Fox Archives: 20 years ago today…’Romeo + Juliet’ (1996)


William Shakespeare’s classic play was modernized when the film “Romeo + Juliet” hit theaters on Nov. 1, 1996. Produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film, the drama/romance starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the title characters and was directed by Baz Luhrmann. It debuted at No. 1 and went on to gross more than $147 million worldwide.

Here’s the original publicity poster for the film:

“Romeo + Juliet” is available on DVD and Blu-ray. The Blu-ray release makes the film available in high-definition for the first time.

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