Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Now Available on Blu-Ray -- The Iconic Dance Film STRICTLY BALLROOM - Review

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this movie from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

Strictly Ballroom (Blu-ray)

"Audiences can relive all the heat and passion in Miramax’s uplifting and iconic dance film, Strictly Ballroom, premiering on Blu-ray Disc this April from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  From acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann (upcoming The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!) comes the tale of a maverick dancer who chooses to risk it all by incorporating a new dance partner into a very unusual routine. Nominated for the 1994 Golden Globe® for Best Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical), Strictly Ballroom features a talented indie cast including Paul Mercurio (Exit To Eden), Tara Morice (TV’s “Dance Academy”) and Bill Hunter (Finding Nemo). The Strictly Ballroom Blu-ray Disc is loaded with bonus materials including two featurettes, a design gallery with narration, a deleted scene and an audio commentary with the filmmakers. The Blu-ray Disc is now available on for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

From Baz Luhrmann – the director of The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge! – comes the hilariously funny romantic comedy that will leave you singing, laughing and cheering for more. Experience the magical story of a championship ballroom dancer who’s breaking all the rules. A hit with fans and critics all across the globe, Strictly Ballroom will hold you tight and dance straight into your heart."

Blu-ray BASICS
Price:  $14.99 Blu-ray
Street Date:  April 30, 2013                               
Language:    English
Running time: 95 minutes                       
Rating:  PG  


My Thoughts:
Do you enjoy those dancing shows on television? If so, you will love Strictly Ballroom, a romantic comedy, which is now available on Blu-ray.  I remember watching this movie when it released on DVD a while back, and fell in love with not only the soundtrack, but also the dancing.  I don't know about you, but every time I see dancing movies, or dancing shows on television, I am amazed at how effortless the dancers make it look.  I, however, have two left feet, and will not be taking to the ballroom floor anytime soon.  But, I will be watching this new release again.  It is a great date night flick, movie to watch with your girlfriends, or as a way to unwind after a crazy day with the kids.  Even though I was putting my feet up to watch this movie, I found myself tapping along to the beat of the songs. :-)
And, make sure you give yourself time to watch the bonus features, which include:
"Strictly Ballroom: From Stage To Screen" featurette
"Samba to Slow Fox Dance" featurette
Deleted Scene
Design Gallery with Narration
Audio Commentary with Director Baz Luhrmann, Production Designer Catherine Martin and Choreographer John "Cha Cha" O'Connell
The dance featurette were my favorite, along with the audio commentary of director, Baz Luhrmann. 

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this movie from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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