I posted on the official BD review thread some of the following:
1) Though I did not absolutely love The Hunger Games, I did find it very entertaining the first time I viewed it.
2) The fact that my 14-year-old daughter saw this twice in a 3-day period (and has now watched it twice again after that) says a lot to me, and is why I HIGHLY recommend it (and have enjoyed watching again with her).
3) I also HIGHLY recommend it since my wife loved it as well. I now find it better the more I see it. She was on the edge of her seat the first time she saw it, and cursing the bad guys even after watching it!
4) Since I live in Mexico, I bought the Mexican "Special BD + DVD Edition" and was very displeased to find out it ONLY has a DD 5.1 mix both for English and Spanish ON THE BLU-RAY DISC (when I was assured of the 7.1 DTS-HD MA track on amazon.com and is -- or so I thought -- always included on Mexican releases). What's more, the included DVD ONLY has DD 2.0 English and Spanish. What a load of BS!!!! On the other hand, the 5.1 track sounds good, but I can only imagine how much better the separation works in 7.1 lossless... Oh, well...
5) My version is 1.85:1 ratio, NOT 2.40:1, both for the BD and the DVD. More WTF!!! Again, it may be even more immersive on my 16:9 panel... Oh, well...
6) Does anyone, residing in the US or otherwise, have this same problem? This, I think, is my first Lionsgate BD, but it is a BD nonetheless. The reason I got into the whole Full-HD/7.1 HT/Blu-ray deal is that I CAN tell the difference, so I feel very let down!
7) One more thing I now notice, is that my "special edition" is far from being in any way special. In fact, it should be labeled "unspecial" or something and be at least 70% off retail price -- I'm not even getting the 2nd Disc people here are raving about. I'm gonna have to trade it in, if possible (Mexican policy is more difficult in that respect).
8) Then again, maybe I won't. My wife and daughter are enjoying it so much I won't be bothering with trying to trade it in or anything after all... Anywho, studios should be more careful what they have to offer the world, literally!