04908ngm a2200913Ka 4500
1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
Based on the book by Tom Eyen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: 12 extended and alternate scenes; music video "Listen" by Beyonce Knowles; never-before-seen Jenifer Hudson performance.
Director of photography, Tobias Schliessler ; editor, Virginia Katz ; original music, Henry Krieger ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, John Myhre.
Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson.
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.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for langauges, some sexuality and drug content.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround.
English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or 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).
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.