“Chicago” DVD Scheduled for August 2003 Release

News   “Chicago” DVD Scheduled for August 2003 Release The DVD of this year’s Academy Award-winning Best Picture, “Chicago,” will be released in summer 2003.

On August 19, the Rob Marshall-directed film will be available on DVD. Amazon.com is already accepting pre-orders for the DVD of the Kander and Ebb musical, which is priced at $19.49. The much-in-the-news film recently surpassed the $150 million mark at the box office, bringing in $152.2 million to date. “Chicago” opened wide Feb. 8 and now plays at more than 2,268 screens. Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger and Richard Gere, "Chicago" debuted in the top-20 markets Dec. 27. "Chicago" garnered six Academy Awards in all, including one for Catherine 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.