Hunger Games (Blu-Ray + Digital Copy)

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Enjoyed this book to flick.

on 7/14/2012

I enjoyed this movie. Yes, I've read the books. People will always be upset because things are always missing from the story when you take a book and transfer it to film. I thought it was done well. Other people didn't understand the concept. This is a trilogy, you're not supposed to learn everything in the first book. Everything will come together, and there will be more understanding. Overall, it was a great representation of the book, in my opinion.

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on 11/24/2012

Got it for a great price, very pleased

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Product Overview

Experience the motion picture event that's become an international sensation, based on the best-selling book by Suzanne Collins.

Detailed Synopsis:
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. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place and must rely upon her sharp instincts when she’s pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared 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.

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg
Director(s): Gary Ross
Writer(s): Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray
Producer(s): Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik

Critical Acclaim:
• "Relax, you legions of Hunger Gamers. We have a winner" - ROLLING STONE
• "This HUNGER GAMES is a muscular, honorable, unflinching translation of Collins' vision” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
• "THE HUNGER GAMES offers a full meal and still makes you want to go back for more” – Indiewire / The Playlist

Special Features:
• Disc 1:
• Feature Film
• Disc 2:
• Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and THE HUNGER GAMES Phenomenon
• The World Is Watching: Making THE HUNGER GAMES
• Letters from the Rose Garden
• Controlling the Games
• A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell
• Preparing for The Games: A Director’s Process (Blu-ray™ Exclusive)
• Propaganda Film
• Marketing Archive
• Metabeam Smart Remote App Enabled
• Enabled for BD-Live


