Friday, March 28, 2014

Review The Book Thief Bluray New Release Fox Movie Based on New York Times #1 Bestseller


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Unless otherwise indicated images in this post from Fox Home Entertainment

Enter MBE's The Book Thief Blu-Ray + Digital HD GIVEAWAY

When I first heard of the New York Times #1 Bestseller The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, the book on which The Book Thief movie is based, I thought what a strange name for a title. Afterall, what could a book thief have to do with a young girl who is given up by her mother to live with foster parents in the safety of another city against the backdrop of Jewish suffering during the Nazi Era and Holocaust?

Leisel reads to an ailing Max, Image from Fox
You'll find out more than you imagined in the way of an answer to that perplexing question if you read the book. I personally think it's one of the most interesting I've ever read because it is told from the vantage point of the narrator, a character known as death.

The novel this film is based on,
Of course it's often helpful to read a good book like this one first, then see the movie. But, in this new Bluray and DVD release by Twentienth Century Fox, I think even those who haven't read the novel will appreciate how artistically this compelling story's war torn settings are brought to life and the intricacies of the characters are developed.

The tale revolves around a young girl named Liesel who is adopted by a German couple. Although she doesn't know how to read when she arrives in a strange new place, she and her adoptive father soon become literate together.

Leisel with her new foster parents, Image from Fox
The plot thickens when the couple takes in a Jewish boy named Max and the family hides him from the Nazis in their basement. Books and thieves, seemingly are everywhere. Really, though, what does one have to do with the other? That's what this film is all about.

To fully appreciate it, consider downloading this Free Fox Discussion Guide

Special features include
  • A Hidden Truth: Bringing The Book Thief to Life
  • Deleted Scenes
Watch this trailer to preview the movie...

The Book Thief Blu-Ray has an approximate runtime of 131 minutes or 193 minutes including the extras. The film, rated PG-13, has English and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray + Digital HD new release ARV is $39.99 and is also available as a DVD for $29.98.
Image from Fox

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  1. I clicked the giveaway link and it didn't work :( plus when I comment on your blog I hate typing in all those numbers (especially on my phone.) after 1 to 2 tries I stop trying.

  2. I loved this book and haven't seen this movie, would love to win it if I knew how to enter.

  3. Jennifer, The giveaway link was broken but is now fixed so click within the post and it should take you to the entry page where you can just click to enter!