The scene was released as part of the new Criterion Collection copy of Bottle Rocket
Wes Anderson’s often under-appreciated first film, Bottle Rocket, starring his now-favourite but then-unknown Wilson brothers, is finally being given the Criterion Collection treatment it rightly deserves. Released in 1996, the film signalled the start of everything we now come to associate with the director.
To celebrate the release, Little White Lies revealed a rare deleted scene from the film. It shows Owen Wilson rushing out of his house upon hearing an upset. He begins chatting away to a police officer by his car before he ends up running away.
The Criterion Collection Blu-ray includes 10 other deleted scenes, commentary by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, a glimpse at the making of Bottle Rocket, an original documentary by filmmaker Barry Braverman with interviews with the cast and crew, and the original black and white short film.
2018 will see the Grand Budapest Hotel’s next venture in animation brought to life, Isle of Dogs. It features an impressive voice cast including Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Yoko Ono, and Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Jeff Goldblum.
Read our piece on everything you need to know about Bottle Rocket here.