Newsround Reviews the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” DVD

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Nov 11, 2007

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CBBC Newsround has now posted their review of the of the Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixDVD. Presenter Lizo gave the latest DVD a 3 out of 5 rating, noting the best parts included “seeing some of the behind the scenes stuff in the Tonks feature. The long version of the scene where Umbridge inspects Professor Trelawney’s Divination lesson is great. ” He also lamented a few things, writing “OOTP is the longest story, and it would be nice to have a feature explaining how together the team behind the movie decided what should be cut out of the book. There’s nothing from JK Rowling on here. Perhaps one day we’ll get a DVD commentary from her (where as we watch the movie she talks about the scenes we’re seeing). “

Also, as TLC has reported previously, those sneak peek clips of the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film are still not available via the link to the official UK Harry Potter website. Lizo reiterates what we reported previously that the ” Half-Blood Prince sneak preview – it looks as if when you use the extras DVD in a PC, you’ll be able to access an early look at the sixth film on the official website. But at the moment I can’t seem to access this feature with my DVD – presumably because it won’t be activated on the website until the DVD is available in the shops. “

The DVD is due on store shelves tomorrow in the United Kingdom. Thanks to the BBC!





42 Responses to Newsround Reviews the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” DVD

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wow this sounds great i can’t wait (yes #1)

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someone please post the HBP sneak peak on youtube or leaky when it activates :)

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Ok so you know the Half Blood Prince thing, do you get to see pictures or an actual clip?? And why doesn’t JK Rowling do the first BOOK COMMENTARY. They should put those on the audiobooks. after every page, she tells us about it… I would waste my life away listening to that

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I guess there is no commentary on this DVD by anyone.

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Um, no – as it hasn’t come out yet, it’s hard for anyone to review it, aye?

BUT… the REAL QUESTION of the HOUR is…

WHEN IS IT COMING OUT IN THE USA???!

Why doesn’t anyone know about this? Why hasn’t WB allowed the bookstores and sites to tell us in advance when we can expect to see it?

WHAT GIVES?

Me, myself and I want to know!

- M

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Omg, I can’t wait until tomorrow! OOTP’s my favourite HP movie so far, so I’m totally getting it. I wonder how long the HBP clips will be…

Lizo rules schools, pools, stools, and anything else ending in ools.

@Marcheline: I thought it was coming out in the US on December 11th or something…?

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its out on December in the US, its all over leaky, where have you been

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Beh… I didn’t expect much, but seeing that it’s Harry Potter… well it should’ve merited at least a 3.5?

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So once again this DVD comes without an extended cut and without a decent commentary. SHOCKING. /sarcasm

They’ve obviously saving the good features for an eventual re-release of all 7 films. No other explanation is there?

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I agree that it would be really nice to have DVD commentary from JK Rowling.

It would also be wonderful if they had done the Harry Potter movies like they did the Lord of the Ring movies, where the abbreviated version was in the theaters but the DVD contained a lengthened version, which included more of the book.

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Can I ask one thing? Why is the image for an article about the OoTP dvd, a screencap from GoF?

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Tempest in a teapot. About the only thing I, for one, ever enjoy on the added features is an interview with the cast. A lot of the extra material, to be honest, can sometimes be a little fluffy and inconsequential.

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Mabe what Marcheline is asking is becasue Amazon and many other web stores have not put it up for pre order yet and Amazon still has not put up the release date. Amazon still has a note saying to sign up for relase date info. You would think Amazon would have the pre order up by now.

I did notice Wal-mart has finally set up so you can pre order through them but they just did that with in this week.

I just think it is odd that the pre order time for this film has been so short. I pre ordered Shrek about four months ago.

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Yes, that’s what I meant – thanks! 8-)

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America will get different features when it’s DVD is released a month from now, so let’s not count out commentary yet…

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Lizo is awesome. He really is. It’s awesome that we’ve got a review from an actual fan, instead of some idiot who’s got no clue what they’re going on about as usual.

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Little phoenix wrote -

I agree that it would be really nice to have DVD commentary from JK Rowling.

It would also be wonderful if they had done the Harry Potter movies like they did the Lord of the Ring movies, where the abbreviated version was in the theaters but the DVD contained a lengthened version, which included more of the book.

I am sure we all agree with you. It is such an obvious thing to do but WHY -oh WHY -is it not happening ?

The Lord of the Rings DVDs were made with so much love and thought -and they were extremely profitable.

Do Warners really care enough ? Why does the whole DVD project seem so lucklustre compared to the L of the R ?

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By the way -I ‘m sure its not just me that thinks that “Deathly Hallows” should be two films -ala the Lord of The Rings. That way -you could get so much more into the films.

But -no -they really do not seem to care at all…......

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Making DH 2 films would be horrible. It would completely break the momentum of the story.

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I don’t think Hallows should be two films just for the sake of throwing in as much as possible, I’m more concerned about quality than quantity which is something I think Order of the Phoenix nailed. I do think Hallows should be a LONGER movie than the others though, maybe by 15-20 minutes or so. I really think too many fans care too much about how much material from the books they can cram in, rather than how good the movie actually is.

