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#1 of 36 Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 17 2009 - 03:37 AM

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.

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#2 of 36 nolesrule

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Posted September 17 2009 - 04:20 AM

Ron, I was the same way with Moulin Rouge, except in my story I don't get to name-drop Peter Staddon.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif


#3 of 36 Chuck Mayer

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Posted September 17 2009 - 04:47 AM

Can't wait for this film in high definition!  One of my favorite DVD releases.  Be nice to see it get some attention.
Hey buddy...did you just see a real bright light?

#4 of 36 Carlo Medina

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Posted September 17 2009 - 04:55 AM

Sold!


#5 of 36 Ron-P

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Posted September 17 2009 - 04:59 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#6 of 36 Larry Sutliff

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Posted September 17 2009 - 06:02 AM

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

#7 of 36 Bleddyn Williams

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Posted September 17 2009 - 06:12 AM



Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein View Post

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.

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


#8 of 36 Carlo Medina

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Posted September 17 2009 - 10:18 AM

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 of 36 Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 17 2009 - 10:36 AM

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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Posted September 17 2009 - 10:52 AM

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 of 36 Ron-P

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Posted September 19 2009 - 02:45 PM

Any idea of when we'll see the press release or is there a release date set yet?

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Posted September 19 2009 - 03:04 PM

^ 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.

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Posted September 20 2009 - 06:54 PM

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#14 of 36 Ron-P

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Posted September 21 2009 - 04:55 AM

The intoxicating effect from the Green Fairy........

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Posted September 21 2009 - 06:39 AM

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!


#16 of 36 Robert George

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Posted September 21 2009 - 08:44 AM

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.


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Posted September 21 2009 - 02:45 PM



Quote:
Originally Posted by nolesrule 

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!
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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#18 of 36 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 21 2009 - 04:49 PM

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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#19 of 36 Ron-P

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Posted November 01 2009 - 12:55 AM

Any "offical" word on this title yet?

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#20 of 36 Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 01 2009 - 01:06 AM

Not yet.  I would suspect not until next year. 

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