|Luhrmann Films to Blu-Ray re-release
||[Aug. 22nd, 2010|08:31 pm]
According to our friend Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits, FOX is bringing the Baz Luhrmann (“Australia“, “Strictly Ballroom“) directed films “Moulin Rouge!” (2001) & “Romeo + Juliet” (1996) to Blu-ray Disc on October 19th. The releases are stated to include the following bonus materials:
“Moulin Rouge will include an exclusive Spectacular, Spectacular Picture-in-Picture viewing mode with audio commentary (by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Donald M. McAlpine and Craig Pearce, and featuring behind-the-scenes footage and stills), the A Creative Adventure featurette, an Introduction by Baz Luhrmann, uncut and unreleased footage (including the Father & Son alternate opening and Nicole Kidman’s first vocal test), 6 production featurettes (The Stars, The Writers, The Design, The Dance, The Music and The Cutting Room), The Making of Moulin Rouge documentary, BD-Live: Live Lookup and more.“
“Romeo+Juliet will include a new Shaking Up Shakespeare Picture-in-Picture viewing mode with audio commentary (by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Donald M. McAlpine and Craig Pearce and featuring behind-the-scenes footage and stills), uncut footage, the Romeo+Juliet: The Music featurette, filmmaker and interview galleries, BD-Live: Live Lookup and more.“
The titles will each carry a MSRP of $34.99, and though no tech specs are yet available, it can be assumed that each release will be presented in 1080p, using DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio. Executed appropriately, these releases have the potential to be exciting Hi-Def presentations, as “Romeo + Juliet” yields an interesting soundtrack (involving music by Everclear, Garbage, and The Cardigans), “Moulin Rouge!” consisting of its lyrical-melting-pot influences through out its musical numbers, and both rendering elaborate visual settings. Both titles are available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon now with each carrying a $18.49 price tag.
I have also read that there will be a blu ray box set, with the additional features and Australia as previously releaased, more info here: http://moulinrouge.yuku.com/topic/3031