Picks and Pans Review: DVD View
updated 08/18/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/18/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•Chicago (Miramax, $29.99)
A cynical look at a would-be nightclub crooner (Renée Zellweger) in the '20s who shoots to fame by murdering her lover, this year's Oscar winner for Best Picture loses none of its razzle-dazzle on DVD. If anything, the performances by hardworking stars Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones (who nabbed a Supporting Oscar), Richard Gere and Queen Latifah gain depth.
Extras: "Class," an excised snappy duet by Zeta-Jones and Latifah, and audio commentary by director Rob Marshall and writer Bill Condon that tends toward the self-congratulatory. (PG-13)
•All That Jazz (Fox, $14.98)
Legendary stage director Bob Fosse, who launched Chicago on Broadway in 1975, shines a harsh spotlight on his own excesses in a largely autobiographical drama from 1979 featuring sleek, sexy musical numbers.
Extras: Star Roy Scheider provides an insightful, anecdote-filled audio commentary. (R)
•The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Disney, $29.99)
Teen queen Hilary Duff brings her girl-power TV show to the big screen, adding innocuous pop songs.
Extras: Deleted scenes, an alternate ending and a peek at Duff recording her latest CD. (PG)