Exclusive 'Unbroken' Footage 'Legacy of Faith' Unveiled Ahead of Special Edition DVD Release

Louis Zamperini with 'Unbroken' Director Angelina Jolie
Louis Zamperini with "Unbroken" Director Angelina Jolie | (Photo: Courtesy/GraceHillMedia)

Universal Pictures revealed exclusive new footage from the faith-filled hit film "Unbroken" on Monday, just weeks ahead of the DVD release of the film.

Directed by Angelina Jolie, "Unbroken" is based on the true story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner-turned-WWII hero. In addition to the Blu-Ray and DVD release on March 24, fans can enjoy "Legacy of Faith," a bonus feature revealing 90 minutes of rich content from Zamperini, Billy Graham, and Greg Laurie.

"Louie Zamperini's story has been an inspiration to tens of millions of people of faith, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is responding to this outpouring of support by creating a special bonus disc that celebrates his life and his testimony," Matthew Faraci of Universal Home Entertainment's faith outreach said in a statement.

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The spokesperson for Universal went on to describe what is offered in the bonus disc, including more information about Zamperini's incredible life story.

"The special edition 'Legacy of Faith' bonus disc is loaded with 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes stories, heartwarming moments, and extra surprises that will delight everyone, providing the perfect resource for faith leaders seeking to continue the conversation and examine the lessons from this film," Faraci continued.

"Unbroken" was adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book which chronicles Zamperini's life, including competing in the 1936 Olympics as a long-distance runner and becoming a solider during World War II. After surviving 47 days lost at sea, as well as two years in a Japanese POW camp, Zamperini ultimately found peace, forgiveness and redemption through God.

"Unbroken" earned over $15.5 million at the box office as well as a nomination at the Academy Awards, and the film is available in stores on March 24. Available along with the Blu-ray and DVD, the "Unbroken" bonus disc highlights interviews and documentary footage of Zamperini with Billy Graham, who were introduced in 1949 when the war veteran met the then-little-known evangelist in Los Angeles. Before long, Zamperini knew the Holy Spirit was working within him, and the veteran was led to reconcile with his Japanese captors, offering them forgiveness as well as the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Watch the trailer for "Unbroken" here.

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