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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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1579 Points

yay!!! cant wait to get this!

Posted by Beckster235 on September 17, 2009, 06:07 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

YAY! Can’t wait to get it…. just in time for Christmas! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on September 17, 2009, 06:46 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

YAYY i’m so gonna get it! :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on September 17, 2009, 07:02 PM report to moderator
654 Points

ooooh warner brothers said december 7th first and now its december 8th
a day later tisk tisk
jk jk Cool, but I’m not gonna get it

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on September 17, 2009, 07:11 PM report to moderator
125 Points

So quick! Counting down til November :D
Good timing for christmans (i think they planned that) ><

Posted by Rodinius Black on September 17, 2009, 07:53 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

YESH!! I can’t wait to buy it!! I love that movie! I saw it 6 times in the theaters…and I’ve been aching to see it again!

Posted by cghambright on September 17, 2009, 08:44 PM report to moderator
265 Points

That’s actually earlier than I thought it would be. Man, I’m too cheap to buy it when it first comes out. It will probably cost around $50. I will to buy a pre-viewed copy at blockbuster though.

Posted by sgreeter8888 on September 17, 2009, 09:29 PM report to moderator
3560 Points

Counting down the days!

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on September 18, 2009, 12:20 AM report to moderator
428 Points

excited for the DVD

Posted by alegria35 on September 18, 2009, 12:29 AM report to moderator
86 Points

As tempting as this is, I still think I’m going to hold off buying this until the super-awesome-mega-boxset comes out

Posted by Jananae on September 18, 2009, 01:47 AM report to moderator
594 Points

Does anyone know what that WB Maximum Movie Mode with the stars, director and producers is all about? Does it mean that the Bluray version contains more extras than the DVD release?

Posted by MischiefManaged on September 18, 2009, 05:10 AM report to moderator
1742 Points


Posted by wing on September 18, 2009, 06:22 AM report to moderator
5610 Points

YAY!!!!!!! i know wat i want for christmas! :-D will be grinnign broadly all day long

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on September 18, 2009, 07:21 AM report to moderator
13519 Points

Aargh, no news when it will be released in Germany?

Posted by jenge {Meredith Mooncloud} ~ [ITC!] on September 18, 2009, 08:11 AM report to moderator
1676 Points

YEAH!!!! Now I have a reason to look forward to that day!

Posted by makochibi on September 18, 2009, 10:02 AM report to moderator
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