‘Respect’ Starring Jennifer Hudson Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD


Based on the remarkable true story of Aretha Franklin, Respect stars Jennifer Hudson as the legendary Queen of R&B. The film follows her journey from singing in her father’s church choir to becoming an international musical superstar.

Now is your chance to experience the incredible legacy of Aretha Franklin at home and with new never-before-seen extras.

MGM Studios

Below is the complete list of exclusive bonus features included with the DVD and Blu-ray.

  • The Making of Respect: Explore the story of Aretha Franklin, what the project meant to everyone involved, and how her music played a pivotal role in crafting the film.
  • Becoming Aretha: Take a behind-the-scenes look into how Jennifer Hudson transformed into the Queen of R&B, her commitment to character, and her connection to the late singer.
  • Capturing a Legacy: Celebrate director Liesl Tommy’s artistry as the cast and crew express their appreciation to her and her process.
  • From Muscle Shoals: Sit down with the cast, crew, and some of the original musicians that recorded with Aretha Franklin at Muscle Shoals to learn about this crucial time in her life and how it helped her evolution.
  • Exploring the Design of Respect: Sit down with production designer Ina Mayhew and costume designer Clint Ramos as they discuss the extensive research they did to create the sets and beautiful costumes that expand over three decades.

Respect stars Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Brenda Nicole Moorer, Marlon Wayans, Mac Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, LeRoy McClain, and Tate Donovan. It was written by Callie Khouri and Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by Liesl Tommy. The film is available for purchase now on digital, and DVD and Blu-ray on November 9.

Be sure to watch the official trailer below.

Kailin is an avid book reader, and full time nerd. When she isn't writing for Nerds and Beyond, she is writing fan fictions, online role playing with her friends and binge watching her favorite shows. Her first fandom started with Buffy The Vampire Slayer and her life was forever changed. The 100 and Supernatural are her biggest obsessions. You can find her on twitter @kailinmaurine

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