Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

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Director: Baz Luhrmann

Cast: Baz Luhrmann, Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo

     
 

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Although a deluxe two-disc set is available, this one-disc edition of Moulin Rouge will do for those who want just the film. This DVD boasts a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, and a French soundtrack has also been

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Although a deluxe two-disc set is available, this one-disc edition of Moulin Rouge will do for those who want just the film. This DVD boasts a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, and a French soundtrack has also been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by director Baz Luhrmann and co-screenwriter Craig Pearce, and a second commentary track recorded by Luhrmann, costume director Catherine Martin, and cinematographer Donald McAlpine. A behind-the-scenes featurette rounds out this strong release.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Virginia McCollam
Director Baz Luhrmann’s latest extravaganza, an exuberant re-envisioning of the movie musical and an operatic salute to 20th-century pop culture, borrows from everywhere yet manages to be a cinematic experience unlike any other. Recalling Puccini’s La Bohème, Lurhmann sets his tale in the world’s original pop-pleasure dome, the Moulin Rouge of fin de siècle Paris. Ewan McGregor stars as Christian, an idealistic and impoverished young writer who, newly arrived in Montmartre, is haphazardly inducted into a circle of absinthe-swilling bohemians led by Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo). A comedy of mistaken identities ensues, quickly enmeshing the young poet in a Mephistophelean love triangle involving the unobtainable and consumptive Satine (Nicole Kidman), queen courtesan of the Moulin Rouge, and the foppish Duke of Roxbury (Richard Roxburgh), his villainous rival for her affections. Granted, you may find yourself reaching for an oxygen tank, thanks to the centrifugal force of Luhrmann’s MTV editing style, combined with some staggering musical cross-pollination (sources range from David Bowie’s version of the pop standard "Nature Boy" to Beck’s version of Bowie’s "Diamond Dogs"). But it’s worth it. Moulin Rouge is exhausting, but it's also energizing and inexplicably moving. Kidman dazzles in a series of original costumes, and the elaborately constructed sets are equally stupendous. Look for a superb performance from Topsy Turvey’s Jim Broadbent as Zidler, the Moulin Rouge’s soft and fuzzy Faust. He also heads up one of the film’s more hilarious song-and-dance sequences, stomped out to Madonna’s "Like a Virgin." The double-disc DVD of Moulin Rouge -- which includes excellent production commentary, interviews with the director and writer, and at least ten hidden Easter Egg trailers -- offers welcome insight into the method behind the madness of this thoroughly postmodern folly.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
A bold artistic statement, Moulin Rouge is Baz Luhrmann's first masterpiece. Frantically edited, paced, and photographed, the film is not an easy undertaking; it forces the viewer to accept it on its terms. The sets, costumes, and sound are stylish in the extreme. The greatest risk the film takes is having the characters speak predominantly in song lyrics. The young writer Christian (Ewan McGregor) and the doomed performer Satine (Nicole Kidman) argue about whether they will fall in love while telling each other, "Love lifts us up where we belong" and "I will always love you." When they aren't speaking in song lyrics, they sing to each other, with McGregor doing a better than credible job with Elton John's "Your Song." The barrage of pop songs quickly transcends kitsch. Luhrmann uses the songs to cut across all barriers between audience members and the characters. He's not playing Name That Tune; he's commenting on the universal desire for love. The intention behind the frantic pacing is not to undercut the grand, melodramatic themes; it is not an ironic commentary on musicals or love. The passion that drips from every frame of the film is there to underscore the sweeping emotions the characters feel as they fall in love with each other. The film slows down just enough in its second half to prepare the audience for the emotionally wrenching finale, which transpires in near silent darkness. Where there was once passion, there is now nothing but the remembrance of passion. Luhrmann's film, structured in flashback, elaborates this theme. It remembers when grand passions instead of cool irony were the norm for the moviegoing public. Moulin Rouge is a joyous, elegiac shout to remember why we go to the movies. It may be too much for some people, but for a generation raised in irony, Luhrmann's film is a shocking wake-up call.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
It slashes through the distance that so many of us feel toward musicals.
San Francisco Chronicle
So cheeky, aggressive and bursting with vitality that it can't help being annoying and exhilarating at the same time. Edward Guthmann

Product Details

Release Date:
01/14/2003
UPC:
0024543057659
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:08:00
Sales rank:
8,409

Special Features

Production commentary with Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, and Don McAlpine; writers' commentary with Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce; "Behind the Red Velvet Curtain" feature with historical, technical and artistic perspectives of Moulin Rouge.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicole Kidman Satine
Ewan McGregor Christian
John Leguizamo Toulouse-Lautrec
Jim Broadbent Zidler
Richard Roxburgh Duke of Worcester
Garry McDonald The Doctor
Jacek Koman The Unconscious Argentinean
Matthew Whittet Satie
Kerry Walker Marie
Caroline O'Connor Nini Legs in the Air
David Wenham Audrey
Christine Anu Arabia
Natalie Mendoza China Doll
Lara Mulcahy Mome Fromage
Kylie Minogue Green Fairy
Chris Elliott Conductor

