Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Sapphires

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 6, 2013
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo: $30.99
Studio: The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay

The SapphiresThe Sapphires is another movie about a group of unkown singers making it big. Set in 1968, the independent film is inspired by a true story.

Deborah Mailman (Rabbit Proof Fence), Miranda Tapsell (Mabo), Jessica Mauboy (Bran Nue Dae) and Shari Sebbens (TV’s Redfern Now) star as hopeful singers Gail, Cynthia, Julie and Kay, respectively, who seize a risky but irresistible chance to launch a professional career singing for U.S. troops in Vietnam.

With help from R&B-loving Irish musician Dave Lovelace (Chris O’Dowd, Frankie Go Boom), the women transform themselves into a sizzling soul act hundreds of miles away from home.

The Sapphires screened in a limited number of theaters, grossing $2 million on stellar reviews from critics. Arizona Republic critic Bill Goodykoontz called the PG-13 movie “pure joy.” Globe and Mail‘s Michael Posner had some criticisms, but still liked it: “You could drive an Abrams tank through the film’s plot holes, but you’ll likely be too busy enjoying yourself to bother.”

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo and DVD offer these special features:

  • featurette “The Making of The Sapphires
  • interview with the original Sapphires
  • “The Music of The Sapphires” with Jessica Mauboy.

Check out the film’s fun trailer:

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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.