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4.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular Spectacular it isnt, 7 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Moulin Rouge [Blu-ray] [2001] (Blu-ray)
First off let me say that I think this is a great film, I like it so much that I have now purchased the BluRay and it is the disc I am reviewing not the movie.

Blu Rays are the best way to make the most of your expensive HD TV but most Blu Rays tend to be a waste of the format - they just seem to port the DVD copy over to the Blu Ray disc so I always try to buy films that make the most of the format.
For Moulin Rouge I saw that the film had been "redone with the approval of Baz" so I thought - yes this would be good, the amazing colours and extraordinary scenes of this film will really make a great viewing experience.
In my opinion it is a bit hit and miss; some of the scenes have been done in HD while others are left looking very grainy and the colours are much less vibrant

All of the BluRay mini documentaries have all been shot in standard definition and to make this appear less obvious all of these are played within a small window which lets about half your screen go to waste.

The sound quality and various dolby options are fantastic - it is almost worth upgrading purely for the improved sound quality over the DVD.

All in all not the most amazing blu ray but one well worth having if you do not own the DVD, otherwise if you are thinking of getting this be sure you have a decent surround system.
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Initial post: 4 Aug 2011 22:18:20 BDT
D. P. Lomax says:
Very useful comments. Just watched the dvd and thought blu ray would take this film to another level. Obviously not. Its a shame as i'm sure it would have been some of the best visuals in cinema. I won't be buying the blu ray version.

Posted on 4 May 2012 20:32:29 BDT
Jeff Pipsey says:
Surely it's all been scanned in at HD? Isn't the grain a product of a not-so-good HD scan of the film material - i.e. it's picking up film-grain?
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