Technical Credits
Baz Luhrmann Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Steven E. Andrews Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Craig Armstrong Score Composer
Martin Ash Set Decoration/Design
Fred Baron Producer
Anne Beauchamp Art Director
Jill Bilcock Editor
Brigitte Broch Set Decoration/Design
Martin Brown Producer
Ed Cotton Set Decoration/Design
Maruis de Vries Musical Direction/Supervision
Chris Elliott Musical Arrangement
Ian Gracie Art Director
Chris King Casting
Catherine Knapman Co-producer
Ronna Kress Casting
Aaron Marsden Set Decoration/Design
Catherine Martin Associate Producer,Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Donald M. McAlpine Cinematographer
Anton Monsted Musical Direction/Supervision
John O'Connell Choreography
Craig Pearce Screenwriter
Andrew Powell Set Decoration/Design
Louise Rooney Set Decoration/Design
Roger Savage Special Effects Supervisor
Guntis Sics Sound/Sound Designer
Maurizio Silvi Makeup
Angus Strathie Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Turner Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. There Was A Boy...
3. Meet the Bohemians
4. At the Moulin Rouge "You'll Have Fun"
5. The Can-Can (Bohos Evade Zidler)
6. Satine - The Sparkling Diamond
7. Satine Falls
8. A Poetry Reading
9. Your Song
10. Introducing the Duke
11. The Emergency Rehearsal
12. The Pitch
13. One Day I'll Fly Away
14. Elephant Love Medley
15. The Contract
16. On With the Show
17. The Duke's Demand
18. A Darker Force
19. Like A Virgin
20. Satine Is Dying.
21. Come What May
22. I Don't Like This Ending
23. Le Tango De Roxanne
24. We'll Leave Tonight
25. I'll Have the Boy Killed
26. Fool to Believe
27. The Show Must Go On
28. Satine's Sacrifice
29. The Storm Breaks
30. Hindi Said Diamonds
31. This Woman Is Yours Now
32. Come What May (Reprise)
33. Coup D'Etat
34. The Final Curtain
35. Above All Things...Love
36. End Credits

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Moulin Rouge 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 181 reviews.
Alyssamorgn More than 1 year ago
Ok i just turned 12 and i am amazingly in love with this movie the first time i saw it was in first grade ofcourse i didnt understand it or anything but i am in love with this movie me and my friend everytime i go to her house we watch it and i go over like every weekend. We both are good at singing and she is an alto and sings christian's lyrics and i sing satin's lyrics. We sound really good too we kno every word and it is so much fun when we were in fourth grade we were in her parents bedroom and the have a really high big bed with like poles for a canopy(no i dont mean that kinda pole) and we were like singing on the bed like we were on Satin's roof and it was so much fun. This movie may get confusing at points but its amazing and i love it!
nattylight More than 1 year ago
WOW this movie has it ALL. The cast is incredible! I never knew Nicole Kidman OR Ewan McGregor could sing, and wow can they sing! Girls love this movie, guys love this movie, everyone loves this movie!! Its about this woman who wants to become a star and she thinks the way to do that is to marry a duke. Or should we say a penniless writer who she mistakes for a duke. From there is all about their love. The music is perfect, absolutely perfect. The costumes are eye catching. the plot was so intriguing! I must warn you though. The costumes, the colors, the whole movie might be a little too much to handle for some people at first. But after a little while you get used to how the movie is and you'll love it!
H_I_Story More than 1 year ago
Having seen this film before the Blu-Ray makes the home experience even better. It is still cutting edge with perfect casting. I recommend it just as a fim not only as a musical.
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ICPForever101 More than 1 year ago
this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie in the theaters, and the acting was amazing! You feel the emotions going through the actors. It was one of only 3 movies to ever make me cry! I def recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the best movie I have ever seen, I have seen it in the theateres and I cried for hours. I think all of the actors did a really really good job in this movie, and should definatly take home some awards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Moulan Rouge is not only one of the best movie this year but its sound track is just as equal.The acting in this movie is fantastic and the story is never lagging.I may not be a big fan of musical but this movie was an acception.When i found out that Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman really did their own singing instead of someone else it made me appreciate it more
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was amazed at the overall ''package'' this movie delivers, from the storyline to the visuals and music. What impressed me most is that, unlike most other musicals where you ''feel a song coming on,'' this screenplay and its music are integrated perfectly to create a brilliant story overall. I didn't feel like I was watching a musical! It was an experience unlike any other I've seen in film. If you've never seen this movie, rent it as soon as it comes out, and I'm sure you'll be rushing back to this site to buy it soon after.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best movie ever.It made my hole family cry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this film. It will blow you away. You will laugh and you will cry. The music is magical, along with Lurman's direction. I can't wait to own it - I will watch it over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Moulin Rouge is the very best movie i have ever seen. i am a huge movie lover, and this is by far the best. don't waste your time with it if you like action movies, where there are ear-splitting explosions throughout the whole movie, and absolotely no plot, because this certainly isn't one of those. but if you have any real taste, by all means watch this movie, watch it a thousand times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is one of my favorites. I highly reccomend it, and so do all of my friends. It has all of the things that make a great movie: drama, comedy, music, and romance. Go see this movie (if you havn't already)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I though it was the best musicial EVER ! a must have movie GREAT !!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE GREATES MOST WONDERFUL MOVIE. SURPRISING, I CAN'T WAIT TO GET IT ON DVD!!!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT! TRES GENIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is AMAZING! It demands not only your attention, but your emotion. I cannot wait for it to arrive on DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't enjoyed a musical since GREASE and the classic VIVA LAS VEGAS! This I must see many more times indeed. Don't miss this fabulous flick..
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is hard and cold as Ice and at the same time loving and HOTTER then Ever!!! Love, after seeing it in the movies I NEEDED this movie, I'm complete Moulin addict!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
BEST FILM OF 2001 & A FEW OTHER YEARS AS WELL DON'T MISS IT AT THE THEATRE , TAKE YOUR SHOT . ONE LIFE NO FEAR !!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The music and artistry of this film far exceeded my expectations. The brilliant use of color, costuming, and raw talent blended beautifully to create a well polished masterpiece to be enjoyed by this generation. It truly is a must see film for any one who appreciates the artform that film should be.