Blu-ray, DVD: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 7, 2014
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Lionsgate


The Hunger Games: Catching FireThe second installment in the franchise, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire scored even better than the original at the box office and with critics.

Based on the second book in the novels by Suzanne Collins, the science-fiction movie continues the story of reluctant heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, X-Men: First Class), who’s now on a victory tour after winning the Hunger Games in the first film. This time, she has to go through the deadly games again, with even higher stakes as rebellion is sparked in the outer lying districts of the dangerous Capitol.

Josh Hutcherson (Red Dawn), Woody Harrelson (Seven Psychopaths), Liam Hemsworth (The Expendables 2), Donald Sutherland (The Eagle Has Landed), Lenny Kravitz (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Stanley Tucci (Jack the Giant Slayer) and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect) all return in their roles, and additions to the cast include Philip Seymour Hoffman (Moneyball), Amanda Plummer (Small Apartments), Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch).

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Blu-ray boxThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire grossed a whopping $420.1 million in U.S. theaters and more than $850 million worldwide. It was the number one movie in 2013 and is the 12th highest-grossing film of all time at the domestic box office.

The action adventure comes to DVD and Blu-ray with these special features:

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo adds the nine-part feature-length documentary “Surviving the Game: Making Catching Fire.”

 

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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.