Aretha Franklin is one of the greatest vocal talents in music history. That’s not a question. In seeking to honor her, MGM released Respect, a biopic which tracked Aretha’s life from youth through stardom. Though the film can be purchased digitally, it comes available on Blu-ray and DVD November 9th and, thanks to the wonderful folks at Universal Home Entertainment, EoM has one (1) Blu-ray copy of Respect to giveaway to a lucky winner. If you know what respect means to me, then you’ll want to fill out the form for your chance to take Respect home when the giveaway ends.
Giveaway runs until Tuesday, November 16th, at 11:59 PM EDT.
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 true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
Available on digital October 19th, 2021.
Available on Blu-ray and DVD November 9th, 2021.
Respect Blu-ray Special Features:
- The Making of Respect – Explore the unique telling of this Aretha Franklin story, what the project meant to all involved, and how music played a pivotal role in crafting this film.
- Becoming Aretha – Take a behind-the-scenes look at Jennifer Hudson’s incredible transformation into the Queen of Soul including her commitment to the character, her connection with the later singer, and why inhabiting the legendary artist felt more like destiny than anything else.
- From Muscle Shoals – Sit down with the cast, crew, and some of the original musicians that recorded with Aretha at Muscle Shoals to learn about this crucial time period in Aretha’s life and how it helped propel her evolution.
- Exploring the Design of Respect – Production designer Ina Mayhew and costume designer Clint Ramos discuss the research they conducted in order to create the beautiful sets in the film as well as the various custom-made wardrobes that span three decades of style.
For more information, head to the official Respect website.
Rules of the Contest
- To enter – fill out the contest form below and submit before Tuesday, November 16th at 11:59 PM EDT. Only one entry per person.
- Entrants must be 18 years old or older to win.
- Winners will be notified via email after the close of the contest.
- One (1) selected winner will be awarded with one (1) Blu-ray copy of Respect.
- Participants understand that the Blu-ray is not the responsibility of Elements of Madness.
- Winners must live in the contiguous United States, Alaska, or Hawaii. Elements of Madness does not ship internationally.
- The winner will have two (2) weeks to claim their prize or it will be forfeited and given to another entrant.
- Prizes are not redeemable for cash or other items.
- Prize cannot be swapped or traded for anything else.
- EoM not responsible for prizes lost to the Spam filter.
- Current members of EoM staff or their immediate families are not eligible to participate.
The contest is now closed. The winner will be contacted.