Home / Movies & TV / The Hunger Games: Catching Fire arrives on BluRay and DVD this March

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire arrives on BluRay and DVD this March

The second film in the series based on the novel trilogy, Catching Fire is on the way to home video for a late Winter launch.


The blockbuster second film of The Hunger Games franchise that took the world by storm ignites once again when The Hunger Games: Catching Fire arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View Friday, March 7 from Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). 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.

The second installment of the worldwide phenomenon is packed with over two hours of extensive, must-see bonus materials that include a Blu-ray-exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, “Surviving the Game: Making Catching Fire,” deleted scenes, an audio commentary with director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson as well as a sneak peek at the highly-anticipated theatrical action film Divergent from Lionsgate’s Summit label. The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

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 Right), 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).

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.

Lionsgate has a monster hit on their hands with The Hunger Games franchise. The first film in the series was a big enough success all by itself and the sequel (that’d be the one we’re talking about here) raked in a whopping $850 million USD total globally, and nearly $420 million domestically in the US. Those are some big time numbers, but it’s almost expected from The Hunger Games at this point.

Star Jennifer Lawrence has been nothing short of a break-out star over the last few years and really so has the story of The Hunger Games,  which caught readers attention back when it was simply the second in a trilogy of novels from writer Suzanne Collins. Now that it’s very successfully made the leap to motion pictures, it’s an absolute beast.

You can grab a copy of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Blu Ray and DVD on March 7th. The full specs on the discs are below, complete with a pretty decent selection of extras that fans’ll more than likely want to check out. Of special note is that the Blu Ray release includes a 9 part documentary called  “Surviving the Game: Making Catching Fire”. If you’re a die-hard, thats probably the edition to nab.

BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES*

·       “Surviving the Game: Making Catching Fire – 9-part feature-length documentary

·       Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson

·       Deleted Scenes

·       Sneak Peek of Divergent

*Subject to change

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

·       Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson

·       Deleted Scenes

·       Sneak Peek of Divergent

*Subject to change

 

*** For artwork, please visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com ***

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Street Date:                           March 7, 2014

Price:                                      $39.99 Blu-ray/$29.95 DVD

Title Copyright:                    The Hunger Games © 2013, Artwork & Supplementary Materials ™ & © 2014 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rating:                              PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language.

Feature Run Time:               146 minutes

Type:                                     Theatrical Release

Genre:                                   Action/Adventure; Action; Suspense; Adventure; Drama; Futuristic

Blu-ray Closed Captioned:   English SDH

DVD Closed Captioned:       English

Subtitles:                                English and Spanish

Blu-ray Format:                    1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

DVD Format:                        16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio Status:            English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

DVD Audio Status:                English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

Check Also

Arcade1Up presents new “X-Men ’97” themed cabinet, featuring 8 Marvel games

Loaded up with an eight-pack of classic Marvel titles, Arcade1Up’s new X-Men ’97 cab is …