'Sparkle' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Whitney Houston's final film has been dated for Blu-ray in November.

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony has revealed 'Sparkle' is coming to Blu-ray on November 30.

'Sparkle' is a timeless story of the bonds of family, the trials of success and the power of music. In her feature film debut, "American Idol" sensation Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle, a young woman whose big dreams seem almost impossible. She's been warned against the pitfalls of the music industry by her protective mother (Houston), yet encouraged by the handsome and ambitious Stix (Derek Luke), Sparkle forms a trio with her sisters (Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo). Together, they perform the soul-stirring songs that Sparkle pens. But as their fame grows, so do the risks of jealousy, self-doubt and insidious temptation. A sweeping drama is brought to life with a powerful cast including Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements will include: Audio commentary by director Salim Akil; "A Tribute to Whitney Houston"; "A Dream Come True"; and the Blu-ray exclusive "A Sparkling Performance"; "Sparkle and Shine"; "Hooked On Your Love" – Extended Performance; and "Celebrate" Music Video by Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $35.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Sparkle' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 30.

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