‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ will once again defeat its competition and take the world by storm when Lionsgate releases the celebrated film on March 7 on home entertainment. The blockbuster sequel to the hit 2012 movie, ‘The Hunger Games,’ will receive a Blu-ray Combo Pack (with DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (with Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View.
The Blu-ray and DVD for the second installment of the hit sci-fi action adventure series features over two hours of extensive bonus materie. The Blu-ray will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the film, titled ‘Survivng the Game: Making Catching Fire.’ The Blu-ray and DVD will also feature 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 will retail for $39.99, while the DVD will be available for $29.95.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ which once again stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, was the number one movie of 2013, and the 12th highest-grossing film of all time at the domestic box office. The sequel was also the first film with a female lead that topped the annual box office since 1973. It has grossed nearly $430 million at the North American box office, and over $850 million worldwide to date.
Lionsgate has released the following synopsis for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’:
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.
Watch the ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ home entertainment trailer below.
Written by: Karen Benardello