THE HUNGER GAMES on Home Video

In a break with tradition, Lionsgate is release THE HUNGER GAMES in all home video formats (Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, and Digital Download) – not on a Tuesday but at a minute past midnight on the morning of Saturday, August 18. The strategy is designed to generate lines of eager fans at midnight retail events around the country. The film, which earned $400-million in the USA alone and nearly $650-million worldwide, will appear on store shelves as both a 2-disc DVD set and a 2-disc Blu-ray set, with over three hours of bonus features, including an eight-part documentary, THE WORLD IS WATCHING THE HUNGER GAMES. List price for the Blu-ray discs is $39.99, with the DVDs selling for $30.99.
NOTE: You can see excerpts from some of the bonus features in the video playlist embedded at the bottom of this post.
BLU-RAY & DVD SPECIAL FEATURES (subject to change):

  • “The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games” – an eight-part documentary covering the “making of” the film in all aspects from the pre-production process all the way through the theatrical release and fan reactions
  • “Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon” featurette
  • “Letters from the Rose Garden” featurette – insights from Donald Sutherland on the development of his role as President Snow
  • “Controlling the Games” featurette – stories and concepts behind creating the control center
  • “A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell”
  • Propaganda Film (in its entirety)
  • Marketing Archive
  • “Preparing for The Games: A Director’s Process” (Blu-ray Exclusive)

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

  • Year of Production: 2012
  • Title Copyright: © 2012 Lionsgate Films Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Rating: PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images- all involving teens
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
  • DVD Closed Captioned: English
  • Subtitles: English and Spanish
  • Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
  • DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
  • Feature Running Time: 142 minutes
  • Blu-ray Audio Status: English 7.1 DTS HD-MA, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Optimized for Late Night Listening and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
  • DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital EX, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Optimized for Late Night Listening and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Check out video clips from the home video release of THE HUNGER GAMES on DVD and Blu-ray:

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN featurette

Short video about making THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN, featuring interviews with writer-director Peter Hedges, producer-writer Ahmet Zappa, producer Scott Sanders, and cast members Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, C.J. Adams, Joel Edgerton, Ron Livingston, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Walt Disney Pictures releases the film on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Brave featurette

BRAVE, from Disney-Pixar, opens Friday, June 21. Check out this featurette for interviews with the cast and crew, including John Lasseter, Colin Ferguson, Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, etc. Julie Walters, John Lasseter, Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews.

Random Hunks o' Con: New York Comic Con 2011 Video

Cinefantastique hit the floor of New York Comic Con 2011 and discovered… people. Lots ‘n’ lots of people. NYCC sold out for the entire weekend, and the upshot was that even the isolated reaches of the show floor became navigational nightmares at certain points during the day. Woe betide the mortal wandering Artists Alley who had a sudden hankering for a bagful of Japanese fruit chews. The trip from one end of the show to the other took slightly longer than traversing the Silk Road.
Nevertheless, in the course of producing his scheduled interviews, Dan Persons had time to wander the floor and snap up a few random encounters and events with his handy pocket camcorder. Come join him to discover 3D printers, pickled punks, Romanian comics, redemption for the Black Eyed Peas, and much, much more, including special guest appearances by cartoonist Bill Plympton and Troma’s own Lloyd Kaufman.
Check out a larger version of the video below, or watch it on YouTube.

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DC Comics '52' Relaunch—Video

DC Comics released this video, giving more information about their “52” re-launch of their titles and characters with new, renumbered “first issues”, and their plains to simultaneously publish digital versions. 
It’s a bold move, to be sure. Will it prove a hit with fans? Is it a hint of where DC Entertainment might be headed in future film and TV adaptations?
Time will tell.
Artwork from promotional Tumbler
Artwork from promotional Tumbler