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Moulin Rouge: Special Edition
Fox; released December 18, 2001
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Behind the Scenes
Posted by Derrick Veurink on December 17, 2003  |  4.0 / 5
(Note: All the following extras are found on Disc Two.)

Here are all fifteen easter eggs for the "Moulin Rouge" special edition DVD. Twelve of the eggs can be found using regular navigation techniques. However, the other three require numerical entry; as with other similar eggs, entering the required numbers will vary from player to player. While it is quite tedious to find and access all these eggs, there is a lot of content presented, so it's worth your while. The eggs have been organized in supplemental order, as follows:

1. From the main menu, click on "More". Next, highlight "Back" and press right. A fairy will now appear on the screen. Hit enter to view a humorous outtake.

2. From the main menu, click on "The Stars". Once in, type in 9, followed by 17. This will result in a clip of Ewan McGregor's farewell celebration.

3. From the main menu, click on "The Stars". Once in, click on "More". Next, highlight John Leguizamo's entry and press up to highlight a fairy. Hit enter to view some behind-the-scenes footage of Leguizamo in his violin costume.

4. From the main menu, click on "This Story Is About...". Once in, click on "Old Storylines & Script Comparisons". Next, highlight "Return" and press right to highlight a fairy. Hit enter to view a bizarre behind-the-scenes clip involving Baz Luhrmann and a hammer.

5. From the main menu, click on "The Cutting Room". Once in, highlight "Main Menu" and press left to highlight a windmill. Hit enter to view a "Your Song" outtake.

6. From the second page of the main menu, click on "The Dance". Once in, click on "The Dance". Next, highlight "A Word From Baz" and press right to highlight a fairy. Hit enter to view some behind-the-scenes dance rehearsal footage.

7. From the second page of the main menu, click on "The Dance". Once in, click on "Choreography". Next, highlight "Main Menu" and press right to highlight a windmill. Hit enter to view some more behind-the-scenes dancing footage.

8. From the second page of the main menu, click on "The Music". Once in, click on "The Lady Marmalade Phenomenon". Next, highlight "Main Menu" and press left to highlight a windmill. Hit enter to view some driving footage.

9. From the second page of the main menu, click on "The Design". Once in, type in 18, followed by 99. This will result in a clip exploring the body make-up process.

10. From the second page of the main menu, click on "The Design". Once in, click on "Set Design", and then click on 'The Gothic Tower". Advance to the fifth still in the gallery and press up to highlight a windmill. Hit enter to view some risque rehearsal footage.

11. From the second page of the main menu, click on "The Design". Once in, click on "Set Design", and then click on "Spectacular, Spectacular". Advance to the second still in the gallery and press up to highlight a fairy. Hit enter to view Baz Luhrmann explain the magic of the ADR process.

12. From the second page of the main menu, click on "The Design". Once in, click on "Costume Design", and then click on "A Courtesan's Wardrobe". Advance to the fourth still in the gallery and press up to highlight a fairy. Hit enter to view a humorous musical outtake.

13. From the second page of the main menu, click on "The Design". Once in, click on "Costume Design", and then click on "The Bohemians". Advance to the fifth still in the gallery and press up to highlight a windmill. Hit enter to view some more behind-the-scenes dancing footage.

14. From the second page of the main menu, click on "The Design". Once in, click on "Smoke and Mirrors". Next, type in 5, followed by 18. This will result in a clip showing an elaborate top hat gag.

15. From the second page of the main menu, click on "Marketing". Once in, click on "Photo Gallery". Next, highlight "Mary Ellen Mark" and press right to highlight a windmill. Hit enter to view more behind-the-scenes footage.
Reviews: DVD Talk also has reviews of Moulin Rouge: Special Edition by Aaron Beierle and Loren Halek.
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