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Burlesque

Burlesque“As a description for the film Burlesque,
  nothing short of ‘extravaganza’ will
  do to conjure up the magic, pure
  entertainment, showmanship, creativity
  and visual delights that make this
  movie a cut above...


AN EVER-SO-SLIGHTLY NAUGHTY MOVIE, Burlesque has what it takes to keep you watching: a romantic storyline with characters whose lives have been a challenge against a backdrop of entertaining and fascinating music and dance at a modern-day burlesque nightclub.


A small town in Ohio was never going to be enough for Ali (Grammy-Winner and Multi-platinum recording artist Christina Aguilera). Blessed with a glorious voice, she dreams of performing on stage instead of her dead-end job in a diner.

Determined to change her luck, she takes a one-way ticket to Los Angeles and begins to seek work as a singer. After a fruitless search, she finds herself outside The Burlesque Lounge, home to an inspired musical revue, and is captivated by the sexy costumes and bold choreography.

Befriended by barman Jack (Cam Gigandet: Easy A; Twilight), who is musically gifted, Ali uses his name to get backstage to see owner and star Tess (Oscar-winning music legend Cher: Best Actress, Moonstruck, 1988; The Witches of Eastwick), who is not interested in taking her on as she is desperately trying to save the business she shares with former husband Vince (Peter Gallagher). But Ali is not about to give in and poses as a cocktail waitress, earning herself a job on the way.

With her eyes still firmly on the stage, Ali copies the dance routines and begins practising. She infiltrates an audition and eventually gets her wish to dance. She is welcomed by Tess and fellow dancer Georgia (Julianne Hough: upcoming Footloose; Television's Dancing With The Stars), but incurs the envy of the troubled Nikki (Kristen Bell: Couples Retreat; Forgetting Sarah Marshall), who unwittingly helps Ali rise to prominence when she tries to sabotage her performance. Ali's spectacular voice gives The Burlesque Lounge a new lease of life.

Ali wins the approval of sharp-witted stage manager Sean (Stanley Ticci: The Devil Wears Prada; Julie & Julia) and gender-bender lounge host Alexis (Alan Cumming) and while Jack cannot decide where his future lies, charismatic entrepreneur Marcus (Eric Dane: Valentine's Day; Television's Grey's Anatomy) sweeps Ali off her feet with a very tempting offer.

Christina Aguilera and Cher dazzle in Burlesque, a sensational song and dance filled extravaganza from writer/director Steven Antin and the 2010 Golden Globe award winner for Best Original 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.

Prepare yourself for an emotive journey enjoying the truly fabulous, powerfully rich and resonant voices of two talented stars combined with show-stopping choreography in the thoroughly entertaining film Burlesque.

Burlesque also features: Dianna Agron as Natalie; Glynn Turman; David Walton; and Terence Jenkins as Dave. Costume Design is by Michael Kaplan; Choreography by Denise Faye and Joey Pizzi; Executive Music Consultant is C 'Tricky' Stewart; Executive Music Producer is Christina Aguilera; Music Supervisor is Buck Damon; Music by Christophe Beck; Director of Photography is Bojan Bazelli, ASC; Produced by Donald De Line (Green Lantern; I Love You, Man); Executive Produced by Stacy Kolker Cramer (First Sunday; Vacancy) and Risa Shapiro; Written & Directed by Steven Antin.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment invites movie lovers to discover a sexy and fun-filled place where musical dreams come true when the brilliant extravaganza Burlesque takes the stage on Blu-ray and DVD on 25 April 2011. RRP: Blu-ray 22.99; DVD 19.99 | Certificate: 12 | Running Time: 119 Minutes.

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features: The Burlesque Lounge: Six Full Musical Performances | Blooper Reel | Alternate Opening | Commentary With Writer/Director Steven Antin | Burlesque Jukebox: allows viewers to play song performances in sequential order or shuffle them.

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Material: BD-Live enabled 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.

"Prepare yourself for an emotive journey enjoying the truly fabulous, powerfully rich and resonant voices of two talented stars combined with show-stopping choreography in the thoroughly entertaining film Burlesque" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"A sparkly, glossy guilty pleasure" — Total Film

"Wickedly fun" — Harper's Bazaar

"11/10" — Attitude