Chicago (Widescreen Edition)
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Catherine Zeta-Jones' Velma was equal to, if not better than Bebe Neuwerth's ( Brodway revival). Her beautiful voice and masterful dance skill is worthy of the great white way. A Tony may have been a more appropriate award as opposed to her much deserved Oscar. Although Rene Zellwegers voice was a little shaky in the begining she brought out a tough side in Roxy that was not there in neither the original nor the revival stage versions. Then my biggest fear, Richard Gere as Billy Flinn, was in a word perfect. You can't ask for a better fit, and what a shocker to see that wonderful tapdance!
With great costumes,Fosse-like choreography, expert lighting and singing (by many broadway veterans in the chours as extras) this dark comedy shines. Also with great cameos and supporting performances by the great Chita Rivera ( original broadway cast),John C. Reily (oscar nominated),Lucy Liu, and Christine Baranski this film shines as one of the greatest ever made, not just as a musical, but as a film. Rob Marshall's directorial debut deserves all of it's accolades...and all that jazz.
It honestly is not good use of your time for me to discuss the film itself here. For that, you might want to choose "Most Helpful" and read those reviews. So I won't discuss the plot, musical number, etc here if they were on the earlier releases. Also, you should know that there are two discs in the new package. One is a standard DVD and is virtually the same as the previous DVD release with a full length Director's Commentary and a featurette on going from the Broadway stage version to the film version. Plus there is one song that was deleted from the film. Heck that is a lot of bonus material....... But wait.
The other disc is a Blu ray which contains the gorgeous new "HD" print with even better sound. (Since, when I watched the original DVD of this film, it was on a standard-def TV I wasn't seeing much anyway. Now with my larger 42-inch HD screen it looks great. But that's not all. The package cover states that there are "Over two ours of NEW bonus material".Read more ›
The greatest reason for this film's success is due to the stunning ensemble of actors many of whom (with the exception of Queen Larifah) we aren't familiar with hearing sing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Better than expected. Not a dull moment. Wish Zeta-Jones weren't pitchy at times (very first lines are flat, but she gets better throughout). Read morePublished 7 days ago by T. Gross
Extraordinary talent neatly wrapped together in an incredible movie! WOW!Published 8 days ago by marilyn jenkins
I am a huge fan of Bob Fosse. And my expectations were met. The storyline is surpurb and the dancing well coregraphed. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Stormy
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Baranski is great, playing a "sob sister" reporter. But she is definitely NOT a lead. Amazon sometimes lists people in the cast by a magical process of their own; no one else can account for some of their listings.
Jun 12, 2008 by Kit van Cleave | See all 3 posts
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I come to you exactly one year after your question, and I'm sure it has been answered by now, but nonetheless, both editions are now listed as 113 minutes.
Jan 9, 2008 by Jeremiah Tremblay | See all 2 posts
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