Lionsgate Bowing ‘Hunger Games’ as First UltraViolet Release

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 Flixster.com, 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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