'Machine Gun Preacher' Blu-ray Dated and Pre-orders Now Available

Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Gerard Butler ('300') is a biker turned hero in an inspirational story based on true events coming to Blu-ray in June.

In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox has revealed 'Machine Gun Preacher' for Blu-ray on June 5.

From Golden Globe® nominated director Marc Forster ('Monster’s Ball'), 'Machine Gun Preacher' is the moving true-life story of discovery and redemption as Sam Childers takes up the fights for the children of East Africa and their freedom from Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

An Official Selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and featuring the Grammy® and Golden Globe® nominated song “The Keeper” by Chris Cornell, 'Machine Gun Preacher' is the inspirational true story of Childers (Butler), a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children in East Africa. The explosive, real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease, and enslavement, 'Machine Gun Preacher' is written by Jason Keller (Relativity’s 'Mirror Mirror') and also stars Michelle Monaghan ('Source Code'), Golden Globe® winner Kathy Baker ('Cold Mountain,' 'Picket Fences'), Madeline Carroll ('Mr. Popper’s Penguins'), Academy Award® nominated Michael Shannon ('Revolutionary Road'), and Souleymane Sy Savane ('Damages').

Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Machine Gun Preacher' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under June 5.

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Machine Gun Preacher (Blu-ray)
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