USHV Press Release: Field of Dreams 15th Anniversary DVD set

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    The Acclaimed Film About the Magic of Memories, the Power of Hope, And the Enduring Appeal of Baseball is a Dream Gift for Father's Day

    Universal City, CA, April 1, 2004 - If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true. On June 8, 2004, one of America's most beloved and stirring films returns in an all-new, digitally re-mastered 2-disc set: the Field of Dreams 15th Anniversary Edition 2-Disc DVD set. Filled with entertaining bonus materials inspired by the film's unique emotional and historical connection to America's pastime, including anecdotes from celebrities and sports stars about how the film affected them personally, the DVD is a must-have for both sports fans and movie lovers alike. Called "a magical and moving ride" by David Ansen, Newsweek, Field of Dreams is directed by Phil Alden Robinson and stars Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan and in his final film performance, the legendary Burt Lancaster. The DVD is priced at $26.98 SRP and pre-order close is April 27, 2004.

    Special Features Build Upon the Legend
    The Field of Dreams 15th Anniversary Edition 2-Disc DVD set bonus features offer both a nostalgic look back at the film's memorable moments as well as informative entertainment for the entire family. Among the many extras:

    >>From Father to Son: Passing Along the Pastime - Kevin Costner, director Phil Alden Robinson and celebrity baseball players share memories and special father-son moments while discussing baseball's impact on their lives.

    The Diamond in the Husks - The original movie set still exists. View archive video and hear tales from the field's owners and inspirational stories from tourists who have made the pilgrimage.

    Galena, Illinois Pinch Hits for Chisholm, Minnesota - A nostalgic tour through Galena, Illinois, the town that became the setting for early 20th century Chisolm, Minnesota, hometown of legendary baseball player Moonlight Graham.

    If YOU Build It, They Will Come - An informative segment modeled on how to build a baseball field, much as the Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, did in the film.

    >>From Page to Screen - A look at how the book "Shoeless Joe" by W.P. Kinsella was brought to life on screen.

    Feature Commentaries - Director Phil Alden Robinson and Cinematographer John Lindley share insight and anecdotes.

    Deleted Scenes - With intros by Phil Alden Robinson.

    Plus stadium facts, photos and baseball trivia developed exclusively for the DVD and much more.

    Film's Popularity Touches All The Bases
    Nominated for three Academy Awards(r) including Best Picture, Field of Dreams remains one of the most renowned baseball movies of all time. But the film's impact on pop culture extends beyond sport into the very stuff of which dreams are made. A surprise box office hit upon its release in 1989, the film generated numerous fan sites that continue to draw audiences. The farm used as a set for the film has been kept intact and open to tourists, and its 50,000+ annual visitors are a testament to this movie's enduring popularity. Set in the farm country of America's Midwest, a bastion of old fashioned values and the simple life, the film dared audiences to imagine a slice of heaven in the form of a baseball diamond cut from a cornfield. Redefining the word 'whimsical' in the context of cinema - Field of Dreams magically captured a place where anything is possible, made famous by the film's follow-your-dream tagline: "If you build it, they will come." Critics and audiences embraced the film and its message and the film's legacy has continued to grow over time.

    Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is inspired by a voice he can't ignore and is about to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Ray fulfills his quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into an extraordinary place where dreams can come true. This powerful and memorable masterpiece has become an American favorite and a tribute to all who dare to dream.


    Director: Phil Alden Robinson
    Screenwriter: Phil Alden Robinson
    Producers: Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon
    Executive Producers: Brian Frankish
    Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
    Cinematographer: John Lindley
    Editor: Ian Crafford
    Cast: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffman, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Frank Whaley


    Street Date: June 8, 2004
    Order Close: April 27, 2004
    Rating: PG
    Suggested Retail Price: $26.98
    Running Time: 1 hour 46 Minutes
    Number of Layers: Dual (Single Sided)
    Aspect Ratio: 1:33:1 Full Frame
    Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, English DTS 5.1 Surround, French Dolby Surround
    Bonus Material: From Father to Son: Passing Along the Pastime; The Diamond in the Husks, Galena, Illinois Pinch Hits for Chisholm; If YOU Build It, They Will Come; From Page to Screen; Feature Commentaries; Deleted Scenes

    1990 Academy Award(r) Nominations: Best Picture, Best Music (Original Score), Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium).
  2. Kevin_Lodge

    Kevin_Lodge Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 22, 2003
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    I hope that this press release is incorrect and that this disc is NOT being released in full frame pan and scan
  3. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

    Apr 22, 2003
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    Ron thanks for posting this, I just bought the single disc version, but I can not pass this up. I adore this movie, one of my favorites ever.
  4. Christian Preischl

    Christian Preischl Screenwriter

    Oct 11, 2001
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    DVD Soon has 2 editions up for preorder: WS and FF. I guess (hope) the press release is indeed incorrect.

  5. David Coleman

    David Coleman Supporting Actor

    Jan 5, 2000
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    It's missing the 1 1/2 hour documentary that was originally on the first disc previously announced?

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