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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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90 Points

i REALLY hope we can get that Hogwarts case! I would be ridiculously giddy if I had that in my room =)

Posted by Ruby Hagrid {WBM} on September 30, 2009, 08:50 PM report to moderator
125 Points

“That country” Made me lol.

Oh, i want to get that castle!
Wonder if i can get one from france some how

Posted by Rodinius Black on October 01, 2009, 04:22 AM report to moderator
306 Points

It’s gonna be haaard, but I’m going to try and stick it out until they’re ALL out, and hopefully they’ll have some special magic up their sleeve for those.

Posted by stenojoz on October 01, 2009, 03:07 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

It is my most fervent wish that Warner Brothers in the near future will make such a castle available here in the states.

Posted by Kirk on October 01, 2009, 04:07 PM report to moderator
27 Points

It doesn’t matter when it comes out I’ll get it any way. But I to wish that you could purchase the castle seperately. It is beautiful!

Posted by bluewolf2788 on October 01, 2009, 10:18 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

Please get the Hogwarts Castle for the US!

Posted by budgie on October 02, 2009, 12:12 PM report to moderator
507 Points

At least it isn’t THAT much of a delay.

Posted by IloveDobby on October 03, 2009, 08:03 AM report to moderator
2224 Points

This is awesome!

Posted by on October 03, 2009, 08:59 PM report to moderator
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