Things are going to going to be Dreamy May 1st.
"A triumph of old school on-screen glamour" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times) and 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 May 1, 2007 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Oscar®-winning(a) director Bill Condon's (Chicago) sensational adaptation of Michael Bennett's Broadway musical "dazzles like nothing else anywhere" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) and 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(b) Jamie Foxx, Grammy® award-winner Beyonce Knowles, as well as Golden Globe winner(c) 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 Showstopper Edition two-disc 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.
Dreamgirls also will 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 Beyonce'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.
Grammy-winner Beyonce Knowles (Deena), Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx (Curtis) and Golden Globe-winner Eddie Murphy (James "Thunder" Early) shine in unforgettable roles that display their matchless talents. And Jennifer Hudson (Effie) is a revelation in the breakthrough performance that earned her the 2007 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Based on the Tony Award®-winning Broadway hit and directed by Academy Award-winner Bill Condon (screenwriter of Chicago), the Oscar-winning Dreamgirls is a triumph of movie entertainment that will dazzle you again and again.
Showstopper Edition DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD:
The Dreamgirls 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 Showstopper Edition two-disc sets include the following special features:
- Extended and Alternate Scenes:
- A) Effie, Sing My Song (HD) -- Never-before-seen performance by Jennifer Hudson
- B) I'm Looking For Something (HD)
- C) Goin' Down (HD)
- D)Takin' The Long Way Home (HD)
- E) Fake Your Way To The Top (HD)
- F) Steppin' To The Bad Side (HD)
- G) Heavy (HD)
- H) I'm Somebody (HD)
- I) I Am Changing (HD)
- J) Perfect World (HD)
- K) One Night Only (HD)
- L) One Night Only -- Disco Version (HD)
- Music Video "Listen" by Beyonce Knowles
- Building The Dream -- Feature-length documentary in nine chapter (HD):
- A) On Broadway (HD)
- B) The Dream Is Alive (HD)
- C) I'm Lookin' For Something (HD)
- D) Feel So Real (HD)
- E) You Better Move, Move... (HD)
- F) The Sound Of Tomorrow (HD)
- G) Gonna Take A Mean Ride: A Side (HD)
- H) Gonna Take A Mean Ride: B Side (HD)
- I) One Night Only (HD)
- Dream Logic: Film Editing (HD)
- Dressing The Dreams: Costume Design (HD)
- Center Stage: Theatrical Lighting (HD)
- Auditions and Screen Tests:
- A) Dreamgirls -- Beyonce Knowles screen test (HD)
- B) Ain't No Party -- Anika Noni Rose audition
- C) Steppin' To The Bad Side -- Fatima Robinson choreography audition
- Previsualization Sequences:
- A) The Talent Show
- B) Fake Your Way To The Top
- C) Cadillac Car
- D) Steppin' To The Bad Side
- E) I Want You Baby
- F) Heavy
- G) Hard To Say Goodbye
- Image Gallery with over 1,100 images (Showstopper Edition DVD only):
- Costume Designs
- Production Designs
- Art Department Archive
- Run Time: 131 minutes
- Rating: PG
- Rating Reason: language, some sexuality and drug content