Inside Move: High-kickin’ DVD

Helmer does legwork for 'Rouge' redux

Baz Luhrmann’s work on “Moulin Rouge” isn’t finished.

“We spent four years attempting to crack the code of the modern musical,” Luhrmann says. “What we want to do with the DVD is show that process.”

The director oversaw the production of more than six hours of behind-the-scenes features and two audio commentary tracks on the double-disc set to be released in December.

Luhrmann says that a number of choreography-heavy scenes cut to advance the story in the theatrical version will be shown in full as extras on the DVD. The discs will include commentary by Luhrmann and others; a feature with behind-the-scenes footage; a step-by-step look at Luhrmann’s four-year push to make the film, from scripting to creating the introduction to interviewing actors Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor to discuss their characters; extended scenes; and several dance scenes with multiple angle options.

Luhrmann’s enthusiasm for the DVD format drove his involvement in choosing and making the behind-the-scenes and bonus footage.

“We wanted to make a DVD by starting to deal with it as a new medium,” he says.

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