The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is out today on DVD and Blu-ray! And, unlike the first film, it has some bondage in it!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Film, 2013)
So, I have to say, I was actually rather unimpressed by the second book of the Hunger Games series, so I was actually pretty pleasantly surprised that I liked the film quite a bit better! (Which is pretty rare for me.) The biggest reason I liked the film better than the book is Katniss. I loved how much more imposing and confident she seemed than in the first book/film, especially in the arena. She had great presence in the action scenes, and just in general seemed much more formidable. And with the book being told in first-person, that’s something it couldn’t really dwell on as much for structural reasons.
The bondage happened toward the early-middle of the film, when District 12 got a new head Peacekeeper who A) had the old Peacekeeper arrested (which apparently entails being hooded in the Hunger Games universe), and B) had Katniss’s friend Gale whipped for defending an elderly woman from the Peacekeepers.
Sadly, there wasn’t any bondage during the arena scenes. (I’m genuinely sad about that! The mesh uniforms the Tributes wore for these Games were awesome and sexy and I would’ve loved an excuse to post pictures of them.)