Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sisters place and must rely upon her sharp instincts when shes pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared their entire lives. If shes ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and live against love.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.
Based on the book by Suzanne Collins this is an excellent adaptation. It is grittier and darker than expected but despite that the book was essentially about kids killing kids the violent scenes in the film are quite tame. Instead the film focuses more on the main character Katniss and the unfair conditions she has to live under with the Capital in charge of Panem.
If you are the kind that always complain that the book is better than the film, don't bother watching this film. If you can appreciate the film on its own merits this is a touching story of survival in the worst odds.
May the odds always be in your favour.
Raina Ham on
Fabulously engaging reading. So pertinent to the times we are now living in.
The movie fell far short of the depth of characters and plot in the 3 books.
Angela Tapara on
I enjoyed this movie very much, please watch it and see for yourself.
Maz Douglas on
Love the movie but had trouble running the dvd. Scenes kept repeating. Other dvds play OK in my player. Very frustrating. Bought another copy from Coles on sale. Couldn't be bothered going through the process of returning it etc.
Joyce Meagher on
I have got read the book and I enjoyed the DVD just as much. They didn't appear to have altered the story.
Eleanor Rarity on
I love this dvd- it's got an awesome storyline full of adventure, humour, a little romance, and is thrilling from start to finish! Once again, fishpond has delivered an item in record time! Would definitely recommend this dvd!
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