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Moulin Rouge (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (Bilingual) [Import]
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A spectacle beyond anything you've ever witnessed. An experience beyond everything you've ever imagined. Behind the red velvet curtain, the ultimate seduction of your senses is about to begin. Welcome to the Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor sing, dance and scale the heights of passionate abandon in the year's most talked-about movie from visionary director Baz Luhrmann (William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Strictly Ballroom). Enter a tantalizing world that celebrates truth, beauty, freedom and above all things, love.
Après son virevoltant Ballroom Dancing, incontestable apologie de la danse, et sa très surprenante et moderne adaptation de Shakespeare dans Roméo & Juliette, Baz Luhrmann revisite le mythe d'Orphée et aborde, avec l'originalité qu'on lui connaît, un nouveau registre : celui de la comédie musicale. Véritable tourbillon de couleurs, de rythmes et de sons, Moulin-Rouge séduit ou indispose mais force l'admiration par la rigueur et l'excellence de sa réalisation, notamment artistique. Des décors grandioses et kitsch (la chambre de Satine, l'éléphant !) aux costumes somptueux et flamboyants (les robes à froufrous du cancan ), la mise en scène ne laisse rien au hasard et chaque détail est étudié minutieusement pour retranscrire avec soin le strass et l'extravagance de Montmartre et des nuits parisiennes des années 1900. Au milieu de cette excentricité, le couple Nicole Kidman (la divine Satine, courtisane déchirée entre sa carrière et son amour) et Ewan McGregor (le candide Christian, poète transi foudroyé par sa passion) offre un répit salvateur et démontre, si besoin était, que lyrisme, émotion et humour s'épousent harmonieusement. Pourvu d'une magnifique bande originale qui voit Elton John, Madonna, les Beatles ou encore Queen transposés loin de leur époque, doté d'une prestigieuse édition DVD qui fourmille de bonus qui transporteront le spectateur derrière le rideau rouge du fameux cabaret à la découverte des secrets et autres anecdotes du film, Moulin-Rouge est un spectacle monumental aussi enivrant qu'un verre d'absinthe mais tellement euphorisant. --Frédéric ThorensSee all Product Description
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I will just say a few things about the DVD edition. For one thing, it is given in it's original aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and not cut to 1.85:1 as stated in Amazon's website. It is an anamorphic transfer (enhanced for 16x9 widescreen TVs), although there is no mention of this on the box cover, or anywhere inside for that matter.
The casing unfortunately is a flimsy cardboard affair which cracked at the edges when I opened it.
The print used for the transfer is practically flawless and the picture quality is generally quite good. There is however quite a bit of edge enhancement seen in various scenes, especially the darker ones.
The sound is sumptuous and comes in both 5.1 Dolby Surround and 5.1 DTS.
The DVD had a tendency to default to displaying the subtitles when played on my RealMagic Hollywood Plus player but this wasn't a problem on other DVD players.
The extras make up the second of this 2 disc set and they alone are worth the price of the DVD. Unfortunately none of the material here has been enhanced for 16x9 TVs. There's a half hour documentary on the making of Moulin Rouge. There are separate interviews with all the main stars. There are full rehearsal sequences for all the major dance numbers. There are also sequences in the choregraphy section, of Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman rehearsing their dance routines and clowning around. There are extended sequences for all the major dance numbers and there are multiple camera angle shots for all these numbers. This allows you to view the dances from whatever position you like. Fascinating. Unfortunately the camera angle thingie works in a small window and not full screen.Read more ›
They give away the ending at the beginning, but the style of the movie allows you to forget that, (hoping for the best) and still get the surprise of the ending.
I love this movie. You should watch it.
MOULIN ROUGE is the story of Christian (Ewan McGregor), a penniless writer who dreams of penning a play that will be performed at the "Moulin Rouge." It is Toulouse-Lautrec, himself (John Leguigamo) who gets Christian an interview with Satine (Nicole Kidman), the "Moulin Rouge's" star. When Christian meets Satine, he falls in love immediately, but even though Satine returns his love, everything isn't sweetness and light for this star-crossed pair. Christian isn't the only man vying for Satine's love. A wealthy duke (Richard Roxburgh) has promised the "Moulin Rouge's" owner, Zidler (John Broadbent) that if he wins the hand of Satine, both Zidler and the "Moulin Rouge" will have nothing to worry about ever again. And, even if Satine weren't under pressure from Zidler, she's not entirely healthy.
Despite some over-the-top special effects (like Christian and Satine dancing in the clouds in the midst of stardust), the love story that forms the plot of MOULIN ROUGE is both believable and touching, due to the first-rate work of McGregor and Kidman. Both play young lovers with such a wistful romanticism that it's impossible not to love them and their singing and dancing were not so elaborate as to look "forced." Kidman, especially, shines, and I think her role as Satine has been her best to date.
It's impossible to comment on this DVD without commenting on the music (and MOULIN ROUGE is a musical).Read more ›
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Absolutely fabulous really they don't make movies like this very often but the quality and extravagance is outstandingPublished 3 months ago by Grahame Miles
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