MOCKINGJAY PART 1 is out on Digital HD today, two weeks and a half weeks prior to its DVD release!
And even though we could watch and re-watch the movie RIGHT NOW, we’re holding out for the DVD. We know… we know…
See, it’s not that we don’t love the convenience of Digital HD. It’s just that– as many fans have learned over the course of the day– Digital HD sales can be deceptive.
Digital HD is a Special Features smorgasbord. iTunes is the only Digital HD version with all the major special features– the only one with the “The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of Mockingjay – Part 1“ documentary, the major draw for many people. The rest has a mix of a few minor special features. Down With The Capitol has a great guide, should you need to compare said Digital HD editions.
It’s not that DVDs are much different. There’s varying features for every DVD with one company getting the much better deal. The catch, then? It’s much hard to find and compare the Digital HD special features, and thus harder to know the deal you’re getting. For instance, Amazon and Vudu are charging exactly the damn same as iTunes ($19.99) for far less content. And the only reason some of the fandom might realize this is that DWTC was badass enough to go full-on investigative journalist and contact the companies for details, in some cases. Meanwhile, DVD special editions practically scream their features from the rooftops, which is pretty damn convenient for us!
Maybe it’s just us, but shouldn’t these companies be trying really hard to sell us their product in all its glory? And if that product is slightly lacking, shouldn’t they use competitive pricing? Maybe we’re crazy, but don’t these people want us to buy stuff from them?!
We Just Want To Feed The Special Edition Craving With No Hassle!
The Girl With The Pearl