Conclusion: Evita has finally arrived on Blu-ray, but it is a decidedly mixed bag. The transfer is the best the film has received but is still severely lacking, and the supplements are incomplete, but also better than the DVD. The $26.50 retail price is high for a catalog title. That said, fans will still want to pick it up for its improvements because a superior edition seems highly unlikely now.
Conclusion: “Evita” won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical and an Oscar for Best Original Song (“You Must Love Me”). It wasn’t nominated for Best Score, because there really isn’t a score. It’s song after song, non-stop, telling the story. If you can accept that, “Evita” will be a rewarding sensory experience unlike most other Hollywood musicals you’ve seen.
Conclusion: Evita reveals something new every time I watch it. On this viewing I was struck by the degree to which Eva's early death transforms her love affair with fame into a Romeo and Juliet story. Over the long haul, fame is a fickle lover, as any of a hundred bio-pics can attest, with their almost ritualized second acts of troubled relationships and substance abuse, when fame turns out to be an emotional sponge, all take and no give.