New UK Trailer Due for “Half-Blood Prince? Not Just Yet Says WB

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Aug 20, 2008

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The British Board of Film Classification has been updated today with news that a new trailer for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince may be released shortly. The website reads that “Trailer 2” received a rating of “PG” and has a run time of “1m 31s.”
UPDATE: While this may indeed be the rating for a future trailer, WB says that unfortunately there will not be a new trailer airing just yet. Sorry folks! We will update should we get any additional info!

Thanks so much Thiego!





54 Responses to New UK Trailer Due for “Half-Blood Prince? Not Just Yet Says WB

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well what was the run time for the orignal teaser trailer?? if its the same or close probably be the same

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same length as the teaser…probably the teaser…though some of the teaser trailers out there have the UK website on the end of it, so maybe those were already the international teasers

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I’d presume that it just contains the updated release date – as that would mean it would have to be reviewed again. Although as for the downgrade, I don’t know.

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Actually, It is 5 seconds shorter according to the BBFC lengths for both trailers.

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pff..whatever….i just can’t care anymore

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I doubt this will happen, sadly. If it were coming in November, yes, I can see this trailer actually being released, but now that it’s in July, it’s far too early. I think it’s going to be a while (again!) before we actually get any concrete news at all.

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Lambada’s right, it probably just has the correct release date. I’ve resigned myself to defeat. With how W.B. has been the past week, both so money-minded and patronizing at the same time, it seems foolish to think there would be any new footage of Half-Blood Prince, and foolish to hope so as well.

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e really good “fan behaviour” really (ironic)

The trailer 2 is shorter and rating different it can be the same with just changing date. The fact that it’s in July don’t change the rating

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Is there any point in releasing the trailer. hello-its August 08. film is out in July 09? right WB? give us the trailer 11 months before. imao

still very angry

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It was probably scheduled before the bad news.

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It better be a different one – I’m not getting a little happy for nothing.

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They have quite a long time to release a trailer, especially if the film isnt up to WB standards. Oh well, if there is an international trailer then that will be exciting. Im so glad they’ve released pictures in Entertainment weekly, like the unbreakable vow and Lavender smothering Ron, and Ginny showing up the Slug Club! So exciting, all be it a long wait, but Im happy all the same. Pottercast calmed me down alot, and I thank them for that! I was so upset. I would have thought the movie was would be PG13, with all the love triangle, bloody battles, dead corpses and death scenes? We’ll see if it’s true.

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if its another trailer pleaseeeeeeeee be a different….or w/e,,,, new material….to keep me occupied

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No one cares about HBP anymore, WB!

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what is the point?

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Or maybe…just maybe…WB is trying to make the fans happy with a new teaser. They probably alreay had one in the can already, why not release it? They’ll do more closer to the actual film, for certain, but why not? What would it hurt? And they need to push the new release date anyway. Just a thought.

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That really is strange. Its too short to be a full length international trailer, I mean its even shorter than the teaser trailer we got last month. Plus the change of rating is confusing also. Just changing the release date at the end wouldn’t cause it to be shorter or change the rating. This is just bizarre. New or not though its still too hard to get excited about stuff like this anymore just yet. They have really just taken the wind out of my sails. Normally all of those pics being released last Friday would have had me freaking out with joy and excitement, but I just felt sort of numb aside from being shocked by Narcissa’s hair color. I really hope I start to get that same excitement I used to have back again eventually, sooner rather than later. Still a new trailer could be nice.

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It could just be the regular teaser with the real date now. If it is, whatever…

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I’m just gonna wait, holding my breath… I seriously doubt there’s gonna be any new footage though. But one can dream!

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Not counting the beginning green that says Preview approved for all audiences, its about the same length.

Original trailer: 1:39 (Not going by BBFC but by trailer)

minus 5 seconds of green = 1:34

This supposed trailer: 1:31 (BBFC)

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To ‘e’, ‘ian’ and ‘ginny’......I still care. It does matter. Also, let me add: to ‘Claire’...Thank you! A lot of this “hissy” stuff really shows what “good fans” Harry has.[said, ironically, as well] To point out, just FYI: many movies are advertising, with trailers etc, that aren’t due out unitl 2009. Specifically, May, June and July 2009. They are not all WB. They are also “big budget ”, “high profile” films. One, I believe, is a new Bond film.

