Hunger Games DVD – What will you Choose?

With less than 2 weeks to go before The Hunger Games DVD/Blu-ray hits stores, we are hearing from many of you that you are still undecided about which version (or versions ;) ) of it to pick up.  So in an attempt to help you (and us) make the final decision here’s a rundown of your choices.

2 DISC THE HUNGER GAMES DVD OR BLU-RAY WITH BONUS FEATURES AND DIGITAL COPY:

This is the “basic” version that is being sold at stores everywhere and the price will vary by location.  Features of this set are as follows:

Disc 1 Includes :

    • Feature Film

Disc 2 Includes (3 hours of bonus features):

  • Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and the Hunger Games Phenomenon
  • The World is Watching: Making 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)
  • Letters from the Rose Garden: Insights from Donald Sutherland on the development of his role as President Snow
  • Controlling the Games: 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)

Digital Copy

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The following versions are exclusive to the stores named and may be available in only limited quantities. Each will contain the film and features listed above, but in addition come with collectible items or extra bonus content as noted.

WALMART: THE HUNGER GAMES (EXCLUSIVE) DVD ($22.96) OR BLU-RAY ($26.96) + VUDU BONUS CONTENT + MOCKINGJAY PENDANT:

  • 2 disc DVD or Blu-ray set with features (as described above)
  • Mockingay pendant
  • VUDU downloadable bonus content (exclusive):
    • The Stunts of the Hunger Games
    • Capitol Couture: The Styles of Panem

Want a bit of bonus content, plus a Hunger Games collectible?  Then this set from Walmart is definitely worth considering.  The bonus content here (no length stated) will give you an additional peek into the behind the scenes of the film and Capitol.

 

TARGET: THE HUNGER GAMES –  EXCLUSIVE 3-DISC DELUXE LIMITED EDITION DVD ($20.99) OR BLU-RAY ($25.99)

  • 2 disc DVD or Blu-ray set with features (as described above)
  • collectible case and 45 minutes of exclusive content on 3rd disc
  • Tribute Video Diaries (exclusive) — the seven main tributes use their flip-cameras to document the build up to the release of The Hunger Games
  • Stories from the Tributes (exclusive) – sit down with the tributes and hear the best stores of their time filming the most anticipated movie of 2012
  • Tribute Biographies (exclusive) – find out all about your favorite tributes with this animated gallery
  • Tribute Photo Gallery (exclusive) – personal photos of the tributes

Want bonus content?  Then this is definitely the set to look too.  With 45 minutes of exclusives, focused mainly on the tributes, this version should satisfy those hungry for more details on the making of the film and the cast involved.

 

BEST BUY: THE HUNGER GAMES EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY COMBO BOX SET $44.99:

  • DVD 2 Disc set with features (as described above)
  • Blu-ray 2 Disc set with features (as described above)
  • Limited edition Hunger Games collectible that will be numbered and exclusive to Best Buy

Best Buy is the ONLY spot to get a Blu-ray DVD combo pack.  The addition of the beautiful presentation and unique collectible (which we have not yet seen), makes this a very desirable set and we have heard it is very limited.  The Best Buy website does not have a link to pre-order in the US, so check into your local store for details.

 

COSTCO: THE HUNGER GAMES DISTRICT 12 GIFT BOX SET:

  • Blu-ray 2 Disc Set with features (as described above)
  • District 12 box display
  • Parachute compartment necklace
  • District 12 bag clip
  • District 12 prop replica arena sac

Costco has put together a very elegant collector set, though it seems to be available only in Blu-ray format.  The box alone, makes this a beautiful set for avid Hunger Games collectors.  The Costco website does not have any information on pre-ordering this set online, so this may be a warehouse (aka in-store) purchase only.  Also, no price has yet been found for this set, if anyone happens to check into this, please let us know and we will update.

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There you have it, the most talked about versions of The Hunger Games DVD/Blu-ray. We hope we’ve helped you a bit in your decision making process.  In my opinion, it truly comes down to whether you are more into bonus content or collectibles and display value of the set.

The Target and Walmart versions both offer extra details about the making of the film, (the Target version offering more), so if you are most interested in that I would swing toward one of those.  But if you prefer to have a set you can set out for display or perhaps some more merchandise or exclusives to add to your collection, definitely take a look at Costco or Best Buy sets.

