Acclaimed Worship Film Arrives In Time For Christmas

Available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on December 20 and Digital HD on December 6

“A slick, stirring concert film that details the sound and mission of the most impactful group in evangelicalism.”
Joe Coscarelli, New York Times

“It does something Hollywood doesn’t do too often — tugging deeper than heartstrings, appealing to your soul.”
Caleb Parke, Fox News

“I’ve Never Had An Experience With God In The Movie Theater.  This Movie Changed That.”
Matthew Bell, Daystar


Scottsdale, AZ, (December 20 2016) – This Christmas season, Hillsong – Let Hope Rise, the movie that chronicles the spectacular and miraculous rise to prominence of the Australia-based worship band, Hillsong UNITED, and features powerful performances of their most iconic and beloved hit songs such as, “Oceans”  “Mighty To Save” and “Hosanna”, will be available on Digital HD, On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray™ combo pack.

The film, which opened in theaters across the country this past summer, received positive reviews and feedback from audiences including a high “A” grade from Cinemascore.  It also scored high among Christian film critics and received endorsements from leaders such as Bishop T.D. Jakes (The Potter’s House), Pastor Joel Osteen (Lakewood Church), Rev. Samuel Rodriguez (National Hispanic Christian Leadership), and Pastor Ken Foreman (Cathedral Of Faith).

Hillsong – Let Hope Rise explores Hillsong’s journey from a tiny church in the Sydney suburbs to an influential international ministry whose songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people across the globe. Their songs have been translated into 90 languages and the band has sold more than 20 million albums.

From a single church in suburban Sydney, Hillsong Church now extends to cities on five continents (including London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Phoenix in the US) with more than 100,000 weekly attendees.  In addition to its local church initiatives, Hillsong partners with international organizations committed to ministry; examples include feeding and educating children in the slums of India, building housing for those living with AIDS in Africa and rescuing victims of human trafficking around the globe.

Recently, Hillsong Church partnered with global faith-and-family broadcast leader Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) to launch Hillsong Channel, a ground-breaking 24-hour television network. Hillsong Channel is now available in over 77 million U.S. households and features renowned pastors, Christian leaders, and energetic, cutting-edge worship from award-winning singers, songwriters, and musicians.

“It’s our hope that by sharing an up-close and unvarnished look inside our music and lives, we can shatter pre-conceived notions of what it means to follow Jesus in today’s modern world,” said Brian Houston, founding pastor of Hillsong Church.

Hillsong – Let Hope Rise is rated PG (for thematic elements) and directed by Michael John Warren (Jay Z’s Fade To Black). The film is produced by Jonathan Bock, Matt Weaver, Ben Field, and David Higby.

DVD and Blu-ray™ bonus materials include additional Hillsong favorites filmed live in concert like, “The Stand” and “Wake.”  For additional information log on to www.hillsongmovie.com

BLU-RAY™AND DVD BONUS FEATURES
BONUS PERFORMANCES:
     Scandal of Grace
     Open Seas
     Wake
     The Stand
THE CHURCH BEHIND THE MOVIE

FILMMAKERS
Cast: Brian Houston, Bobbie Houston, Joel Houston, Taya Smith, Jad Gillies, Jonathon Douglass, Matt Crocker, Dylan Thomas, Michael Guy Chislett, Simon Kobler, and Benjamin Tennikoff
Directed By: Michael John Warren
Produced By: Jonathan Bock, Matt Weaver, Ben Field, David Higby
Executive Produced By: Greg Campbell, Phil Cooke, Ted Gartner, B. Wayne Hughes Jr., Walter Matteson
Director of Photography: Cameron Glendenning
Visual Effects By: Shaina Holmes
Music Editor: John M. Davis

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: December 20, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection: Number:  24182963
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG for thematic elements
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Language/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Run Time:  102 minutes
BD- UPC:    0-2519-23878-3-8

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: December 20, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Selection Number:  24182960
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG for thematic elements
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD- UPC      0-2519-23877-9-1
Language/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Run Time:  102 minutes

About Pure Flix Entertainment
Founded in 2005 by Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Russell Wolfe and Elizabeth Travis, Pure Flix has become the largest independent faith and family studio in the world. Their recent releases include God’s Not Dead 2, God’s Not Dead, Do You Believe?, and Woodlawn.

With offices in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Pure Flix has produced, acquired, marketed and distributed nearly 100 faith and family-friendly properties. Aligned with their mission to transform the human spirit through values-based entertainment, Pure Flix is the industry leader in creating high-quality inspirational feature film content. Their official web site is http://www.pureflix.com.

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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