The Grapes of Wrath brings more AFI to DVD

The American Film Institute’s top 100 American Films of all time have still not all arrived on the digital format, but one of the few holdouts is on the way from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment when the Steinbeck novel turned 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath comes to DVD.

The Joad family has found themselves among the throngs of poor during the dustbowl who have been all but reduced to slave labor to remain alive, but Tom Joad and his family decide that a better life awaits.

Being released as part of the Studio classics series, the film will be released in its original fullscreen and mono. Although somewhat light on features, the disc will contain an audio commentary and the welcome new feature popping up on discs, newsreel footage.

By my count only about eight AFI films remain unavailable for DVD owners, with a few on the way in the coming weeks. The disc will arrive on April 6th.

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