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bella vita, you’ve summed up my feelings exactly. It makes me sad just how much I don’t care right now. If the July 09 release had always been planned, then I know I’d be salivating over this material. I feel so let down and am, therefore, apathetic about all the new pictures (other than Narcissa’s odd hair – ha – and how uninspired the vow scene looks). I’ll find my joy about the movie again, I’m sure. I hope people who are upset will write letters. No, it probably won’t change anything, but at least we can make our voices heard, and maybe it will give them pause next time. I know now not to get excited over the release dates for DH being so close together. Why should I trust that?

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I think they have screw up big time to move the their other movie to the date originally given to Harry Potter.

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To Confederate Lady, I do wish you wouldn’t question the dedication of fans who are upset and angry at the WB’s interest in a few more dollars. My disappointment has left me feeling drained and I liken seeing these pictures to putting a band-aid on a gaping wound. Likewise, I won’t question what kind of a fan you are to not be upset that you won’t be able to see the movie for an additional 8 months. It doesn’t feel good to have someone question your loyalty. You are handling it your way. Please let others handle it their way without likening their distress to a “hissy.” Believe me, I wish I could dismiss this as not a big deal.

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I think that someone needs to have a meeting with Warner Bros. PR people and inform them that the term “not yet” is considered “politcally incorrect” in the current Potter climate. I think they would be better off hiding underneath their desks at this point rather than fueling more of a fire.

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Oh, I imagine it’s going to be quite a while before HBP gets on WB’s radar, and I’m certainly not expecting another trailer 11 months ahead of time. They’ve pretty effectively killed excitement over the movie, and good luck getting it back. Yes, life will certainly go on and we’re not going to spend 11 months sulking…but you know alientated fans are not going to forget next July that we should have already seen this movie long ago and probably have the DVD by then! And yes, we are entitled to be upset over this. We’re plenty mature and reasonable around here for the most part, but WB has acted very unprofessionally and much more silly than I’ve seen the vast majority of fans acting on this web site.

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probably will be released in January, like OOTP

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Thank you, ChreeChree! Very well put, I do not appreciate my loyalty to Harry (HARRY, by the way, NOT WB! There is a HUGE difference there, Confederate Lady!) being questioned because I am extremely pissed off about this move. If you’re not, great. I’m happy for you. And yes, I have written my letters, emails, made phone calls, signed petitions, etc. I have even gotten a few actual responses, not that they amount to anything, but at least it is validating.

About this “trailer news”... I will repost what I wrote for the new pics of DD: Don’t. Even. Care. I know the advertising machine was already set in motion and all the people carrying this stuff were caught as much by surprise as we were. It’s not their fault. I just don’t want to see anything from this flipping movie that we can’t have for 330 days 6 hours and 11 minutes.

Seriously, I know I was one of the people who was begging for a countdown clock before, when we didn’t get one for so long, but can’t Leaky take that thing down for awhile? It’s just depressing.

Normally this would all be so energizing and exciting. Now I vacillate from absolutely not caring and feeling like I never want to see it, or anything associated with it, at all, to anger all over again. @GinaC: I’m not sure about that not sulking for the whole 11 months! LOL It may not stay front and center the whole time but I imagine once WB kicks the advertising and promos back in, trying to rekindle what they have screwed up and lost now, it will reignite the anger, not the excitement.

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And it starts all over again…

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Everyone—keep emaliing WB and phoning. They are cracking. when you get another statement from alan horn after 2-3 days, this means it’s sinking in how upset fans are.

KEEP EMAILING THEM AND PHONING THEM.

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I’m sorry…I really can’t stand hearing any more about these previews. They really dont realize that they did hurt their fans. Sad for WB. but I bet they try and keep the previews and picture releases coming for the next 11 months…just to try and get the fans back on board. Its not gonna work though. Most people who actually care that much will still be pissed next summer when the movie comes out

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Hah. How funny. They made us disappointed again! Not a surprise though.

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Confederate Lady the new Bond film (Quantum of Solace) is due on Nov. 7 2008. So it should be advertising now, which it really isn’t doing much of.

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Blech. It will probably be the same trailer with the new release date. This certainly isn’t giving me the “so excited I could pee” feeling.

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There’s nothing odd for them to release another teaser trailer! As bella vita said, they just want to add the new date because of the old one saying november, and I think it will be the same footage, nothing new.

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i’m sorry but i’m a loyal fan to Harry,not WB.And by this move they showed how much they don’t give a s**t about the whole fandom.I’m pretty sure that if the reason they moved HBP would be that it’s not done yet or they want to make it better,none would say a word,yeah we all would be sad but we’d understand it.But like this,they moved b/c they’ll make a few more millons…pff…

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I’m glad they won’t. That would have been so mean.

