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'Capture' premiere: 'Hunger Games' meets 'Lord of the Flies' for The CW

In a world crying out for peace, love and understanding, The CW has instead decided to play a game of deep-woods high-tech tag that's way more "Hunger Games" than "Kumbaya" around the campfire.Premiering Tuesday, July 30, the competitive reality series "Capture" sends 12 teams of two into the Arena, a fenced-in enclosure -- totally wired for video and sound, and rigged with a variety of ways to sabotage the competitors -- in a remote forested area of California.The teams must live there for a month, trying to survive on meager rations while aiming to hunt one another down and affix magnetic hockey-puck-sized "talons" to their rivals (a more humane alternative to paintball guns, or bows and arrows).Along the way, the Game Master (Australian outdoorsman and shark expert Luke Tipple) alters the environment to make things even more interesting.This is all in pursuit of a $250,000 grand prize.Tipple tells Zap2it that for him, there was "a... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/capture-premiere-hunger-games-meets-lord-of-the-flies-for-the-cw.html

The CW's Capture Extended Trailer: Is It Hunger Games Cool or Just a Knock-Off?

Ever wanted to live in the world of The Hunger Games? Yeah, me neither, but The CW has found 24 people who were happy to rough it out in pairs of two for a chance to win $250,000 dollars. The network has released an extended preview of their summer reality series Captive full of running, faux danger and a smattering of potentially real blood. The stakes aren’t as life and death as the promo makes them out to be– it looks more high stakes laser tag than a fight to the death– but it could be a fun summer diversion. READ MORE...