The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for pre-order starting Friday, May 25. There will be over three hours of unreleased material in the special features, including an eight-part documentary The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games. There will also be interviews with the cast and crew, a featurette about how the film differed from Suzanne Collins' novel, and the full-length propaganda film shown during The Reaping. Here's what Lionsgate's Executive Vice President & General Manager, Home Entertainment Ron Schwartz had to say about the midnight release.
"The motion picture event of the year is poised to become the home entertainment event of the year, and with a midnight launch and midnight retail events scheduled at stores around the country, we expect to replicate the same level of consumer excitement generated by the film's theatrical debut."
The Hunger Games was released March 23rd, 2012 and stars Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Paula Malcomson. The film is directed by Gary Ross.