It’s official: one of our favorite quirky dance films comes to Blu-Ray tomorrow!
This movie may be called Strictly Ballroom, but it involves much, much more: elaborate costumes and makeup, romance and, of course, a ton of incredible dancing.
The 1992 Australian classic, directed by Baz Luhrmann (who brought us Moulin Rouge), tells the tale of rebellious dancer Seth Hastings, who loses his partner just before the prestigious Pan Pacific Grand Prix Championship. Rushing to find a replacement, he’s thrown together with the clumsy-yet-passionate Fran, with whom he shares a dream of performing original steps. In defiance of all the competition’s guidelines, the unlikely duo face criticism and doubt from nearly everyone they encounter. No spoilers here; You’ll have to watch to see what happens! All drama and obstacles aside, the pair’s talent and dedication make this spectacle the classic it has become.