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Release Date:
18 August 2012 (USA) See more »
(3 articles)
The Hunger Games DVD Review
 (From The Hollywood News. 3 September 2012, 2:00 AM, PDT)

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 (From 26 August 2012, 2:18 PM, PDT)

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Elizabeth Banks ... Herself
Lon Bender ... Himself

Wes Bentley ... Himself

Robin Bissell ... Himself

Sheena Duggal ... Herself

Jacqueline Emerson ... Herself
Scott Farrar ... Himself

Isabelle Fuhrman ... Herself

Leigha Hancock ... Herself

Woody Harrelson ... Himself

Liam Hemsworth ... Himself

Josh Hutcherson ... Himself

Nina Jacobson ... Herself
Ethan Jamieson ... Himself

Lenny Kravitz ... Himself

Jennifer Lawrence ... Herself
David Levithan ... Himself

Alexander Ludwig ... Himself

Sam Ly ... Himself

Tara Macken ... Herself

Judianna Makovsky ... Herself

Jeremy Marinas ... Himself

Chris Mark ... Himself

Drew McWeeny ... Himself
Philip Messina ... Himself
Stephen Mirrione ... Himself

Ashton Moio ... Himself

Ve Neill ... Herself

Dayo Okeniyi ... Himself

Kara Petersen ... Herself

Kalia Prescott ... Herself

Jack Quaid ... Himself

Leven Rambin ... Herself

Billy Ray ... Himself

Gary Ross ... Himself

Allison Shearmur ... Herself (as Alli Shearmur)

Willow Shields ... Herself
Chad Stahelski ... Himself

Amandla Stenberg ... Herself

Donald Sutherland ... Himself

Sam Tan ... Himself

Stanley Tucci ... Himself
Bryan Unkeless ... Himself
Debra Zane ... Herself

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Produced by
Cliff Stephenson .... producer
Lisa Stephenson .... executive producer
Non-Original Music by
James Newton Howard (from "The Hunger Games")
Cinematography by
David C.P. Chan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Cliff Stephenson 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jimmie Rhee .... cameraman

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122 min
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This documentary is included with the DVD and Blu-ray editions of The Hunger Games.See more »
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And we weren't let down, 10 November 2015
Author: Grann-Bach ( from Denmark

This is a feature-length, 2 hour and 2 minute, making-of documentary on the 2-Disc Special Edition of The Hunger Games, about, yeah, you know which movie. It features behind-the-scenes footage, sit-down interviews with the major characters' actors and the crew, clips from the film, script excerpts, storyboards and tests(be they stills, pre-visualizations or drawings). We're taken from early preparations all the way to the premiere.

It goes into it as an accurate-yet-medium-fitted adaptation, making sure it is intense rather than "fun"(this *is* about teens forced into killing each other!), the much-maligned too hand-held-and-shaky-cam, casting(J-Law gets to prove she can carry one of these... And Banks was a truly inspired choice! Tucci, Harrelson, I could go on), sets, design, action(that was almost purely the stars, not stunt performers! "Xander! That's the real one!" And most of that fire in the forest? Yeah, that was actually there!), locations, budget, special effects, post, distinct sound-work and how all of that has to be carefully planned.

Of course, you do have to sit through some of the obligatory lovefest. That includes when they talk about Lenny Kravitz - just try to listen to that without cracking up! Most of the time, it is entirely earned, and they do actually detail what their thoughts on things were and how they approached the different challenges of the production.

There is some disturbing content and a little moderate language in this. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys the series and wants to know more about how the silver screen entries were shaped. 8/10

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