Just in time for Mother’s Day, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed film Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors on DVD for the first time on May 3rd. Experience the magic and warmth of the television movie event that is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing in rural Tennessee. To date, initial broadcast of Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors has delivered 15.9 M total viewers (Live+7), becoming the #1 movie on broadcast with total viewers in more than six years.* Furthermore,Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors has the highest total viewer L+SD to L+3 increase (2.548 M) ever!**
The family-oriented faith-based movie stars Jennifer Nettles (award-winning singer/songwriter and lead vocalist of the duo Sugarland), Ricky Schroder (NYPD Blue, The Lost Battalion, 24), Gerald McRaney (Agent X, Mike & Molly, Longmire, House of Cards), and Alyvia Alyn Lind (Transparent, Revenge, Blended). Dolly Parton introduces the film and serves as narrator. Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors also contains an alternate version of the movie, deleted scenes and heartwarming extras. The DVD is priced to own at $19.98 SRP.
This once-in-a-lifetime special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome a devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat — vividly described in the well-known song of the film’s title — that helped make Parton who she is today. Set in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955, this poignant and uplifting family-friendly story follows the incidents in Dolly and her family’s life around the time she was nine years old.
Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors is executive produced by Dolly Parton, Sam Haskell and Pamela K. Long. Written by Long, the film was directed by Stephen Herek. Hudson Hickman served as line producer and Velton Ray Bunch and Mark Leggett composed the musical score. The film is a production of Magnolia Hill Productions and DP Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors first premiered on December 10, 2015, on NBC.
DVD Special Features
- Coat of Many Colors: Bringing the Song to the Screen (Featurette) – This featurette explores the early life of Dolly Parton, the “Queen of Country Music.” Ms. Parton talks about the origin of her hit song “Coat of Many Colors” and the journey of bringing this story of love and forgiveness to television.
- Deleted Scenes
Price: $19.98 SRP
Street Date: May 3, 2016
Audio: English (5.1)
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 16×9 Widescreen
Running Time: Approx. 180min. (2 x 90min) /Special Features: Approx. 20 min.
Catalog # 1000596788
UPC # 883929538409
*Source: Nielsen National TV Toolbox, Live+7 Days, excludes live musicals, 1/01/09 – 12/20/2015.
**Source: Nielsen National TV Toolbox, Live+ Same Day and Live+ 3 Days, excludes live musicals, 5/01/07 – 01/31/2016.
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