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 232106716
UPC 031398155546
UPC 14 00031398155546
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 9/30/2014
Future/Futuristic Worlds
Editors Note
Note Based on the best-selling young-adult novel by author Suzanne Collins, THE HUNGER GAMES tells the dark tale of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), who is selected to compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses. In the future, North America is no more. In its place has risen Panem, a divided nation split into 12 districts. Every year, each district selects a teen of each gender (called "Tributes") to test their worth in a competition known as the Hunger Games, which are broadcast across the nation as entertainment, and to reinforce the government's total power. When her younger sister is selected as District 12's latest "Tribute," Katniss volunteers to take her place, and trains under hard-drinking former Hunger Games champion Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) to sharpen her killer instincts. Now in order to survive the game and emerge the victor, this young combatant must put all of her skills to the ultimate test. Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth co-star.
Box Office 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "As action, as allegory, as cinema, THE HUNGER GAMES is the best American science-fiction film since THE MATRIX..." 03/16/2012
Hollywood Reporter "At the center of things most of the time, Lawrence remains compelling all the way. As in WINTER'S BONE, she's onscreen alone, or nearly so, a great deal, and she holds one's attention unselfconsciously..." 03/15/2012
Wall Street Journal 3 stars out of 4 -- "THE HUNGER GAMES is an effective entertainment, and Jennifer Lawrence is strong and convincing in the central role. 03/20/2012
USA Today 3 stars out of 4 -- "GAMES shines brightest in its choice for 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen, played with a beautiful steeliness by Jennifer Lawrence....The action is brisk, the acting is solid, and barring an unlikely failure at the box office, a franchise is born." 03/23/2012
Los Angeles Times "An actress who specializes in combining formidable strength of will with convincing vulnerability, Lawrence is the key factor in making HUNGER GAMES an involving popular entertainment with strong narrative drive..." 03/21/2012
Movieline "There?s action here...and a great deal of vitality that feels true both to the spirit of Collins? book and to the idea of movie entertainment..." 03/20/2012
A.V. Club "[Ross] does his strongest work in the early scenes, which set up the stakes with chilling efficiency." 03/22/2012
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "HUNGER GAMES radiates a hot, jumpy energy that's irresistible. It has epic spectacle, yearning romance, suspense that won't quit an a shining star in Jennifer Lawrence..." 04/12/2012
Entertainment Weekly "This HUNGER GAMES is a muscular, honorable, unflinching translation of Collins' vision." -- Grade: A- 03/30/2012
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he grit, gravity and empathy on display fuse into something fresh....THE HUNGER GAMES finds new ways to play." 06/01/2012
Sight and Sound "[A] triumph of restraint....Lawrence brings an intense conviction to the role..." 05/01/2012
Donald Sutherland
Stanley Tucci
Josh Hutcherson
Liam Hemsworth
Cast & Crew
Donald Sutherland - Star
Stanley Tucci - Star
Josh Hutcherson - Star
Liam Hemsworth - Star
Woody Harrelson - Star
Lenny Kravitz - Star
Elizabeth Banks - Star
Jennifer Lawrence - Star
Leven Rambin - Co-Star
Latarsha Rose - Co-Star
Sandra Ellis Lafferty - Co-Star
Anthony Reynolds - Co-Star
Sharon Morris - Co-Star
Amandla Stenberg - Co-Star
Dayo Okeniyi - Co-Star
Willow Shields - Co-Star
Judd Derek Lormand - Co-Star
Amber Chaney - Co-Star
Raiko Bowman - Co-Star
Jack Quaid - Co-Star
Karan Kendrick - Co-Star
Troy Linger - Co-Star
Sandino Moya-Smith - Co-Star
Kalia Prescott - Co-Star
Ethan Jamieson - Co-Star
Mackenzie Lintz - Co-Star
Annie Thurman - Co-Star
Dakota Hood - Co-Star
Shane Bissell - Co-Star
Jack Ross - Co-Star
Tim Taylor - Co-Star
Ian Nelson - Co-Star
Dwayne Boyd - Co-Star
Nelson Ascencio - Co-Star
Steve Coulter - Co-Star
Paula Malcolmson - Co-Star
Alexander Ludwig - Co-Star
Isabelle Fuhrman - Co-Star
Katie Kneeland - Co-Star
Jackie Emerson - Co-Star
Kimiko Gelman - Co-Star
Wes Bentley - Co-Star
Toby Jones - Co-Star
Billy Ray - Screenwriter
Dino Athannassiou - Animation Supervisor
Scott Farrar - 2nd Unit Director
James Newton Howard - Composer
Gary Ross - Screenwriter
Steven Soderbergh - 2nd Unit Director
Aldric La'Auli Porter - Assistant Director
Jon Kilik - 2nd Unit Director
Lon Bender - Sound
Larry Dias - Set Decorator
Louise Rosner - Production Manager/UPM
Digiscope - Visual Effects Designer
Rhythm & Hues, Inc. - Animation
Rhythm & Hues, Inc. - Visual Effects Designer
Daniel Jeannette - Animation Supervisor
Tom Stern - Director of Photography
Nikoletta Skarlatos - Makeup Designer
Rising Sun Pictures - Visual Effects Designer
Chad Stahelski - 2nd Unit Director
Chad Stahelski - Stunt Coordinator
Hybride Technologies - Visual Effects Designer
John Collins - Supervising Art Director
Alan Poppleton - Fight Choreographer
Alan Poppleton - Stunt Coordinator
Suzanne Collins - Source Writer
Suzanne Collins - Screenwriter
Kris Fenske - Sound
Mark Rodahl - Optical/Digital Effects
Todd B. Mesher - Optical/Digital Effects
Colin Brady - Animation Supervisor
Michael Keller - Sound Re-Recording
Kristin Solid - Animation Supervisor
Pixomondo Images - Visual Effects Designer
Jon Valera - Fight Choreographer
Peter Rodger - 2nd Unit Director
Glenn Hetrick - Special Makeup Effects
Brandon McLaughlin - Special Effects
Robby Baumgartner - 2nd Unit DOP
Whiskytree - Visual Effects Designer
Clare Gniadek - Hairstylist
Michael Prestwood Smith - Sound Re-Recording
Brennan Prevatt - Optical/Digital Effects
Bill Edwards - Costumes
William R. Dean - Sound
Wayne Lewis - Animation Supervisor
Clearcut FX - Visual Effects Designer
Brooke Bundy - Co-Star
Rhoda Griffis - Co-Star
Gary Ross - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2012
UPC 00031398155546
Number of Discs 1
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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