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The Book Thief ~ Available On Blu-Ray And DVD March 11, 2014 ~ #Giveaway

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s newest release, The Book Thief, is set for release, on Blu-Ray and DVD, on March 11, 2014!

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).

 To celebrate the March 11th Blu-ray and DVD release of The Book Thief, the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s bestselling novel starring Sophie Nelisse and Geoffrey Rush, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment took a look at some of the best young adult literature that has made the move to the silver screen in recent years:

Harry Potter

The mother of all young adult book franchises also became one of the highest-earning movie franchises in history. The films have grossed over $7.7 billion worldwide and launched the careers of young acting phenoms Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe.

The Hunger Games

America’s reigning sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence, was already an Oscar-nominee before landing the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen in the adaptation of the outrageously popular book trilogy by Suzanne Collins, but the film’s success made her an international superstar.

The Twilight Saga

It’s hard to imagine a world where teens didn’t erupt in fits of excitement at the mere mention of Robert Pattinson or Taylor Lautner, but before the 2008 adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s tale of supernatural young love hit theaters, both were relatively unknown.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The first two novels in Rick Riordan’s series, The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters have been made into highly successful adventure films, blending elements of classical mythology and the modern world. In they process, they introduced the world to superb young leading man Logan Lerman, who also starred in the big screen adaptation of young adult classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower.


All eyes are on the first film from Veronica Roth’s popular book series, as it heads to theaters in 2014, with high expectations for it to be the next big teen phenomenon. The film stars young ingénue Shailene Woodley (who previously has starred in “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and The Descendants) alongside Oscar-winner Kate Winslet.

See the pages of The Book Thief come to life when it heads to Blu-ray and DVD on March 11th!

The great folks at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment are offering one Canadian Blog House reader the chance to win a copy of The Book Thief on Blu-Ray. Here is all you need to do to enter:

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Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House did not receive compensation for this post.  All opinions are my own.

  1. March 19, 2014


    i didnt watch but i followed in google.

  2. March 18, 2014

    Christine S

    Watched it for Ellen and Lupita. :DD Ellen made the whole show.

  3. March 17, 2014


    We didn’t watch this year as we have a baby and he was fussy!!

  4. March 16, 2014

    Lisa Neutel

    I watched a little bit but my hubby soon took over the television

  5. March 16, 2014

    Casey Miller

    Nope, saw only the animated films this year…

  6. March 15, 2014

    jeff c

    I missed watching the Academy Awards ,I had to work.

  7. March 15, 2014

    angela m

    I didn’t watch it because my husband wanted to watch a movie with me

  8. March 14, 2014

    Rosita E

    I watched and I most liked the fact the 12 year slave won the best picture and the wonderful speeches. Ellen was really funny!

  9. March 14, 2014


    I watched some. It was okay. Same every year.

  10. March 14, 2014

    Daniel M

    didn’t watch was to busy

  11. March 12, 2014


    I didn’t watch them. I don’t like awards shows.

  12. March 10, 2014


    No, I didn’t. Just don’t have the time.

  13. March 10, 2014


    I didn’t watch because I don’t have cable. Checked out some clips on Youtube though. 🙂

  14. March 10, 2014

    marc-andre taillefer

    I watched the Oscars and enjoyed the show.

  15. March 9, 2014


    I watched some – but I can never make it to the end, too tired

  16. March 9, 2014


    I watched the Awards (as always) and enjoyed it; even though I think it’s long.

  17. March 9, 2014


    I watched most of them and thought they were well done!

  18. March 8, 2014


    I watched the Academy Awards. I loved the pizza bit.

  19. March 8, 2014


    Would love to own this movie thanks for posting this contest, I hace just discovered your blog !!

  20. March 8, 2014


    I did watch. Ellen had some funny moments and some classic Ellen humour that you can see on her show. All in all, it was entertaining.

