Sep 152020

Clara’s Heart debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection and stars Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Quinlan and Neil Patrick Harris in one of this earliest roles.



Clara’s Heart
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Drama
Warner Archive | PG13 – 108 min. – $21.99 | July 28, 2020

Date Published: 09/15/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Writer(s): Joseph Olshan (novel); Mark Medoff (screenplay)
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Spalding Gray, Beverly Todd, Neil Patrick Harris

Features: Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 31.75 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.96 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



After her baby daughter dies, Leona Hart (KATHLEEN QUINLAN) goes to Jamaica to mourn. She meets no-nonsense housekeeper Clara (WHOOPI GOLDBERG) and brings her back to Baltimore to look after her son, David (NEIL PATRICK HARRIS). As Leona and husband, Bill (MICHAEL ONTKEAN), grow apart and divorce, Clara and David become closer. Clara helps draw troubled David out of his shell, bringing him into the local reggae scene. As they bond, Clara gains the courage to confront her troubled past.



The only feature included is the Theatrical Trailer (1:27).


VIDEO – 4.0/5, AUDIO – 4.25/5

Warner Bros. releases Clara’s Heart onto Blu-ray through their Archive program. The film is presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and given a new 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture here looks quite good, detail on the close-ups was fairly sharp and nicely defined while some of the more distant shots was a bit murkier. However, colors are well balanced and natural in appearance.

The disc comes with a standard but fairly nice DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo track which was more than serviceable for a strictly dramatic movie, with the majority of it being dialogue with some modest depth that comes through with good clarity.

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