Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: October 19, 2010
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Note: 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
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Premiere - 12/01/1996
"...A visual flamboyance and an experimental flair..."
Rolling Stone - 11/14/1996
"...A whirlwind of hardball action, rowdy humor and rapturous romance....DiCaprio and Danes cut to the heart..."
Variety - 10/28/1996
"...DiCaprio brings youthful energy to the role....The language is spotlighted by Danes, who has somehow found a way to both enunciate the Shakespearean lingo and make its meanings lucid and accessible..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/01/1996
"...It has enough positive energy and dizzying high spirits to make it irresistible..."
Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] stylishly energized and vivid adaptation....With a defiantly modern soundtrack."
This ambitious undertaking, adapting William Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers and setting the story in a glossy music-video style in 1990s Florida. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes play the famous lovers kept apart by rival industrialist families. Bookended by newscastsers reciting Shakespeare's prose as their copy, this clever glam updating of ROMEO AND JULIET is one of the most unusual adaptations of the Bard's work in the history of cinema. The stylish and colorful sets earned the film an Oscar nomination for art direction. John Leguizamo gives a memorable performance as a devilish Tybalt.
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