Share Your Feels And Win An Awesome MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Prize Pack!

The Hunger Games franchise is coming to an end in a matter of days, but there are other things to do besides watch cast interviews and premiere footage and weep. For instance, you can win yourself an amazing prize pack from Victor’s Village and Lionsgate!


·         The Hunger Games DVD Pack – The Hunger Games, Catching Fire & Mockingjay Part – 1

·         1 Mockingjay Part – 2 Gold Pin

·         1 Black Revolution Leaders Pin

·         1 Final Katniss Poster

·         1 IMAX Katniss Poster

·         1 Faces of the Revolution Poster (Gale, Peeta or Katniss, at random)

Sweet deal, right?!


The books are important. The movies are important. But let’s not focus solely on them for a second. Let’s talk about fandom. Let’s talk about YOU!

We’re gonna get deep. To enter, comment on this post with your favorite experience as part of The Hunger Games fandom. Tell us the most profound moment you’ve had as a fan and what the fandom means to you!

Even if you haven’t traveled to an event or met the actors or any of that, your moments still matter. So let’s gather ’round to share and appreciate everyone’s! ..Okay, yes, we’re total sentimental suckers. SO SUE US.

Per Lionsgate, this contest is open to US Residents Only! Sorry guys.

Contest ends on November 20th, at which time we’ll number all of the comments and pick a winner at random. Just one thing– make sure to fill out the email section of the comment form! Otherwise, we can’t contact you if you win.

And because it’s practically obligatory at this point…

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!
The Girl With The Pearl

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Liam Hemsworth’s CUT BANK Is a Gritty Conspiracy Thriller

The Hunger Games world is mostly quiet these days, but a Hunger Games actor still has a big movie release happening today! Liam Hemsworth’s Cut Bank is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital HD today. We’re celebrating with a review AND something for you!

First off, let’s freak out over the amazing cast: Liam Hemsworth stars alongside Teresa Palmer (Cut Bank is not to be confused with Love and Honor, another straight-to-DVD release they co-starred in), but we’ve also got John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thorton, Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt, and Michael Stuhlbarg on board. And it’s easy to see why all these great actors signed on– This film has a definite allure to it!

cut-bank-poster-11Dwayne McLaren (Hemsy!) wants nothing more than to get out of his small idealistic Americana hometown– Cut Bank, Montana. While recording a video of his girlfriend (Palmer), the two witness the brutal murder of an elderly postman, Georgie Wits (Dern). Better yet, they catch it on tape. Now, Dwayne is set to gain $100,000 in reward money from a Postal Service agent (Platt). It doesn’t take long to realize that there’s much more to the video than anyone suspects and the local sheriff (Malkovich) isn’t equipped to deal with the first murder that’s ever occurred in town.

Even worse? The loss of the postman and his parcels has incidentally set off the only person in town who’s a genuine threat to society.

In the DVD special features, screenwriter Robert Patino describes Cut Bank as a 70s-style conspiracy thriller. It’s pretty accurate. It’s not just about the grand scheme. It’s about the unexpected ways that scheme can go horribly, horribly wrong. But the movie has its hits and misses– There’s some amazing character acting, but it starts off slow. Things pick up and get intriguing, but you never quite get the big Tarantino-style “OMG WHAT JUST HAPPENED?” moment that you anticipate. Still, there’s a decent amount of suspense and twists that’ll have insanely curious to see how to all plays out.

With the actors involved, it’s no surprise that the characters are superb. The script goes for dark humor and doesn’t always hit the mark, but the actors make the best of it and develop unique, fun characters. Extra points go to Michael Stuhlbarg– an actor whose name you might not know but whose face you probably recognize– for expertly playing the creepiest creepster in existence, Derby Milton. The performances and the aesthetics of Cut Bank really made the kitschy town stuck in the 1950s come to life and an amusing, believable way.

Cut Bank is plenty enjoyable, all crime and conspiracy with a touch of modern-day Western. It’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you want to see Liam Hemsworth play a more in-depth, calculating role than Gale Hawthorne.

Want to watch? Well, you could win the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Combo Pack!



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*Contest is only available in countries utilizing Region A Blu-Ray systems. Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday. May 31st.


It’s that time again!

The Mockingjay Part 1 DVD is almost here. We’re beyond excited to add thix DVD to our collection and devour all the special features!


But more than that, we’re thrilled to share the love with you!

To celebrate the DVD release, we’ll be giving away 2 dvd/blu-ray editions and 2 Best Buy editions!

Simply click the link below to enter!


To enter this contest, you must have a Region A compatible blu-ray player.

Contest ends at 11:59pm on March 3rd!

May the odds… and all that jazz,
The Girl With The Pearl

Win The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack Prize Pack!


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While early impressions of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack have left fans pretty polarized, there are some people who really, reeeeeeally want this soundtrack ASAP thank you very much. If you’re one of those fans, good news is that you can pre-order the soundtrack now! The better news is that we’ve got a treat for you!

