The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
An epilogue was planned but never filmed. In it, Max Renn, Bianca O'Blivion and Nicki Brand appear on the set of Videodrome. Bianca and Nicki are shown to have chest slits (vaginas) of their own, from which emerge strange mutated sex organs. The scene was scrapped along with many others due to cost overruns, bad timing (Deborah Harry had stomach flu and James Woods was visiting relatives), and the sheer difficulty of executing such a special-effects scene. A number of other ambitious special effects sequences were also dropped.
Andy Warhol called the movie the "A Clockwork Orange of the 1980s".
The majority of the trailer was created with a Commodore 64 computer.
David Tsubouchi, who appears here briefly as a Japanese porn dealer, later became a Minister in the Ontario provincial government. His appearance in this controversial film as a pornographer was exploited by the opposition.
Network of Blood and Zonekiller were some of the Titles considered for the Film
There's a reference to Marshall McLuhan in one of the Characters, Marshall McLuhan was a famous Canadian Professor, and Cronenberg was his Student in College.
The tapes used in the film are Betamax format due to his relative small compared to VHS