Today, March 7th, is the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on DVD and Blu-ray, and I bought the Canadian Collector’s Edition. This review will hopefully help Canadians who wonder if they should buy it. (I wanted to upload a video, but I had problems with it, so I unfortunately only have these low quality pictures.)
The Collector’s Edition is sold everywhere in Canada where movies are sold. Here’s the front and back of the packaging. The front features the Victory Tour poster, and you can see Finnick, Johanna, Katniss, Peeta, Brutus, Wiress and Peeta on the back.
When you slide and remove the cardboard around the box, you get a very similar front and back, with only Finnick, Johanna, Katniss and Peeta on the back.
Once you open it, there are two different discs. The one on the left is the DVD, featuring Katniss Everdeen and her signature bow, and the disc on the right is the Blu-ray disc, with a flaming Mockingjay.
Inside the box, you can also find three papers. On one is the authorization code and instructions to get your iTunes Digital Copy (center), on the other one (right) is a QR code to download an excerpt of the third Hunger Games novel, Mockingjay, which is great for fans of the movie that haven’t read all of the books yet. But what really makes this Collector’s Edition worth it is the PIN (left) that lets you download the Catching Fire soundtrack for free.
All in all, this edition is great, but if you already own the soundtrack, I’d say you can go with the regular DVD/Blu-ray combo. Both the Collector’s Edition and the combo include:
- Audio commentary with director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson
- Surviving the game: Making The Hunger Games Catching Fire 9-part documentary (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Deleted scenes
- Divergent sneak peek
If you aren’t interested in the 9-part documentary, you can also go with the regular DVD version, which is the cheapest.
You can get all the information you need about the different editions available here.
Tributes, have you bought your own copy of Catching Fire? Make sure to tell us in the comments below!