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12.16.2009

EVERYONE'S FAVORITE ANGELS ARE BACK AS MARTHA WILLIAMSON HOSTS - TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL: INSPIRATION COLLECTION: FAITH AND LOVE EDITIONS

Two Wholesome Collections Debut On DVD January 26
From CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment


HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (December 16, 2009) - Beloved and treasured by millions, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL returns to warm up families everywhere this winter when two new uplifting collections are unveiled on DVD.  Debuting January 26 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL: INSPIRATION COLLECTION - FAITH and LOVE each feature four thematic episodes specially selected by series executive producer Martha Williamson.

Filled with messages of faith and love, each episode of TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL: INSPIRATION COLLECTION - FAITH and LOVE editions features an all-new personal introduction by Williamson.  Chronicling the missions of a group of angels sent by God, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL stars Roma Downey and Della Reese in their Emmyâ-nominated* roles, John Dye and Valerie Bertinelli.  While the angels may not deliver the answers to every problem, they always deliver the message of hope.  Running for nine years on CBS, the series was nominated for multiple awards including 11 Emmyâ awards and two Golden Globes.

TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL: INSPIRATION COLLECTION - FAITH marks the DVD debut of all four episodes - including "Fighting The Good Fight," "For Such A Time As This," "Famous Last Words" and "The Good Earth" - and features memorable guest stars such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Spano (NCIS), Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire) and Michael Nouri (Damages).

TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL: THE INSPIRATION COLLECTION - LOVE includes the DVD premiere of two episodes - "Thief Of Hearts" and "At The End Of The Aisle" - and features notable guest stars Phylicia Rashad, Grammy®-award winning singer Natalie Cole, esteemed poet Maya Angelou, country music star Wynonna Judd and Patti LuPone. 

The award-winning executive producer of this groundbreaking inspirational series, Martha Williamson's / book INVITING GOD TO YOUR WEDDING: And Keeping God in Your Marriage will debut in paperback in conjunction with the DVD releases.  INVITING GOD TO YOUR WEDDING explores traditional wedding planning details while focusing on the most important aspect of a wedding:  the union of two souls. 

Each disc features an array of bonus materials, including segments from the broadcast specials True Stories From Touched By An Angel and More True Stories From Touched By An Angel, and an excerpt from Williamson's book Inviting God To Your Wedding, all of which is accessible via eBridge Technology.  This technology allows consumers to unlock segments by placing their DVD into their PCs.  

Each one-disc collection is presented in full screen and English Stereo sound.  The DVDs are not rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada with a total running time of approximately 181 minutes for FAITH and 184 minutes for LOVE.  Each is available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 US and $16.99 CAN. The disc breakdown is as follows:

TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL: INSPIRATION COLLECTION - FAITH

Disc One:

• Fighting The Good Fight

• For Such A Time As This

• Famous Last Words

• The Good Earth

• Special Features:

• Episode introductions by executive producer Martha Williamson

• Excerpt from Martha Williamson's book Inviting God To Your Wedding, segments from the broadcast specials True Stories From Touched By An Angel and More True Stories From Touched By An Angel and more accessible on your PC via eBridge Technology

TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL: INSPIRATION COLLECTION - LOVE

Disc One:                    

• Tough Love

• Reunion

• Thief Of Hearts

• At The End Of The Aisle

• Special Features:

• Episode introductions by executive producer Martha Williamson

• Excerpt from Martha Williamson's book Inviting God To Your Wedding, segments from the broadcast specials True Stories From Touched By An Angel and More True Stories From Touched By An Angel and more accessible on your PC via eBridge Technology

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video.  

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

Paramount Home Entertainment has a new art website called ARC: https://arc.paramount.com/

TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL: INSPIRATION COLLECTION: FAITH

Street Date:  January 26, 2010

Pricing: $14.99 US/ $16.99 CAN

Catalog #: 895374

Runtime: Approx. 181 min.

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: PG

TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL: INSPIRATION COLLECTION: LOVE

Street Date: January 26, 2010

Pricing: $14.99 US/ $16.99 CAN

Catalog #: 895384

Runtime: Approx. 184 min.

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: PG

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Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com