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I have a gut feeling that all the really good stuff (commentaries, behind the scenes, and deleted scenes) are all saved for the re-release of a crazy box set edition of all 7 movies onces DH comes out. I’m sure that would be sold for a rediculous amount of $$ but no doubt the film fans would save their allowances and paychecks for lol WB are a bunch of gits I tell you!

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Has anyone found a store that is preordering OotP in the States? I was just searching,Target, Best Buy, Amazon etc. and nothing! You’d think for the holidays they’d be pushing that baby all over the place (as they do with everything else in this country lol). If anyone has found somewhere that is taking pre-orders, I will love you forever if you’d kindly share :) Thanks!

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I have the feeling WB is planning to release a new version of the DVDs when all the movies are finished, containing (hopefully) a movie commentary, with the directors and maybe Dan too. Talking about Dan, you can see his new movie on ITV1… right now! So, I’ll read this review later.

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They said that the there is a range of deleted scenes I hope we are all wrong by thinking that the Snapes worst memory scene and the dueling scene between Bellatrix and Sirius is not in there they just have to give it to us dont you think it might be one of those full scenes they mentioned? what are your thoughts – its driving me crazy I wanted to see Sirius fight Bella not that stupid death eater and Lucius!

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So far the only thing that is available for pre-order is the Years 1-5 collection edition at Best Buy

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8579674&st=harry+potter&lp=1&type=product&cp=2&id=1770186

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To those experiencing preorder problems, it must be an issue with the US distributor of the DVD. Here in the UK, all our major online retailers (including Amazon’s UK site) have been taking preorders on this for months.

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@Imhermione1027(and anyone else) Check out Yahoo!Movies. They list three merchants (including themselves) Family Video, Tower.com and Yahoo!Movies. If you go on Yahoo!Movies: hit DVD/VIDEO.Type in ‘Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix’. When you get THERE, look at ‘DVD Info’ (where the ‘Cast, credits, etc’ is). THAT will take you to the information. Choose the version you want (there is a box, at the top) You will see the prices for each edition. The release date is on: 12/11/2007. They are ALL available for Pre Order NOW! Go for it!

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I know, I was wondering when the US can pre-order too. Dec is not far away, OoTP will be released in a month. I hope there are not problems with the release. Congrats UK, I wish we were getting the movie tomorrow too.

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It is Nov 12th in the UK!

Come on people! go to: http://harrypotter.warnerbros.co.uk/_sneak_peek/

And let us know what the Half Blood Prince feature is!!!

I would, but alas, I am in the US and I have to wait another friggin month!

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Walmart just started taking pre orders.

They have a different oprtion the the many we saw here on Leaky. Walmart has one that is labeled exclusive in its discribtion but it does not say what is on the DVDs.I wonder what is on it that would be just for walmart or is it just labeled weird? I think I will give up pre ordering and go see what this exclusive thing on the day the DVD comes out.

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You know WB is practically begging north american fans to download this illegally. Idiots.

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My copy arived in the post this morning!!! YAY me. thankyou amazon. Saving watching it until Thursday night when I have the house to myself.

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ooh good that means I should get mine too! :)

by the way My Boy Jack was excellent last night. Dan’s performance was superb, as was that of most of the cast- Kim Cattrell and the person who played his sister were also great. You felt that they were a real family and I really really wanted Jack to survive even though I knew he wouldn’t.

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Just so you know, it might help to go to the Yahoo!Movie site, even if it’s just to find out what to look for. The site, when you get to the pre-order part, gives a FULL DESCRIPTION of the contents of the item.

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Sorry…...early in the AM….full description of the contents of the item before you order it!

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Please respond to the following: for those who have the DVD already is there or isnt there for sure the deleted scene between Bella and Sirius because I thought they left all the scenes they cut in the movie in the deleted part? I really want to see it!!!

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Thank you Confederate Lady and everyone else for their pre-ordering OotP help! I did the pre-order from good ole’ Walmart :) Thanks again!

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I have to say that most reviews I’ve read aren’t particularly favourable towards the Extras. I hear the Secrets of Harry Potter is just a 45min catch-up of the previous films in all. I wish they’d treat us with some respect rather looking at us a way for them to rake in the cash, and just release the one edition with the full package of extras…

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The extras are RUBBISH, complete let down from the ones we had in the GoF DVD. I really wish WB would realise how much these films mean to us :/ I tried accessing that sneak peek thing and apparently it is down at the moment le sigh

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just watched the dvd, the film gets better each viewing but the extra scenes are really rubbish. Haven’t looked at the rest yet.

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there’s no way they needed two discs to fit these extras. there’s barely anything there! not counting the “hidden secrets of hp” thing, because there’s nothing new in it, you can get through the special features in about half an hour.

i’m going to take the dvd back tomorrow, because it definitely wasn’t worth £15. i’ll just wait for the single-disc version to come out and save some money.

and i even saw david yates say how great the dvd was in an online interview. ha! i wish he wasn’t doing half blood prince. anyone but him.

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I thought we were going to be able to download the movei to our itunes? And is it just me or do the Quidditch uniforms for Gryffindor look weird – dont know why they had to have that extra “armor” – well whatever I hope its looks good in the movie at least

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