Grand Budapest Hotel, The (Blu-ray)
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|Contributor||Wes Anderson, Mathieu Amalric, Willem Dafoe, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Ralph Fiennes|
|Runtime||1 hour and 40 minutes|
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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of GUSTAVE H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and ZERO MOUSTAFA, the lobby boy who becomes his must trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair - all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Genres: Comedy | Drama
M Recommended for mature audiences | 99 minutes
Cast and crew
- Wes Anderson
- Ralph Fiennes
- F. Murray Abraham
- Mathieu Amalric
- Adrien Brody
- Willem Dafoe
- Jeff Goldblum
- Harvey Keitel
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
- Product dimensions : 135 x 13 x 170 cm; 83 Grams
- Director : Wes Anderson
- Media Format : Blu-ray
- Run time : 1 hour and 40 minutes
- Release date : 3 September 2014
- Actors : Mathieu Amalric, F. Murray Abraham, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Ralph Fiennes
- Studio : 20th Century Fox
- ASIN : B01A9R4V4E
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 1
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Like the costumes, the sets are stunningly beautiful. Everything is so highly stylized as to be exaggerated - befitting for the setting inside a luxury hotel, a place where reality is suspended the moment you enter. Visually, the film is a masterpiece. Every frame is composed down to the last detail. It's a joy to watch. The story is fun, especially the more whimsical moments, but I must admit that I couldn't get emotionally invested in the fate of the characters. For me, this one is style over substance. Great entertainment, I enjoyed watching it, enjoyed Ralph Fiennes' amazing performance, loved the music, but the thing I remember most are the sets and costumes.
The DVD is lovely. It has English subtitles for those who may need them. Also included are the following extra features:
- Mendl's Secret Recipe
- Promotional Featurettes (Cast, Wes Anderson)
- Stills Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
Worth a punt at a couple of quid.
It is when one of his 'older very wealthy dear ladies' dies and leaves her considerable fortune to him, much to the anger of her very large extended family, that frantic events, murder and wild chases take place, that are in the tradition of The Blues Brothers, Indiana Jones and The Pirates of The Caribbean chaotic chase scenes.
'Hammy' overacting, earthy language, and exuberant fantasy-like sets are the order of the day in this film which is very funny, gripping and excellent entertainment.
For it's originality, panache, settings, and outstanding 'make-you-laugh' comedic values "Grand Budapest Hotel" richly and justifiably deserves several Oscars.