shop by

Romeo and Juliet-Music Edition

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

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 203406893
UPC 024543403623
UPC 14 00024543403623
Format DVD
Release Date 2/6/2007
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Name Dicaprio,Leonardo
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Baz Luhrmann - Director
Baz Luhrmann - Screenplay
Baz Luhrmann - Producer
Claire Danes - Actor
Craig Pearce - Screenplay
Donald McAlpine - Cinematographer
Gabriella Martinelli - Producer
Harold Perrineau - Actor
Jill Bilcock - Editor
John Leguizamo - Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio - Actor
Nellee Hooper - Original Music By
Tim Atack - Original Music By
William Shakespeare - Based On Play By
Winner (1998) British Academy Awards, Nellee Hooper, Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music,British Academy Awards, Catherine Martin, Best Production Design,British Academy Awards, Craig Pearce, Baz Luhrmann, Best Screenplay - Adapted,British Academy Awards, Baz Luhrmann, David Lean Award for Direction
Winner (1997) MTV Award, Claire Danes, Best Female Performance
Nominee (1997) Oscar, Catherine Martin, Brigitte Broch, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
British Academy Awards (1998) Baz Luhrmann, Winner, David Lean Award for Direction,Catherine Martin, Winner, Best Production Design,Craig Pearce, Baz Luhrmann, Winner, Best Screenplay - Adapted,Donald McAlpine, Nominee, Best Cinematography,Gareth Vanderhope, et. al., Nominee, Best Sound,Jill Bilcock, Nominee, Best Editing,Nellee Hooper, Winner, Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Oscar (1997) Catherine Martin, Brigitte Broch, Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
MTV Award (1997) Claire Danes, Winner, Best Female Performance,Leonardo DiCaprio, Nominee, Best Male Performance,Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Nominee, Best On-Screen Duo,Romeo + Juliet, Nominee, Best Movie
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review In Looking for Richard, actor/director Al Pacino expresses his great hope for his film -- to extend his enthusiasm for the Bard's plays to a broader audience. In a very different way, that's what Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom) is attempting to do with this radical approach to "Romeo and Juliet". Luhrmann hasn't fashioned this motion picture with the stodgy, elitist Shakespeare "purist" in mind. Instead, by incorporating lively, modern imagery with a throbbing rock soundtrack and hip actors, he has taken aim at an audience that would normally regard Shakespeare as a chore to be endured in school, not a passionate drama to ignite the screen...Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet (properly titled William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet) takes the play and deposits it in a modern Verona Beach that is part decaying Miami and part Mexico City. By the director's own admission, this is a created world, borrowing aspects of its unique visual style from such diverse periods as the 1940s, 1970s, and 1990s, and using a variety of classic films (most notably Rebel Without a Cause) for inspiration. Fast cars with roaring engines replace horses. Guns stand in for swords and daggers. The resulting hybrid background is startling...Ultimately, no matter how many innovative and unconventional flourishes it applies, the success of any adaptation of a Shakespeare play is determined by two factors: the competence of the director and the ability of the main cast members. Luhrmann, Danes, and DiCaprio place this Romeo and Juliet in capable hands. And, while such a loud, brash interpretation may not go down in cinematic history as the definitive version of the play, hopefully it will open a few eyes and widen the audience willing to venture into any movie bearing the credit "based on the play by William Shakespeare."
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review One of the true measures of the brilliance of William Shakespeare's work is the number of times that his plays have been presented, adapted, updated, and changed in so many ways, yet the substance remains as solid and timeless as ever. Too many people seem to feel that Shakespeare must be kept in a box, stuck with the original settings and period costumes, filmed straight ahead with conventional music, and that "thinking outside the box" is Shakespearean heresy...A treat for the eyes and ears, Romeo + Juliet will demand that you concentrate to follow the dialogue, or you'll get lost quickly. You will be pleased if you exert the effort to follow along, almost as if you are learning a new language.
Reviewer Nicholas Sylvain
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review I've seen Shakespeare done in drag. I've seen Richard III as a Nazi. I've seen ``The Tempest'' as science fiction and as a Greek travelogue. I've seen Prince Hal and Falstaff as homosexuals in Portland. I've seen ``King Lear'' as a samurai drama and ``Macbeth'' as a Mafia story, and two different ``Romeo and Juliets'' about ethnic difficulties in Manhattan (``West Side Story'' and ``China Girl''), but I have never seen anything remotely approaching the mess that the new punk version of ``Romeo & Juliet'' makes of Shakespeare's tragedy...The desperation with which it tries to ``update'' the play and make it ``relevant'' is greatly depressing. In one grand but doomed gesture, writer-director Baz Luhrmann has made a film that (a) will dismay any lover of Shakespeare, and (b) bore anyone lured into the theater by promise of gang wars, MTV-style. This production was a very bad idea...Much of the dialogue is shouted unintelligibly, while the rest is recited dutifully, as in a high school production. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes are talented and appealing young actors, but they're in over their heads here. There is a way to speak Shakespeare's language so that it can be heard and understood, and they have not mastered it...The only actors in the film who seem completely at home, indeed, are Pete Postlethwaite, as Father Laurence, and Miriam Margolyes, as the Nurse. They know the words and the rhythm, the meaning and the music, and when they say something, we know what they've said. The other actors seem clueless, and Shakespeare's lines are either screamed or get all mushy...No doubt I will receive mail from readers accusing me of giving away the story's ending by revealing that Romeo and Juliet die. I had my answer all prepared: If you do not already know what happens to the star-crossed lovers, then you are not the audience this movie is aiming for.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Dicaprio,Leonardo
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice Fast-paced and juiced-up version of this classic drama.
Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle In terms of sheer spectacle, I can hardly think of another work this year that compares with Romeo & Juliet.
MaryAnn Johanson, The Flick Filosopher DiCaprio as Romeo is brilliant, as is Danes.
Channel 4 Film A sexy, innovative and memorable sumptuous feast for eye and ear.
David Hunter, The Hollywood Reporter A wildly passionate love story that captures the brightly burning emotions of youth.
L.A. Weekly A knockout translation, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of Romeo + Juliet is suffused with all the color, depth and cheek that Shakespeare should have.
Rolling Stone Luhrmann and his two birght angels have shaken up a 400-year-old play without losing its touching, poetic innocence.

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Importcds $6.11 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All our items are brand new - Ships directly from our Warehouse in California - Estimated delivery time: 5-7 days after shipment.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Blow It Outa Here $9.27 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All products are BRAND NEW and factory sealed. Fast shipping with tracking and delivery confirmation! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
VNHM SHOP $12.67 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
amitcj $12.91 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. (ROMEO AND JULIET MUSIC EDITION )
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
M and N Media $32.30 + $4.24 shipping
Condition: Used-Acceptable
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Load More Buying Options
$6.11 + $2.98 shipping
$9.98 You save $3.87 (38%)
Rakuten Super Points Earn 7 ($0.07) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Format: DVD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Importcds
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details