Soul Surfer

(2011)

"Soul Surfer" is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany's feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others.

CONTEST: Win ‘Soul Surfer’ DVD!

Directed by Sean McNamara, Soul Surfer tells the inspirational real-life story of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. Soul Surfer comes to Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, August 2nd. To celebrate this release, we are giving away the Soul Surfer DVD, as well as the inspirational book upon which the film is based, an official T-shirt, a backpack, a baseball cap, and a postcard. See below for Details on how to enter.

HERE'S HOW TO WIN! Just "Like" (fan) the Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours! If you already "Like" , just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

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‘Soul Surfer’ Blu-ray and DVD Debuts August 2nd

Soul Surfer, based on the remarkable true story of pro surfer Bethany Hamilton's journey from tragedy to triumph, debuts on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD August 2nd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The inspiring story of a girl's comeback after a shark attack stars AnnaSophia Robb (Race to Witch Mountain), Academy Award winner Helen Hunt (Best Actress, As Good As It Gets, 1997), Dennis Quaid (The Rookie, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood, Kevin Sorbo (TV's Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) and Lorraine Nicholson (Click). Bonus features include deleted scenes, the documentary "Heart of a Soul Surfer" and three behind-the-scenes featurettes, "The Making of Soul Surfer," which explores the making of the film from the filmmaker's perspective; "Becoming Bethany," which shows how AnnaSophia Robb brought her character to life with the help of Bethany Hamilton; and "Surfing for the Screen: Inside the Action." Soul Surfer will be available in the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for $38.99 SRP and on DVD for $30.99 SRP.

Soul Surfer is the incredible true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany's feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others.

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BOX OFFICE BEATDOWN: ‘Rio’ Bests ‘Scream 4’ with $40 Million

The headline news for box office watchers this weekend is that it's the first to end the slump. Ticket totals had been averaging below the previous year's take most every weekend this year so far. The estimated $139 million haul is well above the same weekend last year which topped out at $119 million.

Rio was the unsurprising big winner at the US box office this weekend with a $40 million take, right on track with the estimates going into Friday. The tropical bird film earned another $53 million overseas. Add that to its initial $80 million already earned (it had been released in some international markets prior to its US debut) and the birds have managed to rack up an impressive $168 million so far. Not bad!

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Soul Surfer’ Cast Interview Featurette

Soul Surfer recounts the real-life tale of champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, who went onto win 1st place in the NSSA National Championships after a shark attack took her left arm. Director Sean McNamara brings this inspirational story to the screen with stars Dennis Quaid and AnnaSophia Robb, both of which recently met up with Ryan J. Downey to discuss the movie. Bethany Hamilton was also on hand to recount her experiences in bringing her life to the big screen. Click on the clip below to check out our exclusive interviews.

Soul Surfer was released April 8th, 2011.

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CONTEST: Win ‘Soul Surfer’ Prizes

Soul Surfer, which tells the true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton who survived a shark attack, will arrive in theaters nationwide on April 8, and you know we have to celebrate this inspiring new drama. We're giving away backpacks, sports bottles, lip balm, sunscreen, digi-clean wipes and the Soul Surfer book written by Bethany Hamilton. These prizes will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.

HERE'S HOW TO WIN! Just "Like" (fan) the Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours! If you already "Like" , just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

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Second ‘Soul Surfer’ Trailer

A young, teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack.

Soul Surfer was released April 8th, 2011.

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