How about a sweet Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack prize pack? Each prize pack includes…

  • CD of Soundtrack
  • 12”x12” limited edition Soundtrack lithograph
  • 12”x12” limited edition Yellow Flicker Beat lithograph

FIVE lucky fans will be winning this prize pack by this time next week, so get your entries in now!

Want some reassurance that you’ll have the soundtrack in your possession on November 17th? Pre-order it now!


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It’s June 13th, 2014! Do you know what that means?



Yes, it’s been three years since our little Hunger Games themed corner of the Internet made its debut! If you told us (particularly me) three years ago that this site would develop into a delightful community of fandom-wide discussion and hilarity, introduce us to tons of amazing friends, and provide us with stellar opportunities to really dive into the fandom we already love in ways that are usually reserved for people WAY cooler than us, our general reaction would be “NO EFFING WAY!”

We won’t bore you with sentimental mush this year. In short, we want to say THANK YOU with some sweet contests! The best part? They’re all open internationally!


We know every fan just about is a thousand percent done with waiting for the MOCKINGJAY: PART 1 trailer, so why not turn it into an awesome game?!



Guess the date and time of the MOCKINGJAY: PART 1 trailer released in the comments and you’ll automatically be entered to win a Catching Fire Fan Camp poster signed by Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone and Jeffrey Wright!

1) Comment on this post with the date and time you think the Catching Fire trailer will be released! All times must be PST. It’s can be down to the minute, if you’d like!
2) In the event that two contestant guess the same exact time, the first visitor to comment will win.
3) All contestants must include a valid email in the appropriate field.
4) This contest is ONGOING until the trailer release!
5) ONE GUESS PER CONTESTANT. Anyone putting in multiple guesses will be disqualified.
6) The winner will be contacted on the day of the trailer release. The winner has 48 hours to claim their prize, after which the prize will be offered to the second closest guess.

CLARIFICATION: Some fans have been asking what we mean by “trailer”. We are defining it as the first montage of footage from Mockingjay: Part 1. Additionally, we will base the contest on the time it will be released online, NOT the time is appears in theaters.


Check out the page below (because Rafflecopter is so jelly of our awesomeness that it won’t work on this site!) t enter for a chance to win another signed Catching Fire Fan Camp poster, DVDs, or Hunger Games art!



We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without your support! It’s not always an easy experience, but it’s super rewarding and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

And It’s Friday the 13th! Muahahahaha!
The Girl With The Pearl


Holiday Card Contest Winner, Plus District Photo Contest Voting!

The holidays have come and gone but we’re still getting our party on over at Victor’s Village!

Let’s start by thanking you all for getting the Victor’s Village Facebook page to 1,000 likes! Much love to you all and be sure to keep spreading the word!

Now let’s talk WINNERS. Actual ones and perspective ones!

Congratulations to Kira! She won our holiday card contest with this hilarious Christmas greeting from President Snow:


Kira has won a Catching Fire Fan Camp poster signed by Willow Shields, a Mellark Bakery poster from Blueleaf Creative, and a copy of THE PANEM COMPANION by V. Arrow!

As promised, readers will be choosing the winner of our District Photo contest! Check out your options and pick your favorite on the poll below. The winner will receive a Catching Fire Fan Camp poster signed by Francis Lawrence, a Hob poster from Blueleaf Creative, and a Mellark Bakery apron from Studio Vim!

District 8 – Entry 1

District 8 – Entry 2

District 12 – Entry 1

District 12 – Entry 2

District 12 – Entry 3

The poll closes Tuesday, December 31st at 11:59pm, so get your votes in quick!

Victor’s Village Holiday Contests

We know that the Holidays aren’t always fun and games, so we’re holding not one but TWO holiday contests to bring on the cheer!

Our 2011 Winner!

Our 2011 Winner!

Gather up all your photoshopping/paint skillz to create a humorous, virtual holiday “postcard”. You don’t have to be a graphic design expert, just someone with a fantastic sense of humor!

All holiday postcards submitted will be featured on Victor’s Village. On top of that, we’re giving away an awesome prize to the creator of our favorite design!

The Rules
2. You can theme your holiday card after ANY winter holiday (including one you just made up, if you wish) or in just a general “Happy Holidays” format.
3. If you include photos of specific characters that have already been cast in the films, you must use the actor cast as the character! We get it: You wanted someone else to play Katniss or Peeta or Peacekeeper #56. But they’re not, so deal.
4. To keep things from getting too big and crazy, keep all holiday cards 600w x 350h or smaller!
5. All entries must be sent to no later than Monday, December 23! The Victor’s Village staff will pick our favorites and announce the grand prize winner soon after!

Blueleaf Creative designs

Blueleaf Creative designs

The Prizes

No matter where you live, you’ve probably seen glimpses of Districts! We want you to take a photo of the “district views” in your neck of the woods and let the world see how you view the districts or The Capitol!

