Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Cross – The Arthur Blessitt Story Available on DVD Nationwide February 16th
NASHVILLE, TN - Gener8Xion Entertainment’s feature documentary film “The Cross – The Arthur Blessitt Story” will be released at retail nationwide on DVD February 16, 2010.
For centuries, our world has faced raging wars, religious conflict, extreme poverty and disease. For the past four decades, one man has defied these odds to bring a message of hope to millions in the most challenging way possible.
Arthur Blessitt is one of the most unique individuals to walk the face of the Earth. In fact, he is the only individual to ever literally walk the face of the Earth. Inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the “World’s Longest Walk,” Arthur spent forty years walking through every continent, territory, nation and island group on the planet.
“Some people laugh when they see me carrying the cross down the street,” Arthur explains in the opening of the film. “They yell out, ‘Hey, you’re a nut!’” To which he jovially responds, “At least I’m screwed on the right bolt!”
Along the way he’s survived war zones, firing squads, beatings, blazing deserts and deadly jungles. Yet perhaps even more amazing than the 38,102 miles he’s tread, is the completely unquantifiable number of people that have been the focus of his journey along the way. He’s met with kings, presidents and peasants, been greeted by hundreds of thousands in jammed packed squares and walked deserted highways. It’s safe to say that Arthur has met more people from different cultures than anyone in history; and in all probability has met more people, period, than anyone who has ever lived.
Director Matthew Crouch recognized Arthur’s amazing story and wanted to share it with the world through this critically acclaimed motion picture, which enjoyed a national theatrical release.
“I wanted to explore exactly what it is that drives a man like this,” says director Matthew Crouch, who also produces the film along with Laurie Crouch, Richard J. Cook and Stephan Blinn. “The guy’s in the Guinness Book of World Records! Is he just a nut? A crazed fanatic? Or something else? Maybe some Old Testament prophet come back to walk the Earth!”
In a time where defeat, tragedy and impossibilities seem to lurk around every corner, we are offered a story of perseverance and hope from a man that has touched so many lives by staying true to his mission to bring a message of hope and peace to the world. From Hell’s Angels to hippies, the Pope to the PLO, Arthur Blessitt has touched millions of lives around the world for over four decades through rough terrain, exploding violence and seemingly hopeless conditions, all with a smile on his face and peace in his heart...oh, and all while carrying a 12 foot cross.
“All too often religion has caused the cross to become a symbol of conflict around the world,” says Arthur, “but it’s part of my life’s mission and hopefully the mission of this film to reinterpret the meaning of the cross for people so they can see that the cross is not something that’s against them, it’s the ultimate symbol that says God loves you no matter what.”
Putting the miles and years of dedication aside, Arthur has touched our hearts with the genuine nature of his mission. In a world where highly respected dignitaries and officials struggle with international relations every day, one man on a humble mission was able to cross political, social, cultural and language barriers successfully.
With “The Cross - The Arthur Blessitt Story” now available on DVD, you can take home the story that has inspired the world.