Experience the cinematic music event of the year featuring Oscar® and Grammy Award® winner and vocal powerhouse Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) as legendary singer Aretha Franklin in the inspiring true story Respect, available on Digital and DVD 13th December 2021 from Universal Pictures (UK).
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable journey of the music icon's path to find her voice.
The film on DVD and Digital comes packed with all-new exclusive bonus content including behind-the-scenes featurettes about Jennifer Hudson's transformation into the Queen of Soul, director Liesl Tommy's filmmaking process, the creation of the beautiful sets and custom wardrobes, Aretha's experience at Muscle Shoals, and more taking audiences deeper into the empowering story and world-renowned chart-topping music that has become a global anthem for strength, independence and positivity.
Directed by Tony Award® nominee Liesl Tommy (Insecure, The Walking Dead) from a screenplay written by Emmy Award nominee Tracey Scott Wilson (Fosse/Verdon, The Americans) and story by Academy Award® winner Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise), Respect is the biggest female-led musical drama in recent history and a must own film with extraordinary showstopping performances to watch over and over.
Hand selected by Aretha herself, Hudson leads an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (Black Panther, The Butler), Marlon Wayans (Sextuplets, Fifty Shades of Black), six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald (Beauty and The Beast, Private Practice), Marc Maron (Joker, Glow), five-time Emmy Award® nominee Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Addams Family), and Grammy® Award winner and Academy Award® nominee Mary J. Blige (Mudbound, Rock of Ages) along with Tony Award nominees Saycon Sengbloh (The Wonder Years, Delilah) and Haley Kilgore (Amazing Stories).
- The Making of Respect
- Becoming Aretha
- Capturing a Legacy
- From Muscle Shoals
- Exploring the Design of Respect
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.