Hunger Games

Lawrence, Jennifer

SKU: 031398155546

UPC 031398155546
Release Date 2012-08-18
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 2
Length 142
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis 4.5 stars out of 5 -- As action, as allegory, as cinema, THE HUNGER GAMES is the best American science-fiction film since THE MATRIX...At the center of things most of the time, Lawrence remains compelling all the way. As in WINTER'S BONE, she's onscreen alone, or nearly so, a great deal, and she holds one's attention unselfconsciously...3 stars out of 4 -- THE HUNGER GAMES is an effective entertainment, and Jennifer Lawrence is strong and convincing in the central role.3 stars out of 4 -- GAMES shines brightest in its choice for 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen, played with a beautiful steeliness by Jennifer Lawrence....The action is brisk, the acting is solid, and barring an unlikely failure at the box office, a franchise is born.An actress who specializes in combining formidable strength of will with convincing vulnerability, Lawrence is the key factor in making HUNGER GAMES an involving popular entertainment with strong narrative drive...There’s action here...and a great deal of vitality that feels true both to the spirit of Collins’ book and to the idea of movie entertainment...[Ross] does his strongest work in the early scenes, which set up the stakes with chilling efficiency.3 stars out of 4 -- HUNGER GAMES radiates a hot, jumpy energy that's irresistible. It has epic spectacle, yearning romance, suspense that won't quit an a shining star in Jennifer Lawrence...This HUNGER GAMES is a muscular, honorable, unflinching translation of Collins' vision. -- Grade: A-4 stars out of 5 -- [T]he grit, gravity and empathy on display fuse into something fresh....THE HUNGER GAMES finds new ways to play.[A] triumph of restraint....Lawrence brings an intense conviction to the role...Based on the best-selling young-adult novel by author Suzanne Collins, THE HUNGER GAMES tells the dark tale of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), who volunteers to compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses. In the future, North America is no more. In its place has risen Panem, a divided nation split into 12 districts. Every year, each district selects a teen of each gender (called Tributes) to test their worth in a competition known as the Hunger Games, which are broadcast across the nation as entertainment, and to reinforce the government's total power. When her younger sister is selected as District 12's latest Tribute, Katniss volunteers to take her place, and trains under hard-drinking former Hunger Games champion Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) to sharpen her killer instincts. Now in order to survive the game and emerge the victor, this young combatant must put all of her skills to the ultimate test. Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth co-star.
Cast Billy Ray (Screenwriter)
Dino Athannassiou (Animation Supervisor)
Scott Farrar (2nd Unit Director)
James Newton Howard (Composer)
Gary Ross (Director)
Gary Ross (Screenwriter)
Steven Soderbergh (2nd Unit Director)
Aldric La'Auli Porter (Assistant Director)
Jon Kilik (2nd Unit Director)
Lon Bender (Sound)
Larry Dias (Set Decorator)
Louise Rosner (Production Manager/UPM)
Digiscope (Visual Effects Designer)
Rhythm & Hues, Inc. (Animation)
Rhythm & Hues, Inc. (Visual Effects Designer)
Daniel Jeannette (Animation Supervisor)
Tom Stern (Director of Photography)
Nikoletta Skarlatos (Makeup Designer)
Rising Sun Pictures (Visual Effects Designer)
Chad Stahelski (2nd Unit Director)
Chad Stahelski (Stunt Coordinator)
Hybride Technologies (Visual Effects Designer)
Allan Poppleton (Fight Choreographer)
Allan Poppleton (Stunt Coordinator)
Suzanne Collins (Screenwriter)
Suzanne Collins (Source Writer)
Kris Fenske (Sound)
Mark Rodahl (Optical/Digital Effects)
Todd B. Mesher (Optical/Digital Effects)
Colin Brady (Animation Supervisor)
Wayne Lewis (Animation Supervisor)
Michael Keller (Sound Re-Recording)
Kristin Solid (Animation Supervisor)
Pixomondo (Visual Effects Designer)
Jon Valera (Fight Choreographer)
Peter Rodger (2nd Unit Director)
Glenn Hetrick (Special Makeup Effects)
Brandon McLaughlin (Special Effects)
Robby Baumgartner (2nd Unit DOP)
Whiskytree (Visual Effects Designer)
Clare Gniadek (Hairstylist)
Mike Prestwood Smith (Sound Re-Recording)
Brennan Prevatt (Optical/Digital Effects)
Bill Edwards (Costumes)
William R. Dean (Sound)
Clearcut FX (Visual Effects Designer)
Joy Williams (Song Composer)
John Collins (Supervising Art Director)
Brooke Bundy (Co-Star)
Rhoda Griffis (Co-Star)
Woody Harrelson (Star)
Lenny Kravitz (Star)
Sandra Ellis Lafferty (Co-Star)
Donald Sutherland (Star)
Stanley Tucci (Star)
Kimiko Gelman (Co-Star)
Wes Bentley (Co-Star)
Toby Jones (Co-Star)
Elizabeth Banks (Star)
Latarsha Rose (Co-Star)
Josh Hutcherson (Star)
Tim Taylor (Co-Star)
Ian Nelson (Co-Star)
Dwayne Boyd (Co-Star)
Nelson Ascencio (Co-Star)
Steve Coulter (Co-Star)
Paula Malcolmson (Co-Star)
Alexander Ludwig (Co-Star)
Isabelle Fuhrman (Co-Star)
Katie Kneeland (Co-Star)
Jennifer Lawrence (Star)
Leven Rambin (Co-Star)
Liam Hemsworth (Star)
Anthony Reynolds (Co-Star)
Sharon Morris (Co-Star)
Amandla Stenberg (Co-Star)
Dayo Okeniyi (Co-Star)
Willow Shields (Co-Star)
Judd Derek Lormand (Co-Star)
Amber Chaney (Co-Star)
Raiko Bowman (Co-Star)
Jack Quaid (Co-Star)
Karan Kendrick (Co-Star)
Troy Linger (Co-Star)
Sandino Moya-Smith (Co-Star)
Kalia Prescott (Co-Star)
Ethan Jamieson (Co-Star)
Mackenzie Lintz (Co-Star)
Annie Thurman (Co-Star)
Dakota Hood (Co-Star)
Shane Bissell (Co-Star)
Jack Ross (Co-Star)
Jacqueline Emerson (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Disc 2 - 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 Preparing for the Games: A Director's Process (Blu-ray Exclusive) Propaganda Film Marketing Archive Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Science Fiction,Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Additional Footage,Closed Captioned,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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