Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of director Sam O'Steen's Sparkle, starring Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith and Philip Michael Thomas. The 1976 Supremes-inspired period drama makes its Blu-ray debut on May 7th.
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 (McKee), Sparkle (Cara) and Delores (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.
Director Salim Akil's 2012 remake of the same name -- the late Whitney Houston's final feature film -- is already available on Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.