May 23, 2012

CONFIRMED: The Hunger Games DVD/Blu-ray will be released on August 18 in the US!

Holy Hunger Games! Time to mark your calendars Hunger Gamers! The Hunger Games will be officially released in the U.S. on August 18, 2012!
Missing Katniss and Peeta already? Catching Fire‘s November 2013 release date seem like an eternity to wait for your next fix? Not to worry: Later this summer you’ll be able to whip up some groosling and settle in on the couch at home to watch The Hunger Games. The first film based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel trilogy hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download at 12:01am on Aug. 18.
Lionsgate kicks off its official 12-week countdown to the release on Friday, May 25, when the Blu-ray and DVD will become available for pre-order. EW is helping with the celebration by hosting the exclusive premiere of the trailer, embedded below:
Watch the exclusive premiere of the trailer by visiting EW HERE

The two-disc set will include over three hours of unreleased material, with features that provide insight into how the film was made, interviews with the cast and crew, and 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). An eight-part documentary entitled The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games delves into the behind-the-scenes aspect of creating the film. The extras also include the full-length “Propaganda Film” shown during the Reaping.
By releasing the Blu-Ray/DVD at midnight, Lionsgate hopes to recapture the excitement from the midnight theatrical screening back in March. “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,” said Ron Schwartz, Lionsgate Executive Vice President & General Manager, Home Entertainment.

Anybody also geeked out when they found out when the release date is going to be? Are you guys planning to attend midnight release parties?

Source: EW


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