Romeo + Juliet [Blu-ray]

Romeo + Juliet [Blu-ray]

Director: Baz Luhrmann Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
, Claire Danes
Claire Danes
, Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
, John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
Baz Luhrmann
Romeo + Juliet [Blu-ray]

Romeo + Juliet [Blu-ray]

Director: Baz Luhrmann Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
, Claire Danes
Claire Danes
, Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
, John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
Baz Luhrmann

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

The classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy is updated by director Baz Luhrmann to a post-modern Verona Beach where swords are merely a brand of gun and bored youths are easily spurred toward violence. Longtime rivals in religion and business, the Montagues and the Capulets share a page from the Jets and Sharks of West Side Story when they form rival gangs. Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) is aloof toward the goings-on of his Montague cousins, but after he realizes that Juliet (Claire Danes) is a Capulet at the end of one very wild party, the enmity between the two clans becomes the root of his angst. He relies heavily -- and with serious consequences -- on his rebel gender-bender of a friend, Mercutio (Harold Perrineau Jr.), and Father (not Friar) Lawrence (Pete Postlethwaite) for protection and support. Romeo is, of course, exiled, and it looks like Juliet will be forced into an arranged marriage with the bland Paris (Paul Rudd). It ends, as Romeo and Juliet must, when Romeo hears a tragic piece of misinformation and brings his suicide wish to what was meant to be Juliet 's temporary tomb. This time, though, the turf and the weapon of choice have taken a turn toward the surreal. ~ Tracie Cooper, All Movie Guide

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2010
UPC: 0024543642190
Original Release: 1996
Rating: PG-13
Source: BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 4,389

Special Features

Shaking up Shakespeare picture-in-picture mode with audio commentary by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Donald McAlpine and Craig Pearce and featuring behind-the-scenes footage and stills; Uncut footage from the Bazmark Vault; Romeo + Juliet: The Music; Filmmaker and interview galleries; BD-Live**: Live lookup powered by IMDb

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonardo DiCaprio Romeo
Claire Danes Juliet
Brian Dennehy Ted Montague
John Leguizamo Tybalt
Pete Postlewaite Father Laurence
Paul Sorvino Fulgencio Capulet
Diane Venora Gloria Capulet
Harold Perrineau Mercutio
Paul Rudd Dave Paris
Jesse Bradford Balthasar
Dash Mihok Benvolio
Miriam Margolyes The Nurse
Vondie Curtis-Hall Captain Prince
Christina Pickles Caroline Montague
M. Emmet Walsh Apothecary
Carlos Martin Manzo Ortalora Actor
Carlos Manzo Petruchio
Michael Corbett Rich Ranchidis
Quindon Tarver Choir Boy
Craig Armstrong Composer
Nellee Hooper Composer
Lupita Ochoa Actor
Marius Devries Composer
Carlos Martín Manzo Otálora Actor
Pete Postlethwaite Pater Laurence
Rodrigo Escandon Actor
Zak Orth Gregory
Jamie Kennedy Sampson
Vincent Laresca Abra
Pedro Altamirano Peter
John Sterlini Sacristan
Harriet Sansom Harris Susan Santandiago (TV Gossip)
Edwina Moore Anchorwoman
Paco Morayta Actor
Carolyn Valero Actor
Gloria Silva Actor
Margarita Wynne Actor

Technical Credits
Baz Luhrmann Director,Producer
Craig Pearce Screenwriter
Gabriella Martinelli Producer
Gareth Vanderhope Sound/Sound Designer
Rob Young Sound Mixer
Thad Beier Special Effects
José Manuel Aguilar Sound Effects
Martin Brown Screenwriter
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