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Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge are hitting Blu-Ray. Fox is doing the deed and here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Two of famed director Baz Luhrmann’s unconventional, poetic and mesmerizing films get the star treatment October 19, when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment debuts William Shakespeare’s Romeo+Juliet and Moulin Rouge! on Blu-ray Disc.

Flaunting a new high-definition transfer and spectacular picture-in-picture experience, both Blu-ray discs of the award-winning films boast new uncut footage, BD-LIVE: Live Lookupâ„¢ Powered by IMDb®, as well as a host of other never-before-seen material produced by Luhrmann and his creative team at Bazmark. And for first time ever, Moulin Rouge! includes an alternate opening sequence featuring the Cat Stevens hit “Father & Son”.

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Romeo and Juliet (1996) – Special Edition DVD Review

Romeo and Juliet (1996) DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce, based on the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Pete Postlethwaite

Features:

  • Running audio commentary with Luhrmann, Pearce, production designer Catherine Martin & cinematographer Don McAlpine
  • Director’s Gallery: Luhrmann discusses the concept and the pitch; brief featurette about the film’s impact; three scenes showing read-through to finished product and everything inbetween
  • Cinematographer’s Gallery: McAlpine discusses several scenes and the way shots were constructed for each
  • Design Gallery: Martin discusses the design of everything from the guns to the cars and more
  • Interview Gallery: Cast & crew snippets
  • Music Videos: “Kissing You” by Des’ree and “Young Hearts Run Free” by Kym Mazelle
  • Theatrical trailer, TV spots and other promotional bits
  • DVD-ROM: screenplay to original play comparison excerpts

Released by: Fox
Region: 1
Rating: PG-13
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Own it.

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