May 4th, 2007 06:49 EST
THE LAST SIN EATER Directed By Michael Landon Jr. Available on DVD May 15th
CENTURY CITY, Calif. – A young girl’s strength and bravery lead to the exposure of a community’s dark past and a chance at rebirth when the “uplifting” Brooklyn View family drama, THE LAST SIN EATER, debuts on DVD May 15th from Fox Home Entertainment’s FoxFaith Label. Based on Christian writer Francine River’s inspirational best-seller of the same name, THE LAST SIN EATER features masterful performances by Academy Award® winner Louise Fletcher (Best Actress, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest), Henry Thomas (Gangs Of New York, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial), Soren Fulton (Thunderbirds) and bright young star Liana Liberato. Set in a small picturesque Appalachian town during the 1850’s, THE LAST SIN EATER tells the moving tale of a 10-year-old girl racked by guilt after her younger sister’s death. With fierce determination and courage, she confronts her fears and embarks on a quest for absolution that could ultimately save her entire community. “Beautifully directed and executed” The St. Bernard Voice by Michael Landon Jr. (Love’s Abiding Joy), THE LAST SIN EATER compellingly imbues this faith-promoting story with drama, suspense and hope.
Released theatrically on over 400 screens, the film garnered a cinema score rating and strong, positive critical reviews. “For mainstream consumption” The New York Times THE LAST SIN EATER is “worth the journey.” (Gainesville Daily Register) “Full of impressive acting” The St. Bernard Voice THE LAST SIN EATER is “a rarity – a film that can be called wholesome and entertaining.” Webster-Kirkwood Times “Liana Liberato is a revelation. She strikes not one false note.” Carolina Journal A great movie with a message the whole family can learn from, THE LAST SIN EATER will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98. Prebook is April 18, 2007.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will launch the release of THE LAST SIN EATER under the FoxFaith brand with a comprehensive Christian and secular media campaign. Mass consumer efforts will include cable television and print advertising targeting women 25-54 combined with PR efforts among the mainstream media. Christian marketing efforts will feature direct mail to over 2.5 million faith-based households and 250,000 U.S. churches, PR and promotional outreach to Christian publications and websites, and national radio promotions on leading Christian stations.
Best-selling author Francine Rivers’ powerful novel is now an acclaimed film! Directed by Michael Landon, Jr. and featuring an all-star cast, including Academy Award® winner Louise Fletcher, this beautiful adaptation is a stunning look at the bonds of faith.
In 1850s Appalachia, Cadi Forbes (Liana Liberato) is not only mourning the recent loss of her beloved grandmother, but she also feels responsible for the earlier death of her little sister. In her quest for redemption, Cadi seeks out the one man she feels can take away her sin – “the Sin Eater” (Peter Wingfield). But when she uncovers a dark secret about the mystical practice, it threatens to divide her family and her community. Ultimately, through her devotion to Christ, the young girl discovers the truth about absolution. Also starring Henry Thomas (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial) and A.J. Buckley (CSI: NY), this penetrating drama delivers an emotional wallop even as it spreads its profound message about Christian faith.
The DVD is presented in both fullscreen and widescreen formats with English Dolby Surround 5.1 with English and Spanish subtitles.
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Interview with Michael Landon Jr. http://www.thesop.org/article.php?id=4087