The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

DVD - 2016
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Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2016]
ISBN: 9786314735890
6314735890
Branch Call Number: DVD HUNGER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (142 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,Dolby Digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Hunger Games (Motion picture)

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akirakato
May 09, 2019

Co-written and directed by Gary Ross in 2012 based on Suzanne Collins’s 2008 novel of the same name, this American SF drama depicts the adventure in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of Panem.
Foolish and disgusting is an elaborate televised fight to the death.
It looks like a copy of the Japanese novel Battle Royale and its film adaptation.
I just don't like the story.

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ballerina3
May 04, 2019

This is a cool movie, but I was sad when Rue died.

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Brent888
Apr 09, 2019

All the Hunger Games films in this series were brilliantly made, brilliantly directed.

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MrsNikki
Mar 01, 2019

💖 great movie

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robinandrews10
Feb 26, 2019

Great series!

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kmobuckeye
Feb 20, 2019

Great adaptation of the book. Love the casting.

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black_panther_1845
Feb 09, 2019

I recently had a marathon on watching hunger games movies, and I loved every minute of it!!! It was so fun! I love all the movies!!! I want it to do it again soon! 😆

Unintentionally funny. Notice the train that never stops, you have to jump on while it goes by, like a Depression hobo. You could record a new comedy sound track for this and call it The Hungover Games.

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Gwen904
Dec 08, 2018

A solid adaption of the book, faithful and well cast.

Pretty typical for the adaption of a popular YA novel. I appreciate the small scale of the budget and the Games themselves, compared to later books/movies. It works best here.

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pink_dolphin_3025
May 11, 2019

pink_dolphin_3025 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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black_panther_1845
Feb 09, 2019

black_panther_1845 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 60

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JosephMerrill
May 31, 2018

JosephMerrill thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 12

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blue_dog_23964
Dec 30, 2017

blue_dog_23964 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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actress18
Apr 10, 2017

actress18 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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TPark
Nov 01, 2015

TPark thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 25

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CielyRanger
Oct 03, 2015

CielyRanger thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

green_alligator_8499 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Athena_Hadley
Jun 20, 2015

Athena_Hadley thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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violet_horse_1005
Jun 17, 2015

violet_horse_1005 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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pink_dolphin_3025
Jun 05, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The stabbing.

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pink_dolphin_3025
Jun 05, 2019

Violence: Hitting and Killing are in this.

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black_panther_1845
Feb 09, 2019

Violence: Some images might not be suitable for younger ages: a girl gets killed by tracker jackers and is all puffed up (it is really gross)

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black_panther_1845
Feb 09, 2019

Coarse Language: Some bad language

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Duck_man
Nov 21, 2016

Violence: So much violence. the other movies are less violent though.

me_tis_awesome Mar 07, 2016

Violence: Duh, if you read the hunger games you'd know what I mean.

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CielyRanger
Oct 03, 2015

Coarse Language: A few mild words.

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CielyRanger
Oct 03, 2015

Violence: Teenagers stab, strike, pummel and generally kill each other with knives, swords, spears, arrows, and their own hands. A girl is stung to death by wasps and her disfigured face is quite disturbing. Only four wounds are actually shown--two leg wounds, a nastily scratched face, and blood from a spear wound on a dying twelve year old's shirt.

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CielyRanger
Oct 03, 2015

Sexual Content: A few kisses.

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CielyRanger
Oct 03, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Painful wounds and the threat of deadly peril are constants in this movie. The girl stung by the tracker jackers and the dying twelve year old are particularly upsetting.

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Athena_Hadley
Jun 20, 2015

"Go on. Shoot. Then we both go down and you win. Go on. I'm dead anyway. I always was, right? I just didn't know that until now." -Cato Hadley, District 2

"Well, I'll see you tomorrow"--Peeta Mellark

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LINA ZHU
Nov 02, 2014

I volunteer.I volunteer as a Tribute

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superman2234
Dec 30, 2013

"Thank you for your Consideration," - Katniss
"Nice shooting sweetheart," - Haymitch

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KSED2001
Sep 24, 2013

"Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favour!"

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LibraryNinjaReader
Jul 22, 2013

"May the odds be ever in your favour"

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Vanessa27
Apr 27, 2013

Peeta:" I keep wishing that I could think of a way......to show the Capitol that they don't own me. That I'm more than just a piece in their Games." Katniss:" I just can't afford to think like that."

