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Chicago Diamond Edition [Blu-ray] [Import]

 PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (236 customer reviews)
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Bob Fosse's sexy cynicism still shines in Chicago, a faithful movie adaptation of the choreographer-director's 1975 Broadway musical. Of course the story, all about merry murderesses and tabloid fame, is set in the Roaring '20s, but Chicago reeks of '70s disenchantment--this isn't just Fosse's material, it's his attitude, too. That's probably why the movie's breathless observations on fleeting fame and fickle public taste already seem dated. However, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones are beautifully matched as Jazz Age vixens, and Richard Gere gleefully sheds his customary cool to belt out a showstopper. (Yes, they all do their own singing and dancing.) Whatever qualms musical purists may have about director Rob Marshall's cut-cut-cut style, the film's sheer exuberance is intoxicating. Given the scarcity of big-screen musicals in the last 25 years, that's a cause for singing, dancing, cheering. And all that jazz. --Robert Horton

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5.0 out of 5 stars Tops! June 5 2004
Format:DVD
Catherine Zeta-Jones looks superb and gives a sterling performance in her role as one half of a vaudeville act with her deceased sister (whom she killed because she caught her sleeping with her husband). Renee Zellweger is captivating as the young wannabe who aspires to be something like what Zeta-Jones is in the movie. They both meet up in jail however, because Zellweger kills the man whom she ends up hating, and Zeta-Jones is in jail for killing her sister. They both employ the assistance Richard Gere, the expensive fast-talking successful lawyer, to get out of jail. In the process, they each try to win the favours of the media and grab the headlines of the papers.
First, the score, the singing, the dancing are so good that I can watch each scene over and over and still feel the magic in it! Secondly, the acting of course, by each of the actors featured in the movie, is superb. Thirdly, the set production and the costumes were dazzling and so well-coordinated. The director evidently put in a lot of hard work into this and it pays. This is no Moulin Rouge. In this film, the director has done to me what I think Baz Luhrmann couldn't do in Moulin Rouge - which is to successfully blend aspects of film with aspects of musicals seamlessly. The acting is dramatic but each actor fits the role so perfectly that you hardly suspect they're acting... you'd think they are really like that in person! And the music is so well-composed and played, that anyone who watches this will want to dance to it. My daughter is barely 2 years old, and she loves this film like she loves the other film about dancing : Strictly Ballroom. Great entertainment! (unless you're not into musicals...)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with talent June 16 2004
Format:DVD
A great piece of musical theatre put to the big screen. Richard Geere is a surprise in the movie, who knew he could sing and dance his way through a film with such great success.
The story of Roxie is a reflection of our culture and our obsession with celebrity. Rene Zellwigger is a convincing "victim" of the celebrity obssessed time. The screen lights up with her beauty and excellent acting ability.
Queen Latifah justly deserved the Academy Award nomination (I can't remember if she won or not)
Lots of talent packed into this movie.
Highly recomended for those who are musical theatre fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars High Energy and Big Talent June 4 2004
Format:DVD
I thought this movie was great! I think the actors were well suited to their roles. The musical numbers are terrific and they get stuck in your mind for days. All the actors showed their talents in areas beyond just acting. Of course, all the women commit a "sure I did it, but can you blame me" type crime. It's just a fun movie to watch. Get it, you won't be disappointed.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bob Fosse is turning over in his grave! March 9 2004
Format:DVD
I love the show "Chicago"; however this is horrible! Renee cannot sing or dance! Putting men into the number "Cell Block Tango"?! - Fosse didn't and he should know! Also SIX (count 'em) SIX songs were left out. The best thing about this movie was that Marc Calamia (hot!) is in it as a dancer (from the Broadway cast) but all too briefly. Buy or rent "Fosse" if you want to see more (almost ALL of!) Marc and some REAL dancing!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Film excllent, mais DVD médiocre Feb. 26 2004
Format:DVD
