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    Added on: 21/11/2002 07:07
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    Moulin Rouge (UK)

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    No Laws. No Limits. One Rule. Never Fall In Love
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 122 mins
    Retail Price: £22.99
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    A spectacle beyond anything you`ve ever witnessed. An experience beyond everything you`ve ever imagined. Behind the red velvet curtain, the ultimate seduction of your senses is about to begin. Welcome to the Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor sing, dance and scale the heights of passionate abandon in this most talked-about movie from visionary director Baz Luhrmann (William Shakespeare`s Romeo + Juliet, Strictly Ballroom). Enter a tantalizing world that celebrates truth, beauty, freedom and above all things, love.
    Discover the truth behind the most dazzling film of 2001 with an exclusive backstage pass to go behind the scenes at the making of the movie with this spectacular double disc DVD. It includes over six hours of new material directed and produced by Baz Luhrmann exclusively for the DVD.

    Special Features:
    Disc 1:
    Audio commentary by Baz Lurhmann, Catherine Martin and Donald McAlpine
    Audio commentary by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce
    Audio description for the visually impaired
    `Behind The Red Curtain` footage - 8 video segments branched into the film

    Disc 2:
    `Making of Moulin Rouge` featurette
    The Stars - introductory segment and 5 video segments, including interviews
    The Story Is About - 2 video segments, including interview with Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce
    The Cutting Room - Jill Bilcock and Baz Lurhman interview
    6 abandoned scenes
    The Dance - video intro plus 4 video segments, interview with John `Cha Cha` O`Connell and Caroline O`Connor
    Pre shoot dances
    Multi angle dance sequences - Tango, Because We Can, Coup D`Etat Multi
    The Music - interviews with Marius De Vries, Craig Armstrong and Fat Boy Slim, `Lady Marmalade` music video, MTV Movie Awards performance and `Come What May` music video
    The Design - 2 video interviews, video montage of images, 2 static image galleries, visual effects
    Marketing - international sizzle reel, theatrical trailer, Japanese trailer, music promo, 7 static image galleries.
    Easter Eggs

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    DTS 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Baz Luhrmann

    Written By:

    Garry McDonald
    Richard Roxburgh
    Jim Broadbent
    John Leguizamo
    Ewan McGregor
    Nicole Kidman

    Casting By:
    Ronna Kress

    Soundtrack By:
    Craig Armstrong
    David Bowie
    Diane Warren
    Fatboy Slim
    Elton John
    Steve Hitchcock
    Marius De Vries

    Director of Photography:
    Donald McAlpine

    Jill Bilcock

    Costume Designer:
    Catherine Martin
    Angus Strathie

    Production Designer:
    Catherine Martin

    Catherine Martin
    Baz Luhrmann
    Catherine Knapman
    Martin Brown
    Fred Baron
    Steve E. Andrews

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    I really didn`t know whether I`d like this film at all. I mean, I liked Luhrmann`s version of Romeo and Juliet, but, apart from Singin` in the Rain, I pretty much hated musicals, so I sat back not really expecting much at all. How wrong I was. After a slightly dizzying start, you soon get used to the wonderful visual style of the film, and really get sucked into the story. The story itself is very simple, but the film just works, in its own mad crazy OTT way. As I said the visuals are some of the most daring and inventive I have ever seen, and even if it is unrealistic, it seems to bring the Moulin Rouge to life. Thebest visuals are the sepia toned postcard views of Paris at the start, but it`s just a beautiful film from start to finish. The modern pop songs do really work. When they sing Your Song, you probably won`t get it out of your head for a few days. It is truly the acting that brings this film alive. The two leads work very well together, with Nicole Kidman showing she is one of the hardest working and most diverse actresses working today, and Ewan McGregor showing that he can be good if he sin;t working with a Star Wars script. The supports are also good, with Broadbent and Leguiziamo the best, his depiction of Toulouse LaTrec is `astonishing` Baz Luhrmann has created a true masterpiece here, which, while not to everyones taste, has got my expectations of it beaten.

    The first disc is packed with soundtracks and commentaries it`s amazing that the picture still looks so good. The film is full of such rich colours and vibrant dance sequences it is vital that the iage holds up and it does it with ease. I never noticed the layer hop, and it is just a sumptuous widescreen transfer.

    Both DD and DTS and both are superb, vital in a loud film like this. The surrounds are given a thorough work out all the way through the movie, and it is an all encompassing experience with a great clarity

    So we lose a little over the R1 release, but not alot. This two disc set is packed to the very edges, with a couple of commentaries on disc 1 and some branch out segments as well. All are very good, and you wonder wether Luhrmann actually breathes or ever stops. Onto disc two and it is simply an indepth look at every stage of the movie that you could wish to see. Being interested in the visuals, the area on the CGI effects was of particular interest. There are then many music videos and trailers, some inventive phot galleries, yes, inventive ones. One even plays out like a trip down a Parisian Street, and then the 10+ hidden features round off possibly 20th Century Foxes best disc yet.
    posted by cartoonjonah on 5/6/2003 21:07