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Dreamgirls [videorecording] /

by Foxx, Jamie; Mark, Laurence; Condon, Bill; Knowles, Beyoncé; Murphy, Eddie; Glover, Danny; Hudson, Jennifer; Rose, Anika Noni; Robinson, Keith; Krieger, Henry; Eyen, Tom; DreamWorks SKG; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Laurence Mark Productions (Firm); Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007Description: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1415731551 :.Language note: English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or French (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.Title notes: $19.99 5/15/2007BRA $19.99 6/02/2007Subject(s): Girl groups (Musical groups) -- United States -- Drama | Popular music -- United States -- Drama | African American singers -- Drama | Music trade -- United States -- Drama | Girl groups (Musical groups) -- United States -- Drama | Popular music -- United States -- Drama | African American singers -- Drama | Music trade -- United States -- Drama | Feature films | Musical films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Musical -- Feature | Women -- Feature | Feature films | Musical films | Videodiscs | DVD-Video discsAcademy 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).Cast: Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson.Summary: 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.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry. The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. 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 into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as "the Dreams," the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship as Taylor edges out the ultra-talented Effie so that the more beautiful Deena can become the face of the group. Now, as the crossover act continues to dominate the airwaves, the small-town girls with big-city dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 5/15/2007

BRA $19.99 6/02/2007

DVD; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation.

English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or French (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson.

Director of photography, Tobias Schliessler ; editor, Virginia Katz ; original music, Henry Krieger ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, John Myhre.

Based on the book by Tom Eyen.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for langauges, some sexuality and drug content.

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.

Special features: 12 extended and alternate scenes; music video "Listen" by Beyonce Knowles; never-before-seen Jenifer Hudson performance.

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).

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