Thursday 21st April 2011
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment invites movie lovers to discover a sexy and fun-filled place where musical dreams come true when Burlesque takes the stage on Blu-ray and DVD on 25th April 2011. Multi-platinum recording artist Christina Aguilera and Oscar® winning music legend Cher (Best Actress, Moonstruck, 1988; The Witches of Eastwick) dazzle in this song and dance filled extravaganza from writer/director Steven Antin about a small-town girl (Aguilera) with big vocal talent who gets a job working at a modern day burlesque nightclub.
2010 Golden Globe® Award winner for Best Song - Motion Picture (You Haven't Seen The Last of Me), Burlesque features electrifying dance numbers, powerhouse vocal performances and a white hot supporting cast that includes Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia), Kristen Bell (Couples Retreat, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Cam Gigandet (Easy A, Twilight), Julianne Hough (upcoming Footloose, TV's Dancing with the Stars) and Eric Dane (Valentine's Day, TV's Grey's Anatomy).
Now, viewers can experience Burlesque like never before on Blu-ray featuring eye-popping picture clarity and finger-snapping sound, plus, hours of exciting bonus features that offer a unique glimpse behind the curtain of this scintillating new movie musical.
Bonus features on the Blu-ray include commentary with writer/director Steven Antin, The Burlesque Lounge: Alternate Full Musical Performances, an alternate opening and a hilarious Blooper Reel, as well as Burlesque Jukebox which allows viewers to play song performances in sequential order or shuffle them. Exclusively available on the Blu-ray is the BD-LiveT enabled movieIQ+sync, which allows viewers to access live trivia information about the movie's cast, crew, music and production and arrange add favorite musical songs to a unique Burlesque playlist. Additional bonus features include the behind-the-scenes featurettes Burlesque is Back, The Performers: The Cast of Burlesque, Setting the Stage: Production Design & Photography, Inside the Dressing Room: Creating the Burlesque Look, and The Set List: The Music & Choreography of Burlesque.
Ali (Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theatre that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club's proprietor and headliner. Burlesque's outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingénue, who vows to perform there one day.
Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Tucci) and gender-bending host (Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal...
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Material
- The Burlesque Lounge: 6 Full Musical Performances!
- Blooper Reel
- Alternate Opening
- Commentary with Writer/Director Steven Antin
- Burlesque Jukebox
Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Material
- movieIQ®+sync featuring the Burlesque playlist
- Burlesque is Back! Featurette
- The Performers: The Cast of Burlesque Featurette
- Setting the Stage: Production Design & Photography Featurette
- Inside the Dressing Room: Creating the Burlesque Look Featurette
- The Set List: The Music & Choreography of Burlesque Featurette
- None or TBC
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.