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The Book Thief Blu-ray + DVD Review

The Book Thief Blu-ray + DVD Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Mar 25, 2014
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Kidzworld reviews The Book Thief Blu-ray combo pack. Available now on Bl-ray & DVD!

Based on the beloved best-selling book comes an extremely moving 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.  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.

Liesel meets her new foster parents, Hans and RosaLiesel meets her new foster parents, Hans and RosaCourtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

The Bottom Line

Adapted from a well-loved novel, The Book Thief blends history with a fascinating coming-of-age tale, and Liesel's struggle to live and to learn to read during World War II will take you on an enotional rollercoaster. The author of the book, Markus Zusak was reportedly very involved in the casting of the film, and we think it really shows. The story is well-acted and involving, and is guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings as you see Liesel go from being a shy, war-traumatised girl to an intelligent and courageous young woman.

Visually The Book Thief features settings and colors that will make you feel as if you are living through the same hopeless experiences as Liesel with the crisp snowy sequences and joyless beiges and browns of the Hubermann home - and the Blu-ray highlights this nicely. Although The Book Thief DVD + Blu-Ray doesn't include a ton of extras, fans of the book and the movie, "A Hidden Truth: Bringing The Book Thief To Life," is a nice bonus feature that shows the behind-the-scenes action for the making of the film. This wonderful story definitely deserves a home in your collection - especially if you're a bookworm or a history nut.

Liesel sneaks into a neighbor's well-stocked libraryLiesel sneaks into a neighbor's well-stocked libraryCourtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Blu-Ray Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • A Hidden Truth: Bringing The Book Thief To Life
  • Theatrical Trailer

Liesel reads to MaxLiesel reads to MaxCourtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

The Book Thief Blu-ray+ DVD Rating: 4

The Book Thief Blu-ray and DVD CoverThe Book Thief Blu-ray and DVD CoverCourtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

The Book Thief is now available on Blu-ray + DVD!

 

 

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Shannabear

Shannabear wrote:

really??
commented: Thu Mar 27, 2014

MuGhaL41

MuGhaL41 wrote:

Tongue Out No fuN Tongue Out
commented: Thu Mar 27, 2014

adeena75

adeena75 wrote:

is divergent released
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