Inspiring Movie 'Bella' Released on DVD

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It has been called "a film that will stay with you forever" and now it is headed to a store near you.

"Bella," the powerful Christian-led movie released last October, will make its first appearance in stores May 6.

The movie, which was inspired by actual events, follows the story of a soccer star and a waitress who meet at a time when they are both facing the unexpected.

Click the play button for Newswarch video and comments from 'Bella' star, Eduardo Verastegui.

But it is Bella's message on the value of life, love, and family that has captured viewers since its release.

The film tackled the tough issue of abortion, and has helped promote adoption.

"This film is very special," the film's star, Eduardo Verastegui told CBN News. "I've never worked in a project so meaningful, so special, so unique, so important. This film has changed the lives of many people including me."

The Latino actor has a powerful testimony of his own. He served as one of the producers of the movie.

"After watching my own movie more than 200 times, I was inspired. I learned and I discovered the beauty about adoption," he said.

Though Bella only released in select theatres, it has gained substantial recognition.

The movie was named the "No. 1 Top Rated Movie of 2007" and earned the "People's Choice Award" in the Toronto International Film Festival.

"I think it's a wonderful tool to use it to spread the word not only about adoption, but family, life, the dignity of the human person, the dignity of life, Christian values and forgiveness, hope and redemption," Verastegui said.

"That's my hope as a producer that... after seeing Bella... (viewers) will leave with a candle in their heart, they will leave wanting to love more and judge less. They will leave wanting to forgive more and complain less, they will leave inspired to adopt, inspired to use their talents to serve others and to make a difference. They will leave wanting to be a better person."

Lionsgate is releasing the "Bella" DVD. It will feature more than 50 minutes of special footage and behind-the-scenes material.

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