The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Combo Pack

Category: Blu-ray's and DVD's

catchingfireThe sequel to the popular film The Hunger Games is now available for home viewing. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire takes place the year after the original film. They are now preparing for the 75th Hunger Games.

Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are the darlings of Panem, and set out on a victory tour. They must present the picture of a loving couple, while squashing their inner demons and traumatic memories of the 74th Hunger Games. With Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) and Effie (Elizabeth Banks) to keep them on track, they travel to the districts to pay homage to those tributes that did not survive the games. All the while President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is determined to keep Katniss’ defiance hidden from the public. He needs to keep her in line in order to maintain his hold on the people.

What Katniss observes while on the victory tour is the beginning of a rebellion. Can President Snow squelch Katniss’ own instinct to rebel?

In the meantime, the gamemaker (Philip Seymour Hoffman) designs a new game. The Quarter Quell (that takes place every 25 years) will pit the past champions against each other. Katniss and Peeta are back in the games. They are there to fight to the death – again. But this time only one of them will survive.

There are interesting tactics, which the tributes come up with to make their way through this new game. Will allies help each other or turn on each other? Who is trustworthy?

The costumes in this film are amazing, as is the tension that strikes once the games begin. Katniss’ original inclination is to run away, but she cannot. She has to stay and fight, and she hopes that out of the two of them it is Peeta who comes out alive.

The bonus features include deleted scenes and a nine-part documentary about the making of the movie. Having been based on a very popular series of books, the filmmakers and actors were intent on living up to the bestselling books penned by Suzanne Collins. Collins’ trilogy has been carefully reimagined on film to the appreciation of her fans. The books: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay are favorites among sci-fi readers. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie sets the groundwork for the final film. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part one is scheduled to be released in theaters November 2014.

This is truly a trilogy that needs to be seen in sequence.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray and a DVD disc as well as Ultraviolet Digital download. It’s rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation, and language.

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