Full Metal Jackets: Let the Games Begin!

As expected, the worldwide phenomenon ‘The Hunger Games‘ will receive a few different retailer exclusives this August. Among the first to surface are not one, but two Blu-ray SteelBooks at Future Shop in Canada.

The film is based on the New York Times best-selling novel from writer Suzanne Collins and stars Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (‘Winter’s Bone’) as one of twenty-four participants in a deadly annual competition that takes place in a dystopian future.

The first SteelBook features a classy “District 12” design. Below is a look at the front. (Click any of the images to enlarge.)

The back simply has the slogan: “May the odds be ever in your favor.”

On the inside is also some artwork featuring scenes from the film:

The second SteelBook features a “Mocking Jay” design with the series’ flaming emblem.

The back is the same as the “District 12″ edition, except that this one has gold lettering”

The inside of this one features close-ups of Jennifer Lawrence and her co-star.

The Alliance Canada release is expected to mirror Lionsgate’s Blu-ray in the U.S. with 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack and the following supplements:

  • Eight-part The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games
  • Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon
  • Letters from the Rose Garden featurette with actor Donald Sutherland
  • Controlling the Games on the control center
  • Conversation between Gary Ross and film critic Elvis Mitchell
  • Complete version of the film’s Panem propaganda video
  • Marketing archive
  • Preparing for The Games: A Director’s Process (Blu-ray exclusive)

Both of these SteelBooks will be available on August 18, and the current price for each is $29.99 CAD. “District 12” can be pre-ordered here, and the “Mocking Jay” can be ordered here. Note that Future Shop does not currently ship outside of Canada.

4 comments

  1. Drew

    Do you live in Canada? Do you run these steelbook posts only for Canadian readers?

    If we can’t get these shipped into the states, what good do these posts do for American readers, which I’m sure are the majority? This is an American site, after all.

    Is there a way to get these shipped into the states?

    • While Future Shop won’t ship to the U.S. directly, SteelBook collectors like to stay apprised of these exclusives. If a particular case is appealing enough, it’s not too difficult to find a friend in the country who’ll buy a copy and mail to the States.

    • Vinnie

      I think you can still find group-buys on different forums for international steelbooks. I bought it for I Am Legend, Iron Man, and the Watchmen back when they came out. I haven’t done one since but I may look around again for this one.

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