The Rules
1. The photo must be an original taken by you. Anything else will be disqualified.
2. No Photoshop! If you want to get creative, stick to the Holiday Card Contest!

Mellark Bakery Apron

Mellark Bakery Apron

3. The photo does not have to represent the District you live in, according to the books. So if you live in Europe and take a photo of something that reminds you of District 12, enter it!
4. All entries must be sent to no later than Friday, December 27! The photos will be voted on by the viewers starting December 28. The winner will be announced December 31!
The Prizes

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Premiere Ticket Giveaway Winner

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a #TickTock11 winner!


We had an amazing amount of participation of our Catching Fire Premiere Ticket giveaway, but there could only be one winner! We chose the winner at random (Good thing, too! There were too many great entries to choose just one!) and we’re thrilled to announce the winner!


Annie has won two tickets to the US Premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Los Angeles, courtesy of Lionsgate and Victor’s Village!

Though the pick was random, Annie’s entry was really inspiring. Take a look!

To me The Hunger Games means second chances, a new beginning and hope. Before I found the trilogy I was really struggling with life. Nothing made sense, I was so unhappy and angry and sad all of the time. Come to find out I had a rare form of depression. It only got worse after that, I felt like I was a freak and i became even more sad and angry to the point where life had little meaning to me. Finally while sitting in study hall almost 3 and a half years ago I picked up the first book and my life changed from there. Every aspect of my life has changed since reading those books. It gave me hope and strength and reason to keep living no matter how hard life gets. I will find myself in various situations and I will tell myself to be Katniss, be strong because you know, know small task is to much to handle. To see Katniss and Peeta and the rest of the victors come out of the experiences so scarred both emotionally and physically showed to me that hope is not lost. I will forever be so grateful to Suzanne Collins and the entire film organization for creating the world that save my life.

#TickTock11: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire US Premiere News and Your Chance to Win Tickets!



And you thought it was just another Thursday!

Welcome to #TICKTOCK11!

TT11_V4The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s #TickTock Countdown is getting fans prepared for the film’s release on November 22!

First, let’s recap: #TickTock12 brought some very important news for fans who want to make it to those midnight premieres. The on-sale ticket date for the movie is October 1! You can sign up for a reminder email from Fandango by clicking here. We also got to hear Coldplay’s Atlas, the first song released off The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, accompanied by a chance to win the original lyrics sheet, and saw TONS of new character stills!

Now, with #TickTock11, we are very pleased to announce the date of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere in Los Angeles, CA will be…


Thanks to Lionsgate, we also have the extreme pleasure of offering you a chance to be part of it. Victor’s Village is thrilled to announce that we are one of 75 sites offering up a #TickTock11 contest in honor of the 75th Hunger Games. One lucky fan here at Victor’s Village will win A PAIR OF TICKETS FOR THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE PREMIERE!

To enter, just leave us a comment answering this question:

“What does The Hunger Games mean to you?”

Quick Version of the Rules:

  • This contest is open to international fans, but…
  • The winner will ONLY receive the tickets, which must be picked up at the event location. No other expenses, travel costs, or accommodation costs will be paid.
  • One comment per person. Double entries will be disqualified. We’re keeping track.
  • The winner will be announced on September 30.

Please click READ MORE and check out the full official rules below the cut.

As previously mentioned, you can enter for a chance to win premiere tickets 74 more times from other fansites and media outlets. Go here to see the full list of contests! You can also check it out on Facebook.

Best of luck, tributes!

Remember, you can find ALL the #TickTock moments on The Hunger Games Explorer.


Holiday Contest Winners!

It’s an exciting time of year and an especially exciting moment here on the site, because we get to announce the winners of our holiday contests! We held an Ugly Sweater contest and a Hunger Games Carol Contest this year, the fabulous prizes for which are listed here.

Now onto the good stuff!

The Ugly Sweater Contest

Congratulations to Annie for her winning entry, a doozy of a sweater she was forced to don in her school Christmas play! She says it was extremely itchy on top of it all, so we’d definitely say she deserves a prize for wearing it.


Hunger Games Carol Contest

The staff voted for their favorite Hunger Games Carol and unanimously chose the winner, Sylvia! Her carol, set to the tune of “Oh Christmas Tree!” shows just how fans fall in love with the series. Check it out!

Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
You are the best series ever.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
You are the best series ever.
Not only was the book so good
But the movie was well done.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
You are the best series ever.

Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your characters are so lovable.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your characters are so lovable.
Your tributes are so fierce and strong,
Although some are too young to die.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your characters are so lovable.

Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your cliffhangers are too suspenseful.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your cliffhangers are too suspenseful.
Why must they, split apart?
What do you mean no District 12?
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your cliffhangers are too suspenseful.

Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your fandom is so wonderful.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your fandom is so wonderful.
We love to fangirl all day long.
The fansites are the very best
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your fandom is so wonderful.

For our runner-ups, click “Read More!”