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"Heaven Is For Real" DVD/Blu-ray plans

By Rich Heldenfels Published: June 17, 2014

The official word on the film, which features Macedonia's Connor Corum : The inspirational story of family and faith based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL debuts on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD July 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Randall Wallace (Secretariat) and starring Academy Award® nominee Greg Kinnear (Best Supporting Actor, As Good as It Gets, 1997), HEAVEN IS FOR REAL tells the true story of Todd Burpo, a small-town businessman whose young son, Colton (Connor Corum), miraculously recovers from a near-death experience with vivid memories of his visit to Heaven.

 

The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD both feature inspirational bonus materials, including six deleted scenes and the “Colton Goes to Heaven” featurette, taking fans behind the scenes for a look at the journey of bringing the book to the big screen.  Exclusively available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack are two additional featurettes.“The Making of Heaven is For Real” gives a look at the production process and talent in the film, and “Creating Heaven” explores the choices in production design that support the film’s religious themes.

 

Also starring in the film is Academy Award® nominee Thomas Haden Church (Best Supporting Actor, Sideways, 2004), Kelly Reilly (Flight, Calvary) and Emmy® Award winner Margo Martindale (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, TV’s “Justified,” 2010).

 

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Starring Academy Award® nominee Greg Kinnear (Best Supporting Actor, As Good As It Gets, 1997) as Todd Burpo, the real-life father whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know.

 

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is directed by Randall Wallace, from a screenplay by Randall Wallace and Christopher Parker based upon the book, Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. Sue Baden-Powell, Sam Mercer and Derrick Williams serviced as executive producers with T.D Jakes and Joe Roth serving as producers and Andrew Wallace and Kim H. Winther as co-producers. 

 

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:

-          “Colton Goes to Heaven” Featurette

-          Deleted Scenes

 

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

-          Two Featurettes:

o   “The Making Of Heaven Is For Real”

o   “Creating Heaven”

 

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL has a running time of 99 minutes and is rated PG for some thematic material and some medical situations.


 

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