As a Hunger Games site, we have been introduced to many wonderful YA books and movies over the years. One of our favorites is Divergent, which releases on DVD/Blu-Ray today August 5th. We were able to review the DVD in advance, courtesy of Lionsgate/Summit.
What to look forward too:
I admit, I did watch The Spectacular Now and Fault in Our Stars trailers because well, why not. There is also a trailer for the Divergent IPAD app. This app includes over 150 minutes of state-of-the-art bonus features and interactive content. The content includes the Making of Divergent, All-Access Movie Premiere Pass, Factions in the Real World, and a Marketing Archives. If you are an Xfinity customer who buys the movie on Digital HD via Xfinity On Demand, the Divergent app will unlock an additional 250 minutes of exclusive content. For more info and to download the app, click here. The Blu-Ray combo pack also includes a sheet of stick-on Divergent tattoos and Ellie Goulding’s Beating Heart music video.
Audio Commentary with Director Neil Burger/Audio Commentary with Producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher: Both audio commentaries are jam packed with lots of new info on filmography, imagery, why certain things were put in the movie, left out, or changed up, and more.
“Bringing Divergent to Life” Documentary: Their is so much in this, I can’t even begin to describe it. It is soooo good and it has so many great behind-the-scenes footage and cutesy moments between the cast, crew, and Veronica Roth. You’ll just have to watch and enjoy
“Faction Before Blood Featurette (Blu-ray Exclusive): This featurette explains what the five Factions are, how Veronica Roth came up with Divergent, the choosing ceremony, why the factionless exist, and more. The cast and crew also go into more detail on each Faction. At the end of the featurette, the cast tells which Faction they would choose in real life. Some of their answers might surprise you.
Deleted Scenes: The deleted scenes include an extended practice shooting scene, a convo between Tris and Al, the very gruesome “knife in the eye” scene, “why is there new rules” convo with Tris, Four, and Eric, and lastly, we couldn’t go without a Dautless cake scene.
Marketing Gallery: The marketing gallery includes both Divergent theatrical trailers and a poster gallery.
So go on out today and purchase your very own Divergent DVD! You can find the DVD at major retailers including Target, Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon.