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Sneak Peek at the Cover Art for the Target, Walmart & Best Buy Special Editions of Mockingjay Part 1

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News broke earlier this week that Mockingjay Part 1 would be arriving on Blu-ray/DVD on March 6th. Along with the traditional home entertaiment release of the film, there are also three special editions, exclusive to Target, Walmart and Best Buy. And now we are getting our first look at the cover art for these unique versions.

Target Mockingjay special edition
Target has a 3 disc special edition, which includes the Blu-ray/DVD of the film, and all the bonus features previously announced as well as 45 minutes of additional footage on a 3rd disc. Target also has the opportunity to get a bonus fabric poster if you pre-order before release day.

Walmart alternative Cover MockingjayWalmart has a limited edition Blu-ray/Digital disc with an alternative slip cover featuring Katniss, Gale and Cressida.  This special version also comes with an exclusive Vudu behind the scenes featurette on Mockingjay Part 1.
Best Buy Mockingjay steelbookBest Buy continues the Steelbook collection for the franchise with a gorgeous case for the film.  No word on any other exclusive features at this point.

DWTC will be working on putting together a “buyer’s guide” for Mockingjay Part 1, as we did for Catching Fire to help you pick out which version is best for you so keep watch!

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‘Mockingjay Part 1′ Becomes the #1 Movie of 2014

#1 Movie Two yearsWe did it Tributes! Mockingjay Part 1 has officially passed Guardians of the Galaxy as the #1 Grossing Film in the US for 2014.  That makes Lionsgate the first company in over a decade to have films top the box office in back to back years!

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Congratulations to Lionsgate, Francis Lawrence, Nina Jacobson, Jennifer Lawerence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and all the cast and crew!

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Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD Special Features Revealed

Mockingjay Blu-ray DVD comboThe Official US Release Date was announced earlier today, and now we are getting our first look at the special features on the Digital, Blu-ray and DVD versions.

This information comes via the Official Press Release and mockingjaythefilm.com

Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence leads an all-star cast in the battle for Panem in a spectacular sequel packed with five hours of extensive, must-see bonus materials including the two-hour behind-the-scenes documentary “The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of Mockingjay – Part 1.” Featuring never-before-seen interviews and on-set footage of the cast and crew, the documentary takes an in-depth look at the making of the film including the script adaptation, location scouting, set design – including physically creating the hovercraft – casting the new characters, and bringing District 13 to life.  

Additional special features include “Straight from the Heart: A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman,” deleted scenes, an audio commentary with director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson, as well as the “Songs of Rebellion: Lorde on Curating the Soundtrack” featurette, the music video for the Golden Globe®-nominated song “Yellow Flicker Beat” and a brand new sneak peek at The Divergent Series: Insurgent. The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES**

  • “The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of Mockingjay – Part 1“: 8-part feature-length documentary
    • Hope and Rebellion: Continuing the Saga
    • Designing Dystopia: Visual Aesthetic
    • Rebels and Warriors:The Cast
    • Fusing Form and Function: Costume, Make-Up & Hair
    • Fighting the System: Shooting on Location
    • D13: Rebellion Tactics
    • Perfecting Panem: The Post-Production Process
    • Taking Back Our Future: Reflections & Looking Forward
  • “Straight From the Heart: A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman” featurette
  • “Songs of Rebellion: Lorde on Curating the Soundtrack” featurette
  • “Yellow Flicker Beat” – Lorde music video
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson
  • Sneak Peek of The Divergent Series: Insurgent

**Subject to change

BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES**

  • “The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of Mockingjay – Part 1“: 8-part feature-length documentary
      • Hope and Rebellion: Continuing the Saga
      • Designing Dystopia: Visual Aesthetic
      • Rebels and Warriors:The Cast
      • Fusing Form and Function: Costume, Make-Up & Hair
      • Fighting the System: Shooting on Location
      • D13: Rebellion Tactics
      • Perfecting Panem: The Post-Production Process
      • Taking Back Our Future: Reflections & Looking Forward
  • “Straight From the Heart: A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman” featurette
  • “Songs of Rebellion: Lorde on Curating the Soundtrack” featurette
  • “Yellow Flicker Beat” – Lorde music video
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson
  • Sneak Peek of The Divergent Series: Insurgent

**Subject to change

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES**

  • Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Sneak Peek of The Divergent Series: Insurgent

**Subject to change

Note, Walmart, Target and Best Buy have their own special versions, and any additional features those versions may include are not noted here.  Those will most likely be revealed by the individual retailers sometime in the near future.

You can find links to pre-order at all the major retailers here.

Are you excited by the special features?  Which are you looking forward to most?  Let us know in the comments!

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Official! Mockingjay Part 1 Releasing on Digital HD February 17th & Blu-ray/DVD March 6th

It’s officially official!  Mockingjay Part 1 will be released on Digital HD on February 17, 2015, and Blu-ray/DVD on March 6, 2015.

Will you be purchasing the Digital Version or waiting for the Blu-ray release? Or are you like most of us and planning on getting both? Let us know in the comments!

