Back in May, Lionsgate debuted a Blu-ray trailer for The Hunger Games, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download August 18. Today we have a special features trailer that offers an early look at some of the extras included on this highly-anticipated release. Take a look at the video, along with the full special features details.

The Hunger Games is the first in a trilogy of books published by Scholastic that has already become a literary phenomenon with over 36.5 million copies in circulation. Set in the future, one male and one female from each of the twelve districts of the nation is forced to participate in the annual competition called The Hunger Games, which is broadcast live throughout the country for the entertainment of the Capitol's wealthy residents. Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers in her younger sister's place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when 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.

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Special Features:

  • "The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games" - an eight-part documentary covering the "making of" the film in all aspects from the pre-production process all the way through the theatrical release and fan reactions
  • - "Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon" featurette
  • - "Letters from the Rose Garden" featurette - insights from Donald Sutherland on the development of his role as President Snow
  • - "Controlling the Games" featurette - stories and concepts behind creating the control center
  • - "A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell"
  • - Propaganda Film (in its entirety)
  • - Marketing Archive
  • - "Preparing for The Games: A Director's Process" (Blu-ray Exclusive)