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Hunger Games stalks DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand in August (VIDEO)

By Patrick Luce May 23, 2012, 22:25 GMT

Hunger Games stalks DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand in August (VIDEO)

Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games is set to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand And Digital Download August 18th.

The film debuts on 2-disc DVD (plus digital copy), 2-disc Blu-Ray (plus digital copy), VOD and digital download with three hours of previously unavailable bonus materials in the biggest home entertainment launch in Lionsgate’s history.

The film, based on the New York Times best-selling novel from writer Suzanne Collins, achieved a remarkable four-week run as the #1 film at the North American theatrical box office where it has already grossed $392 million, ranking as the 14th highest-grossing film of all time, and it is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office with an early June opening slated in China.

Fans will be able to pre-order the Blu-ray Disc and DVD, starting on Friday, May 25th, for a suggested retail price of  $39.99 and $30.98, respectively.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Gary Ross (Seabiscuit), The Hunger Games, starring Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), features an ensemble cast that includes Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland (Citizen X), Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson (The People vs. Larry Flynt), Lenny Kravitz (Precious) and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Banks (TV’s “30 Rock”). The film also stars some of the industry’s brightest up and coming actors such as Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) and Liam Hemsworth (The Expendables 2). 

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.

Blu-ray and DVD special features include (subject to change):

“The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games” – an eight-part documentary covering the “making of” the film in all aspects from the pre-production process all the way through the theatrical release and fan reactions
 “Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon” featurette
“Letters from the Rose Garden” featurette – insights from Donald Sutherland on the development of his role as President Snow
“Controlling the Games” featurette – stories and concepts behind creating the control center
“A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell”
Propaganda Film (in its entirety)
Marketing Archive
 “Preparing for The Games: A Director’s Process” (Blu-ray Exclusive)

Check out this trailer for the release:



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