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The “Hunger Games” was one of the biggest films of the year in the theater -- grossing nearly $400 million at the North American box office and is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office -- but now you can bring it home with the release on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Download and On Demand with three hours of new bonus material.
The film, based on the New York Times best-selling novel from writer Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games" was one of the biggest films of the year in the theater -- grossing nearly $400 million at the North American box office and is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office -- but now you can bring it home with the release on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Download and On Demand with three hours of new bonus material.
The story: Set in the future, one male and one female from each of the 12 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 (Jennifer 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 (Woody Harrelson) 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.
The Blu-ray Disc set contains an additional exclusive feature, “Preparing for the Games: A Director's Process,” which looks at the progression of taking three key scenes from the book to the screen.
"The Hunger Games" features an ensemble cast that includes Donald Sutherland ("Citizen X"), Academy Award® nominee Stanley Tucci, Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, and Emmy® nominee Elizabeth Banks. The film also stars some of the industry’s brightest up and coming actors such as Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
BLU-RAY & DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:
• “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)