William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

Director: Baz Luhrmann Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo

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The classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy is updated by director Baz Luhrmann to a post-modern Verona Beach where swords are merely a brand of gun and bored youths are easily spurred toward violence. Longtime rivals in religion and business, the Montagues and the Capulets share a page from the Jets and Sharks of West Side Story when they form rival gangs. Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) is aloof toward the goings-on of his Montague cousins, but after he realizes that Juliet (Claire Danes) is a Capulet at the end of one very wild party, the enmity between the two clans becomes the root of his angst. He relies heavily -- and with serious consequences -- on his rebel gender-bender of a friend, Mercutio (Harold Perrineau Jr.), and Father (not Friar) Lawrence (Pete Postlethwaite) for protection and support. Romeo is, of course, exiled, and it looks like Juliet will be forced into an arranged marriage with the bland Paris (Paul Rudd). It ends, as Romeo and Juliet must, when Romeo hears a tragic piece of misinformation and brings his suicide wish to what was meant to be Juliet 's temporary tomb. This time, though, the turf and the weapon of choice have taken a turn toward the surreal. ~ Tracie Cooper, All Movie Guide

Product Details

Release Date: 02/06/2007
UPC: 0024543403623
Original Release: 1996
Rating: PG-13
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 601

Special Features

Music machine feature; 3 audio commentaries with director Baz Luhrman, co-composer Craig Armstrong and co-composer Marius De Vries; Romeo + Juliet: The Music; The London Music Mix featurette; Journey of the Song featurettes - "Young Hearts Run Free," "Everybody's Free," and temp music

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonardo DiCaprio Romeo
Claire Danes Juliet
John Leguizamo Tybalt
Harold Perrineau Mercutio
Pete Postlethwaite Father Laurence
Paul Sorvino Fulgencio Capulet
Dash Mihok Benvolio
Vondie Curtis-Hall Captain Prince
Christina Pickles Caroline Montague
Jesse Bradford Balthasar
Brian Dennehy Ted Montague
Vincent Laresca Abra
Miriam Margolyes The Nurse
Paul Rudd Dave Paris
Diane Venora Gloria Capulet
M. Emmet Walsh Apothecary
Jamie Kennedy Sampson
Carlos Martin Manzo Ortalora Actor

Technical Credits
Baz Luhrmann Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Craig Armstrong Songwriter
Kym Barrett Costumes/Costume Designer
Jill Bilcock Associate Producer,Editor
Brigitte Broch Set Decoration/Design
Martin Brown Co-producer,Screenwriter
Maruis de Vries Songwriter
Catherine Doherty Set Decoration/Design
Garbage Songwriter
Miguel Gil Asst. Director
Doug Hardwick Art Director
Nellee Hooper Score Composer,Songwriter
Rebecca Marie Special Effects
Catherine Martin Associate Producer,Production Designer
Gabriella Martinelli Producer
Miguel Lima Martinez Asst. Director
Donald M. McAlpine Casting,Cinematographer
John (Cha Cha) O'Connell Choreography
Craig Pearce Screenwriter
David Rubin Casting
Martin Walters Asst. Director
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
1. The Prologue [2:24]
2. Sycamore Grove [2:20]
3. Bachelor of the Year [2:49]
4. The Pool Hall [2:01]
5. The Capulet Mansion [2:10]
6. Mercutio at Sycamore Grove [2:42]
7. The Party Parties [7:14]
8. Romeo Spies Juliet [2:35]
9. Fulgencio Warns Tybalt [1:58]
10. Juliet, the Flirt [1:06]
11. First Kisses [1:07]
12. The Revelation [4:46]
13. The Party's Over [2:27]
14. Romeo Sneaks Back In [1:59]
15. Arranging the Marriage [4:09]
16. Boys on the Beach [1:25]
17. Romeo Gets the Word From the Nurse [6:31]
18. The Nurse Teases Juliet [4:19]
19. The Wedding [1:00]
20. Death on a Summer's Day [1:25]
21. Retribution at Twilight [2:37]
22. A Wedding Night [1:46]
23. Juliet Learns Her Options [2:57]
24. Romeo Misses a Message in Mantua [3:33]
25. Juliet Takes Her Medicine [8:23]
26. Romeo Learns of His Beloved's Fate [2:15]
27. Together at Last [1:47]
28. Epilogue [4:24]
29. End Titles [2:28]

