Moulin Rouge DVD Review In Movieline

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  1. Tino

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    December's Movieline with Halle Berry on the cover surprisingly has a review of the Moulin Rouge DVD.
    Here it is:
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    Moulin Rouge
    Could it be anything less than fantastically overstuffed and over-the-top? This two-disc extravaganza, created entirely by director Baz Luhrmann, has everybody involved piping in about the film that took four wild years.
    Luhrmann, production designer Catherine Martin, cowriter Craig Pearce, and cinematographer Don McAlpine all get in on the commentaries, the stars are on hand to discuss their characters and even Ewan McGregors mom is in there (she contributes a descriptive audio track for the visually impaired).
    Key scenes where multiple choreographed numbers and plotlines once exhuberantly collided--like the introductory cancan, the sulty, disturbing "Le Tango De Roxanne" and "Hindi Sad Diamonds"--can now be disentangled and seen as newly extended, multi-angle sequences.
    Going behind the red curtain to hear Luhrmann and company prattle on about their fascinating methods is an experience like no other; this, flat out, is what DVD's were made for. (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment)
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    Sounds great to me. Can't wait to add this wonderful film, one of the years best, to my DVD collection.[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the notice...that's wonderful to hear! I'm so looking forward to this disc...
     
  3. Seth Paxton

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    So the DTS is out, or in?? Or don't they say.
     
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    I must have this disc!

    This is the one movie that I can't wait for it to come out.

    That's also great to hear that the dvd is being created by the director. I know this isn't going to be disappointing.
     
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    Peter Staddon from Fox has said that this dvd will have DTS.
     
  6. Tino

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    It definitely has DTS per Mr. Staddon as noted above.
    Can't wait for a detailed review from one of the sites. What's the release date again?
     
  7. Mark McLeod

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    December 18th is the release date.

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  8. Angsty

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    Here's another review which takes a slightly different approach: www.dvd.net.au/
    Can't wait for this one [​IMG]
    Angela
     
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    The new edition of DVD Now (an Australian magazine that is well worth looking at) contains an article on the Moulin Rouge DVD as well as free DVD with The Making of Moulin Rouge on it - if the comments passed by Baz Luhrman on it are an indication of the kinds of things we'll get on the director's commentary I look forward to it even more. I know that program is on the DVD release of Dec 5 (or 18 in region 1) but if like me you wanted your appetite whetted head out and buy the magazine. You won't be disappointed.

    The article on the DVD also mentions 15 easter eggs which include "Nicole Goes Down on the Duke" and "Make-Up Artist Dusts Nipples".

    I went and saw the movie at the cinema again last night - that's about time number 8 - and found that the break really made me appreciate it all over again - although at least now I don't cry but it was nice to hear someone behind me sniffing.

    Mind you, it was in a small cinema with an awful lot of airconditioning noise - think I'll have to venture forth to Sydney to see it in one of the expensive specialised theatres.

    Christine
     
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    Hmm. The review that Angela pointed out would seem to imply that the DTS track is only available on the Region 4 edition. Not that I would doubt Peter Staddon. I just hate conflicting information. [​IMG]
    -Peter
     

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