Miramax will spiff up the 2003 Best Picture winner with the new two-disc Chicago: The Razzle Dazzle Edition set for a Christmas release.
In CHICAGO, it’s 1929. The city’s hot with murder… passion… fame… sex… And All That Jazz. The Windy City’s promise of adventure and opportunity dazzle Roxie Hart, who wishes to follow in the golden footsteps of sensational vaudeville performer Velma Kelly. Roxie gets her wish when some very wrong steps land both the star and starlet in prison for separate murder charges. Under the crooked care of the prison’s Matron Morton, Roxie meets up with legendary lawyer Billy Flynn. Roxie’s career skyrockets, but the clever Miss Kelly has some surprises left for her second act.
The new two disc set includes the film in anamorphic widescreen with audio in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 sound. For those looking to upgrade their existing discs, don’t worry. The deleted musical number Class and the audio commentary will still be on the new disc. New features include extended musical performances, song rehearsals, Chita Rivera’s Encore, the featurettes From Stage to Screen: The History of Chicago, An Intimate Look at Director Rob Marshall, When Liza Minnelli Became Roxie Hart, VH1 Behind the Movie, Production Designer John Myhre and Costume Designer Colleen Atwood.
The fully loaded set is sure to be a star when it arrives on December 20th with a suggested retail price of $29.98.