The Original 'Sparkle' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST by

Sam O'Steen's 1976 drama will debut on Blu-ray in May.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers says 'Sparkle' is coming to Blu-ray on May 7.

Loosely based on the lives of Diana Ross and The Supremes, 'Sparkle' charts the at-times tumultuous rise of Sister and the Sisters, a talented three-sister trio from Harlem: Sister (Lonette McKee), Sparkle (Irene Cara) and Delores (Dwan Smith). But when Sister descends into drug addiction and Sparkle steps into the spotlight, a rift forms between the once-tight singers that threatens to destroy their relationship forever. The film also stars Mary Alice, Dorian Harewood and Tony King, and features a soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield.

Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Sparkle' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 7.

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Sparkle (1976) (Blu-ray)
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