Well apparently it’s a new trend to jump on the pre-order train for the home entertainment sales for a film when it’s theater run is less than a week old!
But we’re not complaining!
We previously reported that the UK had opened up pre-orders for Mockingjay Part 1 and now, the US is following suit with all 4 major retailers, Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon jumping into the early sales as well.
Not much information is available for each release yet, that will come later from both Lionsgate Home Media and the store chains, but we do know that Target will have a special edition with a 3rd disc containing 45 minutes of bonus content and include a gorgeous fabric poster of Katniss for those who pre-order the disc. And we also know that Best Buy will allow customers to continue their Hunger Games steel book collection with a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack. Amazon currently is showcasing just the basic Blu-ray and DVD, while Walmart also has a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Combo pack.
You’ll also notice that the images shown are simply the theatrical poster for the film, these are just placeholders until the final artwork is finalized. And again any mention of deleted scenes or bonus materials, apart from Target’s special edition will be released at a later date much closer to the release time, which is of course “to be announced” as well. We’d suspect an early March release like Catching Fire or perhaps even late February, as we know they’ll want to promote Insurgent on the release as well.
You can check out the links to all the retailers below and check out the fabric poster image from Target as well.
I’m sure if you’ve read the books (and I’m pretty sure a majority of you have ), you will have noticed that certain demands were missing from Katniss’ list as she told Coin what she required to take on the role of the Mockingjay. In the film, her list consisted only of rescuing and pardoning the Victors, and of course allowing Prim to keep Buttercup. But in the book, she had a few other “wishes” as well. One was that she be allowed to hunt on the surface with Gale which was brought in the film another way, and then there was what many would say was the biggest demand of all…
The Hunger Games’ Official YouTube account just posted a beautiful new TV spot for Mockingjay – Part 1 featuring Katniss singing “The Hanging Tree.” Check it out! (Warning: Does contain several scenes from the movie).
Teefury has two shirt designs (shown above) for $11 which will only be on sale for just for 11 more hours the shirts also come with a free Mockingjay related sticker with your purchase. They are also selling two beautiful posters for $11 on their site both Katniss related. So if want one of these amazing shirts or posters click here.
Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, and Julianne Moore had one heck of a time trying to impersonate their fellow cast members. Watch them try (and kind of fail) at Yahoo! UK.
This video is no embeddable so click on the photo to watch.
(P.S. – Who do you think Elizabeth is making fun of in that screenshot?)
Well that was fast. Even though Mockingjay Part 1 is still in theaters, Amazon UK already has five different versions of the movie available for pre-order. There’s unconfirmed artwork floating out there as well but I’m kind of hoping we’ll get something better.
The following versions of Mockingjay Part 1 are available for pre-order:
Natalie and Mahershala sat down with Univision to talk about making the switch from normal television and stage work to working on Mockingjay Part’s 1 & 2, being the “new kids” on set, the end of filming Mockingjay, social media influences, and more!
Lorde performed ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ from the Mockingjay Part 1 Official Soundtrack on stage at the American Music Awards earlier this evening. And who was she introduced by? None other than Effie Trinket herself, Elizabeth Banks!
This is the best video we’ve been able to find on YouTube of the performance, but be sure to click close all the ‘video ad links’ that pop up at the beginning.