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. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games 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.
• Feature Film
• 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
Filmed in and around the Charlotte region of North Carolina, The Hunger Games opened in theaters on March 23, 2012 and became a worldwide hit, spawning a movie franchise to include three more sequels, based on the best selling novel.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, and Donald Southerland, directed by Gary Ross, The Hunger Games is available in a 2-disc Blu-ray+ Digital Copy combo pack.
The film is set in a not-too-distant future where Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the annual “Hunger Games”, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.