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I’ll be very suprised if we get another trailer this year.

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To all who have written concerning my comments, earlier, please except my sincere apologies. I meant no disrespect or to cause any offense. To ‘Grant’, thank you for that correction. I was mistaken about it being a Bond film. I haven’t had time to check which one it was, but I think that is a moot point, now. I did not mean to cast any dispersions on others ‘Harry Potter’ loyalty. You are correct in pointing out that “each person handles situations differently” Perhaps [and PLEASE don’t take offense or be angry at my statement] it should not cast a pall over other things….like birthday wishes and other items of note that are nothing to do with this sad situation. Tom Felton’s interview, for an instance. There were a few comments, directed at the interview…then it developed into the same anger and disappointment, shown everywhere. Not about Tom, but about the movie. Again, forgive my insensitivity to others anger and disappointment. With sincere apologies, to all concerned, I remain , Confederate Lady

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By the way, sorry about the multiple posting on the original. I pushed the “post” more than once, while waiting for Leaky….again [for anyone who reads this far or whomever is still posting here] I apologize for my earlier comments. I meant no offense, nor to cast any dispersions. sincerely, Confederate Lady.

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If it wont be delayed to next year….

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seriously, if you don’t care about the movie anymore, fine. but just stop spewing your annoying, whining, self-importance all over the place. we get it: you feel taken advantage of. good. your feelings have merit. but get the hell over it and stop acting like a martyr. it’s so frustrating to read comments from people like that.

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doubt it’ll be out anytime soon.. they’ll probably give it out nearer the time, just incase they figure out they can get more money if they hold HBP back to october 2010. :\

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I wouldn’t get too excited about this; WB might delay the release of this too. First, they are stingy about releasing a teaser trailer until the last minute and I bet we will see close to eight trailers by the time that the movie is released. We will have practically seen the entire movie. I hope not.

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it seems a lot of people WANT to be angry. and are ENJOYING being angry. and want nothing more than for warner to come along and do something else that will piss them off, just so more anger and irritation can grow. you might disagree, but if you do, step back a minute and ask yourself if you’re getting a feeling of satisfaction by disagreeing. most likely you are, right?! poor potter. he’d be ashamed of some of the posts on here.

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I don’t understand why people are getting so frustrated over this trailer rumor. It was caused by BBFC, not the WB. The WB didn’t come out and announce that there would be a new trailer, only to retract that statement. They’re just responding to a false rumor.

Do I think that we deserve to receive a brand spanking new trailer and sneak peeks and all of that jazz? Yes. Do I think we’re ever going to get it? Nope.

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just keep torturing us WB…......

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Sigh. ethan just did exactly what I hoped we would avoid.

Confederate Lady, I understand that it is frustrating to have to listen to what must feel like whining to those who aren’t particularly upset. I hope that you’ll have some patience with those of us who are, as this is really our outlet to commiserate with others who feel the same way. As some of the disappointed are relatively young, their manner of expressing themselves might come across as puerile, but, again, they are young. The news is fresh and still stings, so that’s why, I imagine, the comments section keeps veering off topic. What I don’t want to see is lines being drawn, names being called, etc. ethan just crossed that line. And, joe, please don’t assume that you understand other posters’ motives. Believe me, I gain zero pleasure over this situation. Please, everyone, let’s try to treat each other with respect. To you, Confederate Lady, I appreciate your graciousness.

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I love Harry Potter.. but im not thinkin’ about the films now for atleast 4-6 months theres no point, never kno time might fly by not thinking about it. When i do think its not out till August 09 then it just depresses me and seems ages away, also when the film does come out it will seem like its gone quick… Probably

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If WB wanted to maximize profits by moving the film, they might want to make up for it in their marketing department, because they have depleted consumer interest (at least in the serious fan area) to the point that it will be difficult to get the swarming at the theatres like they could have. Do I think we wont go to see the movie? No, but it wont be as big of a deal when we go to see it either.

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WB give a sh* about patient, loyal Potter Fandom. Their’s is no philantropic organisation. They give a sh* about Potter Fans, who Q.E.D.

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WB give a sh** about patient, loyal Potter Fandom – they can take Potter fans as an audience for granted.

WB is not a philantropic organisation.

Q.E.D.

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im so angry…

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Why Ethan, you sound just like Vernon Dursley! :)

Why do YOU care if others are bothered by the date change? Why in the world are you even reading this series of posts? You sound like Petunia, who says she couldn’t care less what others do but spends all her spare time peeking through the curtains.

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