|DVD Beat November 2012|
|Written by Eric Tiansay|
|Tuesday, 09 October 2012 02:10 PM America/New_York|
Airship-sized answers: In the latest from Phil Vischer’s “What’s in the Bible?” series, Clive & Ian’s Wonder-Blimp of Knowledge 1, sets sail through the skies to answer six “really big questions about God.” Questions like “Is God as powerful as a superhero?” and “Does God tell the truth?” are answered in a way that’s fun and easy for the whole family to understand. Released last month by Jellyfish Labs and distributed by EMI CMG Distribution, the 45-minute video retails for $12.99.
A yuletide miracle? The first Christmas story inspired by the popular “Love Comes Softly” series by Janette Oke (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group), Love’s Christmas Journey tells the story of Ellie Davis (Natalie Hall), who seeks peace and healing at her brother Aaron’s (Greg Vaughn) house after her husband dies. After a suspicious fire, Ellie finds herself playing detective to clear the name of a good friend with help from a deputy (Dylan Bruce). She must trust her faith to bring a miracle at Christmas. Released by Fox Faith last month, the film retails for $22.99 and is distributed by Provident Distribution.
A child’s faith: Christina Dawn Fougnie (1 Message, The Perfect Gift) plays title character Clancy, an 11-year-old girl whose grandmother pours love and faith into, seeking to counter her home situation. Despite living with an abusive and addicted mother, that faith not only stays alive in Clancy, but helps to bring a spiritually dead, homeless war veteran back to life. Produced by Kelly’s Filmworks and distributed by EchoLight Studios, the 118-minute Clancy, which retails for $19.98, was released last month.
The real meaning of Christmas: An uplifting holiday story from the late Thomas Kinkade, Christmas Miracle shows the real meaning of the season—kindness, understanding and love. Due to an unforeseen road closure, eight strangers are forced to take refuge in an abandoned church during a snowstorm. They learn from one another how to manage through various personal dilemmas, working together to see miracles happen. Released last month by GT Media and distributed by EMI CMG Distribution, the 92-minute, Dove Foundation-approved film retails for $14.99
Comfort and hope: When a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Haiti in 2010, leaving more than 300,000 dead in its wake, emergency teams jump into action. Rescue chronicles the odyssey of military and civilian responders, captured with unprecedented scale and impact, to provide comfort and hope. Releasing this month, the 46-minute documentary retails for $19.98 and is distributed by Image Entertainment.
To love again: In Christmas Comes Home to Canaan, Daniel Burton (Billy Ray Cyrus) learns to love again when he meets Briony Adair (Gina Holden), the rehabilitation specialist treating his son, and invites her to spend Christmas with his family. The sequel to the Hallmark Channel’s highest-rate film of 2009, Christmas in Canaan, the movie was released last month by GT Media and is distributed by EMI CMG Distribution. The 88-minute, Dove-approved film retails for $14.99.
Never lost: No Lost Cause tells the story of Beth Ann Collins, a pretty young woman who is tragically paralyzed after being hit by a drunk driver—forcing her to live with her estranged father, Billy. Doctors give her little hope of recovery, but Billy refuses to give up on her, enlisting the help of youth at his church who befriend Beth Ann. Released last month, the 103-minute film retails for $14.99 and is distributed by Destiny Image Films.