A magic day he passed my way...
Baz Luhrmann's visual feast that is 'Moulin Rouge' is released as a Region 2, two-disc DVD set today. The release contains the original two hour film, plus an incredible six hours of extras! Needless to say I haven't watched all of the extras just yet. I should warn those of you that don't already know that there is no original David Bowie music on this release.
As with many films, the soundtrack CD bears little resemblance to the film soundtrack proper. Ewan McGregor sings 'Nature Boy' in the film, and he also does a bit of "Heroes" with Nicole Kidman. Beck's version of 'Diamond Dogs' is also absent, though the dancing girls do sing a snatch of it when they are introduced as the Diamond Dogs themselves.
Marius de Vries (remixer of some of the 'hours...' single tracks) is interviewed about the construction of the film soundtrack, and boy does he look wired? This man does look intense, but with talent like that I guess he has every right to. Anyway, check out 'Moulin Rouge' if you haven't already, it is a beautiful thing.