March 24, 2015
Directed by Angelina Jolie, “Unbroken” is based on the true story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner-turned-WWII hero. In addition to the Blu-Ray and DVD release on March 24, fans can enjoy “Legacy of Faith,” a bonus feature revealing 90 minutes of rich content from Zamperini, Billy Graham, and Greg Laurie.
“Louie Zamperini’s story has been an inspiration to tens of millions of people of faith, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is responding to this outpouring of support by creating a special bonus disc that celebrates his life and his testimony,” Matthew Faraci of Universal Home Entertainment’s faith outreach said.
“Unbroken” was adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book which chronicles Zamperini’s life, including competing in the 1936 Olympics as a long-distance runner and becoming a solider during World War II. After surviving 47 days lost at sea, as well as two years in a Japanese POW camp, Zamperini ultimately found peace, forgiveness and redemption through a relationship with God.
Available along with the Blu-ray and DVD, the “Unbroken” bonus disc highlights interviews and documentary footage of Zamperini with Billy Graham, who were introduced in 1949 when the war veteran met the then-little-known evangelist in Los Angeles. Before long, Zamperini knew the Holy Spirit was working within him, and the veteran was led to reconcile with his Japanese captors, offering them forgiveness as well as the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Bonus Features on the Legacy of Faith DVD:
-Coming Full Circle – Louie’s exclusive CBN interview
-Louie & Laurie – Pastor Greg Laurie interviews Louie Zamperini
-Captured by Grace – The Billy Graham Evangelical Association and Louie Zamperini give an inspirational message of Faith
-Angelina & Louie – Angelina Jolie talks with Louie about the faith that sustained him
Available now at Christian Book Stores and online:
Shelby Systems has just finished interviewing the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association about their new documentary titled: “Louis Zamperini: Captured By Grace” which is available on the Legacy of Faith bonus DVD.
We will post that interview on the Shelby Systems web site two weeks from today (4/7/2015).