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jellyscript
Nov 03, 2012

cCngratulations, you just killed your first placemat
-Haymitch

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Katie8729
Oct 18, 2012

Katniss to Gale "There's 24 of us Gale and only one comes out"

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Monolith
Oct 06, 2012

Peeta Mellark: "...You're supposed to tell us how to get sponsors and give us advice." Haymitch Abernathy: "Oh. Okay. Ummm... Embrace the probability of your imminent death... and know, in your heart, that there's nothing I can do to save you." Katniss Everdeen: "So why are you here, then?" Haymitch Abernathy (holds up a glass of whiskey): "The refreshments."

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Zln
Dec 23, 2015

I'll try not to give too much away, for those of you yet to see it! Indeed, I'll stop using actual names, further along.

__ Katniss volunteers for the games, to spare her 10 year old younger sister. She and her neighborhood baker's son, Peeta, find themselves whisked from semi-rural poverty, onto a 200 mph train, flashily attired with crystal chandeliers, flashy food, a garishly garnered gathering of a made up white faced, dress and jacket [yellow and pink?! I couldn't look! :-{ ], constantly ranting woman (Effie Trinket) "Aren't you so lucky to be on this train, such a smooth ride, all this flash food and furnishings! (Never mind you're off to your probable deaths!) May the odds always be in your favor"! Haymitch arrived, drunk and didn't dispense advice. He was able, however, to prevent an attack from Peeta, with a well placed foot onto his chest. Latter, a very concerned Katniss missed stabbing his hand by 2cm. Effie: "THAT'S MAHOGANY"!! Haymitch admonishers Katniss - she needs to win friends - for influence and sponsorship. They arrive, meet other contestants. Haymitch stays off the booze, briefs and gives them advice.

__ For instances:
_ One district has academy that trains fighters, who then volunteer for the Hunger Games.
_ Contestants jumping the start gun get killed by the organizers.
_ Keep away from the goodies pile at the start - turns into blood bath.
_ Go uphill and find water supply.

__THE GAMES START__. (I will stop using names). A brawl at the pile. Contestant 4 goes and grabs bag that had left the pile. Then gets bowled by another contestant, who changes her mind and they back apart, run off. Contestant 4 makes for the boundary. At 1.5km, the controllers set off a forest fire, with fire balls, to chase Contestant 4 back, leaving her with large burn to leg. Brief scene: Haymitch talks to wealthy couple. Contestant 4 receives paragliding robot, carrying curing balm. Contestant 4 sees Peeta has joined the Academy force, who go around killing other contestants, 5 on 1. They corner Contestant 4 up a tree and wait her out. Contestant 7 points out GE Wasp (hallucinogenic and possibly deadly sting) nest to 4. Who got it to fall on Academy, who run away. Contestant 4 then wanders, hallucinating from the Stings Contestant 4 received. Contestants 4 and 7 launch plan to get goodies from academy but C7 killed. Her district riots and rebels! Academy have surrounded goodies pile with mines. Contestant 4 knocks over goodies setting off the mines and wreaking many of the goodies. In Control Room, Chief Games Controller has another organize attack dogs to go after Contestant 4 - who does so with an Excessively Sadistic Delight! President Rose tells Chief Controller only one contestant is to survive - no sympathy or playing to public's appeal for underdogs - of whom there are far too many. (Haymitch had pitched letting two survive, as underdogs, to Chief Controller). I very much like President Rose and intend to start a committee for his re-election!! Back at the games, Mr Academy has a cry, tells other survivors he has nothing to loose because only knows how to kill! I'll end my summary here.

__ Written in main 08:50 30/11/15

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superman2234
Dec 23, 2013

In the Distant Future lies the ruins of North America. What remains of North America is called Panem, home to the Capitol and all it's 12 districts. Dating back to the Dark Days where the Rebels tried to take over, the Capitol "maintains" control over the districts by forcing their districts to choose 1 boy and 1 girl to participate in the Capitol's Annual Hunger Games. The hunger games is a televised arena death match that airs live on TV. There can only be 1 victor in the Hunger Games.

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IANkim
Jun 26, 2013

a girl name katniss everdeen goes to the hunger game,and survives

aaa5756 Nov 26, 2012

Definitely a Chick Flink!!!!! For adolescent girl 15 and under!!!

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