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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Razzle Dazzle Edition
Genre: Musical

Reviewed In Issue 103 (Dec 2005) Of Widescreen Review®


WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One include feature commentary with director Rob Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon, a 27-minute featurette "From Stage To Screen: The History Of Chicago," a deleted muiscal performance with optional commentary by director Rob Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon, and up-front ads. Disc Two contains six extended musical performances; three song rehearsals from start to finish: Richard Gere's "All I Care About," Ren

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 35001
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elements
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/20/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rob Marshall
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Available separately in a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen version.

Story Synopsis:
Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you an Oscar

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is virtually identical to the previously released DVD (reviewed in Issue 76). At times, this new DVD appears to be slightly cleaner or smoother than the previous. Overall, images are sharp and detailed, with some slight softly focused scenes to help set the period of the film. Many of the dim scenes in the prison end up providing superb contrast for the neon lights of the performances. The red and blue lighting provides a glow that jazzes up the musical numbers. Courtroom scenes have a more understated appearance, with neutral browns that visually contrast what

Like the previously released DVD, the Dolby

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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