Australian Screen

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Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Baz Luhrmann’s radical update of Romeo + Juliet boldly shattered conventional wisdom that said Shakespeare as he wrote it would never appeal to a mass audience.

Length: 120 minutes

Alternative title: William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet

Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1/2.39:1 (Cinemascope or Scope)
Original classification rating: M

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