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At last! Moulin Rouge on Blu-ray!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Was very nice to read Bill Hunt's blurb about Fox planning
    to finally roll out Moulin Rouge to Blu-ray in the upcoming
    months.

    This was sort of unexpected. I talked to Fox about this
    title a year ago and was told that Baz would personally
    have to work on the release but was tied up with other
    projects. Since then, there was a bit of a shakeup at Fox
    and I really wasn't able to readily pursue any updates on
    its release. I am just hoping that Baz is involved with
    the project.

    Moulin Rouge was a bit of an eye-opener for me. I
    remember when it was released theatrically, I had no
    desire to see the film. Didn't seem like the kind of
    movie I would be interested in. Wasn't until I was
    given a screener copy prior to its DVD release that
    I realized what a brilliantly inventive musical this was.
    It kind of took the an old concept and made it seem so
    brand new with its incorporation of modern pop music
    into a musical template. At least, that's the best way
    I know to describe it.

    Suffice to say, when the DVD came out Home Theater
    Forum (with thanks to Peter Staddon) was credited as
    voting it DVD OF THE YEAR. I had the opportunity
    to meet Baz Luhrmann and tell him how much the film
    affected me personally.

    Haven't watched the DVD in a long time, mostly for
    the reason that the Dolby Digital track is the way to
    hear it, and it's defective. In fact, I am not certain it
    was ever fixed. There is a synch issue where the
    soundtrack is a half second ahead or behind the dialogue.

    ....which is why I am so pleased to see this being
    released in a high resolution format and most assuredly
    with fixed audio. Will be looking forward to the official
    press release.
     
  2. nolesrule

    nolesrule Well-Known Member

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    Ron, I was the same way with Moulin Rouge, except in my story I don't get to name-drop Peter Staddon.
     
  3. Chuck Mayer

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    Can't wait for this film in high definition! One of my favorite DVD releases. Be nice to see it get some attention.
     
  4. Carlo Medina

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    Sold!
     
  5. Ron-P

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    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Larry Sutliff

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    A definite must buy. Done properly, MOULIN ROUGE should be of demo quality.
     
  7. Bleddyn Williams

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    Maybe my memory is failing me, but wasn't it the DTS track that was out of sync?
     
  8. Carlo Medina

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    I do recall it was the DTS track as well - that's what upset so many people was that it was thought the DTS track would (and should) be superior, and it wasn't simply due to the syncing error.

    Anyway, I agree with Larry - done properly this should be reference quality material!
     
  9. Ronald Epstein

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    Your memory isn't failing you. It is failing me.

    It was the DTS track that was out of sync.

    Thanks for clearing that up, and my apologies.
     
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    This is one of three films I absolutely can't wait to upgrade (along with Amélie and Die Hard 4). It will be mine on release day!
     
  11. Ron-P

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    Any idea of when we'll see the press release or is there a release date set yet?
     
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    ^ The Digital Bits said "By the way, we've learned from industry sources that Fox will likely announce the release of Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge! on Blu-ray in the weeks ahead..." so it sounds to me like it'll be out for the holidays or very early next year.
     
  13. TonyD

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    Fox never admitted to a defect, it was all in our mind, a mob hallucination.
     
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    The intoxicating effect from the Green Fairy........
     
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    Ooooh. Green Fairy. Since I'm out of scotch and my wife broke the bottle of cognac last week, I should pull my bottle of the stuff out of its hiding place.

    Thanks for the reminder Ron-P!
     
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    I'll be interested to see if there is an improvement in image quality with the Blu release. I have the D-Theater version and that is a pretty spectacular transfer. No doubt some improvement in audio with a DTS Master track over the D-Theater 576 kb/s Dolby Digital track.
     
  17. Ron-P

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    HaHa. I've got about a half bottle left, needless to say I wait an partake of it the day I pick up this gem of a film and enjoy both.
     
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    I am very much looking forward to Moulin Rouge in Blu.

    I have always loved the DTS track on the DVD (except, of course, for the lip-sync issue). It should be unbelievable in lossless audio.
     
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    Any "offical" word on this title yet?
     
  20. Ronald Epstein

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    Not yet. I would suspect not until next year.
     

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