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Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#1
Posted: 4/29/07 at 12:21pm
In case you do not know:

Walmart is offering a 7 remixed song cd (I do not know the songs)with the 1 disk dvd

Circuit City is offering a companion book to the 2 disc dvd. I not sure whether it is the hard cover coffee table book or the 52 page soft cover book.

Does anyone know the songs or which book?
Updated On: 4/29/07 at 12:21 PM
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#2
Posted: 4/29/07 at 1:33pm
Circuit City is offering the soft-cover version of the recently released 192-page DREAMGIRLS: The Movie Musical book as part of their DREAMGIRLS Gift Set with the 2-disc Showstopper DVD Edition only. It's not 'free'.

The single-disc version of the DREAMGIRLS DVD comes with a free 6-track music CD sampler, featuring music by Amerie, Beyonce' and Kelly Rowland. This CD sampler isn't offered with the 2-disc Showstopper Edition of the DVD.

http://circuitcity.shoplocal.com/circuitcity/Default.aspx?action=browsepagelarge&storeid=2396996&rapid=390598&pagenumber=21


Wal-Mart is ONLY offering the 7-track of Club Remixes of songs from DREAMGIRLS with the single-disc version of the DREAMGIRLS DVD (either the full-screen or widescreen versions). This CD is not offered with the 2-disc Showstopper Edition of the DVD, which doesn't have any exclusive offerings.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5715232

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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#2
Posted: 4/29/07 at 1:53pm
isn't there going to be a special edition disc released during the Christmas time as well?
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#3
Posted: 4/29/07 at 1:53pm
That sucks. You would think that those consumers (namely myself) who shell out the extra money for the 2 Disc edition should get the 7 track remix CD as well.

I guess I will just have to start looking for the CD on Ebay.
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#4
Posted: 4/29/07 at 1:56pm
Now with circut city...when they released the Rent dvd, they promised a free calander. Not a single store recieved them. I hope this isn't the case with Dreamgirls.
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#5
Posted: 4/29/07 at 2:00pm
They did recieve them eventually. How else would I have gotten one?re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#6
Posted: 4/29/07 at 2:02pm
HI
Thanks for updated info. Does anyone know the specific songs?

By the way, the circuit city's in the Wash/Md area, did receive the Rent calendars a week later. People lost interest and they gave me several.

The December release of Dreamgirls....all about making more money

Updated On: 4/29/07 at 02:02 PM
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#7
Posted: 4/29/07 at 2:03pm
well right but if i am gonna pay for once i wanna pay for the Ultimate Edition. i don't wanna have to buy it twice
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#8
Posted: 4/29/07 at 2:22pm
For Christmas 2007, an Extended Version DVD is being released. It won't be another Special Edition DVD of the theatrical version of the film, which is coming out this Tuesday May 1, 2007. It most likely will be the film with simply those extended musical numbers added back to the film. Nothing more; nothing less. Bill did state that this Extended Version DVD will include the "Effie, Sing My Song" sequence, replacing the current spoken-dialogue version seen in the theatrical version of the film. This "Effie, Sing My Song" sequence is included on the May 1, 2007 DVD on the bonus material/special features section.

Since Bill Condon didn't have time to record an audio commentary for this May 1, 2007 DVD release, it is expected he will be doing one for the Christmas 2007 release of the Extended Version DVD, which will not be containing any of the extras this May 1, 2007 DVD release will have.


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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#10
Posted: 4/29/07 at 3:32pm
I believe the Target DVD includes a special JHud interview.
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#11
Posted: 4/29/07 at 3:40pm
Does it include everything the normal 2-disc DVD has? If so then I think I'll be buying it there.
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#12
Posted: 4/29/07 at 3:44pm
Seems everyone is offering exclusives with the DREAMGIRLS DVD. BestBuy is offering a music download card.

I believe this Target Deluxe Edition is simply the 2-disc Showstopper Edition with a bonus DVD, which includes an interview with Jennifer Hudson, as well as 8 mini-featurettes (and more!).

It sure is going to be tough deciding where to get this damn DVD.

