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08/14/2012 – ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Jaws’

Philip Yu
This Week on DVD/Blu-ray
August 14, 2012

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The Hunger Games Box Art
The Hunger Games Box Art

The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence stars in the smash hit action thriller based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel. 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place to enter the arena of the Hunger Games, a state-sponsored battle to the death. Forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of former victor Haymitch Abernathy, she's pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these games their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

See Elizabeth Banks in an exclusive Blu-ray bonus feature clip from 'The Hunger Games,' available Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games
  • Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon
  • Letters from the Rose Garden
  • Controlling the Games
  • A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell and More

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To celebrate the home entertainment release of 'The Hunger Games' we're giving away an autographed poster! One grand prize winner will receive 'The Hunger Games' on Blu-ray and a theatrical poster signed by director Gary Ross, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz. Four runner-up winners will each receive a Blu-ray copy of 'The Hunger Games.' Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
May the odds be ever in your favor. I want to win a signed #TheHungerGames poster and Blu-ray from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/thg-blu
Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 p.m. PT on August 20th, 2012. Winners will be announced on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you have any other questions, check out the official rules or feel free to tweet us.

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First Time on Blu-ray

Jaws Box Art
Jaws Box Art

Jaws

Director Steven Spielberg's terrifying landmark classic arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever, in honor of Universal's 100th anniversary celebration. When a giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort town and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks, a part-time sheriff must team up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. With digitally remastered and fully restored picture and sound, and over four hours of bonus content, this iconic summer thriller is set to scare an entire new generation from going back in the water.

Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus feature clip from 'Jaws,' available for the first time on Blu-ray:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws
  • Jaws: The Restoration
  • The Making of Jaws
  • From the Set
  • Deleted Scenes & Outtakes and More

More Details:

To celebrate the Blu-ray release of 'Jaws,' we're doing a giveaway! Five grand prize winners will receive a 'Jaws' Blu-ray Prize Pack consisting of a 'Jaws' Blu-ray Combo Pack and a 'Jaws' keychain can opener. Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
We're going to need a bigger boat. I want to win a 'Jaws' Blu-ray Prize Pack from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/jaws-blu #YahooDVD
Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 p.m. PT on August 20th, 2012. Winners will be announced on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you have any other questions, check out the official rules or feel free to tweet us.

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Kill List Box Art
Kill List Box Art

Kill List

Eight months after a disastrous hit job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, Jay is an out-of-work ex-soldier turned contract killer with no job, money, health insurance and a wife constantly on his case. But when his business partner Gal comes over for dinner and pressures Jay into taking a new assignment, Jay quickly finds himself back in the game with the promise of a big payoff after three assassinations. Although the hits start off without incident, things soon begin to unravel and Jay's paranoia reveals itself as he is plunged into the heart of darkness.

Watch the theatrical trailer for 'Kill List,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Video On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Conversations with Writer/Co-Producer John Cusack and Director Stephen Frears
  • Deleted Scenes

More Details:

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On Demand

4 Wedding Planners Poster
4 Wedding Planners Poster

4 Wedding Planners

Miriam runs a wedding planning business, although love isn't exactly her specialty -- she's three times divorced, with one daughter born from each ex-husband. However, it's not just Miriam who's unlucky in love. When eldest daughter Lily rejects her boyfriend's marriage proposal, she returns home to Hawaii for family support. Unfortunately, her family is having some wedding troubles of their own. Miriam's wedding planning business is being run into the ground by Lily's two half-sisters: Twinny and Hoku. Will Lily be able to help her family get their business back on track before it's too late?

See Illeana Douglas, Kimberly Rose Wolter and Sung Kang in the trailer for '4 Wedding Planners,' available on Video On Demand and Digital Download on August 14:

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