Criterion Collection “Darjeeling” Out Today

The day has arrived. The Criterion Collection DVD and Blu-Ray of The Darjeeling Limited is released today. We know many of you are excited about it. If you’re still on the fence, you can read DVD Beaver‘s review or look at the specs here. If you get the DVD or Blu-Ray today, leave us a comment and let us know what you think of the set, or Tweet us at @RushmoreAcademy.

5 Replies to “Criterion Collection “Darjeeling” Out Today”

  1. I haven’t had time to watch it yet, but the artwork is fantastic. I preordered through Amazon and got it last week. I feel bad that I didn’t take advantage of the early receipt to watch it.

  2. I got the standard DVD yesterday and watched all the bonus features first. I really liked the talk Anderson has with James Ivory (but I am writing my dissertation on Music in Anderson’s films so this might be biased). Braverman’s documentary was a nice Wiseman-esque portrait of the Making of the film. Impressed with Coppola’s “Sketch” and Waris Diary was fun. Mark Zoller Seitz’s essay is great and has some nice insights to the film. Then watched the film with the commentary on. The Hotel Chevalier commentary is solid (because it is just Anderson) but the Darjeeling seems to go off track (no pun intended) a few times and it has a very anti-climatic ending with a phone call from a man pitching a TV or movie to Anderson. The commentary is amusing and seems more of a way for the 3 writers and friends to chat and reminisce about the film. This is a film that should be viewed and enjoyed on multiple viewings – I think it gets richer every time and this Criterion version is a great way to experience it for the first time or again and again and again.

  3. I pre-ordered the DVD directly from Criterion, and it just shipped today. A day after the release. What’s the point of pre-ordering if I’m going to get a week after its release?

    Either way, I can’t wait for it since I loved the movie oh so very much. I hope Fantastic Mr. Fox gets a Criterion release. It doesn’t feel an Anderson movie has really come out on DVD until there’s a beautiful Eric Anderson drawing on the front.

  4. The Darjeeling Blu-Ray doesn’t come packaged the way Bottle Rocket first did with the cardboard case. It is in the standard plastic case. Bottle Rocket has since been re-released in this type of case as well. In case anyone was wondering.

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