'Chicken Soup For the Soul' comes to DVD

MUMBAI: The book phenomenon Chicken Soup For The Soul will now extend its brand to the DVD. Madacy Entertainment in association with Vision Films & Hello Media have announced the launch of the Chicken Soup For The Soul branded home entertainment line.


A Piece of Eden and More Than Puppy Love are the first two DVD?s that will be released later this month under the Chicken label. Then four more titles will be released during the course of the year.

Under the agreement, Vision Films and Hello Media will handle the acquisitions of the films, Madacy Entertainment will handle the distribution, and Chicken Soup For the Soul Enterprises will be licensing their brand name.

A Piece of Eden stars Tyne Daly Judging Amy, Rebecca Harrell, Frederic Forrest. It is a bittersweet romantic comedy about three generations reconnecting with their family roots. More Than Puppy Love stars Pamela Bach Baywatch, Diane Ladd and Craig Benton . It is the story of a young girl who must learn to give up her dog to help a handicapped man regain his self-reliance. Another title that will be released is Time Of The Wolf. It tells the story about how an orphaned boy and his aging aunt and uncle learn life?s lessons from a wounded lone wolf. It stars Burt Reynolds, Jason Priestley and Marthe Keller.

Chicken Soup For The Soul Enterprises COO Russell Kamalski was quoted in a company release saying., "The Chicken Soup For The Soul home entertainment line provides us with another great opportunity to present heartwarming and inspiring stories to the American public. Perhaps considered a bit of Americana or stories of the heartland, this reinforces our on-going commitment to change the world one story at a time."

With a focus on independent productions, each theatrical title submitted to the Chicken Soup For The Soul team will be evaluated in a manner similar to stories submitted for their books. A team of viewers will watch each film and grade it according to its fit within the Chicken Soup For The Soul brand.

This year Chicken Soup For The Soul celebrates its 10th anniversary: It claims to have sold over 80 million books and has been translated into 30 languages . The current retail sales of Chicken Soup licensed products exceed $100,000,000 a year across a wide variety of merchandise, including greeting cards, apparel, games, CD collections, chocolates etc.

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