Ships from/sold by iNetVideo
Seller Rating:
See All Buying Options
advertisement
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Chicago DVD 1 of 1
$14.99
(Save 27%)
$10.89  + Free Shipping
EARN 11 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: DVD
ALSO AVAILABLE: Other Formats Choose Format
CONDITION:  Brand New
IN STOCK: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
1 New and Used
from
$8.98
See all sellers
View My Store
Share
 
Description
More Buying Options
Seller Information
 

Learn more about Chicago:

Format: DVD
Sku: 40220941
UPC: 786936219197
UPC 14: 00786936219197
Rating: Game Rating Code
See more in Performing Arts
 
If you can't be famous, be infamous
Based on the broadway musical, two women convicted of murder in the 1920's become celebrities by manipulating the media.

"Not since the 1972 Cabaret has there been a movie musical this stirring, intelligent and exciting.  Desson Howe, Washington Post
"More fun than a high kick to the head...  Kim Linekin, EYE Weekly
"...it's Zeta-Jones who keeps you watching from start to finish.  Manohla Dargis, L.A. Times
"The movie is a total blast...  Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Editor's Note
This Hollywood adaptation of the classic Broadway musical sparkles with glamour and reverberates with the energy of good, old-fashioned song and dance. As the film leaps into its first riveting act, Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones), one half of the famous number she performs with her sister, arrives at the night club late, disheveled, and with blood on her hands. Nonetheless, she goes onstage unhindered and wows the crowd with her shimmying rendition of "All That Jazz." Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) a young blond who dreams of someday being famous like Velma, watches from the audience with eyes full of envy. Later, as the cops pick up Velma for the murder of her sister, sending her fame to all-time heights as she becomes a tabloid sensation, Roxie also commits a crime of passion--shooting a lover who falsely promised to secure her cabaret debut. The girls wind up together in jail, where Mama Morton (Queen Latifah), a compassionate guard, is their only hope of redemption; and Billy Flynn (Richard Gere) is the lawyer who can get them out. There, through wonderfully familiar songs like "Razzle Dazzle," "Cell-Block Tango," and "Cellophane Man" Roxie and Velma tell their story of competing for bad-girl celebrity.

Director Rob Marshall presents a loveable CHICAGO that shares all the grit and grime of the Bob Fosse Broadway original with phenomenal performances by this grouping of Hollywood stars. The dizzying camerawork and dazzling sets make an easy transition from stage to film.

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Ingram Micro
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/12/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 113 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 3070003
Video UPC UPC: 00786936219197
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Catherine Zeta-Jones
Video Cast Info Colm Feore
Video Cast Info John C. Reilly
Video Cast Info Lucy Liu
Video Cast Info Queen Latifah
Video Cast Info Renée Zellweger
Video Cast Info Renee Zelwegger
Video Cast Info Richard Gere
Video Cast Info Taye Diggs
Video Cast Info Maurine Dallas Watkins - Based On Play By
Video Cast Info "Chicago" - Based On The Musical Play
Video Cast Info Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb - Book Of The Musical Play By
Video Cast Info Laura Rosenthal & Ali Farrell - Casting By
Video Cast Info Rob Marshall - Choreographed By
Video Cast Info Dion Beebe - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Don Carmody - Co-Producer
Video Cast Info Coleen Atwood - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Colleen Atwood - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Bob Fosse - Directed And Choreographed For The Stage By
Video Cast Info Rob Marshall - Directed By
Video Cast Info Rob Marshall - Director
Video Cast Info Dion Beebe - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Martin Walsh - Edited By
Video Cast Info Martin Walsh - Editor
Video Cast Info Ric Wake, Randy Spendlove - Executive Music Producers
Video Cast Info Jennifer Berman - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Bob Weinstein - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Harvey Weinstein - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Harvey Weinstein, Meryl Poster, Julie Goldstein, Jennifer Berman, Bob Weinstein, Sam Crothers - Executive Producers
Video Cast Info Craig Zadan, Neil Meron - Executive Producers
Video Cast Info Fred Ebb - Lyrics By
Video Cast Info John Kander - Music By
Video Cast Info Paul Bogaev - Music Supervised And Conducted By
Video Cast Info Maureen Crowe - Music Supervisor
Video Cast Info John Kander - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Danny Elfman - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Danny Elfman - Original Score Music By
Video Cast Info Martin Richards - Produced By
Video Cast Info Martin Richards - Producer
Video Cast Info John Myhre - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Bill Condon - Screenplay By
Video Cast Info Bill Condon - Writer
Video Cast Info Fred Ebb - Writer
Video Cast Info Bob Fosse - Writer

