Apparently, the legacy of the musical-drama really is "gonna live forever," as suggested by this recent, admittedly less edgy remake. Kay Panabaker ("Summerland"), Asher Book, Kherington Payne ("So You Think You Can Dance") and Collins Pennie are among the young talents in a new brigade of singing and dancing students at New York's High School for the Performing Arts.
It wouldn't be "Fame" without Debbie Allen, so she's back; Kelsey Grammer and Megan Mullally also co-star. DVD extras: character profiles; deleted scenes; talent-search footage; music video; extended cut of the movie. *** (PG: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times