High Res Artwork, New Chris Columbus In Movie Experience on Ultimate Collections Editions

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Sep 18, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Thanks to WB we now have some gorgeous high res artwork of the Ultimate Collector’s Editions:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone cover, backcover, complete collection large, super highres
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets cover, backcover, complete collection large, super hr

In addition there are a slew of specific details for each of the disc, notable that the Blu-Ray editions of the two will include (finally) an in-movie experience with director Chris Columbus which is described in the formal release as “An interactive viewer experience where the entire film is examined; includes PiP, Storyboard Comparisons, Still Galleries.” Also notable on the Blu-ray are “cast walk-ons, focus points, graphics and more”

The release, here and here, contains the following (and very lengthy) details as follows for Sorcerer’s Stone, and then for Chamber of Secret. Again, these will be available here in US on DECEMBER 8TH.
ULTIMATE COLLECTION, SORCERER’S STONE

  • Introduction by Daniel Radcliffe – An introduction to the many special features for the Harry Potter films (new)
  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins:
    discover the story of how one vision for the Harry Potter films came
    together out of limitless possibilities to create the visual world we
    have come to know and love (new)
  • In-Movie Experience with Director Chris Columbus: an
    interactive viewer experience where the entire film is examined;
    includes PiP, storyboard comparisons, still galleries (BD exclusive)
  • WB Maximum Movie Mode picture-in-picture programming, cast walk-ons, focus points, graphics and more (BD exclusive)
  • Diagon Alley
  • Tour the Gryffindor Common Room, Harry’s Room and the Great
    Hall – Welcome to the self-guided tour of Hogwarts, home of witches and
    wizards in training, and take in the sights.
  • Classrooms:
    • Defense against the Dark Arts
    • Spells and Charms
    • Potions
    • Transfiguration
    • Third Floor Corridor
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Sorting Hat
  • Library
    • Gallery of Art & Architecture
    • Hogwarts Yearbook
    • Guide to Ghosts – Discover the many marvelous and mysterious ghosts of Hogwarts.
  • Hogwarts Grounds
    • Quaffle and Bludger: get a lesson from Oliver Wood on how to play Quidditch
    • Tour Hagrid’s Hut: welcome to the self-guided tour of Hagrid’s
      Hut, home of Rubeus Hagrid, the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts,
      and his faithful companion, Fang.
  • Extra Credit
  • Interview – Capturing the Stone: A Conversation with the
    Filmmakers: director Chris Columbus, producer David Heyman,
    screenwriter Steve Kloves and production designer Stuart Craig talk
    about casting and bringing the novel to life.
  • A Glimpse Into the World of Harry Potter: 2001 International TV Special
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • BD-Live with access to worldwide events, special guest participants, community features and more

CHAMBER OF SECRETS

  • In-Movie Experience with director Chris Columbus: an interactive
    viewer experience where the entire film is examined; includes PiP,
    storyboard comparisons, still galleries (BD exclusive)
  • WB Maximum Movie Mode picture-in-picture programming, cast walk-ons, focus points, graphics and more (BD exclusive)
  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters:
    explore how the cast and creative team of directors and designers take
    the characters’ descriptions on the page to the actors’ performances on
    film (new)
  • Screen tests of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson (new)
  • Deleted scenes
  • Lockhart’s Classroom
    • Photo Gallery
    • Certificates: have a look at Gilderoy Lockhart’s many achievements.
    • Required Reading: find out what text books you’ll need for Lockhart’s Defense Against the Dark Arts class
  • Extra Credit
  • Behind Hogwarts
    • A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves: the author and
      screenwriter detail how the books are brought to life, and the changes
      that happen in the process.
    • Dumbledore’s Office
    • Build a Scene: building a scene as magnificent as Professor
      Dumbledore’s office takes more than wood, plaster, nails and paint; it
      takes imagination
    • Tour Dumbledore’s Office: welcome to the self-guided tour of
      Professor Dumbledore’s office, one of the most fascinating rooms at
      Hogwarts
    • Interviews with students, professors and more
      • Students – What would you ask the cast, if you could? Put yourself
        in the interview chair as the stars answer questions about making the
        film.
      • Professors and More: enjoy personal moments with the
        professors and others as they discuss their characters: Prof. Gilderoy
        Lockhart, Lucius Malfoy, Prof. Pomona Sprout, Molly Weasley, Arthur
        Weasley, Prof. Albus Dumbledore, Rubeus Hagrid, Prof. Severus Snape,
        Uncle Vernon Dursley, Aunt Petunia Dursley, Argus Filch, Prof. Minerva
        McGonagall.
    • Gallery of Production Sketches
    • Activities
      • The Chamber Challenge [Game]
      • Tour the Chamber of Secrets: what are you doing here? This
        place isn’t safe. Begin your journey down the dark corridor for the
        self-guided tour of the Chamber of Secrets.
      • The Forbidden Forest Challenge [Game]
      • Colin’s Darkroom
      • Tour Diagon Alley: welcome to the self-guided tour of Diagon
        Alley, where you can find all your supplies for the school year.
        Explore the many shops, such as Flourish & Blotts and the Magical
        Menagerie.
    • Spellcaster Knowledge Challenge [Game]
    • EA Game Preview
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Revealed: 2002 HBO First Look special
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • BD-Live with access to worldwide events, special guest participants, community features and more (BD exclusive)

