Red Curtain Trilogy is : Romeo And Juliet / Moulin Rouge (2 discs) / Strictly Ballroom / Behind The Red Curtain (bonus disc)
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Baz Luhrmann's Red Curtain Trilogy comes to DVD in this exciting box set. The term 'Red Curtain' refers to the style of film-making devised by Luhrmann to promote audience participation, featuring an emphasis on heightened worlds, musical elements and comic tragedy.
Romeo & Juliet: Special Edition (1996): Baz Luhrmann's dazzling and unconventional adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic love story is spellbinding. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes portray Romeo and Juliet, the youthful star-crossed lovers of the past. But the setting has been moved from its Elizabethan origins to the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona beach.
This brilliant and contemporary retelling of the world's most tragic love affair makes this wildly inventive "Romeo & Juliet" unforgettable.
Moulin Rouge: Special Edition (2 Discs) (2001): Christian [Ewan McGregor], a young writer with a magical gift for poetry, defies his bourgeois father by moving to the bohemian underworld of Montmartre, Paris. He is taken in by the absinthe- soaked artist Toulouse- Lautrec, whose party- hard life centres around the Moulin Rouge, a world of sex, drugs, electricity & the shocking Can-Can. Christian falls into a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with Satine, the Sparkling Diamond [Nicole Kidman], the most beautiful courtesan in Paris & star of the Moulin Rouge...
Strictly Ballroom (1992): Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio) is a talented ballroom dancing champion who longs to dance his own steps. this results in being dumped by his partner and chastened by all those around him, except two people. One is Fran, the ugly duckling of the school who persuades him to let her dance with him, and eventually steals his heart. The other is his father, a quiet man dominated by his bejewelled wife. Scott knows in his heart he must follow his dreams, but some are determined to see him fail. The film climaxes at the Australian Championship in a superbly choreographed and heart-warming finale.
Behind The Red Curtain (Bonus Disc): This previously unreleased bonus disc contains an in depth interactive documentary, in which Baz Luhrmann and his team explain his vision of 'Red Curtain Cinema', with over two hours of archive footage, a tour of Baz's House Of Iona production base and lots of never-before-seen special features.