Dreamgirls comes to DVD with Two-Disc Showstopper Edition
By Patrick Luce Apr 6, 2007, 10:07 GMT
Winner of two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe awards including Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy, Dreamgirls takes to the stage on DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD on May 1st from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Oscar-winning director Bill Condon’s (Chicago) sensational adaptation of Michael Bennett’s Broadway musical boasts phenomenal performances from a stellar cast in a rich and vivid tale of fame, fortune and the sacrifices they demand. The film stars Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx, Grammy award-winner Beyoncé Knowles, as well as Golden Globe winner Eddie Murphy and newcomer 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 Two-Disc Showstopper Edition DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD presentations feature a wealth of thrilling bonus material with 12 extended and alternate scenes including a DVD-exclusive, never-before-seen performance by Jennifer Hudson of “Effie Sing My Song,” a feature-length documentary entitled “Building the Dream” presented in nine chapters, 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 film will also be available as a single disc DVD that features 12 extended and alternate scenes including the Jennifer Hudson performance and a music video directed by Bill Condon for Beyoncé’s Oscar-nominated song “Listen.”
With showstopping performances by a star-studded cast, Dreamgirls is the amazing story of three female singers who learn that anything is possible when you hold on to your dreams.
The Dreamgirls Two-Disc Showstopper Edition DVD and single disc DVD will be presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs (single disc also available in full screen) with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround and French 5.1 Surround with English and Spanish subtitles. The two-disc HD DVD and Blu-ray presentations will each be 1080p High Definition with English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus and English, English SDH+, French and Spanish subtitles.
The single disc DVD includes the extended and alternate scenes listed in disc one as well as the “Listen” music video in standard definition.
The Two-Disc Showstopper Edition special features include:
Extended and Alternate Scenes - Effie, Sing My Song (HD)—Never-before-seen performance by Jennifer Hudson; I’m Looking For Something (HD); Goin’ Down (HD); Takin’ The Long Way Home (HD); Fake Your Way To The Top (HD); Steppin’ To The Bad Side (HD); Heavy (HD); I’m Somebody (HD); I Am Changing (HD); Perfect World (HD); One Night Only (HD); One Night Only – Disco Version (HD)
Music Video “Listen” by Beyoncé Knowles
Building The Dream—Feature-length documentary in nine chapters (HD) - On Broadway (HD); The Dream Is Alive (HD); I’m Lookin’ For Something (HD); Feel So Real (HD);
You Better Move, Move… (HD); The Sound Of Tomorrow (HD); Gonna Take A Mean Ride: A Side (HD); Gonna Take A Mean Ride: B Side (HD); One Night Only (HD)
Dream Logic: Film Editing (HD)
Dressing The Dreams: Costume Design (HD)
Center Stage: Theatrical Lighting (HD)
Auditions and Screen Tests - Dreamgirls – Beyoncé Knowles screen test (HD); Ain’t No Party – Anika Noni Rose audition; Steppin’ To The Bad Side – Fatima Robinson choreography audition
Previsualization Sequences - The Talent Show; Fake Your Way To The Top; Cadillac Car; Steppin’ To The Bad Side; I Want You Baby; Heavy; Hard To Say Goodbye
Image Gallery with over 1,100 images (Showstopper Edition DVD only) – Storyboards; Costume Designs; Production Designs; Art Department Archive