Lionsgate's The Hunger Games Arrives On Blu-Ray Disc, DVD, On Demand And Digital Download August 18
Earlier today we let you know that 'District 12" from The Hunger Games was up for auction. But for that you need a minimum $1.2 million. How about a less expensive way to bring the Games home? This August, The Hunger Games is hitting DVD and Blu-Ray in a 2-Disc edition filled with a ton of extras. Take the jump to see what you get.
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
-- "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)
* Subject to change
The 2-disc Blu-ray and 2-disc DVD arrive loaded with over three hours of extensive bonus materials including the comprehensive eight-part documentary, "The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games." Other special features include a sit-down conversation with director Gary Ross as well as numerous featurettes that examine the global success of the books, the creation of the control room in the film and the filmmakers' motivation behind creating new scenes that were not in the book plus much more. 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 motion picture event of the year is poised to become the home entertainment event of the year and, with a midnight launch and midnight retail events scheduled at stores around the country, we expect to replicate the same level of consumer excitement generated by the film's theatrical debut," said Ron Schwartz, Lionsgate Executive Vice President & General Manager, Home Entertainment. "This is far and away the biggest home entertainment launch in Lionsgate's history and, true to a theatrical marketing campaign that incorporated an unprecedented reliance on digital and traditional media alike, our home entertainment launch will involve a similarly innovative and integrated digital and packaged media rollout that we will unveil in the weeks ahead."
The Hunger Games stayed at #1 for four weeks during it's theatrical run, and is currently approaching $650 million in its worldwide run and is currently the #14 highest grossing movie of all time. It's possible that with the DVD/Blu-Ray release, The Hunger Games could climb up a notch or two.
The Hunger Games hits store shelves on August 18th, but pre-orders begin May 25th for $30.98 (DVD) and $39.99 (Blu-Ray). The set comes with a digital copy of the movie as well. Then you can watch the Games from anywhere instead of hunting your little brother.
What say you?