The Hunger Games
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg
Director: Gary Ross
Genre: Drama, Action, Sci-Fi
Running Time: 142 minutes
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 (JENNIFER LAWRENCE - X-Men: First Class) 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 (WOODY HARRELSON) 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.
This thrilling film based on the first novel in the extraordinary Suzanne Collins' series that took the world by storm also stars SAG Award® nominee JOSH HUTCHERSON (The Kids Are Alright), LIAM HEMSWORTH (The Last Song), ELIZABETH BANKS (What To Expect When You're Expecting), LENNY KRAVITZ (Precious) and WES BENTLEY (Gone), with Academy Award® nominee STANLEY TUCCI (The Lovely Bones) and Golden Globe Award® winner DONALD SUTHERLAND (The Mechanic).
- 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
- Propaganda Film
- Marketing Archive
"Rarely does a blockbuster live up to its overheated hype, but The Hunger Games proved to be an exception. Lawrence and this franchise will go far." Kate Muir, Times UK
The Hunger Games
Available 17th AugustRRP: $39.95
Blu-ray RRP: $49.95
Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games - www.girl.com.au/the-hunger-games.htm
The Hunger Games Katniss Team - www.girl.com.au/the-hunger-games-katniss-team.htm
The Hunger Games Training - www.girl.com.au/the-hunger-games-training.htm
The Hunger Games Review - www.girl.com.au/the-hunger-games-review.htm