DVD 131 mins IMDB 6.6
PG-13 (Parental Guidance)
Dreamgirls - 2-Disc Showstopper Edition
Dreamworks (2006)
In Collection

Seen It:
Drama, Music, Musical
USA  /  English

Jamie Foxx Curtis Taylor Jr.
Beyoncé Knowles Deena Jones
Eddie Murphy James Early
Danny Glover Marty Madison
Anika Noni Rose Lorrell Robinson
Keith Robinson Clarence Conrad White
Jennifer Hudson Effie Melody White
Sharon Leal Michelle Morris
Hinton Battle Wayne
Jordan Belfi Adam Brooks
Mariah I. Wilson Magic
Beyonce Knowles

Director Bill Condon
Producer Laurence Mark; David Geffen; Jonathan King
Writer Bill Condon; Tom Eyen
Cinematography Tobias A. Schliessler
Musician Henry Krieger

"Dreamgirls" begins sometime in the late 1950's to early 1960's in Detroit. We see three young African American girls set to try out for a talent show. Their performance led by Effie (Jennifer Hudson), wins them a gig with James Early (Eddie Murphy). At first the girls are happy to be back up singers, but gradually they get restless for stardom. Their manager (Jamie Fox) gradually guides them to success by appealing to a crossover, white, audience. In the process, Effie, gets replaced as the groups lead singer by the more photogenic, but generic voiced Beyonce. The movie follows the "Dreams" rise to the top, along with several tragedies. All this is set agains the backdrop of the volatile 60's.

Edition Details
Distributor Dreamworks
Edition Two-Disc Showstopper Edition
Barcode 097361235547
Region Region 1
Release Date 5/1/2007
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Personal Details
Purchase Price $34.99
Links Dreamgirls at Movie Collector Connect
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Disc 1: 12 Never-Before-Seen Extended Musical Numbers Music Video "Listen" by Beyonce Knowles Dreamgirls Soundtrack Promo Go Behind the Scenes with the Full-Length Documentary Building The Dream Original Auditions and Screen Tests Previsualization Sequences Additional Featurettes Including Dream Logic and Dressing The Dreams And More!