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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 93 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent movie!!! No doubt about it!!! This is what Romeo and Juliet would have looked like if Shakespeare was alive today!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
riveting. visually stunning yet beautifully rendered Shakespeare!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the director hit on Shakespeare’s intention. You can clearly see the original story but with a contemporary turn to it. This would make it better for high school students to understand. Luhrmann made sure that when you watch this movie full of fun and action, he will have you thinking this is nothing like what’s in the book, when really it’s the same story line. His use of details in the movie shows clearly what happen from the exposition to the resolution. I think if Shakespeare wanted Romeo and Juliet to be a movie this would have been it.      
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
very wonderful ! better than the orginal. Leo did a great job as Romeo and i recommend this movie to all the Leo fans.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just started watching this movie and i like it so far. leonardo plays romeo very well and claire danes plays juliet well. and, all the other characters are very fun and acted out well. although, if you can not stand shakespeare, i do not recommend this movie. the whole movie is spoken in shakespeare's language!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a movie that will stay with me forever. i think i liked the whole movie. the only part i didn't like was how they both end up dieing. i wish there was a different ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie, i feel, was intended for non-old fashion people! It is so entertaining and moving in everyway. I felt the acting was fantastic and very believable. This is the movie that got me to come to love Shakespeare's work. Watch it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. It's the classic tragic love story set in a modern, Miami-like beach town, while still keeping all the same situations, characters, and old-fashioned dialogue. At first, it seems weird, because of the way they speak, but as you continue to watch, you become intrigued. Leo DiCaprio is sooo hott in this movie, and gives his usual excellent, and very emotional performance. Claire Danes is pretty good, but another actress might have done better. Still, the two have chemistry on-screen, and acted well. I had seen both this and the older version in class, but this film was so much better. I was crying at the end. Also, all the girls in my English class were hooked on the Quindon Tarver version of the song ''When Doves Cry'' from the soundtrack, which is also very good. This movie is extremely sad, but moving. I definitely recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having just seeen he movie for the fist time in a while, it renewed my passion for the story. It inspired me to start working on my own version..something very small. I loved Qindon Tarver's 'When Doves Cry' and 'Everybody's Free'. Those two songs totally make the movie complete. Over sll I loved it and will watch it over and over again. BAZ ROCKS!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry, but Leonardo DiCaprio should not be allowed to do Shakespeare ever again. He is horrible at it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the modernized movie. Leonardo Decaprio was awesome for the part of Romeo! I liked Claire Danes as Juliet, but I think they maybe could've picked somebody else. It was great though!
Guest More than 1 year ago
we read the play in 9th grade and afterwards, watched this movie (along w. the older version) in class. after awhile, we ended up only watching this newer version! it was great to see how actual lines from the play were put into the storyline... it was so dramatic and the best movie EVER
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved Leonardo DiCaprio and Clair Danes. The ending I thought was good and bad. I liked it when Juliet was awake while Romeo was dying. Though the timing was just devastating, why was it so close? Anyway I liked it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw this movie when I was 10 years old and it introduced me into the world of shakespeare. I recently saw it again and realized that there is so much depth to what I thought was a simple love movie! The movie was right on point with trying to make a shakespeare play appeal to the Masses. The movie provides an excellent alternative to the plays and other renditions of Romeo and Juliet that would put many to sleep... this movie was fast-paced, modern, and extremely well directed. The acting, especially by Claire Danes and Leonardo dicaprio were very authentic and believable. The set, costumes, colors, and whole idea is breathtaking! Never will you see another movie that shows such an advanced connection between the characters. Highly recommended.
michie8702 More than 1 year ago
From finish to end, this movie was great. Leo and Claire did a wonderful job acting. The story was easy to follow because of the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first watched the film in class because we have to do it for coursework but me and my friends were soon obsessed! our teacher lent us the movie and we watched it over and over, the fish tank scene is soooo cute and romantic and the music is sensational. i've now downloaded all the songs on my iPod! well worth a watch!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want the lines delevered with the right pacing and the up and down beats, watch the 60's version. You want to see a classic seting and coustume, watch the 60's version. You want to see a different and refreashing take on your R+J watch this. Yeah, it's not the classic R+J but people need to realive that the other version isn't the classic either. The classic is writen by the bard himself and no other can come close. Both oposing films are a directors take on the play, not the real thing. Gosh, you people and your films are like the Montague's and the Capulet's. Both fighting for no appearnt reason. So take a break from your DVD players and read the play again, before you forget what the true Romeo and Juliet is.
VA_Reader More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite film, something I had to hide from my crew of blue collar, hard drinking and street fighting friends growing up. I've always loved Shakespeare (another interest I hid for too long), and the idea of having his most well-known story re-told in a pseudo modern setting was something I couldn't resist. Thankfully, it didn't disappoint in the least. The acting, characters (obviously, set pieces and costumes, score.....everything about this movie was exquisite.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A loud, screaming version of Shakespeare's most beloved play, this new version hardly warrants watching. With practically every word done at a scream, the movie loses some of the play's most tender moments. The only saving grace is Claire Dane's performance as Juliet. If only DeCaprio was up to the task. However, he seems stuck in an MTV video and screams his lines at such volume (at times) that they are barely recognizable. Brian Denney seems totally out of place as Lord Montague. Thankfully when I showed this to my Freshman English class (who had just finished reading the play and seeing the Zeffirelli version) hated it as much as I did. There is some hope for the future after all.