Thursday, February 27, 2014


The critically acclaimed movie THE BOOK THIEF is now available for purchase as a HD Digital download and Blu-ray/DVD editions will be hitting store shelves on Tuesday March 11, 2014 .  To help promote the movie's digital / Blu-ray/ DVD movie releases, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will provide a reader of my blog a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital THE BOOK THIEF movie package.

THE BOOK THIEF, based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Australian author Markus Zusak, is the story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II.  When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) is adopted by a German  couple ( OSCAR Winner Geoffrey Rush & 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 film directed by Brian Percival.  Of other note, the movie's musical score is conducted by John Williams [the man behind the Star Wars musical theme] who has earned his 49th Oscar Nomination this year for "Best Original Score" for his work on THE BOOK THIEF.

To help enhance the educational value of this film, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment  has published a nice Discussion Guide which I've posted below to help teachers and parents utilize THE BOOK THIEF as a teachable lesson.  For a chance to win this movie please look over the Discussion Guide and answer the following question:  Who is the film's (and book's) omniscient narrator?  E-mail your answer along with your name and address to thegeekdaddy @ yahoo [dot] com to be entered to win.  One entry per person and only open to USA/CANADA.  I will randomly pick one correct answer and provide the winner's information to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for the prize's delivery. Contest entries must be received by 11:59pm EST Thursday, March 6, 2014.  Good luck everyone!

CONTEST RULES/DISCLAIMER:  By participating in this contest, entrants acknowledge the Giveaway Prize will be provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and I am not liable for the prize to the randomly selected winner.  By submitting an entry to win this prize, winner grants the right to have his or her name published to identify them as the winner of this contest.   I did not receive financial compensation for hosting this contest or writing about the movie, but as a member of the FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT INSIDERS bloggers team I do receive a complimentary DVD review copy of the movies that I post about and host contests for on this blog, including THE BOOK THIEF.  The opinions expressed are my own and I am not obligated to write a positive review.

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