Romeo + Juliet & Moulin Rouge! (UK BD) in November

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of two Baz Luhrmann films on 1st November 2010. William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge! feature new high-definition transfers, picture-in-picture experiences, new uncut footage and 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”.

Luhrmann says:
“As a fan, I’ve seen examples where the technology is so powerful, a much-loved film goes in for a Blu-ray treatment and, somewhat like a friend who has had too much surgery, you no longer recognize them.

Mindful of the relationship evolved with many fans of these two films, the esteemed digital intermediate colorist Jan Yarbrough, who recently completed color restorations of North by Northwest and The Godfather films, and I sat together day in and day out seeking to maintain the color philosophy forged in the cauldron of shooting, while giving full reign to the power of high-definition technology to deliver a Moulin Rouge and an R+J that audiences will recognize but are nevertheless realized at the highest possible visual quality.

As a filmmaker you never know whether you will ever have a chance to revisit movies again, and so we have gone about this with the attitude that this could be for the last time.”

Romeo + Juliet

  • New High Definition Transfer supervised by Director Baz Luhrmann
  • Shaking Up Shakespeare Picture-in-Picture Mode with Audio Commentary by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Donald M. McAlpine and Craig Pearce and featuring Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Stills
  • Uncut Footage from the Bazmark Vault
  • Romeo + Juliet: The Music Documentary
  • Filmmaker and Interview Galleries
  • BD-LIVE: Live Lookup™ powered by IMDb®
  • Plus additional content previously released

Moulin Rouge!
  • New High Definition Transfer supervised by Director Baz Luhrmann
  • Spectacular, Spectacular Picture-in-Picture Mode with Audio Commentary by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Donald M. McAlpine and Craig Pearce and featuring Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Stills
  • All-New Featurette A Creative Adventure and Introduction by Baz Luhrmann A Word from Baz
  • Uncut Footage from the Bazmark Vault including: o Father & Son – A Look at an Alternate Opening
  • Nicole Kidman’s First Vocal Test
  • Production Featurettes and Interviews: The Stars, The Writers, The Design, The Dance, The Music and The Cutting Room
  • The Making of Moulin Rouge and More!
  • BD-LIVE: Live Lookup™ powered by IMDb®
  • Plus additional content previously released

RRP is £19.99 each. Also available is a Baz Lurhmann’s Epic Romances box-set which bundles both films together with Lurhmann’s Australia for £39.99 RRP.

Pricedevil links for all three are below…

Romeo + Juliet
Moulin Rouge!
Baz Luhrmann's Epic Romances



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