I’m not sure how much we believe this “due to overwhelming demand” stuff.

Original post updated to add version 2 of the Unity address.

President Snow’s official portrait with Peeta and Johanna.

Watch the Unity Address.

Watch President Snow’s Unity Address!

And it is here, President Snow’s Unity Address!

There was much speculation over what this was going to be. Johanna was a nice surprise, and it’s very satisfying to finally see, after having read it years ago and imagining how the marketing for this movie would be, Beetee interrupting Snow’s message.

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President Coriolanus Snow. Such a young man when he rose to power. Such a clever one to keep it. How, you must ask yourself, did he do it?

The president removes an envelope clearly marked with a 75. He runs his finger under the flap and pulls out a small square of paper. Without hesitation, he reads, On the seventy-fifth anniversary, as a reminder to the rebels that even the strongest among them cannot overcome the power of the Capitol, the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors.

(Source: mockingjays)