Strictly Ballroom, a non Deal at Rogers

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  • P-Dub
    Office Moderator
    • Aug 2000
    • 6766

    Strictly Ballroom, a non Deal at Rogers

    Here's a link to Rogers Video for this little gem of a movie. They are currently selling this for C$9.99 plus shipping and it looks like they'll ship to the US as well.

    Edit: Please be advised that this IS an old licensed and poorly produced version, from a google search. It is just the Pan and Scan version of the movie. No extra's whatsoever.

    For comparison, C&L has this title listed for $43.54! It's not at Futureshop nor A&B, and Amazon has it for US$19.99. This is the version you want to buy. It's the US only release with an OAR of 1.85 and extra's like Baz's commentary.

    I've got my order in and it shows as being shipped, my total cost is:

    9.99 DVD
    2.99 Shipping
    1.88 Taxes
    14.86 Total

    Also it came loose off the spindle, so I've got scratches on the DVD. I will be returning this edition and will look to buy the US edition.




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  • Sonnie Parker
    • Jan 2002
    • 2858

    #2
    This movie sounds a little like Dirty Dancing.

    Doesn't it have something to do with Moulin Rouge and a series of movies from the same guy?






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    • P-Dub
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      • Aug 2000
      • 6766

      #3
      This movie is nothing like Dirty Dancing. Not that I didn't like DD.

      Strictly Ballroom was the first in director Baz Luhrmann's eventual Red Curtain Trilogy. The rest include Romeo & Juliet and of course Moulin Rouge.

      The story is a simple one, championship ballroom dancer is opressed by the governing body's rules of "No New Steps" He loses his dance partner, and finds another. In the course he also remembers what it is to dance for the joy of dancing.

      This is a pretty corny movie, played to the hilt with very sterotypical characters. The mom that's always smiling, the dad in the background, better watch this guy, and the son who's headstrong and ready to take on the world, at least the highly political world of ballroom dancing.

      This is one of my favourite movies and partly due to my first hand knowledge of the ballroom dance scene.

      I think this would be a fun rental.

      Please note that there is work being done on a Red Curtain Trilogy Boxset due out around Christmas
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      • George Bellefontaine
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        • Jan 2001
        • 7637

        #4
        I remember this movie. I think at the time it was only available on VHS in my area so I only rented it. Let us know how good the quality is. For less than 10 smackers, that's a deal.




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        • Sonnie Parker
          • Jan 2002
          • 2858

          #5
          Originally posted by Paul
          This movie is nothing like Dirty Dancing.
          I wouldn't go quite that far.......should I????

          Maybe a different kind of dancing but dancing none the less.

          Notice I said a "little".... meaning a guy trying to introduce a particular style of dancing that's not accepted (to a certain point). It does end up being accepted in the end.

          I've pesonally never been into ballroom dancing...... actually never tried it.... since the 6th or 7th grade that is.

          I did like Moulin Rouge......although it had some corny scenes as well. Do you think I'd like this movie? Loaded question I know.... take a wild stab at it if ya will.






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          • JonMarsh
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            • Aug 2000
            • 15329

            #6
            Ballroom dancing is a hoot- you guys don't know what you're missing. Personally, I'm an East Coast swing fan, though considering where I live, I'll have to get more into West Coast Swing somday!

            I wonder if Walmart has this one?

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            • Sonnie Parker
              • Jan 2002
              • 2858

              #7
              I like swing music Jon. I can't swing dance but I like to watch people swing and I like the music.






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