The kids are grown, now what?: Hunger Games Addicts Unite!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hunger Games Addicts Unite!

This post is sponsored by Lionsgate Pictures. I received a copy of the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack in exchange for my honest opinion. This post contains affiliate links.

The Mockingjay Part 2 Blu-ray DVD Release March 22
I am a HUGE Hunger Games fan. I fell in love when Suzanne Collins published the first book in 2009. I was hooked and anxiously awaited each book to hit Amazon bookshelves. 

When I heard that Lionsgate was making my beloved Hunger Games into a movie I was excited and anxious. You never know how that book to movie transition will come out. I shouldn't have worried. The 4 movies were the best screen adaptations I have watched.

I saw the first 3 movies in the theater with my daughter. Can you believe she watched The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 without me? Yeah, I'm still a little upset about it too! Don't worry, I'll get over it. I can never stay mad at her for very long. Have you seen the Blu-ray trailer yet? Take a look and we'll talk more about the movie.

Intense, huh? The final chapter of The Hunger Games is not only epic, It's breathtaking, intense, triumphant and devastating. You will love it! Next weekend I will make my son return The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 and we will be having a Hunger Games Marathon. Maybe I'll make some of the foods that are featured in earlier films. 

Let's talk about the Blu-ray/DVD Combo set that hits store shelves on Tuesday, March 22nd. The Blu-ray/DVD combo comes with a digital download in addition to the 2 discs and an 8 part documentary that includes:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson
  • “Pawns No More: Making The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2” 8-Part Documentary**
    • Walking Through Fire (Concluding the Saga)
    • Real or Not Real (Visual Design)
    • High-Value Targets (The Acting Ensemble)
    • From Head to Toe (Costume, Make-up & Hair)
    • Navigating the Minefield (Production in Atlanta, Paris & Berlin)
    • Collateral Damage (Stunts, Special Effects & Weapons)
    • Tightening the Noose (The Post-Production Process
    • A Different World (Reflections)
  • The Hunger Games: A Photographic Journey
  • Cinna’s Sketchbook: Secrets of the Mockingjay Armor
  • Panem on Display: The Hunger Games: The Exhibition
  • Jet to the Set**
My favorite extras were Real or Not Real, validating your feelings and wondering if what you see, hear and feel is real can be a very emotional experience.

Cinna's Sketchbook was beautiful. The costume designers go through each page of the sketchbook and explain the research they did on ancient armor and feather designs and how they ended up with each of the Mockingjay's designs.

The whole series, books and movies gets 2 thumbs up from me! Buy the Blu-ray/DVD Combo or a complete set of all 4 Hunger Games movies and if you haven't read the books yet you can also buy The Hunger Games Box Set.

So, tell me, how big of a Hunger Games fan are you?


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