FOX has released a family film, "LOVE COMES SOFTLY" that in spite of being extremely syrupy, over the top, and preachy, manages to entertain. Directed with unabashed conservative values by Michael Landon Jr, it tells the story of a beautiful young woman who must overcome great odds and loss of faith after her husband is tragically killed in a horse-riding accident. Set in the 19th century, Katherine Heigl is competent and beautiful in the lead roleIn a typically golden-hued television version of the 19th Century, Katherine Heigl stars as the widow whom has lost her faith. After a single father takes her in a marriage of necessity, the two become smitten with one another, and her faith, eventually, is restored. Heigl can act, but her beauty actually works against her in this role, making it hard to see past it, or the fact that she's far prettier than any lithograph of any woman from this period!
FOX has included options for either 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement, of the full-frame version on the opposite side. Colors are extremely solid on both and grain is minimal. Detail is sharp, and while the colors are soft in spots, it's still an impressive transfer. Fleshtones appear natural throughout.
FOX has included a Dolby Digital 2.0 mix. It's not overly aggressive, but surrounds are used effectively and the music is well complimented. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
A trailer for a Christian horror film, "HANGMAN'S CURSE" is included.