Fans are anxious to know when they’ll be able to own their own copies of The Hunger Games movie, and a recent Wall Street Journal article quoted Lionsgate as saying they’re looking at a release date around five months after the theatrical release (which would mean August/September).
Today, StudioCanal, the movie’s distributor in Germany, announced the DVD release date as August 30th in Germany (with the availability to rent the DVD from stores on August 18th, which we hear is typical in Germany); the same release date was posted on the German Hunger Games Facebook page. No word yet on the U.S. release, but we would assume it’s around the same time.
Back in February, The Hunger Games Germany fansite created some amazing fanbooks for The Hunger Games cast, including more than 150 graphics, pictures, artwork and letters from fans in Germany and around the world. According to the site, they wanted to create something that would show how excited and thankful fans were to see the movie.
During the movie premiere in Germany on March 16th, they had the opportunity to give the 50-page books to Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Gary Ross and Elizabeth Banks. In their words:
At 19.00 o’clock we met someone from our distrubutor. She escorted us to the VIP-lounge, were the stars were supposed to be after the red (or better black) carpet event. We were really nervous and waited for about half an hour, but to wait really was worth it!
At first Liam came up to the VIP-Lounge, not even noticing us (guess we just waited at a corner, so no one would have notice us haha). After that our caretaker from Studiocanal told us that we can give the Fanbooks as soon as everyone came up to the VIP Lounge and since Josh really took a lot of time for his fans, we just waited and waited and waited! The next person who entered the VIP-Lounge was Elizabeth Banks. Her shoes seemed like to kill her, since she literally fell into her chair. After that Jennifer and Josh came up and disappeared into the VIP-Lounge. About 5 Minutes later Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Lawrence came out and Jennifer was like: “I guess we get something, but I don’t know what!” and all we could do was smiling. We really were so nervous! Since no one of the actors knew what’s going on, Josh, Liam and Gary took their time to come too, but Jennifer called them like “Come on we get preeeeeeesents!” what was really cute!
Watch the adorable video below to see the official handover of the books to the cast. You can see more pictures of the awesome book at HungerGamesGermany.de.
Germany’s BravoTV has a new interview with Jennifer Lawrence. The interviewer asks Jennifer to finish a number of sentences about The Hunger Games – what she likes about the books, the character of Katniss, and preparing for the role; what she had the most fun with on set; what stunts she did on her own; what one thing she would have taken from the set; and much more.