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Saturday, August 18, 2012

On DVD and Blu-ray Today: The Hunger Games

Available now on DVD and Blu-ray (as well as OnDemand and digital downloads) is the recent 4th-time #1, Box-office-smash-hit-wonder, and one of the most talked about films of 2012, The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, and Lenny Kravitz.

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DVD Active has the following 2-disc DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray details as well as DVD/Blu-ray artwork below...


Title: The Hunger Games (IMDb)
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence
Released: 18th August 2012
SRP: $30.98 (DVD)

Further Details:
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced 2-disc DVD ($30.98) and 2-disc Blu-ray ($39.99) releases of The Hunger Games for August 18th. Extras will include an 8-part "The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games" documentary, featurettes ("Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon", "Letters from the Rose Garden", "Controlling the Games", "A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell"), the Propoganda Film in its entirety, a Marketing Archive, and a digital copy. The Blu-ray release will also include an exclusive "Preparing for The Games: A Director’s Process" featurette.

 2-disc DVD cover

(source: DVD Active)

2-disc Blu-ray cover


(source: DVD Active)
 
Synopsis
The Hunger Games is the first in a trilogy of books published by Scholastic that has already become a literary phenomenon with over 36.5 million copies in circulation.  Set in the future, one male and one female from each of the twelve districts of the nation is forced to participate in the annual competition called The Hunger Games, which is broadcast live throughout the country for the entertainment of the Capitol’s wealthy residents. Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives.  If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

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