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Of Possible Half-Blood Prince Run Time, Changes to Soundtrack Release Date and Even More Trailers Oh MY!

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Posted by: sue
May 27, 2009, 12:17 PM

Several updates to catch up on regarding the soon-to-be-released Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. First thanks to Orkim from Portkey for owling saying the British Board of Film Classification has updated their website again today regarding two possible new trailers. Both received a "12A" classification, meaning they are appropriate for those 12 and older. One of the ratings was for a trailer labeled "IMAX" and runs 1 minute 56 seconds. The second HBP trailer runs 1 minute 34 seconds. We have no idea when these trailers will be released, if they are solely for UK audiences, or when they might be online; updates will follow of course when we can.

Second, readers Michael and Peter owled to say Amazon.com has now changed the release date of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack to July 14. As we reported earlier, and still noted via the online retailer site, the CD was to be originally released July 7. Pre-orders for the score by Nicholas Hooper do remain available here.

Finally, thanks to Jeff from HPANA for alerting us that the Pathe film website as well as a photo of an illegally leaked memo they received from an AMC theater employee state the run time of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film is 153 minutes in length.  As posted back on TLC last December, Potter producer David Heyman already stated the film was running two and half-hours long. Please note: Mr. Heyman also said specifically in October of last year, they would not be putting the film together until six weeks before release to prevent piracy, so it is possible the run time will change slightly.
 
Thanks guys for owling!

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I can’t wait!! I really liked Nicholas Hooper’s music for the fifth film.

Posted by RavenclawDancer on May 27, 2009, 01:10 PM report to moderator
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So I’ll get home about 4:00 am from a midnight showing :D

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on May 27, 2009, 01:14 PM report to moderator
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Wait, the trailers are rated 12 and above, yet the whole movie is PG?
Can’t wait for those trailers!

Posted by NightSky on May 27, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
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Lot of people say they already have seen to much of the movie but isn’t anybody wondering about the FUNERAL? I’m so excited, can’t wait how they’ve filmed it. By the way I think they can’t cut the scene out of the movie because it’s too important. The only reason why these rumors are spread amongst fans is because they want to keep the discussion alive! That’s what I think so. Pardon me for my bad English. Hope everybody will be able to understand this. But eventually I agree with some of the fans: They are showing to much trailers and stuff. It could happen that we have too much expectations and then you can easily get dissapointed. But anyway have to admit it all looks amazing stuff for this movie.

Untill now, I liked what i’ve seen and i’ll think it’s getting better. My question to you, (all fans). What do you expect of the funeral?………EXCITING!!!

Posted by popelier on May 27, 2009, 01:43 PM report to moderator
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You can tell when Sue’s written an article ;)

Posted by Arka on May 27, 2009, 01:46 PM report to moderator
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Wait, nm, didn’t read it well enough :-p haha silly me..

Posted by ericaeeks on May 27, 2009, 01:47 PM report to moderator
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Well… great! ;D

Posted by Mairéad on May 27, 2009, 01:50 PM report to moderator
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Two hours and thirty-three minutes. That’s about one minute longer than what was previously reported. =P

Posted by Jaymie Brooks on May 27, 2009, 02:25 PM report to moderator
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Lots more early peeks this time. That’s for sure!

Posted by Won_Two on May 27, 2009, 02:36 PM report to moderator
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Yey! Oh only 50 days left.
I’m so glad we are getting all these clips, they know how to keep us interested.

Posted by Cheimonas on May 27, 2009, 03:04 PM report to moderator
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Two hours and 33 minutes … AWESOME :)

Posted by Christine on May 27, 2009, 04:23 PM report to moderator
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This is awesome! Run time sounds pretty good! :D I hope there are more trailers coming out! :D yay!!!

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i can’t wait to see the trailers, but more importantly, the movie!

Posted by avrenim [WBM!] on May 27, 2009, 05:48 PM report to moderator
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Only 50 days!!!!! 2 1/2 hours is not too bad. 3 would be better tho lol. I cant wait to see the new trailers too!
Posted by IwishIwas@Hogwarts on May 27, 2009, 05:59 PM report to moderator
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Grrr, I want that soundtrack!

Posted by *H*ROAR Mudblood Proud on May 27, 2009, 06:23 PM report to moderator
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