Bill Condon on Dreamgirls, Beauty and The Beast, The Bride of Frankenstein and more!

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The Academy Award® Winning Musical Masterpiece DREAMGIRLS is back!

The  DREAMGIRLS Blu-ray™ Combo Gift Set and Digital HD is available on October 10th and is MUST have for fans of the Oscar winning musical across the globe! 

Director and Oscar® Winning Screenwriter Bill Condon  (Beauty and the Beast, Chicago) is thrilled  about the new Director’s Extended Blu-Ray Edition which features 10 Minutes of additional footage, Including Never-Before-Seen Jennifer Hudson auditions and screen tests and much more!  

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Winner of two Academy Awards® and three Golden Globes®, including Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy, DREAMGIRLS -- the electrifying film adaptation of the Tony-winning® Broadway musical -- was a triumphant success with audiences and critics alike.

Starring Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy, the film follows a trio of singers in the 1960s, "the Dreamettes," who realize that the cost of fame may be higher than they anticipated. Now, fans can relive the dream with a dazzling new Blu-ray™ Combo Gift Set and Digital HD release arriving on October 10.

Representing director Bill Condon’s complete vision, the DREAMGIRLS Blu-ray™ Combo Gift Set is presented in striking new collectible book-style packaging and includes never-before-released footage of Jennifer Hudson’s auditions and screen test. The Digital HD release available on iTunes will also include nearly an hour of additional new featurettes and over four hours of previously released bonus content.

Bill Condon received numerous accolades for writing and/or directing heavy-hitting dramas such as Gods and Monsters - which earned him an Oscar® for Adapted Screenplay - and the biopic Kinsey about the provocative real-life sex researcher. He also wrote the glittery musical spectacle Chicago and later directed the box office smash hits The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts I and II. 

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Most recently, Bill helmed the live-action blockbuster musical Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson which has become the highest grossing film to date taking in over 1.2 billion dollars at the box office world wide! 

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Bill Condon this morning via satellite from Los Angeles about having the chance to revisit Dreamgirls, working on the exquisite production of Beauty and The Beast and his upcoming project for Universal Pictures, The Bride of Frankenstein.  

Check out our interview below.