Romeo And Juliet DVD

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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.

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Released
04 March 2002
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 
Classification
Runtime
115 minutes 
Features
PAL, Special Edition, Widescreen 
Barcode
5039036008419 
  • Average Rating for Romeo And Juliet [1996] - 4 out of 5


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  • Romeo And Juliet [1996]
    Nat Waddington

    Romeo and Juliet is updated for the 21st century audience. Luhrmann's innovations succesfully create a fast-paced, colourful & humorous re-telling, that still pays homage to the talents of the bard.
    The cast is unfaultable, DiCaprio & Danes' youthful charms are tempered by performances by Hollywood veterans such as Pete Postlethwaite, and the soundtrack, featuring the likes of Radiohead and Quindon Tarver, is superb. The costumes are visually stunning, and capture the essence of such familiar characters, from the white dress that captures Juliet's innocence to the sinister outfits of Tybalt.
    This film is the perfect mergence of the old and the new, to be enjoyed by Shakespeare and Luhrmann fans alike. A must-see.

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  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.

Shakespeare's play is transferred to the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach, California. The Montague and Capulet families are embroiled in a long-running feud. When Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio), a Montague, attends a Capulet ball in disguise, he falls in love with the beautiful Juliet (Claire Danes). Although already engaged to Dave Paris, whom she does not love, Juliet vows to marry Romeo. They ask the kindly Father Laurence to perform the ceremony in secret, but bloodshed and tragedy threaten the couple's future together.

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