Moulin Rouge (Dual Format Edition)
From the British Film Institute
Starring: Zsa Zsa Gabor, José Ferrar, Colette Marchand
Director: John Huston | Year: 1952 | DVD & Blu-ray Editions
In colour with optional subtitles | Run time: 119 min
Set in 19th century Paris. Artist Toulouse Lautrec, frustrated by his physical handicaps, seeks solace in drink, dance and distractions at the infamous Moulin Rouge nightclub. An encounter with a young girl in desperate need of help brings hope to his lonely life but, in the Belle …poque, romance can quickly turn to rivalry…
Directed by Oscar winner John Huston (The African Queen, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning two for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. This 4K restoration brings new life to the film’s exquisite production design and Technicolor photography, brilliantly evoking Lautrecís unique artistic vision.
Images of Paris in Silent Film (17 mins): a selection of rare early films, spanning the years 1900-1925, reflecting different aspects of life in Lautrecís adopted home, from the vaults of the BFI National Archive.
Lightning Sketches: Posters, Printing and Caricatures in Silent Film (21 mins): new technology and the artistic process find expression in this collection of archival oddities from the very earliest days of animation, mass production, and the popular press.
Lautrec (1974, 6 mins): Lautrec’s characters dance playfully through this short animated film which celebrates his life and work.
Commentary by Angela Allen (2019): the Huston-confidante and Moulin Rouge continuity advisor discusses this film and many others from an eclectic career in this new commentary recorded specifically for this release.
Fully illustrated booklet with new essays by John Oliver and Dr Josephine Botting.
£15 With Free UK Postage.