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“Anthony Warrior of God” Is Available on DVD June 10th!

9 Jun

For Immediate Release


"A stupendous performance by Jordi Molla, who perfectly embodies the spirituality and mysticism of Anthony."

Santa Monica, CA (May 19, 2008)- "ANTHONY WARRIOR OF GOD", a film based on the life of the most famous saint St. Anthony of Padua, is available today on DVD via the distribution partnership of Xenon Pictures and Televisa Home Entertainment. The unprecedented production marks the first time in the history of cinema that a film is dedicated to the remarkable life of the unlikely hero.

Co-written and directed by Antonello Belluco, "ANTHONY WARRIOR OF GOD" is an inspiring tale of historical and doctrinal resonance that doesn't preach, but instead invites the audience to go on a journey of reflection and contemplation regardless of their theological convictions. The film stars Jordi Mollá (Blow, Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Matt Patresi, Damir Todorovic (The Nativity Story), Giovanni Capalbo (The Passion of the Christ), Arnoldo Foà (II Caimano) and Paolo De Vita (Excellent Cadavers) and depicts the story of the remarkable man whose deeply rooted faith enabled him to challenge society in support of his people.

This is a film to be enjoyed by the entire family and one that will spark discussion amongst all.

The single disc DVD package is 108 minutes long and is in Italian with English subtitles and as well dubbed in English. "ANTHONY WARRIOR OF GOD" is available at all major retail and online stores, with a suggested retail price of $24.98. (High resolution cover attached).

St. Anthony began life as a young nobleman who enjoyed all the sumptuous pleasures and privileges of that medieval Europe could offer. Yet he was compelled by a mysterious inner voice to gaze upon the unspeakable misery, disease and cruelty around him. Overcome with boundless compassion, he entered a monastery, dedicating his fine mind and fragile body to defending the poor and oppressed against injustice. This revolutionary saint dared to challenge the highest spheres of society, the government and even the Church, if they were guilty of exploiting the common people.
His story continues to this day with the many accounts of those who have been transformed by "the most famous saint in the world", St. Anthony of Padua.


Language: Italian/dubbed in English
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 108 minutes
Formats: DVD Widescreen
Genre: Faith Based
Xenon Pictures/Televisa Home Entertainment
Distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Publicity Contact:
Dania Echeverri
Unlimited Entertainment Marketing, LLC

305-865-4900 or 305-205-7097

Juan Fernando Rivera
Unlimited Entertainment Marketing, LLC
305-865-4900 or 813-298-7945


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