Posted Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The second chapter in 'The Hunger Games' saga will ignite Blu-ray in March. Order your copy now!
In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate is working on 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' for a Blu-ray release on March 7.
Academy Award® winning Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence (2012’s 'Silver Linings Playbook') headlines the all-star cast in this action-adventure which became the #1 movie of 2013 and the 12th highest-grossing film of all time at the domestic box office. The first film with a female lead to top the annual box office since 1973, the film has grossed nearly $420 million at the North American box office and over $850 million worldwide to date.
Based on the best-selling second novel of Suzanne Collins’ award-winning trilogy, with a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael DeBruyn and directed by Francis Lawrence ('I Am Legend'), 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' begins as, against all odds, Katniss and her fellow tribute Peeta have returned home after surviving The Hunger Games. Winning means they must turn around, leaving their loved ones behind and embark on a “Victory Tour” through the districts. Along the way, Katniss senses a rebellion simmering – one that she and Peeta may have sparked. At the end of the Victory Tour, President Snow announces a deadly 75th Hunger Games that could change Panem forever.
Hailed as “a monumental achievement” (The Playlist), 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' features a critically-acclaimed cast including Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson ('The Kids Are All Righ't), Liam Hemsworth ('The Expendables 2'), Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson ('The People vs Larry Flynt,' 1996), Emmy® nominee Elizabeth Banks (TV’s “30 Rock”), Lenny Kravitz ('Precious'), Academy Award® nominee Stanley Tucci ('The Lovely Bones,' 2009) and Golden Globe® winner Donald Sutherland ('Path to War'), reprising their original roles from 'The Hunger Games.' The impressive line-up is joined by Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman ('Capote,' 2005), Jeffrey Wright (Codeblack Films’ 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete'), Jena Malone ('Into The Wild'), Amanda Plummer ('Pulp Fiction') and Sam Claflin ('Snow White and the Huntsman').
The Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet combo will feature 1080p video, a lossless 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements include Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson; Deleted Scenes; Sneak Peek of Divergent; and a Blu-ray exclusive “Surviving the Game: Making Catching Fire” – 9-part feature-length documentary.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 7.
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