BILLY ELLIOTT - special edition ??

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  1. Joe Caps

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    Davis dvd mentions there will be a new two disc specail eiditon of Billy Elliott in the U.K. Will we get this here in the states?
     
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    Did Elton John ever go through with the UK musical version of this? If so, that's probably where the market mostly exists, hence the SE (although, I guess, we can make our own special edition by...

    picking up Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake


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    There is a musical version coming, but not sure if its Elton John. This new SE had some details on that I think

    I would hold off getting it though as they have not included an excellent documentary that was made about the impact the film had on the lead actor, Jamie Bell. This was shown on TV in the UK and then released with the film as a special edition video. Why they have not included it I do not know.

    Hopefully it may turn up on any future R1 release.
     
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    Yes, the current musical version of Billy Elliot in the UK is written by Elton John. I hear it's gettign very good buzz. Makes me wonder if it would have a life here in the US.

    Rafael.
     
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    I hope the buzz is right; I will be seeing "Billy Elliot" this Saturday night during a trip to the UK. Previews began several weeks ago; the official opening is in early May.
     
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    Where abouts in the U.K. are you going to Erik?
     
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    Erik-

    Please post your thoughts after you see the show. I'm going to London the last week in May and have seriously thought about seeing this in addition to the other theatre things I'm catching (Guys And Dolls, Mary Poppins).

    Enjoy your trip!

    Rafael.
     

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