On July 7th, Brian K. Percival’s adaptation of Markus Zusak’s haunting young adult novel, The Book Thief, will arrive on Blu-ray in the U
Sophie Nélisse brings “both a cutesy quality and a toughness” to her role as bookworm Liesel, a young girl who is sent to kind hearted foster parents after her communist mother abandons her. As the Nazis become more powerful, Liesel learns to escape the horrors of war by reading. The movie is the first from Downton Abbey’s director, Brian Percival, and is sure to look gorgeous on Blu-ray.
With special features including deleted scenes, an interview with Markus Zusak, and a segment on the casting of Sophie as Liesel, this high-definition Blu-ray is an absolute must have for fans of the book.