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The Lightning Thief  Blu-Ray

The Lightning Thief Blu-Ray

The Lightning Thief is a 2005 fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology, the first young adult novel written by Rick Riordan. It is the first novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which charts the adventures of modern-day twelve-year-old Percy Jackson as he discovers he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and the Greek god Poseidon. Percy and his friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood go on a quest to prevent a war between the gods ZeusPoseidon, and Hades.

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The Lightning Thief was published in June 2005 by Miramax Books, an imprint of Hyperion Books for Children[3][5]and thus Disney Publishing (succeeded by the Disney Hyperion imprint). The book has sold over 1.2 million copies in the subsequent four years, appearing on The New York Times children's Best Seller list and being listed as one of the Young Adult Library Services Association's Best Books for Young Adults, among other awards. It was adapted into a film named Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief released in the United States on February 12, 2010. The sequel to this novel is The Sea of Monsters.[6]

When his lightning bolt is stolen, Zeus accuses Poseidon's son Percy Jackson and gives Poseidon's son fourteen days to return it, otherwise he will initiate a war amongst the gods. Meanwhile the teenager, Percy, who is dyslexic and has ADHD is visiting The Museum of Metropolitan of Art and is attacked by a Fury disguised in his teacher. His physically handicapped best friend Grover reveals that Percy is a demigod and that he is his protector and his teacher Mr Brunner gives him a pen telling him that it is a powerful weapon. They go to Percy's house and together with his mother Sally they drive to the Camp Half-Blood. However Sally is attacked by a Minotaur and vanishes before Percy can help her. In the camp, Percy befriends the gorgeous Annabeth; when they are attacked by Hades who wants the lighting bolt for himself, Percy discovers that his mother is in the Underworld with Hades. Percy decides to travel on a dangerous quest to retrieve the lightning bolt and save his mother. Grover... 
Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

 lightning | lightning bolt | greek | teenager | poseidon |


 Adventure | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language | 



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Release Date:

 12 February 2010 (USA)

Also Known As:

 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 

Box Office


 $95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

 £1,502,663 (UK) (12 February 2010)


 $88,761,720 (USA) (25 June 2010)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs



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Aspect Ratio:

 2.35 : 1

Did You Know?


When Luke is seen playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009), he is playing for the Militia, on the Favela level. See more »


When Percy is in the Demigod infirmary after the fight with the Minotaur, there is a shield seen leaning against the table next to him as he sleeps. He is then woken up by Grover, the camera angle return to Percy sitting up, and the shield is gone. See more »


[first lines
Poseidon: Zeus. 
Zeus: Poseidon. 
Poseidon: It's been many years 
Zeus: What do you see? 
Poseidon: Thunder clouds. 
Zeus: With no lightning. Stolen. 
See more »

Crazy Credits

Halfway through the credits there is a scene showing Gabe Ugliano's fate on discovering Medusa's severed head. See more »


Written by 
RedOne (as Nadir Khayat) and Lady Gaga (as Stefani Germanotta)
Performed by 
Lady Gaga
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

User Reviews

This was a great story. I loved it! I can't wait for the next installment to come out. I can only wish that my brother could have heard this when he was 12 and suffering from the same problems as the main character. I hate to say though that I agree with the first reviewer. The narrator was a little bit distracting. I can only say that he sounded like a California surfer dude. The only time his voice really irritated me was when he was supposed to have a British accent he held it for about a minute then he switched to a southern accent. This still doesn't distract from how great this story is written and put together. Bravo!