Columbia TriStar tries to find Places in the Heart

Nearly twenty years ago, some of today’s finest actors gathered together to make the multiple Academy Award Winning Depression era drama, Places in the Heart. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is prepared to introduce new audiences to this film with a long overdue DVD release.

Edna Spalding (Sally Field) finds herself alone and broke on a small farm in the midst of the Great Depression when her husband the local sheriff is killed in an accident. A wandering black man, Moses (Danny Glover), helps her to plant cotton to try to keep her farm and her kids together. She also takes on a blind boarder, Mr. Will (John Malkovich), who lost his sight in the first World War. She must endure storms and harsh labor to try to make her mortgage payments on time.

“Places in the Heart,” like many Columbia TriStar titles, will be given both a fullscreen and an anamorphic widescreen transfer. Both will be accompanied by a digitally remastered mono soundtrack. The disc will be somewhat featureless, but will contain a theatrical trailer for the film as well as trailers for “The Deep End of the Ocean” and “Avalon”.

Coming on October 9th, “Places in the Heart” will carry a suggested retail price of $19.95.

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