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Moulin Rouge [2001] [DVD]

Nicole Kidman , Ewan McGregor , Baz Luhrmann    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh
  • Directors: Baz Luhrmann
  • Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
  • Producers: Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Knapman, Catherine Martin, Fred Baron, Martin Brown
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Dutch
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Oct 2003
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000DK4PO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,399 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Watching Baz Luhrmann's award-winning Moulin Rouge is a lot like falling in love. It is total immersion cinema and while you're experiencing it ("watching" is too passive a word) you can't imagine that cinema could be for anything else. In the harsh, objective post-viewing daylight Lurhmann's gaudy spectacular might seem like a triumph of glossy style over any genuine substance, but as the film unfolds Lurhmann subjects his audience to a such a barrage of overtly stylised music, dance, colour, design and human passion that the senses are overwhelmed and critical faculties put on hold for the duration.

The story is paper-thin, but that's hardly the point. Nicole Kidman's courtesan Satine falls for poor poet Ewan McGregor while pledged to a psychotic English Duke. The show goes on, of course, and we know it will end in tragedy--because that's the sort of story this is, and the only thing that makes it bearable is the knowledge that it's all just brilliant artifice. The third of Luhrman's "Red Curtain" trilogy (after Strictly Ballroom and Romeo + Juliet), Moulin Rouge reinvents musical cinema, acknowledging its debt to past masters like Vincente Minnelli (Gigi) and Michael Powell (The Red Shoes), but taking in the best of rock video along the way. The incessant MTV-style editing might seem like a distraction, but in the end a film insane enough to include Jim Broadbent's cover of "Like a Virgin" defines its own genre rules.

On the DVD: this double-disc package sets new standards of presentation while also having an ideally appropriate light-heartedness. The extra features are as inventive in their use of the format as the film itself. Highlights include not one but two commentaries--one by Luhrmann, his designer and his cinematographer, the other with Lurhmann and his fellow scriptwriter Craig Pearce. We get two videos of "Lady Marmalade" and there are also uncut dance numbers, for example the fabulously dark Tango sequence in all its detail, which come with alternate camera angles so that you can edit your own version. There are whole segments on the glittery costumes, the three-dimensional model of Paris and the transformation of Kylie Minogue into the Green Fairy of absinthe. The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen (formatted for 16:9 TVs) with a visual aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and has lush, velvety Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 sound options. --Roz Kaveney

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bohemian bazaar 15 Nov 2004
Format:DVD
This is a fantastic, weird and wonderful musical. The songs are just brilliant and the story line itself is so beautifully romantic. This film is recommended for people who like something out of the ordinary and is a softy deep down.
Great film, very well made with a fab soundtrack. Highly recommended.*****
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unmissable 8 April 2005
By Beautiful Freak VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
If you dismiss the premise behind Moulin Rouge (a love story set in Bohemian Paris, told largely through song with scant regard for the restraints of reality) as improbable and almost absurd, you may miss one of the best films of recent years. Only in the skilled hands of Baz Luhrman could such a feat be pulled off: it IS pulled off, and spectacularly so. The film flickers from the hilarious to the dark and tragic, and despite the unashamed flamboyance and craziness of the world of the Moulin Rouge, no character (except possibly the naïve Christian - Ewan McGregor) is at all simplified. Behind the scenes and beyond the façade of garish physical pleasure that makes up the Moulin Rouge, we see the human face of the buffoon-like Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent), the secret hopes and dreams of Satine (Nicole Kidman), the giggling courtesan, and the dark and dangerous core of jealousy behind the apparently absurd and utterly ridiculous Duke (Richard Roxburgh.)
The story itself is extremely powerful, and the use of some of the most famous songs of the last thirty years simply gives it wings. The hilarious take on Madonna's Like a Virgin provides one of the funniest moments of the film, and the declaration of love through Elton John's Song, and the following famous love medley (set in and on a giant jewel encrusted elephant, no less, in which the two lovers dance around a miniature Paris to the crooning of a singing moon) must be one of the most romantic declarations of love in any film, ever. This most powerful scene, however, must go to the 'Roxanne' tango number: the kind of stuff that gives you goosebumps up the back of your neck. McGregor and Kidman actually singing always threatened to be a weak link, but they get away with it, and their acting is solid throughout.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unmissable 3 Jan 2005
By Beautiful Freak VINE VOICE
Format:VHS Tape
If you dismiss the premise behind Moulin Rouge (a love story set in Bohemian Paris, told largely through song with scant regard for the restraints of reality) as improbable and almost absurd, you may miss one of the best films of recent years. Only in the skilled hands of Baz Luhrman could such a feat be pulled off: it IS pulled off, and spectacularly so. The film flickers from the hilarious to the dark and tragic, and despite the unashamed flamboyance and craziness of the world of the Moulin Rouge, no character (except possibly the naïve Christian - Ewan McGregor) is at all simplified. Behind the scenes and beyond the façade of garish physical pleasure that makes up the Moulin Rouge, we see the human face of the buffoon-like Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent), the secret hopes and dreams of Satine (Nicole Kidman), the giggling courtesan, and the dark and dangerous core of jealousy behind the apparently absurd and utterly ridiculous Duke (Richard Roxburgh.)
The story itself is extremely powerful, and the use of some of the most famous songs of the last thirty years simply gives it wings. The hilarious take on Madonna's Like a Virgin provides one of the funniest moments of the film, and the declaration of love through Elton John's Song, and the following famous love medley (set in and on a giant jewel encrusted elephant, no less, in which the two lovers dance around a miniature Paris to the crooning of a singing moon) must be one of the most romantic declarations of love in any film, ever. This most powerful scene, however, must go to the 'Roxanne' tango number: the kind of stuff that gives you goosebumps up the back of your neck. McGregor and Kidman actually singing always threatened to be a weak link, but they get away with it, and their acting is solid throughout.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome. 6 July 2007
Format:DVD
there is only one word to describe this film and that is... AWESOME. i bought this 3 days ago and have watched it 3 times! i just got totally lost in it! this film is amazing and i recommend it to anyone and everyone!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular Spectacular!!! 21 Jan 2007
Format:DVD
This is one of the most beautiful and heartwarming films that I have ever seen. Crammed full of emotion, you will feel happy, sad and you will sing along and feel uplifted! This is the ONLY film that I am happy to watch over and over and over again. It never fails to entertain me.

