New Release: Burlesque DVD and Blu-ray

Burlesque movie sceneGolden Globe winner Burlesque (for best original song “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me”) was released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 1, 2011 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The musical stars Cher in her first movie role in seven years (since 2003’s Stuck On You) and singer Christina Aguilera in her first acting role. Aguilera plays Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa who comes to Los Angeles and gets a job as a waitress at the Burlesque Lounge, a financially strapped place owned by retired dancer Cher. Ali falls in love with the burlesque and tries hard to become a dancer, but when she begins to sing, it’s her voice that becomes the revue’s main attraction.

Rated PG-13, the movie, which grossed $38 million, is filled with other familiar faces. Burlesque also stars Eric Dane (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy), Cam Gidandet (Easy A), Alan Cumming (TV’s The Good Wife), Peter Gallagher (American Beauty), Kristen Bell (You Again) and Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones).

The DVD was priced at $28.95 and Blu-ray at $34.95.

The Blu-ray edition is a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and includes these special features:

  • director’s commentary
  • alternate opening
  • blooper reel
  • “The Burlesque Lounge: Alternate Full Musical Performances!” featurette
  • “Burlesque is Back!”
  • “The Performers: The Cast of Burlesque”
  • “Setting the Stage: Production Design & Performers”
  • “Inside the Dressing Room: Creating the Burlesque Look”
  • “The Set List: The Music & Choreography of Burlesque”
  • and Sony’s MovieIQ+Sync BD-Live feature, with the Burlesque playlist.

The DVD has just the first four special features.

A documentary about the American burlesque industry, Behind the Burly Q, was released on DVD in April.

Here’s the trailer for Cher’s Burlesque:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.