Monday, 2 February 2015

OFFICIAL: 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Blu-ray & DVD - US March 6, Digital HD February 17 - Special Features, Deleted Scenes Revealed & More

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OFFICIAL: in the wake of the news regarding Mockingjay - Part 1 becoming the highest grossing film in the US, Lionsgate just officially announced that the US Blu-ray and DVD will arrive in stores on Friday, March 6, as previously outed by a leaked Wal-Mart flyer, with an early Digital HD release on iTunes and other digital stores on February 17!

The official Twitter account also posted this TV spot promoting the release, going alongside the HD version of the recently revealed extended iTunes trailer - see them both below:

A press release from Lionsgate confirms the following special features for the standard US release, totalling 5 hours, that will be on the Blu-ray and DVD (UPDATED with runtimes and more from BBFC):
  • "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 (11:01)
  • "Songs of Rebellion: Lorde on Curating the Soundtrack" featurette
  • "Yellow Flicker Beat" – Lorde music video
  • UPDATE: Deleted Scenes (10:47)
  • Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson
  • Sneak Peek of The Divergent Series: Insurgent (4:09)
  • Target Exclusive Bonus Disc (TBC):
    • Rubble and Ashes (9 mins)
    • Utilitarian Chic (13 mins)
    • The Propos Team (12 mins)
    • Combat Zone: Stunts (12 mins)
The Digital HD release on February 16 will carry all of the above and the DVD version will have the commentary, deleted scenes, and Insurgent sneak peek. For home cinema aficionados, the Blu-ray will also have a Dolby ATMOS sound track, and a DTS Headphone:X sound track to enable you to get a thrilling virtual surround sound experience with just your headphones!

There are also 3 special editions on offer in the US - the Target digipak with an extra 45 minutes of bonus features unavailable everywhere else, the Best Buy steelbook, and the Wal-Mart exclusive pack with an exclusive featurette on Vudu!

As for other territories, check out the list below (dates that are yet to be confirmed by the local Lionsgate distributor in question will be marked TBC). To note, not all special features will be on your country's standard edition of the DVD & Blu-ray.
  • Australia - digital February 18, BD/DVD March 6 (Roadshow)
  • UK - digital March 15, BD/DVD March 16 (Lionsgate UK)
  • Spain - all versions March 13 (eOne)
  • France - all versions March 19 (Metropolitan Filmexport)
  • Portugal - BD/DVD March 19 (TBC, MHD)
  • Germany - all versions March 26 (STUDIOCANAL)
  • Russia - digital March 6, BD/DVD still TBC "closer to end of March" (Volga)
As for special editions for overseas territories - so far the UK will be getting a Steelbook edition, and Germany will be getting the regular US set & bonus features on both Blu-ray and DVD in special "Fan Edition" digipak packaging, with a 16-page booklet and a poster!

Canadian fans will be able to get a special DVD/Blu-ray combo pack with a 'Mockingjay Journal' from Wal-Mart; UK, Australian and Finnish fans will be able to get their hands on the exclusive 45 extra minutes of bonus features available in the US Target release through select UK VOD outlets (TBC), in the JB Hi-Fi Blu-ray Special Edition (AU) and the regular DVD and Blu-ray editions (FIN) respectively. France are also getting a stunning Prestige Edition combo pack too:

Those who don't want to wait that long, you'll be able to import the US version through retailers such as DVDWorldUSA, who usually ship the discs as soon as they arrive in US stock several weeks before the release date - bear in mind the US discs are usually region locked.

We will update as more countries' release dates are revealed. Find all the ways to pre-order the US home media release here, and also check out our list of pre-orders on Amazon as well as the stunning alternate UK cover art below:

Amazon Pre-Order Links




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