Posted Fri May 30, 2014 at 08:30 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Pre-orders are now available for Ryan Murphy and Larry Kramer's HBO drama at Amazon.
In an early announcement to retailers, HBO will be releasing 'The Normal Heart' on Blu-ray on August 26.
Ryan Murphy and Larry Kramer's drama tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.
Mark Ruffalo portrays Ned Weeks, who witnesses first-hand a mysterious disease that has begun to claim the lives of many in his gay community and starts to seek answers. Matt Bomer plays Felix Turner, a reporter who becomes Ned's lover. Taylor Kitsch plays Bruce Niles, a closeted investment banker who becomes a prominent AIDS activist. Jim Parsons plays gay activist Tommy Boatwright, reprising his role from the 2011 Broadway revival. Roberts plays physician Dr. Emma Brookner, a survivor of childhood polio who treats several of the earliest victims of HIV-AIDS.
Specs haven't been revealed yet, but supplements include New Interview With Director John Hough, New Audio Commentary With Actress Pamela Franklin, and Original Theatrical Trailer.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Normal Heart' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 26.
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