Awards


Golden Globe (2003)
Video Award Name Richard Gere, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Video Award Name Renee Zelwegger, Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Oscar (2003)
Video Award Name John Myhre (art director), Gordon Sim (set decorator), Winner, Best Achievement in Art Direction
Video Award Name Colleen Atwood, Winner, Best Achievement in Costume Design
Video Award Name Martin Walsh , Winner, Best Achievement in Editing
Video Award Name Michael Minkler, Dominic Tavella, David Lee (III), Winner, Best Achievement in Sound
Video Award Name Marty Richards (II), Winner, Best Motion Picture of the Year
Video Award Name Catherine Zeta-Jones, Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Screen Actors Guild (2003)
Video Award Name Renee Zellweger, Winner, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Video Award Name Catherine Zeta-Jones, Winner, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Video Award Name Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye (I), Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deirdre Goodwin, Mya (I), Lucy Liu, Queen Latifah, Susan Misner, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Winner, Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"...It's Zeta-Jones who keeps you watching from start to finish....She refuses to let you go....If musicals are dreams, she is their greatest dreamer..." 12/27/2002 p.C8

New York Times
"...It's the raw expenditure of energy and the canniness of the staging that should pull audiences in and keep them rooted..." 12/27/2002 p.E1

USA Today
"...CHICAGO shows how much the element of surprise is missing from today's movies....It's part of the basic Zeta-Jones bio that she can really sing, and, wow, can she..." 12/27/2002 p.7D

Rolling Stone
"...Zellweger wins our hearts. That's what makes her dangerous. Just like the movie....Dynamite..." 01/23/2003 p.76

Film Comment
"...Zeta-Jones, all legs and growls, has found her calling card..." 01/01/2003 p.73

Box Office
"...Fresh and daring....Queen Latifah and John C. Reilly are the surprise standouts..." 03/01/2003 p.59

Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...[The actors] deliver sizzling performances....This tawdry, hard-as-nails carnival of ghouls generates plenty of fireworks..." 02/01/2003 p.62

Sight and Sound
"...[Jones] makes nightclub singer Velma a droll fishnet virtuoso..." 02/01/2003 p.41-2

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
This story, lightweight but cheerfully lurid, fueled Bob Fosse, John Kander and Fred Ebb's original stage production of Chicago, which opened in 1975 and has been playing somewhere or other ever after--since 1997 again on Broadway. Fosse, who grew up in Chicago in the 1930s and 1940s, lived in a city where the daily papers roared with the kinds of headlines the movie loves. Killers were romanticized or vilified, cops and lawyers and reporters lived in each other's pockets, and newspapers read like pulp fiction. There's an inspired scene of ventriloquism and puppetry at a press conference, with all of the characters dangling from strings. For Fosse, the Chicago of Roxie Hart supplied the perfect peg to hang his famous hat. - Roger Ebert

Rolling Stone 9 of 10
Who knew the Z in Zellweger and Zeta-Jones stood for zowie? They pour their hearts into the John Kander and Fred Ebb score (the team's best after Cabaret) and dance with flair. Did they have help in the editing? Probably. Who cares? The usually laid-back Gere really turns it on. Wait till you see him tap-dance. Leggy Zeta-Jones is so hot in the "All That Jazz" number, she's flammable. And Zellweger defines delicious. Even when Roxie abuses her doormat husband, Amos (John C. Reilly stops the show with "Mr. Cellophane"), Zellweger wins our hearts. That's what makes her dangerous. Just like the movie. Depraved? I'd call it dynamite. - Peter Travers

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 8 of 10
The movie represents good, solid entertainment. It's not nearly as rousing as the Broadway revival (then again, it's rare that the cinematic version of a musical comes close to the stage incarnation), but, for those unable or unwilling to see a live production, it represents a sparkling replacement. The film strikes a nice balance between the lavishly overproduced likes of Baz Lurhmann's Moulin Rouge and the less openly flamboyant movies from the '50s. The style, by intention, echoes that of the late, great choreographer Fosse. - James Berardinelli

Advertisement Bottom