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#1 of 33 Jay E

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Posted February 24 2004 - 05:42 AM

One of my favorite films is coming out on DVD on June 15th from MGM, John Huston's Moulin Rouge. I think this is one of the most beautifully shot color films of all time and I'm hoping that the DVD gives it justice.

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Posted February 24 2004 - 05:43 AM

I just hope MGM does this film justice.




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Posted February 24 2004 - 06:03 AM

that's great news indeed.

Any special features that is already known ?
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Posted February 24 2004 - 06:18 AM

On June 15, DVD Planet is also releasing MASQUERADE in the same catalog bundle. Does anyone know if it is the Cliff Robertson (1965) one or the Rob Lowe (1988) one?

MOULIN ROUGE (1952) has always been problematic on video (VHS and Laserdisc). There is an interesting discussion of it by DP Oswald Morris in the John Huston documentary on disc 2 of THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE.
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Posted February 24 2004 - 06:29 AM

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On June 15, DVD Planet is also releasing MASQUERADE in the same catalog bundle. Does anyone know if it is the Cliff Robertson (1965) one or the Rob Lowe (1988) one?


I'm wondered about that too since MGM owns them both, but I have a feeling that it's the Rob Lowe film.

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Posted February 24 2004 - 06:48 AM

I'm a big John Huston fan, so yes, I'm happy to hear that this film is coming out. Where did you hear? I check the Bits and DVDFile daily and haven't seen this. Is there another, up-to-date source? Or, perhaps you're the most up-to-date one here! Which is why I check HTF, too. Posted Image

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Posted February 24 2004 - 07:18 AM

This might be a Lowry Digital Images remastering.

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Posted February 25 2004 - 12:41 AM

It's up for pre-order over at DVD Empire but no special features are listed.

And Charles, the Maquerade being released is the Rob Lowe film.

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Posted February 25 2004 - 01:26 AM

Interesting that DVDFile lists Moulin Rouge as "Full Screen Only" as if it's lacking a widescreen version. I do believe that, like the African Queen, it's supposed to be full screen. Am I mistaken?
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Posted February 25 2004 - 01:45 AM

That's correct Fredric. Cinemascope didn't appear until a year later (1953).

DVD file should change its wording, they might cause people to avoid buying the DVD.

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Posted February 25 2004 - 02:16 AM

All right! One more Best Picture nominee on DVD!

#12 of 33 SteveGon

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Posted May 21 2004 - 12:12 PM

John Huston's 1952 film Moulin Rouge starring Jose Ferrer streets June 15th.


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Posted May 21 2004 - 01:33 PM

I really hope that MGM has taken the time to properly restore this film. I would be a shame if they just took an old video master and slapped it on this DVD. Considering MGM, however, the results could be shaky...

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Posted May 21 2004 - 01:40 PM

I think this is a Lowry Digital Images effort.

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Posted May 21 2004 - 11:33 PM

has theis been released before or not ?

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Posted May 22 2004 - 12:00 AM

has theis been released before or not ?

This title has never been released before on dvd.





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Posted May 22 2004 - 01:05 AM

thanks for the answer
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Posted May 22 2004 - 01:06 AM

Is it just me or is that cover art evocative of Moulin Rouge '01?

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Posted May 22 2004 - 01:37 AM

Is it just me or is that cover art evocative of Moulin Rouge '01?
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Posted May 22 2004 - 07:28 AM

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Is it just me or is that cover art evocative of Moulin Rouge '01?
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