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High Res Artwork, New Chris Columbus In Movie Experience on Ultimate Collections Editions

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Posted by: sue
September 18, 2009, 11:05 AM

Thanks to WB we now have some gorgeous high res artwork of the Ultimate Collector's Editions:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone cover, backcover, complete collection large, super highres
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets cover, backcover, complete collection large, super hr

In addition there are a slew of specific details for each of the disc, notable that the Blu-Ray editions of the two will include (finally) an in-movie experience with director Chris Columbus which is described in the formal release as "An interactive viewer experience where the entire film is examined; includes PiP, Storyboard Comparisons, Still Galleries." Also notable on the Blu-ray are "cast walk-ons, focus points, graphics and more"

The release, here and here, contains the following (and very lengthy) details as follows for Sorcerer's Stone, and then for Chamber of Secret. Again, these will be available here in US on DECEMBER 8TH.
ULTIMATE COLLECTION, SORCERER'S STONE

  • Introduction by Daniel Radcliffe - An introduction to the many special features for the Harry Potter films (new)
  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins: discover the story of how one vision for the Harry Potter films came together out of limitless possibilities to create the visual world we have come to know and love (new)
  • In-Movie Experience with Director Chris Columbus: an interactive viewer experience where the entire film is examined; includes PiP, storyboard comparisons, still galleries (BD exclusive)
  • WB Maximum Movie Mode picture-in-picture programming, cast walk-ons, focus points, graphics and more (BD exclusive)
  • Diagon Alley
  • Tour the Gryffindor Common Room, Harry's Room and the Great Hall - Welcome to the self-guided tour of Hogwarts, home of witches and wizards in training, and take in the sights.
  • Classrooms:
    • Defense against the Dark Arts
    • Spells and Charms
    • Potions
    • Transfiguration
    • Third Floor Corridor
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Sorting Hat
  • Library
    • Gallery of Art & Architecture
    • Hogwarts Yearbook
    • Guide to Ghosts - Discover the many marvelous and mysterious ghosts of Hogwarts.
  • Hogwarts Grounds
    • Quaffle and Bludger: get a lesson from Oliver Wood on how to play Quidditch
    • Tour Hagrid's Hut: welcome to the self-guided tour of Hagrid's Hut, home of Rubeus Hagrid, the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts, and his faithful companion, Fang.
  • Extra Credit
  • Interview - Capturing the Stone: A Conversation with the Filmmakers: director Chris Columbus, producer David Heyman, screenwriter Steve Kloves and production designer Stuart Craig talk about casting and bringing the novel to life.
  • A Glimpse Into the World of Harry Potter: 2001 International TV Special
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • BD-Live with access to worldwide events, special guest participants, community features and more
CHAMBER OF SECRETS
  • In-Movie Experience with director Chris Columbus: an interactive viewer experience where the entire film is examined; includes PiP, storyboard comparisons, still galleries (BD exclusive)
  • WB Maximum Movie Mode picture-in-picture programming, cast walk-ons, focus points, graphics and more (BD exclusive)
  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters: explore how the cast and creative team of directors and designers take the characters' descriptions on the page to the actors' performances on film (new)
  • Screen tests of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson (new)
  • Deleted scenes
  • Lockhart's Classroom
    • Photo Gallery
    • Certificates: have a look at Gilderoy Lockhart's many achievements.
    • Required Reading: find out what text books you'll need for Lockhart's Defense Against the Dark Arts class
  • Extra Credit
  • Behind Hogwarts
    • A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves: the author and screenwriter detail how the books are brought to life, and the changes that happen in the process.
    • Dumbledore's Office
    • Build a Scene: building a scene as magnificent as Professor Dumbledore's office takes more than wood, plaster, nails and paint; it takes imagination
    • Tour Dumbledore's Office: welcome to the self-guided tour of Professor Dumbledore's office, one of the most fascinating rooms at Hogwarts
    • Interviews with students, professors and more
      • Students - What would you ask the cast, if you could? Put yourself in the interview chair as the stars answer questions about making the film.
      • Professors and More: enjoy personal moments with the professors and others as they discuss their characters: Prof. Gilderoy Lockhart, Lucius Malfoy, Prof. Pomona Sprout, Molly Weasley, Arthur Weasley, Prof. Albus Dumbledore, Rubeus Hagrid, Prof. Severus Snape, Uncle Vernon Dursley, Aunt Petunia Dursley, Argus Filch, Prof. Minerva McGonagall.
    • Gallery of Production Sketches
    • Activities
      • The Chamber Challenge [Game]
      • Tour the Chamber of Secrets: what are you doing here? This place isn't safe. Begin your journey down the dark corridor for the self-guided tour of the Chamber of Secrets.
      • The Forbidden Forest Challenge [Game]
      • Colin's Darkroom
      • Tour Diagon Alley: welcome to the self-guided tour of Diagon Alley, where you can find all your supplies for the school year. Explore the many shops, such as Flourish & Blotts and the Magical Menagerie.
    • Spellcaster Knowledge Challenge [Game]
    • EA Game Preview
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Revealed: 2002 HBO First Look special
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • BD-Live with access to worldwide events, special guest participants, community features and more (BD exclusive)
Thanks to WB, and to Matt and Edwin for the links, appreciated!


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68 Comments

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2873 Points

Yeessss! This is very cool.

I own all of the DVDs already…but I’ll probably end up buying at least one of the seven extended additions. That’s just something I need to accept right now (I’m very careful with money…but “Harry is my weakness” :) ).

Posted by Lunabelle7 on September 21, 2009, 12:46 AM report to moderator
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2611 Points

OMG I AM FREEKING OUT!!!! I HAVE to get them all!!!!!

Posted by Taylor Potter ~★ROAR★~ on September 21, 2009, 05:23 PM report to moderator
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2963 Points

i am glad to see that WB are thinking of the fans for once.

Posted by prof mewthree "squee" on September 21, 2009, 09:43 PM report to moderator
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3153 Points

Oh gosh! So many cool things!

Posted by Leeann on September 22, 2009, 07:34 AM report to moderator
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239 Points

Aw man! I was in America, I have to wait longer to buy it!

Posted by gemini_black on September 23, 2009, 08:59 PM report to moderator
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355 Points

Argh! I want them now. Which seems kinda impossible i my promise to wait. But it looks awesome – good work WB. I think. It it’s good. ;)

Posted by Lisbry on September 25, 2009, 12:13 AM report to moderator
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330 Points

how much dose this cost?

Posted by Ballycastle Bats fan on September 26, 2009, 08:49 AM report to moderator
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421 Points

I am so excited for these! Though I’ll probably wait for all of the EE’s before I buy them.

Posted by siriusismyhero on September 26, 2009, 10:04 PM report to moderator
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