The Hunger Games

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks
  • Directors: Gary Ross
  • Writers: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray
  • Format: Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Multiple Formats
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • DVD Release Date: August 18, 2012
  • Run Time: 142 minutes

Editorial Reviews

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Building on her performance as a take-no-prisoners teenager in Winter's Bone, Jennifer Lawrence portrays heroine Katniss Everdeen in Gary Ross's action-oriented adaptation of author-screenwriter Suzanne Collins's young adult bestseller. Set in a dystopian future in which the income gap is greater than ever, 24 underprivileged youth fight to the death every year in a televised spectacle designed to entertain the rich and give the poor enough hope to quell any further unrest--but not too much, warns Panem president Snow (Donald Sutherland), because that would be "dangerous." Hailing from the same mining town, 16-year-olds Katniss and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson, The Kids Are All Right) represent District 12 with the help of escort Effie (an unrecognizable Elizabeth Banks) and mentor Haymitch (a scene-stealing Woody Harrelson). At first they're adversaries, but a wary partnership eventually develops, though the rules stipulate that only one contestant can win. For those who haven't read the book, the conclusion is likely to come as a surprise. Before it arrives, Ross (Pleasantville) depicts a society in which the Haves appear to have stepped out of a Dr. Seuss book and the Have-Nots look like refugees from the WPA photographs of Walker Evans. It's an odd mix, made odder still by frenetic fight scenes where it's hard to tell who's doing what to whom. Fortunately, Lawrence and Hutcherson prove a sympathetic match in this crazy, mixed-up combination of Survivor, Lost, and the collected works of George Orwell. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Product Description

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.
Movie Details
Directors Gary Ross
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Writers Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins
Year 2012
Genres Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Blu-ray Details
Release Region US
Region Coding A, B, C
Release Rating PG-13
Video Encoding MPEG-4 AVC
Video Bitrate (Average) 34
Aspect Ratio 2.40:1
Audio Languages English, Spanish
Audio Streams English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit), English: Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Subtitles English, English SDH, Spanish
Runtime 142

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