'Hunger Games' Joins the 'Battlefront'17 Nov, 2015 By: John Latchem
A new promotion at Best Buy offered $8 movie coupons for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 with the purchase of earlier titles in the franchise on disc. The coupons can also be found in DVD and Blu-ray copies of Divergent and Insurgent. Lionsgate releases the new film in theaters Nov. 20.
Otherwise, the Nov. 17 week was mostly devoid of new releases on DVD and Blu-ray disc, with Warner's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and an extended cut of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies being the only major new titles on shelves among a slew of smaller fare.
In fact, one of the most anticipated new releases for the week was the new Star Wars: Battlefront video game, which attracted a slew of exclusive deals.
Target offered a $10 gift card with purchase of the game in conjunction with a six-pack of Coke Zero bottles. Target also offered $100 off an LG 42-inch TV with purchase of a PlayStation 4.
Best Buy offered free "Star Wars" Pop! character figurines with the purchase of the new game or a PS4 bundle containing the game.