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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2-disc Edition) [DVD]

Jennifer Lawrence , Josh Hutcherson , Francis Lawrence    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (678 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson
  • Directors: Francis Lawrence
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Lionsgate UK
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Mar 2014
  • Run Time: 146 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (678 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00GJLPKTK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,477 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen in the second instalment of the sci-fi adventure trilogy based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. Fresh from her triumph in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss, along with fellow winner Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), returns home to District 12 for some much needed rest. But soon after, while on a 'Victory Tour' of the other districts, she becomes aware of growing dissent to the Capitol's rule, and realises that rebellion is in the air. As Panem prepares itself for the third 'Quarter Quell' (75th Hunger Games), autocratic ruler President Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland), still smarting from the Capitol's humiliation in the last games, stacks the deck to ensure that the upcoming tournament will wipe out any resistance from the districts once and for all.

Special Features
(over 2 hours of content):
• Filmmaker commentary
• 9-part making-of documentary
• Deleted scenes

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Hunger Games - Catching Fire


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Catching Fire 10 Sep 2014
By S. Wilson TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I've had this Blu-ray since the release date but hadn't written a review as there were already so many posted however I keep getting harangued by email's from Amazon to review this Blu-ray and so am posting my review to stop being asked to do so continually!
The film is brilliant and is very true to the book which is one of the things I love about this series as all too often they stray from the storyline too much. I can't wait to see the third film Mockingjay which will be in two parts (of course!) and the first part should be released later this year in November. If you haven't read the books I urge you to do so as they are truly brilliant and cover so much more than the films can. A brilliant adaption of the book and well worth a watch.
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106 of 127 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True to the book - no spoilers 23 Nov 2013
Format:DVD
'Catching Fire' is my favourite book in the 'Hunger Games' trilogy and I wasn't disappointed by the translation of it to the big screen. Yes, some scenes have been left out or changed, but with the changes I personally think they work better for those seeing the film who haven't read the books. Overall, it's very faithful to the book.

The directing, special effects and acting all bring to life the darkness and emotional intensity of the story. Starting soon after the 74th games, Katniss and Peeta (along with their families and mentor Haymitch) are living in Victors Village. But with the victory tour of the other 11 districts, where all the tributes died in the arena, about to begin, and with rumours of a rebellion, it seems life is not to get any easier for Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch.

I don't want to spoil the film for anyone who hasn't the read the book so won't add any spoilers. Suffice to say that 'The Hunger Games' set the scene and 'Catching Fire' takes the story to a whole new level. It's a heartbreaking, shocking, breathtaking, suspenseful, funny, moving and thought provoking rollercoster ride of a film. Jennifer Lawrence is particularly outstanding as Katniss, although all the performances are strong. I'm only sorry we now have a wait a whole year to see the next installment, 'Mockingjay Part 1'.

Incredible, memorable film, well worth seeing even if you haven't the read the books (although it might help to see 'Hunger Games' first as it really does set the scene and will help you understand the background).
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59 of 76 people found the following review helpful
By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I found this second, more serious and much darker "Hunger Games" film, even BETTER than the first one. Below more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS.

First let's say that this film sticks to the book very closely. Of course there is no way you can show during 145 minutes everything that a book contains (and therefore the characters of Bonnie and Twill among others are not shown), but I believe virtually everything important is included. And that is a precious thing.

All actors did great. Jennifer Lawrence who plays Katniss Everdeen is of course THE STAR of this film, but everybody around her performed also flawlessly.

The best performance is offered by Josh Hutcherson who plays Peeta Mellark, a young boy madly in love with Katniss and linked to her in most complex ways since a long time. This role is the most difficult in all film as Peeta is a most complicated character: a baker's son, weaker than many of other young males around and definitely not born to be any kind of hero he nevertheless soldiers on through all the hardships and relentlessly pursues the woman of his life through all the nine circles of hell - and beyond...

Much more attractive, stronger and very manly Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) is by comparison a little bit easier to play, but the events put him also in a position not easy at all... Which gives a quite interesting love triangle.

Young actors who play new characters of Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) were very well selected. He is an extremely handsome and very vain young hunk - with brains and a plan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It felt like a re-run of the first film 4 July 2014
By MrSWW
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
It felt like a re-run of the first film, but without the opportunity to build characters as you already know them.
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1.0 out of 5 stars DREADFUL !! 28 Sep 2014
Format:Blu-ray
I am sure I will be slated by the other reviewers, but I thought the film was dreadful. Thank goodness I didn't waste my time by seeing it at the cinema. The acting was wooden, the storyline was painfully slow. Why anyone thought this story warrented to be put out as a trilogy is beyond me; apart for being a money-spinner. As I say it was a personal view - I can't appreciate the hype. I did however like the first film.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
As it turns out the Hunger Games was not berry good for the empire as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) has inspired hope and rebellion. Instead of just killing her, they have changed the rules ( see Jonathan "Roller Ball") and devised a new Hunger Game of past contestants. The game is stacked against her as contestants must battle the elements more than each other.

The beginning of the film lacks the crazy action of the second half, but it is theme driven for the true sci-fi fan. Katniss is a hero, but as she says, "By killing people." In those 3 simple words. Katniss who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, conveys the perplexity of war heroes with a moral conscience. The film also touches on the power of celebrity as they "never get off this train: and the trouble they cause if the don't "stick to the script." The culture is set up similar to the Roman Empire where bread and circus' s keep the masses in check and where Romans "Eat to puke and puke to eat." Katniss, is a hero because her compassion expresses in all of us the person we want to be. As such it is easy for her to gain allies.

The film contains all the elements of an ideal cult classic complete with theme, special effects, drama, top stars, and a touch of light humor.

I do not recommend watching this film if you haven't seen the first one (or read the books) as it doesn't recap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My granddaughters loved it
Published 12 hours ago by Patricia Brenda Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I really enjoyed this film and managed to keep my bottom still instead of making my excuses to run to the kitchen to get a popcorn refill.
Published 1 day ago by Melson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
love it it's what is so far so good
Published 1 day ago by MR A EVANGELOU
4.0 out of 5 stars better than the first
This film was even more enjoyable than the first, and sets the scene for the third instalment perfectly. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Kev Wheeler
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
enjoyed it
Published 2 days ago by Keith Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent number 2 in this series
an excellent sequel, and I just can't wait for the 3rd part to come out on DVD. Read the books first, then watch the films. you won't be disappointed.
Published 2 days ago by R. Pates
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
all good
Published 3 days ago by MR JAMES WALDRON
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
Great movie. Doesn't capture all the details of the book, but the movies never do. However, it doesn't let down. Good for fans of the series or as a stand alone movie.
Published 3 days ago by Charlie
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good
Published 3 days ago by Andrewina Beveridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
Excellent follow-up to The Hunger Games. Cannot wait for The Mocking Jay to complete the trilogy.
Read the books before watching the films which I found to be a must do.
Published 6 days ago by John Tasker
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