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

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