Monday, August 7, 2017

Dreamgirls: Director's Extended Edition From Paramount Home Media On Oct. 10 As Both DVD And Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Editions

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Paramount Home Media has announced an Oct. 10 delivery date for DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack “Director’s Extended Editions” of director Bill Condon’s 2006 Oscar-winning film release of Dreamgirls (Oscar wins for Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Hudson and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing).   

The Director’s Extended cut of the film runs roughly 140 minutes versus the original theatrical release’s 130 minute running time.

Bonus goodies include Jennifer Hudson’s auditions and screens, plus auditions for the music numbers “Can He Even Sing” and “What About Me,” and the screen test “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going.”   Exclusive to the Blu-ray SKU is the additional audition for “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going” and the original theatrical cut of the film.

In additional Blu-ray release news, Christmas-themed Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions of director Richard Donner’s 1988 comedy masterpiece, Scrooged, starring Bill Murray and Karen Allen and writer/director John Hughes’ road trip from hell, Planes, Trains and Automobiles: 30th Anniversary Edition, teaming Steve Martin with John Candy, will also be hitting retail outlets on Oct. 10.

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