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First Look at Harry Potter DVD Box Set Due in December

Posted by: sue
September 08, 2007, 11:07 PM

Previously we told you the Harry Potter DVDs were to be released later this year in a High Definition format in a special gift box set. The first look at this set is now online via DVDTimes. This special set, which will contain the first five Harry Potter DVDs (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’sContinued...


Harry Potter Films Help UK Tourism Business

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2007, 03:15 PM

Hollywood is good for business, including the tourism business in the UK. In a new report released today, locations used in many films such as the Harry Potter series are a big draw, and have led to a boost for the tourism industry, with fans flocking to locations such as Alnwick Castle in large numbers.Continued...


Store Offering Official WB "Harry Potter" Movie Stills

Posted by: sue
August 17, 2007, 05:12 PM

Many TLC readers owled with news regarding a store from the U.K. that is now offering official Warner Brothers released stills from all five of the Harry Potter films. While these photos have been released by WB previously (as seen in our extensive image galleries), these are now available forContinued...

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Harry Potter Actors on UK Film Council Power List

Posted by: sue
August 12, 2007, 02:07 PM

Several actors from the Harry Potter films are on a list from UK Film Council of the “most powerful British film stars and movie-makers in Hollywood today.” The Telegraph reports that the trio, better known as Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione) and Rupert Grint (RonContinued...

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Harry Potter High Def DVD Box Set Due This Year

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2007, 11:31 PM

At the Home Media Expo in Las Vegas, Warner Brothers has now announced that a special five disc box set containing Blu-Ray high definition DVDs of the Harry Potter films will be released this year. While a specific release date was not given, has some details of this set which includeContinued...


New York Times Looks Back on the Evolution of Potter Films

Posted by: Edward
July 14, 2007, 05:38 PM

The New York Times has a new article and video feature online contrasting and examining the directors of the first five Harry Potter films, along with the themes, effects and actors that have evolved in step with the films. The article first discusses the four directors of the series:Continued...

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Harry Potter DVDs Due in High Definition Format in Fall, 2007

Posted by: sue
June 16, 2007, 11:56 AM

Last year and confirmed in January of this year, we reported that all five of the Harry Potter films would be re-released in a High Definition DVD format some time in 2007. Today, Video Business is reporting that Warner Brothers has stated a late fall release of the Harry Potter filmsContinued...


Cauldron Shop Update: New NECA Action Figures, Marauders Map Banner, and More

Posted by: sue
May 09, 2007, 01:21 PM

For some time we have been telling you about the many new Harry Potter items you can expect to see this spring and summer. Today, the first wave of new products from NECA, who hold the North American license to Harry Potter items, is now available in our Cauldron Shop, yourContinued...


ABC Family Harry Potter Weekend Again

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2007, 08:54 AM

Many of you let us know that cable channel ABC Family is running another "Harry Potter Weekend." Starting today, the popular family station is rebroadcasting Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets two times in a row starting at 3pm (EDT), then tomorrow they will do the same for Harry Potter andContinued...


Vote for Borders 2008 Harry Potter Calendar Images

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2007, 09:32 AM

Retailer Borders is offering a unique opportunity for fans to help choose the images contained in a new calendar. Via this link you can vote for five of your favorite images from the Harry Potter films, including ones from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, all to be includedContinued...


Maggie Smith on Prof. McGonagall : "Miss Jean Brodie in a Wizard's Hat"

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2007, 09:26 AM

There is a new interview online today with Dame Maggie Smith, where she briefly mentions her role in the Harry Potter films. In this feature from The Evening Standard, the Academy Award winning actress quipped that the role is "Miss Jean Brodie in a wizard's hat,"Continued...

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Harry Potter Films Top New UK Poll

Posted by: sue
February 25, 2007, 11:25 AM

In a new survey conducted in the UK, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was voted the most favorite British-made children's feature film. Conducted by First Light Movies and the UK Film Council, results of the poll showed:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone came first with 34% of the poll,Continued...

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Hop on the Hogwarts Express via

Posted by: sue
February 24, 2007, 11:30 AM

Well, we are not sure what is afoot, but many of you let us know the official Warner Brothers website has temporarily been revamped in the old Sorcerer's Stone movie version. A fluke no doubt, but perhaps it is a sign that a major update is in store for us in the near future.Continued...


New Harry Potter Chess Set and Magazine

Posted by: sue
February 16, 2007, 07:34 AM

Many readers emailed to say a new Harry Potter Chess set and Magazine is due this year. Apparently this magazine is available only in the U.K. and will be published weekly, containing new tips and tricks to playing a better game of chess. The pieces in this game are based on the set seen in the film HarryContinued...


Sean Biggerstaff Talks "Cashback," Quidditch and Life after Potter

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2007, 09:14 PM

Actor Sean Biggerstaff, known for his role as Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Oliver Wood, is the subject of a new interview in the Scotsman where he discusses landing a part in the Harry Potter films, and what happened as his character was written out of the third movie. Sean relaysContinued...