Moulin Rouge

Kidman, Nicole

SKU: 024543642176

UPC 024543642176
Release Date 2010-10-19
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 128
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Cross LA BOHÈME with CABARET, throw in a little bit of RENT, and you might almost begin to describe Baz Luhrmann's visually opulent, fast-paced, funny, heartrending MOULIN ROUGE. The film, which premiered as the opener to the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, is a musical set in 1899 Paris at the notorious Montmartre cabaret club, the Moulin Rouge. Directed by Luhrmann (WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO AND JULIET, STRICTLY BALLROOM), the movie stars Nicole Kidman as the high-kicking courtesan, Satine; Ewan McGregor as the sensitive poet, Christian; and John Leguizamo as the flamboyant artist and matchmaker, Toulouse-Lautrec. Luhrmann's use of eclectic lighting and saturated color, the fast zooms and quick cuts of his camera, and his magnificent costumes and sets perfectly capture the excess and freneticism for which the Moulin Rouge was famous. Beautifully led by McGregor and Kidman, the flawless supporting cast brings to life the culture of belle époque Paris with magical realism. Above all, the anachronistic, energetic contemporary soundtrack is what drives MOULIN ROUGE, with popular songs by L'il Kim, Christina Aguilera, David Bowie, and Beck--as well as Kidman and McGregor adding their own superb vocals....Luhrmann's technique is flamboyantly operatic...[He] creates visual miracles......There are more volatile or seductive shades of red than even Toulouse-Lautrec might have dreamed of....Mr. Luhrmann has the eye of an artist......Baz Luhrmann displays often amazing resourcefulness as he mixes a multitude of film and song styles to relate his quintessential tale of la vie boheme......Spectacularly drenched in color, décor and other visual oh-la-la......Astonishing....The sweet-voiced Kidman has never been sexier....Daring... -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars...Stunning cinematic artistry....Dazzling....It is a powerful impression of Luhrmann as a technically dexterous visual virtuoso......Breathless....McGregor's wide-eyed readiness to perform is an undiluted pleasure and he is at his most charismatic here......A fever dream of musical spectacle....It showcases excellent work from co-stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor...Theatrical Release: MAY 18, 2001 (LA/NY) JUNE 1, 2001 (WIDE RELEASE)4 stars out of 5 -- [A]n honest, heartfelt paean to good old-fashioned love that's audacious in its wide-eyed passion...
Cast Martin Brown (Producer)
Natalie Mendoza (Star)
John Leguizamo (Star)
Ewan McGregor (Star)
John O'Connell (Choreographer)
Richard Roxburgh (Star)
Jim Broadbent (Star)
Baz Luhrmann (Producer)
Craig Armstrong (Composer)
Craig Pearce (Screenwriter)
David Wenham (Star)
Nicole Kidman (Star)
Ozzy Osbourne (Voice)
Donald McAlpine (Director of Photography)
Fred Baron (Producer)
Baz Luhrmann (Director)
Kylie Minogue (Star)
Baz Luhrmann (Screenwriter)
Catherine Knapman (Co-Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: 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: -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 BD-Live: Live lookup powered by IMDb Dual Layer Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Musicals,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Audio Described Content,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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