Saturday, March 25, 2017

Now Available on DVD -- When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Faith from Shout! Factory (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.




I can't believe next week will April.  Boy has this year flown by so far.  Pretty soon we will be thinking about Christmas again.  I just finished paying off Christmas from last year, and even found a decoration I forgot to take down the other day, that the girls noticed and pointed out.  It was funny, I left the wreath on the front door, and after I took it down, I went to the mailbox and found When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Faith which arrived on DVD from Shout! Factory to review.  This was one of my favorite Hallmark Channel Christmas movies I watched last year, and was excited to be able to add it to my growing When Calls the Heart DVD collection.

Are you a fan of the When Calls the Heart movies?  They first air on Hallmark Channel and then are released to DVD.  If you have never seen one of these movies, but are a fan of period dramas like Anne of Green Gables, then you will love When Calls the Heart movies.  My mom was first to turn me on to these movies when she picked up a DVD and gave to me for Mother's Day last year.  After that I was hooked and had to pick up the other movies in this series to watch and enjoy.  

I love watching this movies and sharing them with my mom. Then, we chat on the phone while sipping tea, talking about our favorite characters and parts of the story lines.  We both enjoyed this new release, which we watched in December when she was here to help put the tree up with the girls and make Christmas cookies.   It really did get us excited about the holiday season and enjoying time with family.  So, it was nice last night to curl up on the couch with cozy blanket after the girls went to bed and watch this again.  I found myself enjoying it more as I didn't have the stresses of the holidays and all the to-do lists I had going in December, on my mind. And, this AM I called my mom and told her what I watched and how next time I see her would let her borrow and watch again.  She is excited to watch again, and like me can't wait for another When Calls the Heart to release soon, so we can keep up with Elizabeth (played by Lori Loughlin) and Jack (played by Jack Wagner).  

With Mother's Day fast approaching, the When Calls the Heart would make for a great gift to share with that special mom in your life.  Add the DVDs to a gift basket with new tea cup and tea sachets, maybe a journal or note cards to write handwritten letters with.  This is one gift they will enjoy and one that will have you both talking about this popular Hallmark Channel series.

More about this DVD release:

"The love story blooming in Hope Valley continues with the television special When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Faith on DVD from Shout! Factory, which released back on March 21, 2017.

From celebrated author Janette Oke (The Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When CallsThe Heart: The Heart Of Faith, a beautiful story (originally released as The Heart Of Christmas).

Christmas is coming to Hope Valley and everyone’s in a festive mood. Rosemary and Lee have returned from their honeymoon to reside in their new row house next to Elizabeth, who’s busy helping her students mount a nativity play. A travelling peddler, Sam, is mistaken for Santa by the kids… and then mistaken for a thief by Jack! But Elizabeth is stunned when word arrives that the supply train has derailed. Without costumes for the play, food for the feast and presents for the kids, Christmas will be ruined! It takes a lot of faith, spirit, and the cooperation of friends and family to show Hope Valley what Christmas is all about!

Executive produced by Michael Landon Jr., When Calls the Heart currently airs on The Hallmark Channel.

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About Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.


Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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