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Movies 18/01/2007

Fox Home Entertainment Rocks Shakespeare's Beloved Tale of Ill-Fated Romance – Baz Luhrmann's Film of: William Shakespeare's Romeo+Juliet Music Edition

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CENTURY CITY, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Fox Home Entertainment) - A dazzling and unconventional contemporary re-telling of William Shakespeare's classic love story, Romeo+Juliet, comes to life in a whole new way on February 6 when the timeless tale returns to DVD in a special Music Edition from Fox Home Entertainment. Filled with an array of bonus materials produced by Bazmark Inc., writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann's (Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge!) production company, the Romeo+Juliet Music Edition DVD takes audiences on a spectacular journey through the sonic montage of the lavish musical odyssey. Special features include three new audio commentaries, including one by Luhrmann, a comprehensive 40 minute documentary that takes you on an exploration of the soundtrack creation – a crucial part of the film's creative success – with music producing icons Craig Armstrong (Moulin Rouge!, World Trade Center) and Marius DeVries (Moulin Rouge!, 'Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99'), three new 'Journey of The Song' featurettes and the Music Machine, a juke box function that takes you to your favorite music in the film, and more. The wildly inventive and utterly unforgettable Oscar®-nominated(a) adaptation features scintillating performances from the brightest stars in Hollywood, including Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed, Titanic), Claire Danes (Shopgirl, The Family Stone), John Leguizamo (Summer Of Sam, Moulin Rouge), Harold Perrineau ('Lost,' The Matrix Reloaded), Paul Rudd (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Anchorman), Jamie Kennedy (Scream, Malibu's Most Wanted) and Pete Postlethwaite (The Omen, Jurassic Park: The Lost World). The Romeo+Juliet Music Edition release is available for the suggested retail price of $19.98 U.S./$25.98 Canada.

Marketing Support:

Fox Home Entertainment will support the DVD release of Romeo+Juliet Music Edition with an extensive publicity campaign and a comprehensive marketing program that encompasses cable, print, online and radio advertising.

DVD Special Features:

The Romeo+Juliet Music Edition DVD is presented in English DTS, English 5.1 Dolby Surround and English and French Dolby Surround with Spanish subtitles. The all-new bonus materials include:
R+J: The Music documentary: An insider's look – with never-before-seen footage – at the process of bringing the music elements together, from contemporary to opera, and creating one of film's most inventive scores and soundtracks
Commentary by Director Baz Luhrmann – the creative genius behind the film – tells the inside story of getting the vision to screen
Commentary by Film Score Orchestrator and Co-Composer Craig Armstrong
Commentary by Film Score Music Programmer and Co-Composer Marius DeVries
The London Music Mix featurette
Journey of The Song: Young Hearts Run Free featurette
Journey of the Song: Everybody's Free featurette
The Journey of the Song: Temp Music featurette
Music Machine – Juke Box function that jumps to your favorite songs

Romeo+Juliet Synopsis:

Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona Beach, still retaining its original dialogue. The gun-toting members of the families wage a vicious war on the streets as the star-crossed lovers meet their tragic destiny.

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(a) 1997 – Best Art Direction – Set Direction
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Street Date: February 6, 2007
Price: $19.98 U.S./$25.48 Canada
Catalog Number: 2240362
U.S. Rating: PG-13
Canadian Rating: 14A
Total Run Time: 120 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

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