'Normal Heart' arrives on DVD

Mon. September 1, 2014 10:48 AM by OnTopMag.com

Chicago, IL - The Normal Heart arrived on DVD and on demand sites such as iTunes on Tuesday, a day after it won the Emmy for best television movie.

Director Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play about the early days of the AIDS pandemic in New York City premiered over Memorial Day weekend on premium cable network HBO.

Normal Heart features an all-star cast, including Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts.

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A film adaptation failed to gain traction in Hollywood for nearly 30 years, despite attempts by high-profile actors such as Barbra Streisand.

In accepting the Emmy Award for best television movie, Murphy dedicated the win to "all the hundreds of thousands of artists who passed from HIV/AIDS in 1981."

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