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Director: Baz Luhrmann     Starring: Ewan McGregor Nicole Kidman
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Learn more about Moulin Rouge (Blu-ray):

Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 217113118
UPC: 024543642176
UPC 14: 00024543642176
Sales Rank: 5321
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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.
Editor's 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.

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Video Features Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/1/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 128 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2001
Video UPC UPC: 00024543642176
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Moulin Rouge! (2001) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Josh Lasser Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 10/23/2010 4:22 PM
For better or worse, some directors shoot for the stars.  Their efforts may result in colossal misfires, but they could also result in a truly stellar experience.   With 2001's Moulin Rouge!, Baz Luhrmann certainly ended up with the latter as the movie not only shoots for the stars, but manages to get there. The film stars Nicole Kidman as Satine, a courtesan and singer at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in the Montmartre district in Paris, and Ewan McGregor as Christian, a would-be poet who falls desperately in love with her.  With a script written by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, Moulin Rouge! is an astounding and pulse-pounding reinvention of the musical....read the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Natalie Mendoza
Video Cast Info John Leguizamo
Video Cast Info Ewan McGregor
Video Cast Info Richard Roxburgh
Video Cast Info Jim Broadbent
Video Cast Info David Wenham
Video Cast Info Nicole Kidman
Video Cast Info Kylie Minogue
Video Cast Info Baz Luhrmann - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Catherine Knapman - Co-Producer
Video Cast Info Martin Brown - Producer
Video Cast Info Ozzy Osbourne - Voice
Video Cast Info Donald McAlpine - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Fred Baron - Producer
Video Cast Info Baz Luhrmann - Producer
Video Cast Info Craig Armstrong - Composer
Video Cast Info Craig Pearce - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info John O'Connell - Choreographer
Video Cast Info Baz Luhrmann - Director

Professional Reviews

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

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