"If you build it, he will come." That's the ethereal message that inspires Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to construct a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. At first, "he" seems to be the ghost of disgraced ballplayer Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), who materializes on the ballfield and plays a few games with the awestruck Ray. But as the weeks go by, Ray receives several other messages from a disembodied voice, one of which is "Ease his pain." He realizes that his ballfield has been divinely ordained to give a second chance to people who have sacrificed certain valuable aspects of their lives. One of these folks is Salingeresque writer Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), whom Ray kidnaps and takes to a ball game and then to his farm. Another is Doc Graham (Burt Lancaster), a beloved general practitioner who gave up a burgeoning baseball career in favor of medicine. The final "second-chancer" turns out to be much closer to Ray. That "magical" field in Dyersville, Iowa still draws thousands of baseball-happy tourists each year.~Hal Erickson
A Diamond in the Husks
Brave Special: From Page to Screen
Deleted Scenes with Introducions by Phil Alden Robinson
Feature Commentary with Director Phil Alden Robinson and Director of Photography John Lindley
Field of Dreams: A Scrapbook
From Father to Son: Passing Along the Pasttime
Galena, Il. Pinch Hits for Chilsholm, MN
Pitching a Perfect Game
Roundtable with Kevin Costner, Bret Saberhagen, George Brett and Johnny Bench
I am a movie buff, and I have a library of movies beginning with VHF tapes and DVDS.This particular movie is one of my many favorites, so naturally I had to purchase it on BLUE RAY to replace the VHF one (I didn’t get rid of the older version).
I always did love this movie. It's never looked better. The Steel Book artwork on the front and back make it worth it all its own. The film in 4K will naturally show off the graininess of the 35mm filmstock but the movie really pops in that format. The sound is also quite good, or it just might be because the late James Horner's soundtrack is so haunting a piece.
Always wanted to own this , and when I saw it was being released on 4K and the SteelBook, I figured it was about time. The 4K looks great and they did a wonderful job on the transfer. This never looked better!
Movie is alright.
HDR is always a great picture on an OLED panel.
DTSX was disappointedly weak with mostly front stage channels active & was really low. Played on an Oppo through a 11.2 (7.2.4)
Over priced for an old title.
One of the best sports movies of all time. The scene where Kevin Costner’s character plays catch with his Father has made me tear up many times. My Father and I saw this film in the theater. My Father and I played catch July 4th, 1990. He passed away August 28, 1990. Neither of us ever forgot the Father and Son playing catch scene from “Field of Dreams”. Great movie, great scene, great movie line...”Built it and they will come”. I gave my DVD to a friend.
Field of dreams at home like the movie theater!! The 4k transfer is natural with an up tick on the colors and good details. The image has grain but as it should be with a movie shot on film from this time frame. The sound is better and the image quality has improved over the Blu-ray. If you are a fan this transfer will not let you down.
Good film, emotional and fun, telling the story of an Iowa farmer, and his field which he builds to bring the memories of legendary baseball players back to life. Costner fine in title role. Burt Lancaster appears late and is quite memorable. Some of the script is a bit pedestrian and silly, but the concluding scenes, add whimsy and emotion and that payoff works. That more of my reason for giving it a recommendation. Baseball fans will love it, but I think it'll have a mass appeal to many.