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Listen: Josh Hutcherson Talks with NowToronto about The Hunger Games, the Loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman & More

Josh EscobarJosh Hutcherson has been busy promoting his new film Escobar: Paradise Lost, and he recently spoke with Now Tornoto about the project, as well as some tidbits about The Hunger Games and the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman as well. Check them out in the audio clips below.

Josh on selling ‘Spray Tan':

Josh on the large commitment The Hunger Games has been:

Josh on the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Josh on Escobar: Paradise Lost

Source: NowToronto

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WATCH: Josh Hutcherson Talks the End of the Franchise, Mockingjay and more

Josh Hutcherson is busy promoting his film, Escobar: Paradise Lost, but during his interview with KISS 92.5, he also touched on The Hunger Games, the end of the franchise, Mockingjay and more.

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“Tim Palen: Photographs from ‘The Hunger Games’ to be Released in June

Tim Palen Hunger Games bookLionsgate’s Chief Marketing Officer Tim Palen has put together a collection of never before seen photos from the first three Hunger Games films.  These exclusive images celebrate the entire film franchise and will also include a small sneak peek at Mockingjay Part 2. Published by Assouline, the book will be available this June, but you can pre-order it today.

Pre-order from the publisher. CLICK HERE

Pre-order from Amazon. CLICK HERE

Will you be picking up a copy? Let us know in the comments!

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New DVD/Blu-ray Trailer for #MockingjayPart1 Debuts on iTunes

Screenshot (571)Itunes has uploaded a new trailer for Mockingjay Part 1, this time to promote the upcoming home entertainment release.  This video shows A LOT of footage from the film that has not been shown in previous trailers and TV spots, and is sure to get you hyped to see the film one more time (or countless times once it’s available to own).

The trailer isn’t available anywhere but iTunes yet, so we can’t embed it, but you can check it out here.

UPDATE: The trailer is now available on YouTube!  Check it out below.

Thanks to @QuarterQuellOrg for the tip!

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VIDEO: Julianne Moore Comments on ‘The Hunger Games’ During Golden Globes Press Room Interview

Julianne Moore, our President Coin, is on a roll this awards season.  She has already won several accolades for her leading role in Still Alice and nabbed a coveted Oscar nomination this morning.

Last Sunday, Julianne won the Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. As expected, Julianne stopped by the press room after winning to take questions.

At around the 2:10 mark, a reporter asks Julianne about “strong women” roles in movies today and what it was like to play President Coin in Mockingjay.  Julianne had a bit of a “light bulb” moment to remember since, as we know, the films wrapped several months ago.  But she says that it was she was “so excited to be a part of it,” and praises the franchise’s impact, Francis, Jennifer, Josh, and Liam.

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Atlanta Movie Tours Announces “The Girl on Fire Tour”

Girl on fire tourDo you want to see where portions of your favorite movies were filmed? Atlanta Movie Tours has just announced their latest “tour” exclusively focused on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part 1.  Check out the press release below and their website for more details.

Atlanta Movie Tours Engulfed In Flames!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2015 ­ Atlanta, Georgia

Hot on the heels of winning Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta Award for ‘Best Walking Dead Thrills’, Atlanta Movie Tours is preparing to set the city alight with their latest offering, Girl On Fire, a new guided tour based on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part 1. Fans of the Atlanta­filmed blockbuster movies can feel the heat beginning Sunday, February 8, 2015.

Carrie Sagel Burns, Atlanta Movie Tours’ Co­founder and Chief Movie Buff, commented, “While our Atlanta Film Sites tour features locations from hundreds of #GAfilmed movies and television shows, we felt a franchise as bold and as popular as The Hunger Games deserved its own special tour. We’re looking
forward to revealing the exciting filming locations in and around Atlanta.”

Climb aboard and find yourself racing through the world of Katniss, Peeta, Gale and President Snow. Imaginations will be ignited as guests visit many of the filming locations used by Jennifer Lawrence and company. Wind your way through the halls of President Snow’s mansion, District 12 and the Capitol of Panem, among many other instantly recognizable sights.

“The Atlanta History Center is excited to partner with Atlanta Movie Tours for their newest product, The Girl On Fire Tour,” said Sheffield Hale, president and CEO, Atlanta History Center. “We know fans won’t want to miss the largest Hunger Games tour in Atlanta. We are looking forward to hosting them at the Capitol!”

Atlanta Movie Tours believes that a tour is only as good as its guides, which is why they are committed to providing tour­goers with the absolute best. Every guide on staff is an actor or featured extra that has worked on over a hundred movie and television sets combined, including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part 1. Their insider knowledge and behind­the­scenes stories is unparalleled.

Pricing for the tour is $65 for 3 hours, which includes trivia games to test your knowledge, on­board video screens to view every tour location in action, complimentary bottled water, and a group photo which is emailed to guests after the tour. Come see why Atlanta Movie Tours is rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor and received their prestigious Certificate of Excellence in 2014. Over 10,000 happy guests can’t be wrong!

Tickets may be booked by clicking here at AtlantaMovieTours.com