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Lionsgate Bowing 'Hunger Games' as First UltraViolet Release

August 10, 2012

Lionsgate Aug. 10 said it will bow theatrical hit, The Hunger Games, as its first UltraViolet release on Aug. 18.

In a conference call with analysts, CEO Jon Feltheimer said the teen fantasy film, which has generated more than $680 million at the box office, would be available on UltraViolet at Walmart and through, the Warner Bros.-owned movie recommendation website and conduit for the cloud-based industrywide digital locker.

The two-disc Blu-ray Disc and two-disc DVD releases have more than three hours of bonus materials and represent Lionsgate's largest home entertainment release ever.



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