"Mamma Mia!" DVDs, with Bonus Features, Due in Stores Dec. 16

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment releases a two-disc Special Edition widescreen DVD and a two-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def with digital copy version of the international hit film "Mamma Mia!" Dec. 16.

Both versions feature bonus material, on-screen lyrics and a deleted musical scene.

Bonus features on the single disc, two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def include:

  • Sing Along: Watch the film and sing along to the lyrics displayed at the bottom of the screen.
  • All-New Musical Number: "The Name of the Game"
  • Feature Commentary with Director Phyllida Lloyd Additional bonus material on the two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def versions:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • The Making of "Mamma Mia!": Executive producers Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson join director Phyllida Lloyd, writer Catherine Johnson and producers Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, to give viewers an in-depth look into the creation of "Mamma Mia!"
  • Anatomy of a Musical Number: "Lay All Your Love on Me": This featurette includes footage of Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper as they create one of the movie's most unforgettable scenes.
  • Becoming a Singer: Go in-studio with the cast of "Mamma Mia!"
  • Behind the Scenes with Amanda: Amanda Seyfried shares with viewers life on the set of the movie.
  • On Location in Greece: Take a trip to Greece with the filmmakers to see how the movie was made.
  • A Look Inside "Mamma Mia!"
  • "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" Music Video
  • Digital Copy for your iPod, Mac or PC (for a limited time) Additional features available only on Blu-ray Hi-Def DVDs:

  • BD-LIVE: Download exclusive content, the latest trailers and more.
  • My Commentary: Create video, audio or text tracks to watch with the movie.
  • My Scenes Sharing: Share favorite scenes from "Mamma Mia!" via BD-Live.
  • Downloadable Content: Gain exclusive access to never-before-seen bonus content and new trailers via BD-Live.
  • Exclusive U-Control: Universal's exclusive signature feature U-Control allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie.
  • Picture-in-Picture: Learn more about the making of this film while watching the movie.
  • Behind the Hits: This graphics-only feature allows fans to learn more about the film's songs.


    The single disc DVD has a suggested retail price of $29.98; the two-disc special edition is priced $34.98; the Blu-Ray hi-def version costs $39.98. *

    Following a record-breaking opening in the U.K., "Mamma Mia!" opened in cinemas nationwide July 18. The film was directed by Phyllida Lloyd, which marked her feature-film debut. Lloyd helmed both the London and Broadway mountings of Mamma Mia!

    Using the catalogue of '70s pop group ABBA, the plot tells the story of bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan, who hopes to discover her father's identity on the eve of her wedding. She brings three men from her mother Donna's past back to the Greek island they last visited 20 years previously.

    The show and film feature music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Since the original London production opened in 1999, the musical has grossed over $2 billion worldwide.

    The film, according to the Universal Pictures website, is described as such: "An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends-practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski)-from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own.

    "On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities."

    Mamma Mia! continues to play to sell-out crowds at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre.

    For more information visit www.mammamiamovie.com.

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