"Dreamgirls," winner of two Academy Awards and three Golden Globes, will arrive on DVD in a Single Disc Edition, a 2-Disc "Showstopper Edition" and on Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD May 1st from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Director Bill Condon’s adaptation of Michael Bennett’s Broadway musical tells the story of three female singers who learn that anything is possible when you hold on to your dreams. It's a rich and vivid tale of fame, fortune and the sacrifices they demand.
The film stars Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Golden Globe winner Eddie Murphy and former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson in a role that won her an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.
The "Dreamgirls Showstopper Edition," Blu-ray and HD DVD discs will feature a wealth of bonus materials: 12 extended and alternate scenes, including a DVD-exclusive, never-before-seen performance by Hudson of “Effie Sing My Song,” a feature-length documentary entitled “Building the Dream” presented in nine chapters, a music video directed by Bill Condon for Beyoncé’s Oscar-nominated song “Listen," behind-the-scenes featurettes on the costume design, editing and lighting of the film, cast member auditions and screen tests, previsualization sequences and more.
The Single Disc Edition will feature the 12 extended and alternate scenes, plus the music video.
A complete list of special features and disc specs follows after the jump.
The Suggested Retail Price for "Dreamgirls" will be $29.99 (Single Disc), $34.99 (2-Disc Showstopper Edition) and $39.99 (Blu-ray/HD DVD). Actual "street prices" will vary, but are expected to be about $21.00, $25.00 and $28.00, respectively.
Curiously, Amazon.com is also listing the title with a Suggested Retail Price of $1439.52, which they've thoughtfully knocked down to only $1007.99. Those must be some special features... for that price, I'd expect Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy to both show up at my house and perform their musical numbers live.
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