Volunteer yourself as Tribute at the #hmvReaping for your chance to WIN tickets to the UK premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12 hmv stores, around the UK & Ireland, have been turned into ‘District’ stores to host a ‘live Reaping’ on Sunday 2nd September to celebrate the DVD, Blu-ray and hmv Exclusive Steelbook release of The Hunger Games.
Fans will need to check-in via Foursquare, to be in with a chance of becoming one of their District’s tributes, to win prizes and a pair of tickets to the UK premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
For your chance to become a tribute for your district, simply join the #hmvReaping activity this Sunday and follow the instructions set by the Capitol, below. May the odds be ever in your favour!
Step 1. Download the foursquare app via your android, blackberry or iOS device.
Step 2. Login to your foursquare account, or sign-up within the app or at foursquare.com.
Step 3. On Sunday 2nd September 2012, check-in to to your local hmv District store*, between 2-3pm GMT to unlock the ‘flash special’ which will reveal the Capitol’s email address.
Step 4. ‘Share’ your ‘check-in’ via email to the email address provided. Ensure you include your full name & contact details.
At 3pm we’ll select two tributes at random, who will each receive a Hunger Games goody bag, and will be entered into the draw which will take place at the Capitol in London.
At the Capitol, a winner will be picked at random, from the tributes, to attend the UK premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
*Terms and conditions apply.
Released on the 23rd march this year, The Hunger Games is indefinitely set to be one of the biggest releases of 2012 and the more we read about it, the more excited we are. Based on Suzanne Collins’ novel of the same name, we think we’re seeing a Harry Potter/ Twilight size franchise being born.
Reminiscent of ‘Battle Royale’, Collins who wrote the novel said she’d never actually heard of the film and bore the idea from flicking between footage of the Iraq War and a reality TV show and has also said the novel ‘is not about adolescents. It’s about war, for Adolescents’.
Set in a distant Dystopian future America called Panem which is divided into 13 Districts, each year for the purpose of televised entertainment 2 adolescents from each district, aged between 12 and 18 are chosen to fight to the death in the games, with the only survivor winning.
First published by Scholastic in 2008, the Novel had sold a whopping 80,000 copies by 2010 and so it’s no surprise a release date for the second instalment has already been set for the 22 November 2013.
Wanting to inform young people about the harsh realities of War, Collins feels that sheltering them actually doesn’t help and so finding a ‘role model actress’ for the lead role of Katriss Everdeen was an important aspect of casting for Gary Ross’ film adaptation, who read the book and thought ‘I have to do that movie’. Choosing one of my favourite new comers Jennifer Lawrence who starred in Winter’s Bone (2010) as the lead female Ree, Lawrence plays a similarly feisty survivor in lacking parental guidance in The Hunger Games.
Followed by a further two novels, ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Mockingjay’ we cannot wait for the Release in March!
In the digital age it’s no wonder that the team behind The Hunger Games movie decided to pass on the idea of a simple teaser poster, for instead they created this spectacular motion poster featuring a fiery Mockingjay with the game’s iconic tagline ‘May the odds be ever in your favour’ check it out below!