1 videodisc (approximately 143 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally broadcast on television by HBO as a made-for-TV movie in 2014.
Based on the play of the same name by Larry Kramer.
"HBO Home Entertainment."
Special feature: How to Start a War: Behind-the-scenes look at the true story that inspired the film, featuring interviews with Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Larry Kramer, and more.
Music, Cliff Martinez ; editor, Adam Penn ; production designer, Shane Valentino ; director of photography, Danny Moder.
Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Frank De Julio, Alfred Molina.
This HBO Films drama tells the dramatic, poignant and often-exasperating story of the early days 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. This film boasts an all-star cast, including Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo, Oscar winner Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Alfred Molina and three time Emmy winner Jim Parsons. "The Normal Heart" is directed by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy and written by Oscar nominee Larry Kramer, adapting his groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning play of the same name.
TV rating: TV-MA.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0.
In English (5.1), dubbed French (5.1), or dubbed Spanish (2.0); English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.