High definition Blu-ray widescreen edition.
2 blu-ray discs (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the book by Tom Eyen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Disc 1. 12 extended and alternate scenes; music video "Listen" by Beyonce Knowles; never-before-seen Jenifer Hudson performance; "Dreamgirls" soundtrack promo. Disc 2. full length documentary "Building the dream"; original auditions and screen tests; previsualization sequences; featurettes "Dream logic" and "Dressing the Dreams."
Director of photography, Tobias Schliessler ; editor, Virginia Katz ; original music, Henry Krieger.
Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson.
Three young women Deena Jones, Effie White, and Lorrell Robinson desire to become pop stars. They get their wish when they are picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. When they are set free for leads, Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide that Deena should be the lead singer, which upsets Effie. The girls discover exactly what it takes to be in the music business and what they must give up to realize their dream.
HD Blu-ray (1080p); widescreen presentation, mastered in high definition, Blu-ray Disc; Dolby Digital. Special features in standard definition and high definition.
Requires a Blu-ray player.
Closed captioned; audio in English 5.1, French 5.1 or Spanish 5.1; with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Academy Awards (USA), 2007: Oscar - Best Achievement in Sound Mixing (Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer, Willie D. Burton) ; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Hudson).
Golden Globes, USA, 2007: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy ; Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Eddie Murphy) ; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Jennifer Hudson).