“The Heart of Christmas” releasing to video October 16th





Based On A True Story, This Touching And Inspirational Family Film

Comes To DVD And Digital Download On October 16, 2012. 



Source: Edify Media
Chatsworth, CA – It takes an entire community to make a little boy’s dreams come true in the Image Entertainment release of The Heart of Christmas, the heartbreaking yet hopeful film about a family faced with losing their child and their quest to give him one last Christmas.  Based on the inspiring true story that gained national attention, The Heart of Christmas boasts a stellar cast that includes Candace Cameron Bure (“Make It or Break It,” “Full House”), Jeanne Nielson (Faith Like Potatoes), George Newbern (Father of the Bride), and Erin Bethea (Fireproof).  The film recently received an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Lyrics and Music for its title song, composed and performed by Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter, Matthew West, who is also featured in the film.  A wonderful gift for everyone, The Heart of Christmasheads to DVD on October 16, 2012 for an SRP of $27.97.


The Heart of Christmas tells the story of Austin and Julie Locke, who are devastated to learn that their young son, Dax, has been diagnosed with cancer.  With courage, determination and faith, they decide to give Dax one last Christmas – even if it has to be in October.  When the community sees the holiday decorations and learns the heartbreaking truth, what happens next is a miraculous outpouring of care and support.  The Heart of Christmas will touch your heart and bring home the spirit of the holidays.


In 2010, singer/songwriter Matthew West asked his fans to send him their inspiring true stories so he could turn those stories into songs.  Among the thousands of submissions he  received, there were three separate letters about the Locke family and the community that came together to support them.  Moved by the letters, Matthew wrote “One Last Christmas,” which inspired the filmmakers to share the story with an even wider audience.  Premiering on GMC last December, The Heart of Christmas became the most-watched World Premiere Movie in the history of the network, drawing 3.6 million viewers.


For more information about this inspiring true story of hope and compassion, visit the Dax Locke Foundation website at: http://www.daxlocke.org.


About Image Entertainment:

Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,700 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 300 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 550 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to approximately 2,600 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 5,600 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.imageentertainment.com.    


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The Heart of Christmas DVD

Genre:                         Family / Kids, Drama, Faith / Spirituality, Holiday, Christmas, Based on True Story

Street date:                  October 16, 2012

Pre-book:                    September 18, 2012

Year:                           2011

Catalog #:                    THO7643DVD

UPC:                           014381764321

Run time:                    89 Minutes

Rating:                        Not Rated

SRP:                            $27.97

Format:                       Widescreen

Audio:                         Dolby Digital 5.1

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