightingales focuses on three security guards who have the unenviable task of working the graveyard night shift in a tower block, a situation which regularly turns to the surreal. A werewolf that performs open-heart surgery, bouts of Shakespearian verse and an undercover police operation are just some of the bizarre situations - and confrontations - the trio find themselves in.Starring the acclaimed Robert Lindsay (My Family, Citizen Smith) as Carter, David Threlfall (Shameless, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) and James Ellis (Playing the Field, Z-Cars) Nightingales was a critical success when first transmitted on Channel 4 and is still fondly remembered to this day. As well as featuring an all-star cast, Nightingales was written by Paul Makin (Goodnight Sweetheart) and directed by the acclaimed Tony Dow (Only Fools and Horses, The Keith Barret Show). This two-disc set contains all of the episodes from both series' of this unhinged sitcom, which will appeal to anyone who likes The League of Gentleman and Little Britain.Disc One - Series One:Moonlight Becomes YouTakeawayKiss and Make-UpOpening NightScrutiny of the BountyTerence in the MidstDisc Two - Series Two:Silent NightTrouble in MindCrime and PunishmentAll at SeaReach for the SkyKing Lear IISomeone to Watch Over Me., First transmitted on Channel 4 in 1990, Nightingales focuses on three security guards who have the unenviable task of working the graveyard night shift in a tower block, a situation which regularly turns to the surreal. A werewolf that performs open-heart surgery, bouts of Shakespearian verse and an undercover police operation are just some of the bizarre situations - and confrontations - the trio find themselves in.Starring the acclaimed Robert Lindsay (My Family, Citizen Smith) as Carter, David Threlfall (Shameless, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) and James Ellis (Playing the Field, Z-Cars) Nightingales was a critical success when first transmitted on Channel 4 and is still fondly remembered to this day. As well as featuring an all-star cast, Nightingales was written by Paul Makin (Goodnight Sweetheart) and directed by the acclaimed Tony Dow (Only Fools and Horses, The Keith Barret Show). This two-disc set contains all of the episodes from both series' of this unhinged sitcom, which will appeal to anyone who likes The League of Gentleman and Little Britain.Disc One - Series One:Moonlight Becomes YouTakeawayKiss and Make-UpOpening NightScrutiny of the BountyTerence in the MidstDisc Two - Series Two:Silent NightTrouble in MindCrime and PunishmentAll at SeaReach for the SkyKing Lear IISomeone to Watch Over Me.Special Features:None Listed.
Robert Webb and Olivia Colman co-star in the first series of the BBC Radio 4 sketch show. Welcome to the surreal, silly and ingenious comedy sketch show that features one half of Mitchell & Webb and Olivia Colman from Peep Show, with Sally Hawkins, Steven Kynman and Chris Pavlo. Highlights include Narnia being vandalised by two kids from Peckham, Mr Punch's parole board, Thomas Hardy's agent, temping for NASA, Batman's schedule and the theft of Hitler's jewels. There's also the real reason why Columbus sailed round the world, email problems in Ancient Rome and Lesser Known Novels (The First of the Mohicans), plus a taste of Radio 4's popular (and wonderfully dull) anecdote show, Give Me Strength... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Webb, Olivia Colman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002513/rt_bbcw_002513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Mitchell and Robert Webb star in the complete second series of their critically-acclaimed BBC Radio 4 show. Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, from Channel 4's "Peep Show", That Mitchell and Webb Sound is a hilarious mix of satirical sketches and surreal characters that provides a fantastically skewed perspective on everyday life. Meet soporific late-night DJ Adrian Locket; Peter and Ted, commentators who reveal the murky underside of the snooker world; crime fighter Angel Summoner and his redundant sidekick BMX Bandit; and the obnoxious, incredibly posh person who is still unaccountably a waiter. In addition, there's Numberwang!, the maths quiz that makes very little sense, plus thrilling coverage of people you don't know buying houses and living in them, and thinking where to go on their holiday and then booking it. Zany and original, this consistently funny and imaginative series highlights the absurdity of reality TV, politics, chat shows, and milk helplines. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Mitchell, Robert Webb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000975/rt_bbcw_000975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exotic Dusk, books one, two and three are contained in this audiobook. Imagine a stranger in your town, he is magical and mystical with his show. He may grant your every wish or your worst nightmares. Is he an angel or is he something else? The drama unfolds in this sleepy little town like a freight train passing through at full speed. Frightening encounters and the surreal give this book an ethereal quality. If you are looking for a good listen then this is the audiobook for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Martinez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008195/bk_acx0_008195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An African American teenager's alienation is taken to the extreme in this cross-genre prequel to the Eve of Light series. An utterly surreal and bizarre work of dark metaphysical fantasy. Deep down, Robert Goldner knows he's a mistake. His mother told him so when he was just five years old. But he never found the courage to ask just what she meant before she was murdered under mysterious circumstances on his 11th birthday.Now, on the eve of his 17th birthday, Robert is dead set on becoming a Virginia high school state wrestling champion in order to redeem himself once and for all, reversing whatever curse his mother saw within him. One of the few blacks on a predominantly redneck team, Robert has struggled for years to remain clear-headed and independent in a school divided by race and conquered by cliques. But when something from beyond takes possession of his body and mind, wrestling with his very soul, he may find his “birthday” to be a gateway to a horrifying truth about himself and the fundamental nature of reality.Incorporating several subgenres of horror - including body, psychological, extreme, metaphysical, and weird - BloodLight is not for the casual listener. Strongly recommended for those already familiar with the Eve of Light series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rhett Samuel Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121576/bk_acx0_121576_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Critically acclaimed author Keith Lee Morris—who has drawn favorable comparisons to Richard Russo and Richard Ford—delivers a stunning collection of stories. Through these tales of deep humanity, the flaws and strengths of young men are explored with remarkable clarity. In “The Visitation,” a man defends his home—the day after hosting a party— against a petty thief who was on the guest list. “Testimony” tracks former addict Robert Scott, the key witness in his friend’s murder trial, as Robert relives the crime and comes to terms with his own actions. And in “A Desert Island Romance,” Roger and Sharon wash up on the same beach at separate times. They strike up a relationship that eventually deteriorates when they both start pretending they are living their old lives. An unforgettable work read by a full cast of talented narrators, Call It What You Want features 13 stories that run the gamut from brutally honest to remarkably surreal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Orton, Jeffrey Brick, Tony Ward, Jodi Dick, Anthony Crep, Ken Marks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004368/bk_reco_004368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danny: The portrait of a surreal killer. Each one of us has an invisible space alien perched upon our shoulders controlling our thoughts. This is not a good thing! Danny used to be a sad and lonely man, but now he is happy. Because now Danny has a dog of his very own. A nice big dog with a waggy tail and a smiley face. The dog’s name is Demolition but only Danny can see him. Men from The Ministry of Serendipity are monitoring Danny’s every move. They have a special agent on the case, his name is Parton Vrane and he is half man and half cockroach. Described as a nightmare journey to Hell and back, with only a brief stop off at a KFC for a quick bucket of grub and a visit to the toilet, A Dog Called Demolition is a genuine horror story. Where Silence of the Lambs and Seven merely dipped their toes in terror’s icy waters, Robert Rankin boldly takes off his lurex sock and really puts his foot in it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Rankin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020562/bk_adbl_020562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.