Sunday, July 6, 2014
DVD Review - When Calls the Heart - The Dance
About the DVD
When Calls the Heart, Produced and directed by Michael Landon Jr. and inspired by the best-selling books by Janette Oke, tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young high society woman, working as a teacher in a prairie town in the Western Frontier. When a group of bachelor minors come to help reopen the mine, the local Mounty. Jack Thorton (Daniel Lissing), finds himself in competition for Elizabeth’s affections. When items start disappearing from the town, Jack is immediately suspicious that his rival might also be a thief. Also stars Lori Loughlin as Abigail Stanton, a widow and mother whose husband, along with a dozen other miners, was killed in an explosion at the local mine.
When Calls the Heart- “The Dance” is a feature length film from the first two episodes of the When Calls the Heart television series. The When Calls the Hearttelevision series debuted on the Hallmark Channel to more than 3 million viewers, making it the No. 2 for the night on all of cable for the primary telecast at 9 p.m and No. 3 overall in households. Distributed by Word Entertainment, the DVD will be available to purchase in Christian Retail April 22nd, 2014.
Synopsis- New miners arrive in Coal Valley to help with the final stages of reopening the mine and the town decides to celebrate with a dance at the end of the week. One of the new miners, Billy Hamilton has taken a special interest in Elizabeth and she is flattered by the attention. Meanwhile, pregnant widow Carla Noonan has moved in with Abigail and Elizabeth so the women can keep and eye on her for the remainder of her pregnancy. As Elizabeth and Billy's relationship develops, Jack becomes suspicious of Billy's motives for pursuing Elizabeth so persistently.
My Take on the DVD
My wife and I have enjoyed watching this series. At first we were a bit skeptical because we had watched the pilot prior to the series and liked the actors in that, only to find that the actors had been changed in the series. As we got into the series though we ended up falling in love with the characters and the writing. The series is well written and directed with strong acting and characterization. This DVD really brings you into the series and you get to see the start of some of the love that begins between Elizabeth and Jack as well as a catch when Billy comes on the scene. The two episodes were fun and engaging and leave you wanting to watch more, or at least they did for my wife and I. All-in-all this was a well done DVD, and I for one am looking forward to the next season!
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