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

HBP Film
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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67 Comments

Mrbubble_thumb
2135 Points

I’m thrilled the running time is way over two hours!!!!!

It’s like Christmas in July!

Posted by Beetlebum on May 29, 2009, 06:07 PM report to moderator
Ronhermione_thumb
4452 Points

More trailers??!! I take back anything that i said which insulted WB. I LUV THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha!! But how much will they show. Tbh, they hav given a lot away and i feel as tho i hav seen the movie but i kno it’ll be completely different to how i think it’ll be. They HAVE to cum up on youtube!!

Iconator_dea697cd87becd1283213b46f798b87b_thumb
2579 Points

Sweet, two and a half hours! Good news!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on May 29, 2009, 10:50 PM report to moderator
Noavatar-thumb
334 Points

oh my gosh I cant’ keep up! All these trailers!

Posted by blue_dreamer on May 30, 2009, 05:18 AM report to moderator
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4024 Points

Squeeeee! More trailers!

And hope the film is a long as it can be . . . . like 15 hours . . . . but I’ll settle for 2 and 1/2! :)

Leonidascantread
76 Points

Soundtrack now available for pre-order on iTunes!

Posted by iampadfoot on June 10, 2009, 10:46 AM report to moderator
Greathornedowl_thumb
23764 Points

Most of the HP movies run about 2 1/2 hours or so, don’t they?

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on June 13, 2009, 01:05 AM report to moderator
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