Kate Winslet steps into the role Joan Crawford made famous in this new adaptation of James M. Cain's 1941 novel. In this five-part made-for-cable miniseries, Depression-era heroine Mildred Pierce (Winslet) embarks on a risky venture into the restaurant business after her divorce leaves her struggling to manage the demands of a spoiled teen daughter and a polo-playing new lover (Guy Pearce). With Melissa Leo, Mare Winningham, Brian F. O'Byrne, Hope Davis, and James LeGros. 5 3/4 hrs. on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.