hunger-games-bluHitting DVD and Blu-ray shelves tonight at midnight (and destined to be one of this year’s biggest selling home video releases), THE HUNGER GAMES is the first in the series of adaptations of SUZANNE COLLINS’ popular young adult trilogy that also includes CATCHING FIRE and MOCKINGJAY. A futuristic epic, the books were originally aimed at the teen audience but quickly gathered steam across all demographic groups. At the heart of the stories is Katniss Everdeen, a heroine to rival any and a role requiring the bravest of actresses. Unlike Bella Swan of The Twilight Saga, Katniss is born of strength and looked up to by legions of young women as a role model. Academy Award-nominated actress JENNIFER LAWRENCE thought long and hard before accepting the pivotal lead role and, during our interview earlier this year, confessed that it was the filmmakers’ appreciation for COLLINS’ books that convinced her to take the job. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE HUNGER GAMES becomes available on DVD and Blu-ray at the stroke of Midnight tonight