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Monday, January 26, 2015

23 Blast - DVD Review and Giveaway

Growing up Travis Freeman was your typical boy who loved playing football. In fact between Travis and his best friend Jerry Baker, they were a true all American pair who could read each other like no one else. It was no surprise when in their senior year, Travis and Jerry would find themselves playing for the RedHounds in a small Kentucky town. Knowing this could simply be an unforgettable year for the team Travis is ready for scholarship opportunities during this season. Yet when a sinus infection invades his body, antibiotics refuse to work and subsequently lead Travis to losing his sight. How does a young man who has all his hopes and dreams laid out in front of him respond to having it all taken away?

That is the true story behind 23 Blast, a new inspirational movie from Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Toy Gun Films and Touchdown Productions. Travis will need to learn to be dependent on not only his parents, his mobility coach, his best friend and his former team to help him through this dark storm. It will take not only his athletic ability, but the courage and perseverance to digger deeper than he ever dreamed possible to find a way to play football again against all the odds and people who oppose the coach wanting him to play again.

This is truly a must see for fans of movies like Rudy and Facing the Giants, and teaches us the value of not letting anything define who God created us to be. .There truly is nothing we can't achieve with the love and support of our faith, friends and family. This movie is rated PG-13 due to the brief drinking of alcohol on school property). It runs for 98 minutes and comes loaded with some amazing special features like The Travis Freeman Story, Whatever Happens to Jerry Baker?, Bloopers, Behind the Scenes Featurette and more.

I received 23 Blast compliments of Propeller Consulting, LLC, for my honest review and did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review. The only flaw I found in the film was that it moved pretty fast in the beginning to get to Travis's blindness. At one point he has swelling in his eyelids and is diagnosed with a sinus infection and in the next scene he is being taken into surgery because the antibiotics aren't working. There is a scene in which the doctor comes out of surgery but the discussion he has is not heard in the movie. The parents are the ones to explain to Travis when he wakes from surgery what has happened. You learn through the Travis Freeman Story and subsequent information on the website that the infection destroyed his optic nerve which rendered him blind. That would have been helpful to understand in the movie. Overall a great film that teach how to move past obstacles and find the light at the end. I rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Thanks to the generosity of Propeller Consulting, LLC, they are offering a giveaway copy of this DVD to one lucky follower of my blog. Here are your guidelines.

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. 

2. "Like" 23 Blast's Facebook page.

3. Be a resident of the US or Canada or have a US or Canada mailing address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

4. Leave a comment below, telling me why you'd love to win a copy of this DVD. Don't forget to include your email address otherwise I won't have any way to contact you if you're the lucky winner of this giveaway.

I will email the winner when the giveaway ends on February 6th.

For more information about 23 Blast and how you can get a copy, please click on the links below:

You can find 23 Blast on Facebook to stay up to date with all the latest from the movie.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


  1. Hello. I am a follower and subscriber of yours and live in the USA. I liked the 23 Blast on FB. I would like to win this DVD.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  2. I would love to win 23 blast. I've heard great reviews about the movie but just have not been able to go and see it in the theater. Also I love watching true Christian stories that are made into movies.
    Thank you for doing the free movie go away

  3. I follow on google friend connect and I liked the facebook page.
    I would love to win this because it looks like a great movie and because I love having movie night with my kiddos
    amy williams
    sethandtjay at yahoo dot com


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