Blu-ray Release: Strictly Ballroom

Blu-ray Release Date: April 30, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $14.99
Studio: Lionsgate


Strictly BallroomThe acclaimed 1992 comedy movie Strictly Ballroom was director Baz Luhrmann’s first film, before he wowed audiences with the visually stunning Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and Australia.

The romance follows maverick dancer Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio, TV’s Adrenalin Junkies) who risks his career by bringing on a new, unknown partner (Tara Morice, TV’s Dance Academy) and performing an unusual routine.

Based on an idea by Luhrmann, the movie was co-written by the director and Craig Pearce, Luhrmann’s writing partner on Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!.

Strictly Ballroom was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical.

On Blu-ray, the independent film comes with these special features:

  • featurette “Strictly Ballroom: From Stage to Screen”
  • featurette “Samba to Slow Fox Dance”
  • deleted scene
  • design gallery with narration
  • audio commentary with Lurhmann, production designer Catherine Martin and choreographer John “Cha Cha” O’Connell.

This disc is the movie’s high-definition debut, but Strictly Ballroom was released on Blu-ray overseas earlier.

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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.