New Release: The Lovely Bones DVD and Blu-ray

The Lovely Bones movie scenePeter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on April 27, 2010, priced at $29.99 and $39.99, respectively.

Based on Alice Sebold‘s amazing novel about a young girl’s murder and its affect on her family, the beautiful movie adaptation grossed $43 million in theaters.

The screenplay was written by the same team behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy — Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens — and they did a good job of translating the book for the screen.

Atonement‘s Saoirse Ronan plays the fated girl, with Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) and Rachel Weisz (About a Boy) playing her parents. Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), who was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role, Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise) and Michael Imperioli (TV’s The Sopranos) also star.

The Lovely Bones DVDThe DreamWorks movie, distributed on DVD and Blu-ray by Paramount Home Entertainment, includes limited special features.

The Blu-ray edition contains:

  • introduction by Jackson
  • featurette “Filming The Lovely Bones”
  • “Principal Photography”

Check out the film’s trailer:

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.