The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection Blu-ray l DVD
Directors: Gary Ross, Francis Lawrence
Writers: Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray, Gary Ross, Simon Beaufoy, Michael deBruyn, Peter Craig, Danny Strong
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Gwendoline Christie, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland
Rated PG-13 | 93 Minutes
Release Date: Digital HD March 8th; Blu-ray and DVD: March 22
Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games film franchise is a four-part adaptation of the trilogy of the same name. Set in a dystopian future that was once North America, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is thrust into the dangerous competition called the Hunger Games, a nationally televised event in which “tributes,” a boy and a girl from each of the 12 districts, battle to the death until only one person survives.
Katniss along with her fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellarck (Josh Hutcherson) come out as victors but also sparking a revolution amongst the impoverished districts. In order to snuff out that spark, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) holds the Third Quarter Quell, in which previous winners of the Hunger Games have to battle amongst each other once more.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the penultimate film in The Hunger Games franchise, has been available on Blu-ray for a while now, but today, the movie makes its debut over at the streaming service Hulu.
Starting today, October 23, 2015, Hulu subscribers can stream the 2014 Francis Lawrence-directed sequel, which stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, two-time survivor of the famed Hunger Games, now a symbol of rebellion.
Fans who stick around to see the after credits scene for the Hunger Games movies may have noticed the progression of the mockingjay breaking free from its circular imprisonment. This goes for those teaser posters as well.
And now with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 opening in theaters this November, Lionsgate has released both the teaser poster and trailer for the film. Hit the jump to check them out.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Directed by Francis Lawrence
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks Blu-ray | DVD | Instant Video
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release date: March 6, 2015
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland, gets it home video release today and it is worth buying for the special features alone.
Based on the first half of the third book of The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay Part 1 continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, formerly of District 12, who sacrificed herself to join the Hunger Games when her sister’s number came up in the worst lottery ever. Partnering with Peeta, they combine forces to beat the system. Catching Fire, the second book in the trilogy, had Katniss and Peeta go through the Games again, this time with all the previous winners. In Mockingjay Part 1, Peeta had been left behind at the Capitol and is their spokesman, and Katniss is recruited by Plutarch and President Coin. She decides to be their Mockingjay, reluctantly, but comes to realize that “with great power comes great responsibility.”
If you want a surprisingly accurate plot description of a movie that has captured some level of pop-culture zeitgeist, while adding hilarious and often film deprecating commentary, then Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers are for you. Few films have amassed the geek fandom of The Hunger Games series, based on the best selling books by Suzanne Collins. The YA thriller series about a dystopian future where kids fight to the death has made mega stars of its young actors and created a number of imitators and ride-alongs. The Screen Junkies team already has Honest Trailers of the first two films in the series, and with Mockingjay: Part 1 hitting Blu-ray, DVD, and Instant Video on March 6th, it’s time for a third HT, of the third HG”¦ Part 1″¦
Watch the honest trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 here below.