If you’re not into the “bonuses” so much, the basic 2 Disc version is still a great deal and has a lot of extra content to keep you satisfied, and is a bit less expensive for those who are on a budget.

No matter which you choose, you will finally have your hands on the film, and that to me is what is most desirable!

Please Note: This list comprises the most talked about versions, and does not presume to include all that are available.

Source: Hunger Games DWTC

US Fanbases Attend The Hunger Games DVD Private Screening from Lionsgate

HG Girl On Fire Report:

So today I, Amie (@jeamiemarie), was lucky enough to be invited to the Lionsgate Screening Room in Santa Monica along with our other favorite fansites to get a sneak peek at The Hunger Games DVD Special Features! And what a surprise when our very own Foxface,Jackie Emerson, walked into the small private screening to chat and hang out with us all! CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO OF JACKIE TO YOU BELOW!!

All I can say is expect big things from the special features, new interviews, a ‘Tribute Diaries’ segment, an inside look at the special effects and designing The Capitol, Effie’s makeup and more! A soon as I can I’ll post a review of the 3 hours of footage for you all to read!Now this is IMPORTANT! THINGS HUNGER GAMES FANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DVD! Best Buy, Target, Costco, Wal-Mart, and ITunes will all have different EXCLUSIVE DVD sets with their own exclusive features, below I have posted pics and info about all your options! Pre-Order now if you Can!

Nightlock?? What exactly is LionsGate up to??

The Hunger Games DVD Box set ONLY AVAILABLE AT COSTCO. Includes a Keychain, Parachute Necklace, D12 Tribute backpack, & DVD+ Bonus Features+Digital Copy

The Hunger Games DVD Box set ONLY AVAILABLE at BEST BUY! This set is a 4 Disc special edition with exclusive Special Features and a limited Edition Hunger Games Collectible inside! This is a VERY LIMITED box set they told us!

ONLY AVAILABLE at Target! The Hunger Games 3 disc DVD set that included one hour of EXTRA Bonus Features NO OTHER DVD SET WILL HAVE!

The Hunger Games DVD+Bonus Features ONLY AVAILABLE AT WAL-Mart! Exclusive Features AND it comes with a MOCKINGJAY PIN! AWESOME!

Which DVD set are you going to buy????????

Special Thanks to Jackie Emerson, our good friends at Lionsgate, and our good friends from Down With The CapitolMockingjay.netWelcome to D12TheHungerGamesMovies.net and special shout out to the people we missed today! HG Fireside ChatThe Hob, and My Hunger Games.

Thanks to HG Girl On Fire for the tips!

Photo & Video: Josh Hutcherson at the SBNN 3 on 3 Charity Basketball Game

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Source: My Hunger Games

Interview: Liam Hemsworth’s with Men’s Health

As we told you previously Liam Hemsworth is featured on the cover of the September issue of Men’s Health.  Thanks to USA Today, we have a look at more of the accompanying article in which Liam talks about The Hunger Games, Expendables 2 and so much more.

On his grueling workouts with a Navy SEAL and following the Paleo Diet to prepare for his role in The Hunger Games: “My character was spending most of his life in a state of hunger, and I wanted to get a sense of that, physically and mentally.”

training for The Hunger Games: “I literally had to wait a half hour after each session before I drove anywhere, I had to lay on the ground until I could breathe properly again.”

On changing his diet to prepare for The Hunger Games: “It was tough because I’m an eater. If I have one addiction in life, it’s probably food.”

On the star-studded cast of The Expendables 2: “There wasn’t the testosterone or ego you might expect on a set like that. Everyone was so cool and professional.”

On the moment when Jean-Claude Van Damme unexpectedly kicked him in the chest during the filming of The Expendables 2:“It was a present from him, in a weird way. I was honored to be kicked by him.”

Source: USA Today via Hunger Games DWTC

Two New BTS Clips from The Hunger Games DVD: “Climb with Katniss’ & “Designing the Capitol”

Two new Behind the Scenes clips from The Hunger Games DVD have made their way online today.  You can check them out below:

“Designing the Capitol” via IGN

“Climb with Katniss” via EW. Click on the photo below to view.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Talks Plutarch and Catching Fire

Our new Head Gamemaker, Philip Seymour Hoffman recently spoke with EW about taking on the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire Hoffman discussed what drew him to the project, the books and more.

