The Book Thief

(2013)

Based on the beloved bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany.

‘The Book Thief’ John Williams Featurette | EXCLUSIVE

‘The Book Thief’ John Williams Featurette | EXCLUSIVE

While it didn't win, The Book Thief was up for best score at this year's Academy Awards. The drama is heading to Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11, and to celebrate, we have a new featurette from the special features which takes a look at how John Williams came to compose the music for this WWII based tale.

A young girl living with foster parents in Nazi Germany begins collecting forbidden books and sharing them with the Jewish refugee hiding in her home in this war drama.

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‘The Book Thief’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive March 11th

‘The Book Thief’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive March 11th

Following its critically-acclaimed theatrical release, Fox Home Entertainment is releasing The Book Thief on Blu-ray and DVD March 25. Fans will be able to purchase the World War II drama on Digital HD two weeks early, starting on February 25. Sophie Nélisse stars as a young woman who is adopted by a German couple (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) during World War II, as she befriends a young Jewish runaway (Ben Schnetzer). We don't have any pricing details at this time, but you can take a look at the cover art and special features details below.

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).

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‘The Book Thief’ Poster

‘The Book Thief’ Poster

Sophie Nélisse stands tall as the inspiring title character in a poster for The Book Thief. The actress plays Liesel Meminger, who is taken in by an adoptive German family (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) during World War II. Despite the immense danger involved, the young woman begins stealing books for other youngsters in her German town to read in secret. Take a look at this one-sheet and then, in case you missed it last month, CLICK HERE to check out the first trailer before director Brian Percival's drama hits theaters November 15.

The Book Thief was released November 8th, 2013.

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‘The Book Thief’ Trailer Starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson

‘The Book Thief’ Trailer Starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson

The critically-acclaimed novel The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak comes to life with the first trailer for director Brian Percival's adaptation. Sophie Nélisse stars as Liesel Meminger, who is sent to live with adoptive parents (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) during World War II. She changes this German town forever when she begins stealing books and sharing them with others. Take a look at the first footage from this period drama, arriving in theaters November 15 from 20th Century Fox.

Based on the beloved bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany.

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