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Burlesque Takes Center Stage on Blu-ray!

My girl Christina comes home to Blu-ray this March as Burlesque takes center stage with a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on the 1st.  The Blu-ray features include six exclusive show-stopping performances, a blooper real, an alternate opening and much more!  This will be a Day 1 purchase for me on the format.  Check out the full press release below from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and pre-order your Blu-ray today!

Culver City, CA (1/17/11) – 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/DVD Combo Pack and DVD March 1, 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”), BURLESQUEfeatures electrifying dance numbers, powerhouse vocal performances and a white hot supporting cast that includes Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears PradaJulie & Julia), Kristen Bell (Couples RetreatForgetting Sarah Marshall),  Cam Gigandet (Easy ATwilight), 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/ DVD Combo Pack, 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/DVD Combo Pack include commentary with writer/director Steven Antin, “The BurlesqueLounge: Alternate Full Musical Performances,” an alternate opening and a hilarious Blooper Reel, as well as BurlesqueJukebox which allows viewers to play song performances in sequential order or shuffle them. Exclusively available on the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack is the BD-Live™ 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 ofBurlesque,” “Setting the Stage: Production Design & Photography,” “Inside the Dressing Room: Creating the Burlesque Look,” and “The Set List: The Music & Choreography of Burlesque.”

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Synopsis

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 theater 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…

BURLESQUE was produced by Donald De Line (Green LanternI Love You, Man) and executive produced by Stacy Kolker Cramer (First SundayVacancy) and Risa Shapiro. It was distributed by Screen Gems and has a run time of approximately 119 minutes. It has been rated PG-13 for sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material.

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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

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4 Responses to “Burlesque Takes Center Stage on Blu-ray!”


  1. Aaron Neuwirth

    Wait…the movie itself wasn’t a blooper reel? 😉

  2. Brian White

    @Aaron… 🙁

  3. Sean Ferguson

    Good one Aaron!

  4. Gregg

    I liked this movie, but I didn’t $23.99 like it.