“I liked the people involved. It’s a great group of actors. It’s a great environment. And the character was something I was attracted to. It was just an interesting role. [SPOILER ALERT] He’s somebody who’s part of the revolution, but you don’t know it. The idea that somebody would be risking themselves in such an extreme way to join something that’s that dangerous because he thinks it’s the future…that’s interesting stuff, you know?”

Despite having not read the books before being considered for the role, Hoffman is now deep in research on his character. He has since watched the first film and is currently about halfway through reading Catching Fire

“It’s good,” he says. “I’ve read the script, which is true to the book — I kinda ruined it for myself. [Laughs] But I’m reading it anyway, because I really want to find out everything I need to know about this guy.”

And what about the inevitable recognizability that comes with doing a film like this?

“Things always pass over, you know? I don’t know what it will be like. But, you know, I’m not playing Katniss. [Laughs] I’m not in high-profile movies in that way too often, so it usually passes. I’m 45. I think it will be all right.”

Source: Hunger Games DWTC

RUMOR: Deadline Now Reporting Sam Claflin Looking ‘Likely’ For Finnick

Because someone in Hollywood is trying to give the collective Hunger Games fandom a heartattackDeadline is now reporting that rumored front-runner for Finnick, Sam Claflin, is now almost certain to get the role:

Sam Claflin has been the favorite, but he had a problem with an option owed to another studio the presented date problems. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter stars Ben Walker, Boyd Holbrook and Tyler Hoechlin were the other competitors for that role, but it looks now like things have cleared for Claflin and that he’ll play the role. You’ve seen him in Snow White and the Huntsman and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

It looks like the hold up with Finnick casting may have been due to scheduling conflicts. Because the character has a sizeable role in the next three films, they won’t want another studio calling him into action (like Fox has done with Jennifer Lawrence and X-men: First Class.

Source:  Deadline via Hunger Games DWTC

CONFIRMED! Lynn Cohen as Mags in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!

CatchingFireCasting.com is now reporting that Lynn Cohen has been cast as Mags inCatching Fire!

About the Character:

Mags is a now eighty year old former Hunger Games victor from District 4 and former mentor to Finnick Odair.

Lynn Cohen:

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Olympic Archer Khatuna Lorig Training Jennifer Lawrence for Katniss

THR snagged this awesome picture of USA Olympic archer, Khatuna Lorig, dressed in Katniss’ arena jacket and wearing a mockingjay pin! Lorig, who is in London competing, was responsible for training Jennifer Lawrence in archery for her role in The Hunger Games.

On Wednesday, Lorig posed for a photograph to commemorate her collaboration with Lawrence, and to celebrate the forthcoming release of The Hunger Games on Blu-ray.
The Hunger Games has been a boon for the sport of archery, raising its international profile since the film’s release.

You can read more about the photoshoot as well as some more information on the upcomping DVD/Blu-Ray release of The Hunger Games over at THR.

Have you developed an interest in archery because of Katniss? Let us know in the comments!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter via Hunger Games DWTC 

Rumor: Catching Fire’s Quarter Quell to Film on Oahu?

Thanks to some great detective work by our friend Crystal at Mockingjay.net, we’ve learned of a new potential shoot location for the Quarter Quell Arena.  Previously it had been rumored that Kauai would be taking on the honors, but soon after Lionsgate nixed that rumor.  Now thanks to Crystal andTim Ryan’s Reel Hawaii, we’ve learned filmmakers may have finally decided on Oahu as the island of choice.

 After scouting Kauai, Maui, Hawaii island and Oahu, executives forHunger Games: Catching Fire selected Oahu as a location for four to five weeks of filming beginning as early as November and including preproduction will wrap in Hawaii just before the December Christmas break. Budget for the sequel is in excess of $100 million, sources said…

This information has not been confirmed by Lionsgate, so please treat this as a rumor for now, but it definitely sounds promising.  We’ll update when we learn more.

Source: Tim Ryan’s Reel Hawaii and Mockingjay.net

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