Fireside Chat #72: The DVD Release
Episode 72 of Hunger Games Fireside Chat will air live this Monday, August 20, at 10pm ET/7pm PT! This week, our panel of experts will include some of our fabulous friends from Down with the Capitol, Crystal from Mockingjay.net and FictionalFood.net, Sam Cushion, Tiffany from Victor’s Village, Courtney from Welcome to District 12, and special guest panelist Cassidy Tucker (a.k.a. CassJayTuck)!
Before we tell you what we have planned for Monday night, can we just pause a moment to acknowledge how incredible it is that The Hunger Games is now available on DVD and Blu-ray? The last year and a half seems to have passed in the blink of an eye — which is good, since that hopefully means the wait for Catching Fire won’t seem too long!
So, without further ado, here’s what we have on tap for Episode 72:
- We’ll start out by discussing Stephanie Leigh Schlund, our Cashmere! This announcement came last Tuesday and was — tragically! — the last bit of casting news we received all week. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of Stephanie!
- Next, we’ll share our midnight DVD release party experiences since several of our panelists were able to interview some of the cast members at their Walmart appearances. Adam was lucky enough to interview Amandla Stenberg at Toys ‘R’ Us in Times Square on Saturday, so we’ll talk about that, too!
- We’ll spend the rest of the show talking about the DVD itself! Our main focus will be all of the incredible special features, so make sure you’ve watched them before you listen! That said, we will only be talking about the “standard” special features found on every DVD/Blu-ray: Game Maker, The World is Watching, Letters from the Rose Garden, Controlling the Games, A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell, Propaganda Film, and Marketing Gallery. Next week we’ll hone in on the special features exclusive to Target, Walmart, and iTunes!