Tell Me About It

It’s almost here! Yes, Friday is the release day for the Catching Fire DVD (well, in the US/Canada at least). Exciting! Now we can watch the movie any time the mood strikes us. And watch those deleted scenes and behind the scenes featurettes. If you’ve been on Tumblr in the past week, I bet you’ve seen some pretty good gifs that hint at the awesomeness of those features. But the extra feature that I’m most looking forward to with the DVD release is the audio commentary.

In my recent purchases of DVDs of movies and tv shows within the past year or two, I’ve noticed fewer audio commentary features. To my disappointment, the Hunger Games DVD had no audio commentary. Whether it’s because of logistical difficulties (the people behind these movies are really busy MAKING THE MOVIES and just don’t have time) or a perceived lack of interest by DVD distributors (they think DVD buyers just don’t care so why bother) I would like to state for the record that I LOVE AUDIO COMMENTARIES AND PLEASE ALWAYS INCLUDE THEM.

Tell us more about Catching Fire!

Tell us more about Catching Fire!

Audio commentaries give you that unique opportunity to *kind of* watch the movie with the people behind it. Depending on the individuals involved, sometimes the participants take it seriously, sometimes it’s full-on joke-a-minute silliness, and sometimes you get the impression that the participants would really rather not be doing it at all (and then it’s just awkward).  Regardless, the fans get extra little nuggets of information about scenes. Funny stories. A glimpse into their personalities and motivations. It’s usually interesting stuff.

So I am very pleased that the Catching Fire DVD includes an audio commentary with Francis Lawrence and Nina Jacobson. Because it’s the director and producer who have clearly put their heart and soul into this project, I have full confidence that the audio commentary will be worth a listen.  I can’t wait to hear what extra bits of insight they have for us.  Advance request for audio commentaries from Francis and Nina for Mockingjay 1 & 2 please!

And please wrangle Jennifer, Josh, Liam, Sam (and anyone else who wants in) for an actor audio commentary AT LEAST for Mockingjay Part 2 because you know that would be comedy gold.

JJ

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6 comments

  1. We love the commentary at our house too! We are all film geeks and enjoy not only the film, but also how the film was made.

  2. This is off topic, but why is it that on Mockingjay.net, it says “This Account Has Been Suspended”? I can’t access The Hob, either. Still says it’s in maintenance mode. Is this happening to anyone else?

    1. I think both sites went through some redesigns recently. Mockingjay.net is up and running for me. You may need to clear out your browser cache?

  3. Ugh, commentaries are like my DVD crack. I love the inside info and the hilarity that sometimes ensues. It’s always a disappointment when I find out a movie I like doesn’t have one. And I never thought about it before, but you might be right about there being less commentaries these days. Maybe the initial excitement about DVDs/bluray extra features has worn off and they just don’t bother as much anymore.

  4. Just as a follow up, I watched the movie with the audio commentary last night and can confirm that it’s great! Lots of extra goodies. More on this tomorrow 🙂

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