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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 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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24135 Points

Well, i was looking forward to getting the soundtrack earlier than the movie, oh well!

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on May 28, 2009, 05:16 AM report to moderator
243 Points

Over two and a half hours! Can’t wait!

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on May 28, 2009, 07:45 AM report to moderator
323 Points

That’s great! Yay!!

Posted by Amanda979 on May 28, 2009, 08:08 AM report to moderator
4007 Points

more trailers! fantastic!

Posted by KC Nox on May 28, 2009, 08:12 AM report to moderator
1439 Points

I hope that run time is right! :)

Posted by muzic823{ROAR} on May 28, 2009, 08:13 AM report to moderator
3554 Points

Wow, even if it is indeed around two and half hours long, that’s awesome. :D

More trailers?? Are they talking about trailers different from the 50 other ones they’ve already released, or a couple of the same ones? o.O Not that I’m complaining, but I feel like they’ve shown way more trailers, clips, and featurettes than they ever have, which is wow!

Posted by Mera004 on May 28, 2009, 10:59 AM report to moderator
2906 Points

OMG!! Wow! More trailers?! awesome ! I cant wait! :)

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 28, 2009, 11:19 AM report to moderator
6921 Points

Yay two and a half hours! The longer the better.

Posted by badger666 on May 28, 2009, 12:44 PM report to moderator
829 Points


Posted by blackhair on May 28, 2009, 12:55 PM report to moderator
212 Points


Posted by DanielBonnie28 on May 28, 2009, 04:05 PM report to moderator
771 Points

TOO GOOD, but it’s still weird ! They won’t be editing it until six weeks before the release ! That’s impossible ! I hope they’re not in the plan to release the promos and commercials only a week before the movie or what ! Anyway, two more trailers sound great !!

Posted by Shivi {ROAR} !! on May 28, 2009, 05:52 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I am pleased to hear that the film lasts about that long; I think that is more than adequate in addressing all of the key constituent parts of the plot and story for an audience to clearly grasp what is occurring and for fans to be satisifed by the comprehensiveness of the adaptation. I look forward to seeing the film!

Nevertheless, I am upset to hear that the soundtrack has been delayed until the day before the release of the movie. I would have loved to be granted more time to listen to it prior to the release of the film.

Posted by Kirk on May 28, 2009, 08:16 PM report to moderator
68 Points

Why does the date/time keep going wrong on Leaky, such that people appear to be replying to comments that have not yet been made?! It is now 2pm in Britain (9am EST) and there are comments on the last page above that are still several hours in the future!

Does this mean that Leaky has installed a Time turner?

Posted by WulfricBrian on May 28, 2009, 09:07 PM report to moderator
68 Points

Having posted, I see that my comment – and this one too – appears 12 hours in the future. It is now 9:08 am EST and will appear as 9:08 pm

Posted by WulfricBrian on May 28, 2009, 09:09 PM report to moderator
68 Points

I saw the HP trailer at the IMAX theatre last night before Star Trek and although good (especially on that huge screen) I don’t think it contained anything that hadn’t already been seen in other trailers. Beginning with the Tom Riddle early years morphing into Voldemort bits – going on to mention important memories and then showing the attack on Muggle London and the Death Eater devastation at the Burrow and at the school. Of course the rock in the middle of the sea shot was there too. Alas, for me, only one frame of Snape, but I guess that’s better than none at all! It did mention that selected scenes were in IMAX 3D at the end and that the release was July 2009, but no date – I hope they’re not thinking of changing the release date again!

Posted by taz_uk on May 29, 2009, 06:26 AM report to moderator
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