- 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
Retail sources are telling us to expect Lionsgate to release The Hunger Games on Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. on 8/18. Expect an official announcement soon. There will be multiple SKUs and editions, including discs only, discs plus bonus swag and Target and Walmart retail exclusive versions as well. Expect several retailers to hold “Twilight like midnight release party” events around the country. Sounds like they’re going to make a pretty big deal out of this one.
In the previous post, we have talked about the rumored August 18, 2012 release date of the Hunger Games DVD and Bluray. Now, it has been confirmed by Lionsgate and you can actually see the trailer for the Hunger Games DVD/Bluray by following this link. Sorry I can’t embed the video since it has been disabled by the channel. But, I have here some screenshots from the trailer.
- “The Hunger Games” will debut on a two-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray, video on demand and digital download with over three hours of bonus materials.
- The Blu-ray and DVD editions will come with digital copies.
Among the special features will be an eight part documentary, “The World Is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games.”
- A conversation with director Gary Ross
- Featurettes about the book and key sets and scenes.
- Interviews with the cast and crew
- Details about some of the story lines that differed from the book — like President Snow’s character (Donald Sutherland) and the role of the game maker (Wes Bentley).
- The extras also include the full-length “Propaganda Film” shown during the Reaping.
Here’s a statement from Ron Schwartz, Lionsgate Executive Vice President & General Manager, Home Entertainment.
“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.”
You may pre-order your DVD/Bluray copy of the Hunger Games at Amazon. Click this link for the Hunger Games DVD while click here for the Hunger Games Bluray. Preordering starts on May 25, 2012 (Friday).
Screenshots from the Hunger Games DVD/Bluray trailer.