You can bring a highly-praised drama home on DVD this March. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas will be released on DVD on March 10. Pricing details haven't been set yet, but you can take a look at the cover art and special features details below. The film stars Asa Butterfield, Vera Farmiga and David Thewlis.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
When his father (David Thewlis,) a high-ranking Nazi officer, is assigned to oversee a farm in the countryside, eight-year-old Bruno (Asa Butterfield) misses the excitement and camaraderie he knew in his hometown of Berlin. Lonely and bored, Bruno secretly explores his new surroundings and discovers the farm is surrounded by barbed wire. When he sees Shmuel (Jack Scanlon), a boy his own age, working behind the fence, he strikes up a tentative friendship, playing checkers and catch through the barbed wire. As Bruno slowly realizes that his new friend is Jewish, he becomes confused by the Nazi doctrines his tutor espouses and suspicious of the real purpose of the farm. When Shmuel needs his help, the boys form an outrageous plan that comes to a devastating conclusion. Intelligent, thoughtful and haunting, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is an unforgettable portrait of a child trying to navigate in an increasingly complex and shadowy adult world.
- Friendship Beyond the Fence-This behind-the-scenes featurette shows how filmmakers balanced the tale of Bruno, the lonely son of a Nazi officer, and the sensitive reality of one of the darkest periods in world history to create an unforgettable motion picture.
- Deleted scenes-With commentary by director Mark Herman.
- Audio Commentary-Director Mark Herman and author John Boyne discuss the film.