The original star-crossed lovers recently got a stage remake in Japan starring Ishihara Satomi and Sato Takeru. The modern stage version of Romeo and Juliet ran for two weeks in Tokyo and clearly unless I could teleport I wasn’t going to be able to catch it. Lucky for me, the stage production is coming to DVD next week and the powers that be released a trailer that already has me frothing at the mouth. One of my teenage guilty pleasures was the Baz Luhrmann version of Romeo+Juliet starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, which was admittedly all over the place, but the Romeo and Juliet parts were fantasically done. It captured the youthful folly and intensity of first love that always gets me right there. What little I saw in the stills and teasers of Satomi and Takeru totally convinced me that they were going to bring it in terms of looking gorgeous together, having sizzling chemistry, and delivering the acting chops. Glimpses of the stage show in the DVD trailer below confirms my first impression and now I can’t wait to get my grabby hands on this DVD. The rumors of a real life relationship between these two have died down, especially since the media is all trying to fan the flames that Satomi has been flirting up a storm with her Rich Man, Poor Woman co-star Oguri Shun and making his wifey Yamada Yu pretty pissed off. No comment on the last bit of gossip, but I’m totally a Takeru-Satomi shipper so I hope my ship sails in the future no matter when.
Sneak peak at Romeo and Juliet DVD: