Anchor Bay Home Entertainment and The Weinstein Company has announced that they are adding The Sapphires to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film was directed by Wayne Blair and stars Chris O’Dowd, Jessica Mauboy, and Deborah Mailman. The Sapphires will be available in stores and online August 6, 2013.
Four smart, gutsy young Australian Aboriginal women become unlikely stars in the most unlikely of places, with the most unlikely of allies, in The Sapphires. Set in 1968, the film follows Gail (Deborah Mailman), Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) as they seize a risky, but irresistible, chance to launch a professional career singing for U.S. troops in Vietnam. Under the guidance of an R&B-loving Irish musician, Dave Lovelace (Chris O’Dowd), the girls transform themselves into a sizzling soul act and set out to make a name for themselves hundreds of miles from home. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires is a celebration of music, family and self-discovery.
The Sapphires was released on August 9, 2012.
- The Making of The Sapphires
- Interview With The Original Sapphires
- The Music of The Sapphires with Jessica Mauboy
Theatrical trailer for The Sapphires courtesy The Weinstein Company