Sparkle DVD and Blu-ray Contest


Sparkle DVD and Blu-ray Contest
Posted by Wilson Morales

November 18, 2012

Debuting on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet on November 30th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the soulful drama ‘Sparkle,’ which features an all-star ensemble cast ( Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Cee-Lo Green, Tamela Mann, Michael Beach).

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 (Whitney 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.

Bonus materials on the DVD and Blu-ray include two featurettes. “A Tribute to Whitney Houston” features Harvey Mason Jr. along with filmmakers, screenwriters, and cast paying tribute to Houston. “A Dream Come True” features the filmmakers discussing the arduous, but triumphant journey of bringing SPARKLE to the big screen. Both the Blu-ray and DVD also come with commentary with director Salim Akil.

In addition to the featurettes on the DVD, the Blu-ray also includes “A Sparkling Performance” in which Sparks, Ejogo and Sumpter discuss the singing, dancing and glamorous costumes from the film.

“Sparkle and Shine” provides insight into the wonderfully complex characters in the film. Also exclusive to the Blu-ray is an extended performance of “Hooked On Your Love,” as well as a music video for “Celebrate,” featuring Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks.

SPARKLE was directed by Salim Akil from a screenplay by Mara Brock Akil and a story by Joel Schumacher and Howard Rosenman. The film was produced by Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, Debra Martin Chase, T.D. Jakes and Curtis Wallace with Whitney Houston, Gaylyn Fraiche, Avram Butch Kaplan and Howard Rosenman as executive producers.

DVD Bonus Material Includes:

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Two Featurettes:
    • “A Tribute to Whitney Houston”
    • “A Dream Come True”

Blu-ray Bonus Material Includes:

All DVD bonus content, plus…

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Two Additional Featurettes:
    • “A Sparkling Performance”
    • “Sparkle and Shine”
    • “Hooked On Your Love” – Extended Performance
    • “Celebrate” Music Video by Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks

All you have to do is enter your information below starting November 19th thru November 30th. We’ll draw names randomly on December 1. 1 Blu-ray winner and 5 DVD winners will be notified by E-mail. Only one entry per e-mail address will be accepted, and multiple entrants may be disqualified. Employees, agents, consultants and other advisors of, Inc. are not eligible to participate in this contest. No one under 13 is eligible. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. GOOD LUCK!!

To enter, please email your Name, Address & Email Address to and write in “Sparkle Blu-ray/ DVD” in the subject line. All entrants MUST be residents of the United States. respects the privacy of its readers. No information submitted in this contest will be given, copied, transferred, or sold to any third parties.

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