August 28, 2011

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"The 5th Quarter" Runs to Victory on Blu-ray and DVD August 30th.... Get your tissues ready!

A Triumphant Story of Family, Faith and Football,
THE 5TH QUARTER Comes to Blu-ray and DVD August 30

When a close-knit family is nearly broken by tragedy, hope is restored by their eldest son who carries the weight of victory on his shoulders in THE 5TH QUARTER, coming to Blu-ray and DVD August 30 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

A recent recipient of the Dove Foundation’s “Family-Approved” seal for all audiences over the age of twelve and in the spirit of The Blind Side, comes this inspiring true story of family, faith and football. Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall, A Shine of Rainbows) and Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Groundhog Day) deliver emotionally stirring performances as the mother and father of Jon Abbate, a rising football star at Wake Forest University. Their lives are suddenly shattered when the family’s youngest son, Luke, is killed in a tragic accident. Inspired by Luke’s memory, Jon courageously leads the Wake Forest team to a series of last-minute victories — leading to a thrilling climax that will “make you stand up and cheer” (NYC Movie Guru).

THE 5TH QUARTER will be available on single-disc Blu-ray and single-disc DVD in the U.S. and Canada. Pre-book is July 20.

THE 5TH QUARTER Special Features
The Making of THE 5TH QUARTER

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.
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My thoughts...
This is an amazing movie.  The Abbate’s seem to be your typical American family, 3 sons and a daughter. If such a tragedy could happen to their family, then this could happen to any family. The first 30 minutes I cried and cried.   I have not watched a film that affected me so much in a long time.  At the end of the movie, I had to go in and give my sleeping kids a hug.

I can not believe this film never made it to the theaters.   This is a movie all Christians should see and all parents as well.  A couple of scenes really got to me... the hallway scene at the hospital, when the community came out to show their support and the funeral.   All though it is a heart breaking story, it shows how one can work through grief with some faith and love.  I can not stop telling people about this film.  Heart wrenching, but an amazing film.

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1 comment:

  1. The 5th Quarter DID make it to the theaters. I think it was a "regional release" We saw it here in NC and loved it.