Hunger Games (Blu-ray)

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Gary Ross directs this sci-fi action film based on the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins. Jennifer Lawrence stars as 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a citizen of the totalitarian post-apocalyptic country of Panem, formerly the United States. Every year, the all-powerful ruling agency known as the Capitol selects one boy and one girl from each of Panem's 12 impoverished rival districts to fight to the death on live national television in a contest known as 'The Hunger Games', in which the winner is given food to feed their entire district for a year. When her younger sister Primrose (Willow Shields) is selected as a contestant, Katniss steps up to take her place in the match. Under the tutelage of inebriated former champion Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), Katniss goes into training for the fight of her life.

Product Details

Barcode
5060223767291
Department
Movies & TV
Released
3 Sep 2012
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Science Fiction
Region
Region B
Language
English
Studio
Lionsgate UK
Number of Discs
2
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Enhanced WS tv
  • Making Of Documentary
  • Other Documentary: 'Game Maker - Suzanne Collins and 'The Hunger Games' Phenomenon', 'Letters from the Rose Garden', 'Controlling the Games', 'Preparing for the Games - a Director's Process'
Runtime
142 min
Age Restriction
12
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Hunger Games
Release Year
2012
Running Time
142 min
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Competitions / Future/Futuristic Worlds / Post-Apocalypse / Science-Fiction / Teenage / Teenagers
US Box Office
$403.8 million
Official Website
http://thehungergamesmovie.com
Ratings
IMDb
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes®
84% 81%
Metacritic
68
Synopsis
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 volunteers 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.
Poster
Poster for Hunger Games
Cast & Crew
Director
Gary Ross
Star
Jennifer Lawrence / Donald Sutherland / Woody Harrelson / Lenny Kravitz / Elizabeth Banks / Liam Hemsworth / Josh Hutcherson / Stanley Tucci
Co-Star
Nelson Ascencio / Wes Bentley / Shane Bissell / Raiko Bowman / Dwayne Boyd / Brooke Bundy / Amber Chaney / Steve Coulter / Jackie Emerson / Isabelle Fuhrman / Kimiko Gelman / Rhoda Griffis / Dakota Hood / Ethan Jamieson / Toby Jones / Karan Kendrick / Katie Kneeland / Sandra Ellis Lafferty / Troy Linger / Mackenzie Lintz / Judd Derek Lormand / Alexander Ludwig / Paula Malcolmson / Sharon Morris / Sandino Moya-Smith / Ian Nelson / Dayo Okeniyi / Kalia Prescott / Jack Quaid / Leven Rambin / Anthony Reynolds / Latarsha Rose / Jack Ross / Willow Shields / Amandla Stenberg / Tim Taylor / Annie Thurman
Screenwriter
Suzanne Collins / Billy Ray / Gary Ross
Source Writer
Suzanne Collins / Author: Suzanne Collins
Composer
James Newton Howard
Special Effects
Brandon McLaughlin
Director of Photography
Tom Stern
Hairstylist
Clare Gniadek
Assistant Director
Aldric La'Auli Porter
Sound
Lon Bender / William R. Dean / Kris Fenske
Sound Re-Recording
Michael Keller / Mike Prestwood Smith
Stunt Coordinator
Alan Poppleton / Chad Stahelski
Set Decorator
Larry Dias
Visual Effects Designer
Clearcut FX / Digiscope / Hybride Technologies / Pixomondo / Rhythm & Hues, Inc. / Rising Sun Pictures / Whiskytree
Production Manager/UPM
Louise Rosner
2nd Unit Director
Scott Farrar / Jon Kilik / Peter Rodger / Steven Soderbergh / Chad Stahelski
Animation
Rhythm & Hues, Inc.
Song Composer
Joy Williams
Supervising Art Director
John Collins
Animation Supervisor
Dino Athannassiou / Colin Brady / Daniel Jeannette / Wayne Lewis / Kristin Solid
Special Makeup Effects
Glenn Hetrick
Makeup Designer
Nikoletta Skarlatos
Fight Choreographer
Alan Poppleton / Jon Valera
Optical/Digital Effects
Todd B. Mesher / Brennan Prevatt / Mark Rodahl
2nd Unit DOP
Robby Baumgartner
Costumes
Bill Edwards
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"[Ross] does his strongest work in the early scenes, which set up the stakes with chilling efficiency."
Scott Tobias (22 Mar 2012, )
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..."
(16 Mar 2012, )
Entertainment Weekly
"This HUNGER GAMES is a muscular, honorable, unflinching translation of Collins' vision." -- Grade: A-
Lisa Schwarzbaum (30 Mar 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..."
John McCarthy (15 Mar 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..."
Kenneth Turan (21 Mar 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..."
Stephanie Zacharek (20 Mar 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..."
Peter Travers (12 Apr 2012, )
Sight and Sound
"[A] triumph of restraint....Lawrence brings an intense conviction to the role..."
Anton Bitel (1 May 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."
Matthew Leyland (1 Jun 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."
Scott Bowles (23 Mar 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.
Roger Ebert (20 Mar 2012, )