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Moulin Rouge! [DVD] [2001]

Release Date:01/14/2003
Although a deluxe two-disc set is available, this one-disc edition of Moulin Rouge will do for those who want just the film. This DVD boasts a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, and a French soundtrack has also been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by director Baz Luhrmann and co-screenwriter Craig Pearce, and a second commentary track recorded by Luhrmann, costume director Catherine Martin, and cinematographer Donald McAlpine. A behind-the-scenes featurette rounds out this strong release.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (95 out of 98)

    Special Features

    • Production commentary with Baz Luhrmann, Cathrine Martin and Don McAlpine
    • Writers' commentary with Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce
    • Behind The Red Velvet Curtain verison: Interactive feature that lets you glimpse a historical, technical, and artistic view of Moulin Rouge!
    • Closed Captioned


    Moulin Rouge!
    The third film from pop-music-obsessed director Baz Luhrmann tweaks the conventions of the musical genre by mixing a period romance with anachronistic dialogue and songs in the style of his previous Romeo+Juliet (1996). Ewan McGregor stars as Christian, who leaves behind his bourgeois father during the French belle époque of the late 1890s to seek his fortunes in the bohemian underworld of Montmartre, Paris. Christian meets the absinthe- and alcohol-addicted artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo), who introduces him to a world of sex, drugs, music, theater, and the scandalous dance known as the cancan, all at the Moulin Rouge, a decadent dance hall, brothel, and theater that's the brainchild of Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent). Christian also meets and falls into a tragically doomed romance with the courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman), who becomes the star of the play he's writing, which parallels the couple's romance and utilizes rock music from a century later, including songs by Nirvana, Madonna, the Beatles, and Queen, among others. Loosely based on the opera Orpheus in the Underworld, Moulin Rouge was shown in competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Nicole Kidman
      Nicole Kidman - Satine
    • Ewan McGregor
      Ewan McGregor - Christian
    • John Leguizamo
      John Leguizamo - Toulouse-Lautrec
    • Jim Broadbent
      Jim Broadbent - Zidler
    • Richard Roxburgh
      Richard Roxburgh - Duke of Worcester

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