Based on the beloved best‐selling book written by home-grown Aussie talent; Markus Zusak, the must‐have movie, The Book Thief will be available to enjoy on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD on May 7th, 2014 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Highlighted with exclusive special features for the home audience, the movie adaption offers fans an extremely moving glimpse into world of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her. Set during World War II, Germany, The Book Thief follows the story of Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) who is adopted by a German couple (Australian OSCAR® Winner Geoffrey Rush and OSCAR ® Nominee Emily Watson), after her mother can no longer care for her. Despite arriving at their home illiterate, Liesel is encouraged to learn and read by her doting adoptive father. Viewers are invited to witness Liesel’s journey after the couple take in Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding from Hitler’s army as Liesel befriends him. Ultimately, words and imagination provide the new found friends with much needed escapism from the shocking events unfolding around them in this extraordinary, acclaimed depiction directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).
At‐home viewers experience more of the film’s emotive storytelling with The Book Thief Blu‐ray and DVD. On the DVD, the deleted scenes provide a look into the complete story. On Blu‐ray, you are invited to take advantage of a sneak peek behind-the-scenes with four special featurettes offering an insider’s look as to how the book was adapted into a critically acclaimed feature film.
The Book Thief arrives on Blu‐ray™, DVD and Digital HD from May 7th.