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Still shot from the movie: Moulin Rouge.

Moulin Rouge

The tawdry world of the Moulin Rouge is the backdrop for this reinvention of the rock musical that pieces together snippets of popular music from the twentieth century to create a tragic romance between a naive poet (Ewan McGregor) and a seasoned courtesan (Nichol Kidman). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: D
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 21 Jun 2001
Video Release: 19 Oct 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Baz Luhrmann also directed the 1996 adaptation of Romeo And Juliet.

The Fantasticks, although not completely concern free, is another musical with a carnival-like setting that may be more family friendly.

Home Video Extra Features

Moulin Rouge releases on Blu-ray on November 19, 2010. The disc includes:

- New High Definition Transfer

- Picture-in-Picture Mode (with Audio Commentary by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Donald M. McAlpine and Craig Pearce)

- Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Stills

- Featurette: A Creative Adventure, Introduction by Baz Luhrmann, and A Word from Baz

-Uncut Footage from the Bazmark Vault: Father & Son (A Look at an Alternate Opening) and Nicole Kidman’s First Vocal Test.

- Production Featurettes and Interviews: The Stars, The Writers, The Design, The Dance, The Music and The Cutting Room

- The Making of Moulin Rouge.

- BD-LIVE

DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001

DVD Extras for Mouiin Rouge:

Theatrical trailers

Production & Writing commentary

Behind the scenes

HBO special - Making Of Moulin Rouge

Star featurettes: Early screenplay drafts, Extended scenes & re-cut dance sequences, Dance pre-shoots.

>Music videos and MTV live performance

Design and marketing gallery

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