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THE YOUNG MESSIAH—The Family DVD of the Summer—Available in One Week

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This groundbreaking film about Jesus as a child—available on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD June 14th—now comes with a free Church Study Guide for Leaders by WingClips, creating family-focused conversation and debate around the timeless question—What Would Jesus Do?

“A spectacular movie for the whole family.” – Hugh Hewitt, Radio Talk Show Host

Universal Universal City, California, June 7, 2016 | Christian News Service– A powerful and emotional faith-based film about the childhood of Jesus, The Young Messiah comes to Blu-Ray™, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Telling the story of the Jesus in a way that communicates to children and families, The Young Messiah is “A remarkable movie” (Steve Isaac and Bob Waliszewski, Focus on the Family). Arriving just in time for Father’s Day, the Blu-Ray™ and DVD include exciting deleted scenes, feature commentary with the director and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.

Today, Universal is releasing an exciting new Church Study Guide by WingClips to empower pastors and other church leaders to create family-focused conversations around sermons, Sunday schools, vacation bible schools, small groups, and other summer family events. The family DVD of the summer is further enriched by this thought-provoking journey through the movie, with key Scripture verses serving as anchors to guide wonderful, memorable, and unique conversations about what life was like for Jesus and his family, and addressing the enduring question—What Would Jesus Do?

This guide is being offered free for leaders at this website:http://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/the-young-messiah/discover-the-savior-when-he-was-a-child 

About THE YOUNG MESSIAH BLU-RAY™ and DVD

The Young MessiahInspired by scripture and rooted in history, this story imagines a year in the boyhood of Jesus. Remaining true to the character of Jesus revealed in the Bible, The Young Messiah is an inspirational story about the childhood of the Savior for the whole family. When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you? Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed. 

BLU-RAY™ AND DVD BONUS FEATURES

• Deleted Scenes

• The Making of The Young Messiah - A look at the obstacles that were overcome to create this faith-based film, including casting the iconic roles of Young Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. We also hear from cast and crew as they discuss the significance of shooting on location in beautiful, historic, and culturally rich Matera, Italy.

• Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Cyrus Nowrasteh and Co-Writer Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh

For artwork, please log onto our website at www.ushepublicity.com

Website: http://uni.pictures/TYM

Trailer:http://uni.pictures/TYMTrailer

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheYoungMessiahMovie

Twitter: https://twitter.com/youngmessiahMOV

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theyoungmessiah

Hashtag: #TheYoungMessiah 

FILMMAKERS

Cast: Sean Bean, David Bradley, Jonathan Bailey, Adam Greaves-Neal, Sara Lazzaro, Rory Keenan, Christian McKay

Directed By: Cyrus Nowrasteh

Produced By: Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Tracy K. Price, Mark Radcliffe, Mark W. Shaw

Executive Producer: Ashok Amritraj, Bill Andrew, Mark Burton, Tae-sung Jeong, Miky Lee, Enzo Sisti, Enzo Sisti

Written By: Anne Rice, Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh, Cyrus Nowrasteh

Director of Photography: Joel Ransom Edited By: Geoffrey Rowland

Music By: John Debney

Production Designer: Francesco Frigeri Art Director: Domenico Sica

Costume Designer: Stefano De Nardis Supervising Sound Editor: Ethan Beigel

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:

Street Date: June 14, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Selection Number: 62174448

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Widescreen

Rating: PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements Languages/Subtitles: English SDH

Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Run Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: June 14, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Selection Number: 62174444

Layers: Dual

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating: PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements Languages/Subtitles: English SDH

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Run Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.uphe.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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