Next to the theatrical release of The Hunger Games, the DVD/Blu-ray release was the next big thing for Hunger Games fans, as it allows us to bring The Games into our homes and watch them as many times as we want without being judged (though that didn’t stop me from watching it six times in theaters ). Lionsgate must have known that the release was going to be a big deal, because they not only set up midnight release parties at participating stores, they also chose a few stores to have cast members present to meet and greet fans. After the bonus feature screening I got to attend, I didn’t think I’d get to do something that cool again so soon, but Lionsgate graciously invited me and a few other staffers from various HG fan sites to cover these parties.
Since I’m situated in Los Angeles, I attended the midnight release party at the Walmart in Santa Clarita, CA. I rode with Courtney from WelcometoDistrict12.com, where we met up with Tiffany (also from Welcome to District 12, in addition to Victors Village.) Upon walking to the entrance, we immediately noticed the huge line of people waiting to buy the DVD, in addition to meeting the cast members assigned to our location, Dayo Okeniyi and Jack Quaid. When we got there, there were about 90 people already in line, and we learned later that the line grew so much that a helicopter flew over to get a shot of the long line. Jennifer Sandler, VP of Publicity over at Lionsgate, greeted us at the door, and soon we were being led to the “Green Room,” where a fan site panel would get to interview Dayo and Jack. Courtney, Tiffany, and I were already giddy from being admitted into the store when everyone else was being kept out, but that giddiness overflowed when we turned into a hallway, where Dayo and Jack were standing. I kept my cool and walked by them casually, even though on the inside I wanted to jump up and down uncontrollably. Once we passed the Tribute duo, we entered the Green Room, where we caught up with Erin and Elena from HGMovieSite and Beth from Mockingjay.net. We barely got a minute to compose ourselves before Dayo and Jack entered the room and the madness begun. For the full interview, watch the video below and check out some pictures after the jump, and try to do it without laughing! The interview starts at 3:50.read more
In preparation for plopping down and watching hours of Hunger Games DVD bonus features, we have yet another fun interview for you to watch! Comic Book Resources got a chance to sit down with Amandla Stenberg and Jack Quaid to talk Hunger Games, other movies, and even play kazoos! Watch the video below!
We’ve seen a lot of great interviews with the cast of The Hunger Games at Comic Con. Now Time Warner Cable has released two more for us to enjoy! Check them out below.
Video #1 Alexander Ludwig, Dayo Okeniyi and Jack Quaid talk about the excitement of the project, the atmosphere on set, and Jackie and Amandla’s famous pranks.
Video #2 Amandla Stenberg and Willow Shields discuss their characters, their favorite parts of filming and more.
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Lionsgate has placed an autographed exclusive Comic Con Hunger Games DVD/Blu-ray poster up for auction on ebay. 100% of the proceeds of the sale of the poster signed by cast members Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg, Willow Shields, Jack Quaid and Alexander Ludwig go to support the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
LIONSGATE is auctioning off a final poster from THE HUNGER GAMES signed at San Diego Comic Con 2012 by Alexander Ludwig, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg, Jack Quaid, and Willow Shields and a San Diego Comic Con 2011 Hunger Games Mockingjay pin benefiting The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The winning bidder will receive the studio certified poster and pin with a signed letter from Erika Schimik, SVP, Theatrical Marketing verifying their authenticity. Auctions begin today and will end July 25th, 2012 . Interested fans and collectors should be aware there are only a limited amount of posters available. Please note that 100% of the proceeds, including $9.99 shipping costs goes to The Elizabeth Glaeser Pediatric Aids Foundation. Lionsgate is responsible for poster shipping. Please note: Posters may have some signs of minor wear and tear due to talent handling/signing.
You can check out the auction (which ends on July 26th) here.
Young Hollywood had the opportunity to speak to the cast of The Hunger Games while they attended SDCC last week. During the interview they talked about their Comic Con experience, costumes, what they would name their own Subway sandwiches, superpowers and more. Willow talks about her excitement for Catching Fire as well.read more
Earlier this week, we posted a great interview Perri Nemiroff of Movies.com had with members of The Hunger Games Cast at SDCC. Now as a bonus she has shared more tidbits from the tributes and Prim, as they talk more about thier Comic Con experience, costumes they saw and who they would dress up as.
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At Comic Con, Perri from Movies.Com had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the members of The Hunger Games cast. During their time, they discussed the film, fans, what they will take away from this experience, the future of the series, and even gave their own picks for Finnick Odair.
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We posted a video earlier with ClevverTV interviewing Jack Quaid and Dayo Okeniyi at the Walking Dead Party at Comic Con, now we have an additional 2 part interview with Willow, Amandla, Jack, Dayo and Alexander.
Are you ready for more interview goodness with The Hunger Games cast from Comic Con? Below we have collected three more with Fandango, ClevverTV & Access Hollywood interviewing the tributes.
Access Hollywood talks with Jack Quaid, Alexander Ludwig and Dayo Okeniyi about the Comic Con experience, meeting Hunger Games fans, the DVD and more, About mid way through the interview (3:30) Jack hints there might be events the cast will be attending in relation to the release of the DVD, but he doesn’t give much more. Perhaps signings or appearances at midnight release events? We’ll definitely keep our eyes and ears peeled for more information on this.
Fandango talks with Jack Quaid, Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg. They discuss their Comic Con experiences, The Hunger Games and more.
ClevverTV talks to Jack Quaid and Dayo Okeniyi at The Walking Dead Party on Friday and discussed their time at SDCC.read more