The Book Thief On Blu-ray & DVD on March 11!

As a Fox Home Entertainment Insider, I receive Blu-Rays/DVDs for promotional purposes. Thoughts are my own.

When I saw the trailer for “The Book Thief” last year, I really got interested in it. I didn’t know that it was based on a novel — perhaps it was mentioned in the trailer but I didn’t notice — but I felt that the plot is something I’d love to watch. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to watch while it was still playing in theaters. But now I’m excited because in just a few days, I’ll receive a copy of the movie so I can finally see it!

The Book Thief Box Art

The Book Thief

Based on the beloved best-selling book comes an “extremely moving” (Leonard Maltin, Indiewire) story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany.  When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR® Winner Geoffrey Rush* and OSCAR® Nominee Emily Watson**).  Although she arrives illiterate, Liesel is encouraged to learn to read by her adoptive father.  When the couple then takes in Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding from Hitler’s army, Liesel befriends him.  Ultimately, words and imagination provide the friends with an escape from the events unfolding around them in this extraordinary, acclaimed film directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey). 

Blu-Ray Special Features
• Deleted Scenes
• A Hidden Truth: Bringing The Book Thief To Life
• Theatrical Trailer

DVD Special Features
• Deleted Scenes
• Theatrical Trailer


Download the Book Thief Discussion Guide!

Now if you want to get more out of the movie, it’s a good idea to discuss it with someone who has seen it too — probably your kids or your spouse — so you can dig deeper and help each other process the movie (and/or the book if they’ve read it too). And here’s a good Discussion Guide that you can use. Simply click on the image below to download!

Book Thief Discussion Guide v0211

Get a chance to win a Blu-Ray copy of The Book Thief!

Giveaway ends March 1, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Open to US and Canada residents only. Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible. Void where prohibited. To enter, use the form below. Good luck!


The Book Thief On Blu-ray & DVD on March 11! — 11 Comments

  1. This sounds like a great book. I think I’m more likely to read the book than I am to see the DVD. Thank you for this post.

  2. I’m a reader and the Book Thief looks like a great read. If I don’t win the DVD, I’m going to put it on my wish list and hope that some one will buy it for my birthday.

  3. (The Book Thief On Blu-ray & DVD on March 11!) This is one movie that I have been wanting to see for along time. Heard some pretty good things about it.

  4. I have been interested in seeing this film since I saw the trailer. Thank you for this post/review and even a downloadable discussion guide! That’s great! Now I eagerly look forward to the DVD release. I’m sorry to have missed your Giveaway, but that’s ok. My mission was to comment of any of your posts. Do you know, by any chance, if this film is based on a true story? I’m curious about that.

    • Hi Monica! Thanks for your comment! I checked if the movie was based on a true story and it looks like it was just based on a best selling fictional novel. 🙂

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  5. It sounds interesting. If I read a book and enjoy it, I won’t see the movie. It’s usually never as good. If I see a movie and like it, I will read the book.

  6. I see I’ve been here before. I still haven’t seen the movie yet. I’m looking for a netflix rental for the weekend. I’m putting this on the list.