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Half-Blood Prince DVD Update: VOD Delayed Until December 15th; Several International Releases in November

Home Video / DVD
Posted by: sue
September 29, 2009, 09:13 PM

Several pieces of news relating to the anticipated release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on DVD. First, Video Business is reporting tonight that while the DVD will be available on December 8th as announced previously, WB is delaying the release of the Video on Demand. The magazine reports that WB will delay the VOD until December 15th, citing a Warner Home Video rep who said HBP “ 'will be held back a week [on VOD] in an effort to further enhance the extraordinary sell-through possibility' of the DVD, calling Potter a unique property. He stressed the delay wasn’t being done out of fear of hurting potential Potter disc sales, but rather in an attempt to drive even bigger sales."

On a related note, as reported earlier, Germany will have the DVD released far earlier than we here in the US, as they will join France in seeing the Half-Blood Prince release in November, with France to see it November 18th, Australia on November 18th, and then Germany on November 20. Amazon Germany is now offering fans a lovely pin set with the purchase of the DVD (seen here in our galleries), and has a special book that will house the Years 1-6 set. Like those in France, fans in Germany will also have the chance to purchase that special Hogwarts Castle case with the set of Harry Potter DVDs, seen here. No word yet if the Hogwarts set will be available in the US. UPDATE: Alejandro from Bloghogwarts kindly emailed to let us know that the DVD will be released in Spain on November 24th, and Mexico will see the Half-Blood Prince released on December 5th.

Finally, pre-orders for those in Australia are also available for the Ultimate Collectors Editions, which will also be released in that country on November 18th. As reported previously the UK will see HBP on Dec 7th, with the US to see the HBP and Collectors Editions on Dec 8th.
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13596 Points

I think VOD and DVD audiences are different. Hard-core fans always want the DVD.

Posted by Garden State Geek on September 30, 2009, 11:11 AM report to moderator
23764 Points

That castle case looks really cool! Actually the pins look great too, but I really wish they would change that darn Ravenclaw raven to an eagle already!

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on September 30, 2009, 12:11 PM report to moderator
4056 Points

I’m definitely getting it for Christmas!lol

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on September 30, 2009, 12:48 PM report to moderator
385 Points

oh woww! that castle is so cool and the pins! me wantsssss =)

Posted by MiliMalfoy [FTC!] on September 30, 2009, 02:26 PM report to moderator
123 Points

That hogwarts castle is pretty cool. You know people will be selling it on ebay as soon as it comes out. Just start saving up.

Posted by superman82 on September 30, 2009, 02:29 PM report to moderator
654 Points

not buying it till full set

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on September 30, 2009, 02:46 PM report to moderator
3031 Points

that hogwarts set is sweet but i have all the movies that are out im going to get the ultimate editions i feel it a waist of money to buy a whole other set thats not even complete.. but im if i got it as a present i would not complain not one bit ha

Posted by Horcruxalej on September 30, 2009, 03:03 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

wishing he had some money right now christmas is going to be HP mania for me!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on September 30, 2009, 03:09 PM report to moderator
507 Points

dec. 8th is gonna be a great day both HBP and public enemies come out whooooo

Posted by lilmisssnape on September 30, 2009, 03:14 PM report to moderator
1420 Points

well i am still going to get the movie no matter what date thay relase it

Posted by alicia00 on September 30, 2009, 03:21 PM report to moderator
586 Points

That castle’s awesome!

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on September 30, 2009, 03:31 PM report to moderator
36743 Points

I want the Hogwarts case!

Posted by simos girl {WBM} ~Lemon~ on September 30, 2009, 03:36 PM report to moderator
2525 Points

I got those pins of ebay last year.

Posted by The Nerd on September 30, 2009, 05:52 PM report to moderator
1565 Points


Posted by RaveKatie [WBM] on September 30, 2009, 06:25 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

why are all of those other countries getting it before us here in the US and those in the UK. it makes no sense. i want the hogwarts in the picture above. :D

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 30, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
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