You can take home Kate Winslet's Oscar-winning performance on DVD and Blu-ray this April. The Reader will be released on DVD on April 14 and Blu-ray on April 28. The standard DVD will be priced at $29.95 SRP and the Blu-ray will be priced at $34.95 SRP. The film stars Kate Winslet, in her Oscar-winning role, and Ralph Fiennes.
Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes star in The Hours director Stephen Daldry's haunting period romance tracing the complicated love affair between a German teen and a mysterious woman twice his age. Based on author Bernhard Schlink's best-selling novel of the same name, The Reader opens in post-World War II Germany, where ailing teenager Michael Berg has fallen ill with scarlet fever. Nursed back to health by Hanna, Michael eventually makes a full recovery and decides to thank his benevolent caretaker in person. Upon being reunited, Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and the pair quickly enters into a passionate yet clandestine affair. Later, after intense readings of The Odyssey and Huck Finn, among others, Hanna vanishes without a trace, leaving Michael heartbroken and despondent. Flash-forward nearly a decade, and Michael is a law student observing Nazi war crime trials. When Hanna wanders into the courtroom and takes a seat in the defendant's chair, her past comes into focus just as Michael uncovers the secret that will have a profound impact on both of their lives.
- 12 deleted scenes
- Adapting A Timeless Masterpiece: Making The Reader featurette
- A Conversation with David Kross And Stephen Daldry featurette
- Kate Winslet On The Art Of Aging Hanna Schmitz featurette
- A New Voice: A Look At Composer Nico Muhly featurette
- Coming To Grips With The Past: Production Designer Brigitte Broch featurette