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.
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 :
Disc 2 Includes (3 hours of bonus features):
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.
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.
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 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 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. (Thanks to rebelmockingjay for the tip on the price!)
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.