Moulin Rouge (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Baz Luhrmann Starring: Ewan McGregor Nicole Kidman

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Baz luhrmann (strictly ballroom) takes a shot at reinventing shakespeare's story of star-crossed lovers as a visual pastiche inspired by mtv imagery, hong kong action-picture cliches, and luhrmann's own taste for deliberate, gaudy excess.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 217113118
UPC 024543642176
UPC 14 00024543642176
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 10/19/2010
Rating Rating
Doomed Lovers
Essential Cinema
Love Story
Love Triangle
Paris, France
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Cross LA BOHÈME with CABARET, throw in a little bit of RENT, and you might almost begin to describe Baz Luhrmann's visually opulent, fast-paced, funny, heartrending MOULIN ROUGE. The film, which premiered as the opener to the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, is a musical set in 1899 Paris at the notorious Montmartre cabaret club, the Moulin Rouge. Directed by Luhrmann (WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO AND JULIET, STRICTLY BALLROOM), the movie stars Nicole Kidman as the high-kicking courtesan, Satine; Ewan McGregor as the sensitive poet, Christian; and John Leguizamo as the flamboyant artist and matchmaker, Toulouse-Lautrec. Luhrmann's use of eclectic lighting and saturated color, the fast zooms and quick cuts of his camera, and his magnificent costumes and sets perfectly capture the excess and freneticism for which the Moulin Rouge was famous. Beautifully led by McGregor and Kidman, the flawless supporting cast brings to life the culture of belle époque Paris with magical realism. Above all, the anachronistic, energetic contemporary soundtrack is what drives MOULIN ROUGE, with popular songs by L'il Kim, Christina Aguilera, David Bowie, and Beck--as well as Kidman and McGregor adding their own superb vocals.
Rolling Stone "...Luhrmann's technique is flamboyantly operatic...[He] creates visual miracles..." 06/07/2001 p.119-20
New York Times "...There are more volatile or seductive shades of red than even Toulouse-Lautrec might have dreamed of....Mr. Luhrmann has the eye of an artist..." 05/18/2001 p.E10
Variety "...Baz Luhrmann displays often amazing resourcefulness as he mixes a multitude of film and song styles to relate his quintessential tale of la vie boheme..." 05/14/2001 p.21-8
USA Today "...Spectacularly drenched in color, décor and other visual oh-la-la..." 05/18/2001 p.8E
Premiere "...Astonishing....The sweet-voiced Kidman has never been sexier....Daring..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars 07/01/2001 p.82-3
Box Office "...Stunning cinematic artistry....Dazzling....It is a powerful impression of Luhrmann as a technically dexterous visual virtuoso..." 07/01/2001 p.99
Sight and Sound "...Breathless....McGregor's wide-eyed readiness to perform is an undiluted pleasure and he is at his most charismatic here..." 09/01/2001 p.51-2
Los Angeles Times "...A fever dream of musical spectacle....It showcases excellent work from co-stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor..." 05/18/2001 p.1
Baz Luhrmann
Ewan McGregor
Nicole Kidman
Cast & Crew
Natalie Mendoza - Star
John Leguizamo - Star
Ewan McGregor - Star
Richard Roxburgh - Star
Jim Broadbent - Star
David Wenham - Star
Nicole Kidman - Star
Kylie Minogue - Star
Baz Luhrmann - Screenwriter
Catherine Knapman - Co-Producer
Martin Brown - Producer
Ozzy Osbourne - Voice
Donald McAlpine - Director of Photography
Fred Baron - Producer
Baz Luhrmann - Producer
Craig Armstrong - Composer
Craig Pearce - Screenwriter
John O'Connell - Choreographer
Baz Luhrmann - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2001
UPC 00024543642176
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 128 minutes
Color Color
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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