The Hunger Games, which was released on DVD on August 18, 2012, has taken just a little more than a month to become the top-selling DVD of 2012. According to ComicBook.Movie and Numbers.com, The Hunger Games has now sold 5,377,765 units, passing The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 which held the previous high with 5,223,078. The first part of the Twilight finale was released on DVD back in February.
The challenge to The Hunger Games top spot will begin next week when The Avengers is released on DVD/Blu-ray.read more
Kalia Prescott, our Tribute from District 3 in The Hunger Games, recently shared a behind the scenes video of her working on the film. During the clips, we get to see BTS of some of her awesome stunt work including the training center and the Cornucopia!
Thanks to Kalia for sharing!read more
Just when you think you’ve seen/heard all the pieces of news surrounding The Hunger Games debut in March, another surfaces! Thanks to @StitcherNews a fantastic interview with Gary Ross on KCRW’s The Treament has been uncovered from March 21, 2012. You can listen to the interview below!read more
If you live in the Los Angeles, CA area, Street Food Cinema will be offering an outdoor viewing of The Hunger Games at Exposition Park, this Saturday. Doors will open at 5:30 pm PT, with the movie beginning around 8:30 pm PT.
About the event:
Join us on Saturday September 8th at Exposition Park (700 Exposition Park Dr. Los Angeles CA 90037) for an outdoor screening of the mega blockbuster hit THE HUNGER GAMES. Come cheer on Katniss Everdeen as she fights for her life in the first part of the popular trilogy. Enjoy tasty food tucks and live music sponsored by The Viper Room. Share the experience. Fido Friendly!
Doors Open 5:30p
- General Admission $10
- Reserved Area $15
- Ages 6-12 $5
- Ages 5 and under $Free
More details can be found on Street Food Cinema’s website.
Street Food Cinemas has graciously offered DWTC two (2) pairs of Reserved Area VIP tickets to give away to the event!
Remember this event takes place in Los Angeles, this Saturday evening, September 8th at Exposition Park, so be sure you can attend before entering. Thanks!read more
To help promote The Hunger Games arriving on DVD/Blu-ray in the UK yesterday, Starburst had the opportunity to interview Donald Sutherland about his role as President Snow in the film.
Starburst: You’ve played a judge, general, captain and a priest, but only an animated President (in 2009’s Astro Boy). Were you eager to play a human President?
Donald Sutherland: No! I couldn’t give a shit.
I was sent this script by director Gary Ross. I read it and immediately wrote a letter to my agent because I came away from it with my mind terribly stimulated, extraordinarily impressed.
So the film more than lived up to your expectations then?
I am overwhelmed by it. It almost makes me weep. I just loved it; it’s important for this fragmented society that we live in. And it’s not just the United States but the world in general. And I do so hope Barack Obama gets re-elected.
It’s almost as if The Hunger Games could end up being the ultimate reality show, for real.
Oh yes, because movies can make a difference. One afternoon 55 years ago, when I was at the University of Toronto, I went in and saw Fellini’s classic 1954 film La Strada and I came out with such bliss. I was so in love with going to movies that I went back in and bought another ticket for Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory. I came out of that film and my life had literally changed.
You can check out the full interview here.
A new interview with Leven Rambin which shot at the Dallas Walmart Hunger Games DVD release event in August has just recently been released. During her chat with the Pink iPhone, Leven talks fun times on set, how she got the role of Glimmer and more.
Thanks to Hunger Games Trilogy for the tip!read more
In honor or yesterday’s release of The Hunger Games on DVD/Blu-ray in the UK, YahooMoviesUK has released a clip online from the bonus features of the film. In this piece, Director Gary Ross talks about casting Jennifer Lawrence and how her taking on the role was a necessity for the project. The featurette also includes tidbits on how the other actors were chosen for the roles as well.
“There was no second choice for me. If I couldn’t make the movie with Jennifer, then I didn’t want to make it. I just knew there was no one who would come close. There was no one who had her strength, her directness, her integrity, her solidity, her bravery, her power or her nuance for emotional depth.” — Gary Ross on Jennifer Lawrence
While at the Dallas Meet and Greet for The Hunger Games DVD release last weekend, Leven Rambin sat down to talk with PulpLizard Media about the film, what it was like to shoot her death scene, working with Stanley Tucci and more.read more
More appearances for The Hunger Games Cast as they promote the DVD release of the film. Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg, stopped by KTLA this morning to talk all things Hunger Games.
The video autoplays, so check it out after the jumpread more