Blu-ray, DVD Release: Joyful Noise

Blu-ray Release Date: May 1, 2012, DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012
Price: DVD $22.97, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99
Studio: Warner Home Video

Joyful NoiseDolly Parton’s (Steel Magnolias) first movie in years, Joyful Noise pairs the country singer with Queen Latifah (The Dilemma).

Parton and Latifah star as leaders of choir that’s heading into a national competition. The problem is, the singers have different ideas about which direction the choir should be going. Ultimately, they have to rely on faith and determination to win.

The musical film also stars Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee), Courtney B. Vance (The Divide) and Kris Kristofferson (Dolphin Tale).

Hated by critics, who gave the movie a 30% approval on Rotten Tomatoes, Joyful Noise was nevertheless loved by its audience, which gave it a 70% rating.

Reportedly made for $11 million, the PG-13 film was a success in theaters with a box-office gross of $30 million.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack comes with a digital copy that’s available for download or instant streaming through UltraViolet, redeemable by May 1, 2014. The set also includes these special features:

  • “Spotlight on a Song: Dolly’s Parton’s ‘From Here to the Moon'”
  • “Inspiration of Joyful Noise
  • “Make Some Noise”
  • “Leading Ladies”
  • extended songs.

Check out a scene from the film, in which the choir sings Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror:”

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.