  21. March 8, 2014

    Jeffrey Rossnagel

    No, was working shiftwork

  22. March 8, 2014

    Sunshine G

    I did watch it, and liked some of the little moments – like the pizza – and the big ones – like crashing Twitter!

  23. March 8, 2014

    lori b

    i did watch it and I enjoyed it.

  24. March 8, 2014

    Andrea Amy

    Nope I didn’t watch. I don’t like awards shows, and I don’t watch any of them. I like Ellen, but she’s not enough of a draw to make me sit through an awards show.

  25. March 8, 2014


    Yup watched like every year. I always stay until the last oscar is given……too long though

  26. March 7, 2014

    Alex P.

    I did not watch. I just wasn’t interested.

  27. March 7, 2014

    Angela Erickson

    I watched the awards and enjoyed them. I thought Ellen was good.

  28. March 7, 2014


    The Oscars is always the same! I enjoyed it though, Ellen not so much

  29. March 7, 2014

    Wayne S

    Didn’t watch. I hate awards shows.

  30. March 7, 2014


    I watched the Oscars and enjoyed the show. Ellen did a fabulous job.

  31. March 7, 2014

    Surso S.

    didnt watch not interested

  32. March 7, 2014


    No I didn’t watch. We don’t have cable TV.

  33. March 7, 2014

    Victoria K

    I watched to first half hour but then I had to head to bed.

  34. March 7, 2014

    Angela Mitchell

    I watched the whole awards show this year and I really enjoyed it. I thought Ellen was great.

  35. March 7, 2014

    Susan H

    I watch the Oscars every year… It’s like my high holy night. I really didn’t think Ellen did a good job. The hosting was kind of stale, no cute mashup of movies monologues / funny intro, just a lot of name dropping.

  36. March 7, 2014

    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    I didnt watch it – had to work

  37. March 7, 2014

    Florence C

    I watched the Oscars and enjoyed the show. Ellen did a fabulous job. Long show and the pizza made me hungry. I loved the twitter picture.

  38. March 7, 2014

    Jenness M

    I watched it. I thought Ellen was a but dull.

  39. March 7, 2014

    Maegan Morin

    I watched it for the sole purpose of seeing if Frozen would take the awards they were nominated for (of course they did). I was, however, very disappointed with Idina Menzels performance. There were just to many parts that were pitchy and she was shaking so much so I know its just because she was crazy upset or nervous but I was just so disappointed.

  40. March 7, 2014


    I only caught a glimpse of it as I was working.

  41. March 7, 2014

    Anne Taylor

    I did watch the Academy Awards and I enjoyed Ellen but not as much as I enjoyed her hosting the first time. It was a bit slow at times!

  42. March 7, 2014


    I only watched the Red Carpet, and then the highlights the next day – it’s too long of a show!

  43. March 7, 2014


    Yes I did watch it and I thought the pizza delivery was kind of funny but not Ellen’s transgendered jokes.

  44. March 6, 2014

    Henry C.

    I watched it. Had a good laugh over John Travolta’s mangling of Idina Menzel’s name

  45. March 6, 2014


    Yes i did – i enjoyed it this year – i love seeing all the stars and what they are wearing. Ellen did a great job as host!

  46. March 6, 2014

    carole b.

    Watched it, loved it! Ellen is the best host! So funny!

  47. March 6, 2014


    I didn’t watch it this year, because it just doesn’t interest me anymore. It always goes way over time. I read, instead. :o)

  48. March 6, 2014


    Watched it, but didn’t think it was that great. Was not impressed at all with Ellen, especially handing out pizza. Time for a new host.

  49. March 6, 2014


    I didn’t watch the Academy Awards this year. I had the sort of migraine that keeps the tv OFF.

  50. March 6, 2014

    Julie G

    I did watch the Academy Awards, but really did not enjoy Ellen. The gowns were very classic this year and I enjoyed some of the acceptance speeches, but Ellen was a real bomb for me.

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