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Confirmed! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD Due December 8

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Posted by: sue
September 17, 2009, 07:07 AM

For months (starting in June, again in July) we've been reporting the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD would be out this December, despite reports that official dates would not be released until the last possible moment. Today, Warner Bros has announced that yes indeed the DVD will be released here in the US on December 8th. Thanks to DVDTimes, we can see more looks at the officially confirmed artwork at this link. Update: Artwork now here and here  and high res back cover in our galleries. As noted several times before, the DVD will be released on Blu-Ray, 2-Disc, a special combo set and standard one disc editions.

A reminder too that as first reported here, the DVD will contain the special J.K.Rowling, A Year in the Life documentary, several deleted scenes (list here) as well as cast interviews, a feature on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction, and behind the scenes look at the making of HBP. Update: Again as TLC first reported, these items are now confirmed to be on the Half-Blood Prince DVD as Video Business reports:

Half-Blood Prince will street as a single DVD ($28.98), a two-DVD special edition ($34.99) and a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($35.99).The Blu-ray version will include the WB Maximum Movie Mode with the stars, director and producers, and BD Live with Facebook Connect, with which fans can invite their Facebook friends to a BD Live Community Screening. Both the Blu-ray and two-DVD editions will include digital copy, as well as featurettes on the cast and crew, the life of books series author J.K. Rowling, additional scenes and a sneak peek at the Universal Orlando Resort's The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.

DVD Town also gives new details on a few of the bonus features:

Close-Up with the Cast and Crew of Harry Potter: Hosts Matthew Lewis ("Neville Longbottom") and Alfred Enoch ("Dean Thomas") lead us on an entertaining look at the cast of Harry Potter as they explore their interests away from acting and spend a day on set with the production team (28:30)

• One Minute Drills: The cast has 60 seconds to describe their character's personality, history, relationships and other traits before time runs out (6:43)
• What's On Your Mind: Hosted by Tom Felton, the cast is put on the spot when asked a series of rapid-fire questions on their likes and dislikes. (6:41)

Please note: We are working to confirm the UK release date for the DVD. Also as we first reported earlier this month, France will see the DVD on November 18, with that gorgeous Hogwarts Castle deluxe edition due out on the 16th, and Australia will see the HBP released on November 30th.

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1020 Points

Yay!! We finally have a release date for the DVD!!! First!!!

Posted by butterbeer bottle on September 17, 2009, 07:10 AM report to moderator
4881 Points

Finally, they decided to announce!! Excellent, looking fwd to that :)

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on September 17, 2009, 07:22 AM report to moderator
3153 Points

I’m so excited to get it!

Posted by Leeann on September 17, 2009, 07:51 AM report to moderator
7475 Points


december 8 is a new date to look forward too!

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on September 17, 2009, 07:53 AM report to moderator
504 Points

Just in time for Christmas, how convenient ;)
Hope I father Christmas brings me a copy!

Posted by pinkmoosely on September 17, 2009, 08:11 AM report to moderator
804 Points

Is it the same release date for the UK?

Posted by potter2005 on September 17, 2009, 08:12 AM report to moderator
3703 Points

Yay! :D

Posted by Christine on September 17, 2009, 08:29 AM report to moderator
545 Points

Looking forward to it!!

Posted by Nicci Weasley on September 17, 2009, 08:30 AM report to moderator
2570 Points


Posted by madman1277 on September 17, 2009, 08:33 AM report to moderator
115 Points

Yay :D

Posted by vintervarg on September 17, 2009, 08:36 AM report to moderator
1397 Points

Just happy that they finally decided to release it on the 8th after all, sounds like it’s going to be a great DVD with tons of extra features!! Go WB, for once, for releasing the date sometime before thanksgiving, what with Infinitus, LeakyCon and now this my HP purchases def need to be planned.

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on September 17, 2009, 08:50 AM report to moderator
370 Points

WOOOOOOOO can’t wait!

Posted by **Holly** on September 17, 2009, 08:52 AM report to moderator
606 Points

Just put in the Christmas gift request with the hubby!!

Posted by Dawna on September 17, 2009, 08:58 AM report to moderator
478 Points

Can’t wait to get this. Might even pre-order since it is hard to get off work to go and get it. Then again, this is a good excuse to take off the day and watch the movie. Great….just in time for Christmas.

Posted by beewell on September 17, 2009, 09:11 AM report to moderator
8317 Points

Cool ! Have to get a copy!!! :)

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on September 17, 2009, 09:11 AM report to moderator
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