The Hunger Games

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Hunger Games DVD and Blu-ray Details Announced. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth star in the dystopian action adventure based on the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins. See the special features, movie trailer and photos for The Hunger Games below. Set in post-apocalyptic America, Hunger Games introduces 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen, who must participate in a gladiator-like fight-to-the-death annual event called the Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games movie poster
  • Release Date: March 23, 2012 (theaters and IMAX limited)
  • Release Date: August 18, 2012 (Blu-ray, DVD)
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Adaptation
  • Director: Gary Ross
  • Screenwriter: Billy Ray
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  • Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Willow Shields, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin, Jack Quaid, Paula Malcomson, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones, Donald Sutherland
  • Running Time: 2 hrs. 22 min.
  • MPAA Rating: (PG-13) for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images – all involving teens.
  • Buy New: $16.99 (Save 45%)

Plot Details

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen 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.

Bonus Features

  • Blu-ray & DVD Special Features:
  • "The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games" – an eight-part "making of" documentary
  • "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)

Movie Trailers

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The Hunger Games – Movie Trailer 1

The Hunger Games – Movie Trailer 2

Photos and Posters

Motion Poster (Flash)
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