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PotterCast 172.5: Bonus Episode - Reacting to the New Trailer

Posted by: Edward
November 17, 2008, 01:32 AM

If you haven't yet seen the brand new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer, click here to watch or check it out on our YouTube channel.  In this special mini-episode of PotterCast, Melissa, John, and Sue sit down moments after its release to discuss and dissect the latest trailer.  This special show features the PotterCasters going through the one minute and fifty-three second preview of the upcoming sixth film bit by bit and discussion of the new clips of Dumbledore, Slughorn, Ron, Bellatrix, and Harry, along with the darker and more dramatic tone of this trailer.  You can also watch a YouTube video with clips and images from the trailer with the audio reaction of the PotterCasters from the show via this link.  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

“Reacting to the New Trailer”

- The bridge!
- Lugeing with a wizard.
- Ron did it right.
- We require decorations.
- HighRes ScreenCaps.
- More on future episodes of PotterCast.
- YouTube video with clips from trailer along with the PotterCaster's reactions.

RT: 18:47

Producer: John Noe

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Direct download (14 MB).
Direct download low-bandwidth (9 MB).

Remember you don't need an iPod to listen. Listen easily on iTunes, which you can download and install here, by clicking here to listen, or you can just use the streaming Flash player at or just on the right side of this page. Discussion of the PotterCast is right here. Enjoy!

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I’m not sure about the apparation to the tower — in the book they fly up on brooms and Dumbledore weakly lifts the spells with his wand. Do we know if there is going to be a scene in the morning where maybe Dumbledore clears the way for Harry to apparate?

Posted by Craigers on November 18, 2008, 12:57 AM report to moderator

love the latest trailer
Yea there was something wrong wit the audio thing and I had the same problem as Petra

Posted by Natalie on November 18, 2008, 02:13 AM report to moderator

Yeah i had audio problems too, i couldn’t really hear Melissa.

I loved the trailer!!! Its made me so excited for the movie

Posted by ivi on November 18, 2008, 02:15 AM report to moderator

Craigers – - > According to the test-screening reviews, Harry points out to DD after they apparate from the tower that they shouldn’t be able apparate inside Hogwarts. And DD says something along the line of “that’s what’s good about being headmaster”, so it’s kinda implied that DD can lift the castle’s protective spell on his own.

Posted by Mugglethai on November 18, 2008, 07:52 AM report to moderator

I think the scene where it looks like two people are at the gates of Hogwarts might be Malfoy Manor instead. If you hold the frame, the figures appear to be male. Just a thought.

Posted by Sam on November 18, 2008, 08:25 AM report to moderator

Yay! New pottercast!

Posted by anonymous on November 18, 2008, 08:39 PM report to moderator

Actually they’re harry and luna, clearly, but as you guys talked about the added effect of the library scene with the levitating books, it is also obvious that in the memory scene of the orphanage in this trailer they added the “fog” effect, because in the teaser it’s just the rainy-day without the fog people, but the effect it’s really cool.

I also thought that Hermione was crying because of Ron and Lavender, it is obvious because of the Gryffindor T-Shirt.

I don’t believe it when I read that people thought that the kiss was between Cho and Harry!!! or in the international people reacting because they thought hermione and ron were kissing!!! I MEAN!!! PLEASEEEE I know we can’t trust WB but really, do you think they will put a Harry-Cho kiss scene?!?! Come on!

Anyway, excelent trailer, I do think that they’re Alecto and Amycus on the tower. The only thing I wish they could let on the movie was DD’s funeral…

Posted by Hogwartsmallville on November 18, 2008, 10:58 PM report to moderator
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