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The Celestine Prophecy in May

Starz Home Entertainment (formerly Anchor Bay) are proud to announce DVD release of the the feature film based on James Renfield’s The Celestine Prophecy, a book so successful that it remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list for over three years. The novel has sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone, as well as having been translated into 45 languages, exceeding worldwide sales of 14 million copies to date. The book can truly be described as a worldwide phenomenon. Challenging the theories of evolution and religion, it is a modern-day parable for the meaning of life whilst also being a highly original, haunting and thrilling piece of fiction.

Directed by Armand Mastroianni, and with a screenplay adaptation by Renfield himself, the film stars an array of talent including Hector Elizondo (Pretty Woman), The Princess Diaries), Thomas Kretschmann (The Pianist, King Kong), Annabeth Gish (The West Wing), Jurgen Prochnow (The Da Vinci Code, The English Patient), Joaquim de Alemeida (Behind The Enemy Lines, 24), Matthew Settle (I Still Know What You Did Last Summer) and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break).

History teacher John Woodson has just lost his job and is pondering what he’s going to do with the rest of his life when he gets an unexpected call from an ex-girlfriend. She tells him that whilst on a journalistic assignment to Peru she has met a group of people who are studying a set of ancient scrolls which make up eight out of nine prophecies. So, when an unsolicited travel brochure to Peru drops through his letterbox, the bemused and rather cynical John decides to embark on what will become the adventure of a lifetime where he will go in search of the missing ninth ‘prophecy’. Travelling through the sweeping landscapes of an ancient Peru he comes to discover that this ‘prophecy’ will ultimately lead to him meeting not only his own destiny but that of all mankind...

Commented Starz Home Entertainment’s Jeremy Kennedy: “With the re-branding of the company, we are thrilled that one of out first acquisitions for the UK market is this remarkable work. We are confident it will not only appeal to the vast number of people who were originally delighted and affected by the book but also a newer audience whose interest and awareness in the subject has been awakened by the success of The Da Vinci Code.”

The Celestine Prophecy, certificate PG, is released by Starz Home Entertainment on 7th May with an RRP of £17.99. Extra features include a Making Of and the Original Trailer.

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