Je n'ai rien à redire contre le film. Surréaliste, flamboyant et merveilleusement interprété, c'est l'un des meilleurs films de la dernière année, juste derrière Moulin Rouge. Catherine Zeta-Jones, en femme fatale déchue, nous montre des talents surprenants de danseuse et de chanteuse, et Renée Zellweger, si elle n'a pas le physique et la voix de sa partenaire, parvient à rendre attachant un personnage de femme-enfant ambitieuse, menteuse, égoïste et ingrate. L'ambiance "années folles" des numéros musicaux contraste étonnament bien avec la misère du milieu carcéral. Certains ont critiqué le réalisateur en disant que son procédé (alternance entre vie réelle et numéros spectaculaires sortis de l'imagination des personnages) était directement copié sur "Dancer in the dark", mais avec une telle histoire, je ne vois pas comment on aurait pu le raconter autrement. Et que dire des costumes, et de la musique!! All that Jazz, Cell Block Tango et le numéro du ventriloque sont des petits bijoux. Le film provoque de plus une intéressante réflexion sur le système de justice et la manipulaiton des médias. Seuls les éternels réfractaires aux comédies musicales n'appécieront pas.
Seule condition: il faut absolument le regarder en anglais. Le doublage en français n'est absolument pas à la hauteur. Les dialogue perdent beaucoup de leur saveur, les voix ne transmettent pas du tout la même intensité; quant aux chansons, elles deviennent banales et caricaturales.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's All That and More! Nov. 19 2003
By Melissa
Format:DVD
I was really excited to see this film in the theater. It's been ages since I've seen a Broadway like hit at the movies. Some people liked Moulin Rouge. I love Chicago. The cast is incredable: Renee Zellweger (who learned to dance and sing in a matter of months) is spectacular and should have won an Oscar for this film, with along side the extremely talented and strong voiced Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifa (who's the best in this movie, then I've ever seen her in anything else), and the amazing Richard Gere who will make you smile with his numbers and dance moves.
The movie is set of course in Chicago around the 1920's, where we meet a woman named Roxie Hart who will do anything to become famous. Starts off on the wrong foot by killing a man who she had thought could get her into vaudeville. Now thrown in jail Roxie becomes famous due to her lawyer Billy Flynn turning the story around to where Roxie is the innocent one. Meanwhile, while making enemies with the famous singer/dancer Velma Kelly who then both compete for media attention. And love stepping over each other's toe's. During this time Roxie daydreams of song and dance numbers at every event she experiences while in prison.
The storyline, the music which fits extremely well and I have listened to this amazing soundtrack over and over again, makes this the best classic movie of all time and is well worth all the awards and nominations. Nothing is played down to the audience and there's no body doubles in this film everyone did their own song and dance.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
belle musique
Published 2 months ago by Richard Arsenault
5.0 out of 5 stars Chicago
Enjoyed by the receiver of this gift and I give it a 5 star rating and a recommendation to those who love the older movies.
Published 4 months ago by Gloria Fidler
3.0 out of 5 stars Awesome movie but disappointing image quality for a diamond edition
Love this movie. I thought the quality would be better than the dvd I already owned, so I purchased this special edition. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Isabel Larocque
5.0 out of 5 stars Chicago (Diamond Edition)(blu ray): Newly remastered video with...
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The Diamond Edition of Chicago arrives on blu ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 1.85:1 encode. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dr. Joseph Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars CHICAGO stills the show still today!
It is as good as the original and you can not help but enjoy the song routines and the acting is excellent. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Franklin Sibbett
5.0 out of 5 stars Chicago
Loving this product! Great purchase & a great broadway movie!!
Keep 'em coming.... we'll keep on watching!!

Blue -ray experience is THE way to go.
Published on March 11 2012 by b1nfrm77
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Broadway musical I have ever seen
It is an excellent broadway musical movie I have ever seen in my entire life. It is an excellent performance I have ever seen. Read more
Published on Aug. 18 2010 by Kevin Barton
1.0 out of 5 stars Ersatz
"Captain Kirk, the approaching probe will destroy Earth if we do not respond with whale sound!" "O.K., send them some." "The sounds will be real but it will just be gibberish. Read more
Published on March 11 2007 by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars IT WILL RAZZLE-DAZZLE YOU...
This is a fantastic musical. From the beautifully designed sets, to the period costumes, to the show-stopping song and dance numbers, it will simply razzle-dazzle the viewer. Read more
Published on July 19 2006 by Lawyeraau
2.0 out of 5 stars Teen Movie..
Excellent music, some of the best I've ever heard. Dumb story, one of the most juvenile I've seen for a while. It's really a stupid teen movie..
Published on Nov. 15 2005 by Greg
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