Arcee:Ten years ago today, Moulin Rouge! was released in theaters (well, technically it was released in limited theaters on May 18th but was released in full on June 1st) and from the first time I saw it on the big screen it caught my eye like very few musicals have. It had beautiful visuals, enchanting musical numbers, amazing actors and actresses and a story that is as classic as any I have ever seen. Moulin Rouge! seemed to just jump out at the audience and demand that they pay attention to what was going on up on that screen. And I was certainly not the only one who was captivated by this movie as it would later go on to be the first musical film nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award since All That Jazz back in 1979 – 22 years earlier.
Blueraycenter writes: 20th Century Fox has officially announced “Moulin Rouge!” and “William Shakespear’s Romeo & Juliet” for Blu-ray release on October 19. Both Blu-ray discs will include a new uncut footage and directly supervised by director Baz Luhrmann. Also, Moulin Rouge! will include an alternate opening sequence featuring the Cat Stevens hit “Father & Son”.