The least obvious one is the Circuit City DREAMGIRLS Gift Set, which comes with the soft-cover version of that DREAMGIRLS: The Movie Musical book for an extra charge. You can buy that same book for alot less seperately, so this Gift Set is more of a rip-off, bargain-wise.

The one to choose seems to be the Target offering. BestBuy, Wal-Mart and single-disc Circuit City offering doesn't attract me at all. Plus, I'm also buying the Blu-Ray disc version for my upcoming Sony Blu-Ray disc player when it's released in a few months.

Oy!



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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#13
Posted: 4/29/07 at 3:49pm
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Also K-Mart is offering a free Dreamgirls make-up bag with a purchase of what looks like the single disc version (it doesn't say). I don't know if it also applies to the 2-disc version.



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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#14
Posted: 4/29/07 at 4:09pm
This has to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen. I don't ever remember people doing so many different things for the same dvd.
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#15
Posted: 4/29/07 at 4:10pm
It's dumb to have variety?
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#16
Posted: 4/29/07 at 4:15pm
No, it's dumb how hard it is to decide where I should buy my dvd.
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#17
Posted: 4/29/07 at 4:22pm
It's not a question of variety, it's a question of ethics.

The film has many fans and they all want these items being offered by every one of these stores. It's impossible to purchase every single DVD release of DREAMGIRLS in order to have these items.

Usually, BestBuy offers a bonus DVD, so I'm surprised they are not doing this with the DREAMGIRLS release. I guess it's Target this Tuesday since they're the only ones offering what seems to be a bonus DVD. I could care less for those music CDs, especially that Club Remix CD. Ugh!


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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#18
Posted: 4/29/07 at 6:45pm
The only store in my town is wal-mart - so thats where I'll get mine.

I want the 2 disc dvd - so no bonus products for me.
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#19
Posted: 4/29/07 at 6:49pm
why is there no commentary on the dvds ,i would have loved to heard them
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#20
Posted: 4/29/07 at 6:55pm
I read a dvd review that said the feature length documentary is so good that you dont miss the absence of an audio commentary.
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#21
Posted: 4/29/07 at 7:00pm
A hardcover version of the book is offered on Amazon by the STrand Bookstore for $15 (half). That means if you're in NY, you can just go down there and get it. The one offered as part of the "Gift set" at Circuit City, probably is the paperback version which you can get on Amazon for 9 bucks.

And there are no commentaries so that when the extended edition is released for christmas, people will buy it. I will. I thought it was a HUGE mistake not including the "effie sing my song" bit in the film.
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#22
Posted: 4/29/07 at 7:16pm
As I stated above, the reason this May 1, 2007 release of the theatrical version of DREAMGIRLS on DVD does not contain an audio commentary by Bill Condon is because he wasn't able to do one due to scheduling conflicts. The DVD went into production several months ago. It's expected that Bill will do one for the Expanded Version DVD which is coming out for Christmas 2007.

Though "Effie, Sing My Song" was not inserted back into the film (but will be for the Expanded Version DVD), it does appear on the bonus material/special features section of the upcoming May 1, 2007 DVD release...so we all WILL be able to see it. re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages



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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#23
Posted: 4/29/07 at 8:00pm
Target, it is! What I hate, is that movie companies are coming out with single and 2-disk versions of movies, with the 2-disk being expensive. I wish they would do what they used to do and just have one dvd with two disks, at a reasonable price. Greedy, that is all it is!
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re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages#24
Posted: 4/29/07 at 8:35pm
Um, the single (1) disc only contains the film, 12 deleted scenes and Beyonce's "Listen" video. That's it.

The 2-disc Showstopper Edition contains this same disc (as it's disc 1) PLUS a 2nd disc with tons (and I mean TONS) of extras -- including an almost 2 HOUR long documentary, Anika Noni Rose and Beyonce's screen tests, and much, much more!

The higher cost is merited. If you want to miss out on all the goodies contained on the 2-disc Showstopper Edition, then just buy the single-disc and moan when others tell you what you're missing.