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DVD preview on official site

Posted by: Melissa
February 14, 2003, 05:06 PM

Thanks Nikol, for pointing out that the official site has updated with a preview of the DVD - here's the breakdown:

Real Player

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Windows Media

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Jenna from UHPFC

Posted by: Melissa
February 14, 2003, 01:06 PM

Hey, if anyone reading this knows Jenna from the Unofficial Harry Potter Fan Club, or is Jenna from UHPFC, please drop us an email with info on how to get in touch. It's important - but in a very good way, we promise! (You can also mail me privately if you'd rather only one person sees. Thanks.) Sorry for the random shout-out,Continued...

CoS Available for Preorder from Amazon

Posted by: Melissa
February 14, 2003, 11:51 AM

The DVD and VHS versions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets are available for preorder from Amazon.com.

Discount Offered by Amazon.de Ruled Unfair

Posted by: Melissa
February 14, 2003, 11:43 AM

Amazon.com Inc.'s German unit has been ordered by a local court to stop advertising that it will sell the latest Harry Potter book at a discount because it harms competition. The ruling of the Hamburg court followed a complaint by German book publisher Carlsen Verlag Gmbh, which owns the German rightsContinued...

Branagh Wins Award

Posted by: Melissa
February 13, 2003, 11:39 AM

The BBC News reports that Kenneth Branagh has won the London Film Critics' Circle best British supporting actor award for his role in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. (Read more at the link).

JKR has a new hairstyle.... and a new nose!

Posted by: Melissa
February 13, 2003, 09:11 AM

Comic Relief Day is just around the corner and in conjunction with the launch, and the report (see below) about the French & Saunders parody of the Harry Potter films, JKR appeared at the launch with a red streak in her hair and a bright red nose. Gabrielle let us know that a bit of the movie is availableContinued...

More PoA Pictures

Posted by: Melissa
February 12, 2003, 03:04 PM

Rex Features has posted additional pictures of Daniel Radcliffe on the PoA set. (Thank you to Jennifer for the link.)

More images of Daniel on the PoA set

Posted by: Melissa
February 12, 2003, 10:25 AM

WireImage has more pictures of Dan on the set of PoA, presumably just after he's fled Privet Drive. Thanks to Mike of www.ultimatekc.com for the links!

Potter Books Support Charity

Posted by: Melissa
February 12, 2003, 10:03 AM

PA News reports that an auction of first editions of the HP books raised £7,000 for chariyy tody. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire fetched a total of £7,340 with half the proceeds in aid of ActionAid and the BBC'sContinued...

New Picture of The Knight Bus

Posted by: Melissa
February 12, 2003, 12:04 AM

From The Sun comes a "sneak preview [of] the giant purple Knight Bus"! (Thanks to iHP for the link.) I should probably also mention that there is a huge spoiler for a key PoA plot point in the article ...

Filming Begun on PoA?

Posted by: Melissa
February 11, 2003, 11:47 PM

It appears that filming on the third film may have already begun, if these images from WireImage are any indication. (Thanks to Mike for the link.)


In addition, Coming Soon reports on an article from the L.A. Times which states that director Alfonso Cuarón was unavailable for comment regarding his "Original Screenplay"Continued...

American OotP 896 Pages

Posted by: Melissa
February 11, 2003, 10:09 PM

Scroll to the bottom of this FoxNews article and you'll see that Scholastic is reporting that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be 896 pages long. That's 164 more than GoF (thanks Flavia for pointing out that the press release erroneously states that the hardcover GoF is 752 pages, when it is 732).Continued...

Mary GrandPre Signed for US Version of OoTP

Posted by: Melissa
February 11, 2003, 05:54 PM

We've heard from Mary GrandPre's camp that she's been signed to do the cover spread and the individual chapter openers for Order of the Phoenix. We at TLC are looking forward to seeing what amazing representations of Harry's world she creates this go-round.

First pic of PoA?

Posted by: Melissa
February 11, 2003, 04:32 PM

Thanks Gary, from The Snitch, for sending us this link to a possible pic of the Knight Bus. If this is not the Knight Bus, someone went to massively stupid lengths painting a double-decker bus that "violent purple" that's described in the book...

Scholastic Editor Giving Keynote at Nimbus - 2003

Posted by: Melissa
February 11, 2003, 11:35 AM

Cheryl Klein, Assistant Editor of Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.), is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the Luncheon at Nimbus - 2003 in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, July 19, 2003. Klein has worked on the U.S. editions of the HP books and is involved in the pre-publicatoinContinued...

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