Lionsgate invited a handful of folks from various Hunger Games fan sites to tell them about the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases of the movie. We were treated to a 22 minute sneak peek of footage in a presentation that was created specifically for us. As if the oohs and aahs of the footage wasn’t enough, we were treated with a visit from a special guest.
Jackie Emerson (Foxface) came to chat and have lunch with us. She was delightful and so pretty. Our hosts from Lionsgate spent time with all of us asking about what our fans like to see most in the extras on DVD and Blu-ray versions of the movies. Commentary from the stars of the film, blooper reel, and deleted scenes were brought up the most. What extras do you want to see?
Every DVD/Blu-ray set will have a standard set of special features, but the exclusive versions will have something different for everyone. Fans will have no shortage of choices as Walmart, Target, iTunes, Costco, and Best Buy all have exclusive features.
- The Target Deluxe Edition includes a collectible case and forty-five minutes of exclusive content. The exclusive content includes: Tribute Video Diaries, Stories from the Tributes, Tribute Biographies, Tribute Photo Gallery.
- The Walmart Edition includes: The Stunts of the Hunger Games, Capitol Couture: The Styles of Panem, VUDU, Digital Copy, Mockingjay pendant.
- iTunes is offering a behind the scenes look at the special effects.
- The Costco box set includes: Digital Copy, Parachute necklace, District 12 Tribute Backpack, Keychain.
- Best Buy has another box set that includes a four-disc set with exclusive special features and a collectible.
Which version you get will depend on what interests you most. While we cannot post a review of the Special Features until August 18th, just know that out of the 3 hours (that’s right 3 hours) of extras there is something for everyone.
It was great to meet people from the other fan sites and share all the excitement. Special thanks to Lionsgate showing us that we have a lot to look forward to in the DVD/Blu-ray release and also for their dedication and appreciation of the fans.