"Chicago" Arrives on DVD Aug. 19

News   "Chicago" Arrives on DVD Aug. 19 The DVD of this year's Academy Award-winning Best Picture, "Chicago," is now in stores.
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelly in
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelly in "Chicago." Photo by David James -

Available from Miramax Home Entertainment (the release date is Aug. 19), the DVD of the Kander and Ebb musical features the complete Rob Marshall-directed film as well as commentary from Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon; a behind-the scenes featurette; and the song "Class" — performed by Catherine Zeta Jones and Queen Latifah — which was cut from the film. The DVD is priced at $19.49; a VHS version of the film is also available, priced at $20.99. "Chicago" opened wide Feb. 8, 2003, and became Miramax's top-grossing film. Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger and Richard Gere, the motion picture garnered six Academy Awards in all, including one for Zeta Jones for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of killer showgirl Velma Kelly. (Zeta Jones was nominated in a category that also included her "Chicago" co- star, Queen Latifah.) Zeta-Jones was the only the actor from the Miramax film who received an Oscar. Renée Zellweger lost the Best Actress prize to Nicole Kidman ("The Hours"), and John C. Reilly lost the Best Supporting Oscar to Chris Cooper ("Adaptation"). Other "Chicago" winners included John Myhre and Gord Sim for Best Art Direction, Colleen Atwood for Best Costume Design, Martin Walsh for Best Film Editing and Michael Minkler, Dominick Tavella and David Lee for Best Sound.

The soundtrack of the film is available from Epic Records.