Announcement: ‘The Hunger Games’ on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on August 18
"May the odds be ever in your favor."
This summer, the world will be watching when one of the biggest movies of the year hits home entertainment. Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games' is scheduled to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download everywhere on Saturday, August 18 at precisely 12:01 AM.
The worldwide box office smash, based on the best-selling young adult novel by Suzanne Collins, is set in a dystopian future in which teenagers are forced to participate in an annual televised death match. Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen, who must rely on her sharp instincts to survive in the deadly arena.
'The Hunger Games' 2-disc Blu-ray and DVD include over three hours of bonus materials, including the comprehensive eight-part documentary, "The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games."
Here's Lionsgate's press release:
THE MOTION PICTURE EVENT THAT SET THE WORLD ON FIRE POISED TO BECOME THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT EVENT OF THE YEAR
Lionsgate's The Hunger Games Arrives On Blu-ray Disc, DVD, On Demand And Digital Download On August 18
Theatrical Release Approaching $400 Million At North American Box Office And $650 Million Worldwide
Midnight Launch Expected To Bring Back Lines of Avid Fans At Midnight Retail Events Nationwide
"We have a winner."
- Rolling Stone
SANTA MONICA, CA, May 23, 2012 - Lionsgate's The Hunger Games juggernaut will arrive on home entertainment at 12:01 A.M. on Saturday, August 18, as the first film in Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) The Hunger Games franchise, which has already grossed nearly $400 million at the North American box office and is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office, 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 Company announced today.
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.
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 Hunger Games Blu-ray Disc and DVD is a must-have film that is hailed as "exciting and thought-provoking in a way few adventure dramas ever are" (New York Daily News). Fans will be able to pre-order the Blu-ray Disc and DVD, starting on Friday, May 25th, for $39.99 and $30.98, respectively.