The film follows a young writer (Ewan Macgregor) in Bohemian Paris, where he meets and falls in love with a stunning courtesan (Nicole Kidman)working at the Moulin Rouge, however love does not always end happily ever after. The ending will have a significant impact on you for a long time afterwards. All of the actors play their roles perfectly and the film is a perfect blend of romance, tragedy, dance and comedy.

SO: Make yourself a hot chocolate, grab a box of tissues if you're particularly sensitive and prepare for the biggest movie feast of all time! This film is truly beautiful.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The show will go on forever 25 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Moulin Rouge is one of those rare forms of entertainment that will entice the audience forever. Just when you thought that musicals were done and dusted, Moulin Rouge comes along and opens up a whole new world of music, glamour, cabarets and love. Baz Lurhman has done an excellent job portraying the life at the world famous nightclub, taking you on an exciting ride with the telling of the story.
Altough the start to the film is rather tedious, you are relieved from this as soon as you are introduced to the Moulin Rouge.The choreography is excellent, fast paced to suit the fast editing and you can't help but love the flamboyant costumes and the excellent soundtrack to accompany the film.
This film is an absolute must to anybody who enjoys a soppy romantic movie. Get out your hankies and relive the magic of the Moulin Rouge forever.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Loved the film but DVD was really poor quality so sent it back
Published 7 days ago by Daisy Daisy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great musical and erotic
Published 15 days ago by w.j.kinstrie
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Very silly film
Published 16 days ago by GT Pierce
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film
I love this film - buy it.
Published 21 days ago by Gemmaanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab film
Another fab film....
Published 26 days ago by p4myp
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulously camp and stylishly splendid
Moulin Rouge was one of those films that I completely loathed when I was younger. A flashy, hyper-energetic musical that had Obi-Wan Kenobi singing in it was not the type of film... Read more
Published 1 month ago by HipsterSithGuy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
The DVD arrived in good time and was exactly how I imagined it. It has been watched about 2-3 times and is in perfect condition and for such a reasonable price
Published 1 month ago by Hayley
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
I have not watched it since a bought it but the kids misplaced my other copy its totally awesome though
Published 2 months ago by katy kirk
5.0 out of 5 stars a "stupendous, gargantuan bedazzlement" ...
... is how Moulin Rouge impresario Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent) describes the musical he has yet to see or have any idea about, written by Ewan McGregor's passionate, idealistic... Read more
Published 3 months ago by schumann_bg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, even better price
It's always worth checking the new and used section when buying older videos, you can get some amazing bargains. Many thanks to seller.
Published 3 months ago by E. M. Howard
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