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Counterfeit Half-Blood Prince DVDs Seized in England

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Posted by: sue
July 22, 2009, 09:13 AM

Although not quite a week since the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in movie theaters, counterfeit copies of the film are already making the rounds. News today out of England brings word that a raid on a car boot sale in Stafford "resulted in the seizure of more than 10,000 counterfeit discs, including the new Harry Potter film, the Half Blood Prince. The paper continued:

"Officers from Staffordshire County Council trading standards and the police swooped on the site at Brocton, near Stafford, on Sunday and recovered the haul which also included other recently released DVDs, music CDs and new games for the Nintendo Wii. The latest Harry Potter film was released at UK cinemas just last week and is not due out on DVD until December.

Readers will recall of course that as we have reported several times previously, the DVD for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is set to be released December 7th.

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539 Points

They suck, but I can’t wait to buy the real DVD this December! I really hope they have a Deathly Hallows sneak peek inside!!! EEK!

Posted by Brianna on July 22, 2009, 02:21 PM report to moderator
337 Points

Not good for all of us who do it the right way.. Wait for the real release!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Mugglejeff on July 22, 2009, 02:29 PM report to moderator
3703 Points

I honestly don’t care. I want the dvd now :D

Posted by Christine on July 22, 2009, 02:45 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Naughty naughty!!!

Posted by Won_Two on July 22, 2009, 03:08 PM report to moderator
6352 Points

A cousin of mine bought a Goblet of Fire DVD from a guy on the street years ago. When she started watching, she saw someone had taken a video camera into a theater and taped the movie. If she hadn’t paid the guy $5, she might have seen the humor in it a little better. I thought it was hilarious. You could tell the guy with the camera was slouched down in his seat. You could see the people sitting in front of him better than the movie and you could hear talking from the people with him. It was ridiculous.

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on July 22, 2009, 03:28 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

That was really pathetic.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on July 22, 2009, 03:31 PM report to moderator
312 Points

well with this economy it wouldn;‘t shock me at all. But i don’t know why i assumed they would have more copies.

Posted by got2lovme on July 22, 2009, 03:39 PM report to moderator
66 Points


Posted by MattOM93 on July 22, 2009, 04:11 PM report to moderator
256 Points

I can’t believe that people try to do this, I’m just glad they were caught

Posted by WolfyWizard on July 22, 2009, 06:27 PM report to moderator
1184 Points

Those people are horrible. But of course, true fans of Harry Potter wouldn’t buy those counterfeit DVDs anyways.

Posted by Lavendergirl ~WBM~ on July 22, 2009, 07:46 PM report to moderator
3134 Points


2707 Points

thank you so much for that for no one should have the illegal of any movie.

Posted by jediofthelost on July 22, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
182 Points

What happens when I want to watch it at 1am in the morning…

Response: “Severus..please.” oh gawddd

Posted by Britski on July 22, 2009, 08:32 PM report to moderator
4630 Points

Wow. December rly isn’t THAT far away… do they HAVE to resort to counterfeits?

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on July 22, 2009, 09:51 PM report to moderator
4630 Points

Wow. December rly isn’t THAT far away… do they HAVE to resort to counterfeits?

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on July 22, 2009, 09:51 PM report to moderator
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