Field of Dreams [WS] [Anniversary Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1989]

Phil Alden Robinson's acclaimed fantasy about a man whose dreams bring him into contact with disgraced baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson goes into extra innings in this special edition DVD set. This release of Field of Dreams has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamoprhic play on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English-language audio appears in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, while a dubbed French-language soundtrack is in Dolby Digital Surround; optional subtitles in Spanish and French are also included. Bonus materials include a commentary track with writer and director Phil Alden Robinson and cinematographer John Lindley; a selection of deleted scenes; a visit to Galena, IL, the city where the film was shot, and the field which was built for the movie and still stands today; a documentary on the film from Bravo's From Page to Screen series; a discussion of the film (hosted by Kevin Costner) and how it relates to family, ambitions, and baseball; and a documentary on the movie's dominant themes, "From Father to Son: Passing Along the Pastime."
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Special Features

  • Digitally remastered with all-new 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Deleted scenes: Newly discovered and never-before-seen
  • "From Father to Son: Passing Along the Pastime": The film's cast, director Phil Alden Robinson, producers Lawrence and Charles Gordon, current major league baseball players, and more share special father-son memories and discuss how the film has impacted their lives and dreams
  • Field of Dreams Roundtable: Kevin Costner, Bret Saberhagen, and other former major league players talk baseball, dreams, ambition, the film, and fathers and sons
  • "The Diamond in the Husks": A special visit to the "Field of Dreams," which still exists today
  • Bravo's "From Page to Screen: Field of Dreams": A 48-minute documentary on making W.P. Kinsella's novel "Shoeless Joe" into a film
  • "Galena, Illinois, Pinch Hits for Chisholm, Minnesota": An informative tour of the historic town that has stood the test of time
  • Feature commentary with director Phil Alden Robinson and director of photography John Lindley
  • America's stadium trivia: Little-known facts about baseball and each of the country's baseball stadiums

Synopsis

Field of Dreams
"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, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Kevin Costner
    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
  • Amy Madigan
    Amy Madigan - Annie Kinsella
  • James Earl Jones
    James Earl Jones - Terence Mann
  • Ray Liotta
    Ray Liotta - Shoeless Joe Jackson
  • Burt Lancaster
    Burt Lancaster - Dr. Graham

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