"The Hunger Games" will make its home-entertainment debut on Aug. 18, Lionsgate said Wednesday, giving the studio behind the box office smash a fresh opportunity to rake in more cash.
The adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel has already racked up nearly $650 million at the worldwide box office and made a star out of Jennifer Lawrence, the actress who plays bow and arrow wielding hero Katniss Everdeen.
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Now "The Hunger Games" will see if it can prop up a sagging home-entertainment market by enticing fans to return to Panem, the post-apocalyptic country at the heart of the movie, via Blu-ray and DVD.
"The Hunger Games" will debut on a two-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray, video on demand and digital download with three hours of bonus materials. The Blu-ray and DVD editions will come with digital copies.
Among the special features will be a documentary, “The World Is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games," as well as a conversation with director Gary Ross and featurettes about the book and key sets and scenes. The Blu-ray will cost $39.99 and the DVD will sell for $30.98.