Thursday, August 3, 2017

DREAMGIRLS takes the stage October 10th on Blu-ray Combo Gift Set with new Director's Extended Edition

Relive the Dream with a Director’s Extended Edition of the Sensational Musical Masterpiece




Taking the Stage October 10, 2017, Dazzling Blu-ray Combo Gift Set and Digital HD Release Include 10 Minutes of Additional Footage, Plus Never-Before-Seen Jennifer Hudson Auditions and More! 


                HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  –  Winner of two Academy Awards®* and three Golden Globes,®** including Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy,DREAMGIRLS arrives October 10, 2017 in a Blu-ray Combo gift set with a Digital HD copy and on Digital HD featuring a Director’s Extended Edition and never-before-seen bonus features from Paramount Home Media Distribution. 

                A rich and vivid tale of fame, fortune and the sacrifices they demand, director Bill Condon’s electrifying adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical was a triumphant success with audiences and critics alike.  The Director’s Extended Edition includes 10 minutes of additional footage and represents Condon’s complete vision for the story of three singers who dream of stardom and learn the high cost of success. 

The DREAMGIRLS Blu-ray Combo gift set is presented in striking new collectible book-style packaging with images of the musical moments and corresponding lyrics and includes the Director’s Extended Edition and theatrical versions of the film, as well as never-before-released footage of Jennifer Hudson’s auditions and screen test.  The Digital HD release available on iTunes will also include nearly an hour of additional new featurettes and over four hours of previously released bonus content.  The Blu-ray and Digital HD have been specially remixed with DTS:X immersive audio to enhance viewers’ enjoyment of the film’s music and sound.

Set in the 1960s, singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx). The trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Subsequently molded by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as "the Dreams," the girls find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship, and begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated. DREAMGIRLSfeatures a stellar cast including Academy Award® winner Jamie Fox***, global superstar Beyoncé Knowles, Golden Globe® winner Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson in her breakout, award-winning role.


DREAMGIRLS Blu-ray Combo

                The DREAMGIRLS Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English DTS:X, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English DTS Headphone: X with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Japanese subtitles.  The Blu-ray Combo gift set includes a Digital HD copy of the film, as well as the following:



·         Theatrical & Director’s Extended Edition via branching (in high definition)

·         Jennifer Hudson – Auditions and Screen Test

o   Audition: Can He Even Sing

o   Audition: What About Me

o   Audition: And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going

o   Screen Test: And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going


·         Director’s Extended Edition

·         Jennifer Hudson – Auditions and Screen Test

o   Audition: Can He Even Sing

o   Audition: What About Me

o   Screen Test: And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going



About Paramount Home Media Distribution

Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies. 



DREAMGIRLS Director’s Extended Edition

Street Date:                          October 10, 2017(Blu-ray Combo gift set, Digital HD)

U.S. Rating:                            PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content




*     Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Jennifer Hudson, 2007; Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, 2007

**   Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Eddie Murphy, 2007; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion                                                               

        Picture, Jennifer Hudson, 2007

*** Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Ray, 2004