3 videodiscs (approximately 376 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the original Broadway production book and lyrics by Tom Eyen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
"3-disc exclusive engagement"--Container.
Special features: Disc One (Feature Film): 12 never-before-seen extended musical numbers; music video "Listen" by Beyoncé Knowles. Disc Two (Special features): Go behind the scenes with the full-length documentary "Building the Dream"; original auditions and screen tests; previsualization sequences; image gallery; additional featurettes including "Dream Logic" and "Dressing the Dreams" and more. Disc Three (Exclusive Target special features): Jennifer Hudson premiere interview; MTV, Making the video "Listen"; "One Night Only" dance mix video; 8 mini featurettes.
Director of photography, Tobias Schliessler ; editor, Virginia Katz ; music, Henry Krieger ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, John Myhre.
Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Jennifer Hudson.
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 dreams.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for language, some sexuality and drug content. Special features not rated.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround, NTSC.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
This DVD is copy-protected.
English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or dubbed French (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
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)