Thanks to WB, and to Matt and Edwin for the links, appreciated!





69 Responses to High Res Artwork, New Chris Columbus In Movie Experience on Ultimate Collections Editions

Avatar ImageLisee_Lu says: Wow this looks awesome! Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Very nice, this is definitely going on my Christmas list , I've completly given up on waiting for the ultimate, ultimate deluxe, collector's edition, this is just too much to not buy!Avatar Imagecghambright says: SO COOL!! I can't wait to buy this! I'm really excited about the in-movie experience thing. I wonder if that's the equivalent of a director's commentary?Avatar ImageBeazle says: I see that SS extended edition runs for an extra SEVEN minutes and COS runs for an extra THIRTEEN minutes.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I must say that as much as I am looking forward to buying these DVD's to enjoy extended editions of the movies, I am not impressed by the extra features. For the most part, Warner Brothers seems to have regurgitated the original material from the first DVD's and thrown in maybe one or two things we have not seen yet. It is unfortunate that we are not going to receive content as extensive as that which appeared in the extended editions for Lord of the Rings.Avatar Imagemouse68 says: Kirk, I wouldn't be at all surprised if these "Ultimate Editions" they are releasing now are not the final "Ultimate Edition." We already know they have heaps of stuff they haven't shown us and I would expect more when they do a box set after the final film is released on DVD. I wouldn't expect anything as extensive as LOTR, Peter Jackson was ahead of the curve as far as extras were concerned back when LOTR and the early Potter films were being filmed, but from the hints David Heyman has given, I really don't think these are the last word in Potter DVDs and extras. Avatar Imageangelvoice says: Oooh, It looks like they are going to be fantastic.Avatar ImageLadySidi says: Awesome!!Avatar ImageGryffindor51 says: While this is fantastic news, I feel a little used by WB. Why would I buy a collector edition when 2 films are remaining to be released? I feel like once those are ready for DVD release there will be *another* collectors edition with more stuff on it..... So thanks, but no thanks. I'll wait until Deathly Hallows part 2 is released and then see what WB has up their sleeves.Avatar Imagetubaturtle says: I find it kind of weird how the COS DVD has a bonus feature of Evanna's screen test with Dan. Wouldn't that fit more with OOTP (assuming, of course, they make an ultimate OOTP DVD)?Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: All these extra goodies are so tempting me to buy the extended editions now... but yeah in the back of my head I hear a little voice saying to just "wait!". I'd rather buy a whole set of all the movies together along with all the extra features, so I am going to stick to my guns and wait until all the movies are out.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: All these extra goodies are so tempting me to buy the extended editions now... but yeah in the back of my head I hear a little voice saying to just "wait!". I'd rather buy a whole set of all the movies together along with all the extra features, so I am going to stick to my guns and wait until all the movies are out.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: All these extra goodies are so tempting me to buy the extended editions now... but yeah in the back of my head I hear a little voice saying to just "wait!". I'd rather buy a whole set of all the movies together along with all the extra features, so I am going to stick to my guns and wait until all the movies are out.Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: I truly hope WB releases these in the UK as well. Doesn't matter if they're not released in Finland, but I want to have The *Philosopher's Stone* Ultimate Edition, not The Sorcerer's Stone. I'm not buying anything under the Sorcerer's Stone title.Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: I truly hope WB releases these in the UK as well. Doesn't matter if they're not released in Finland, but I want to have The *Philosopher's Stone* Ultimate Edition, not The Sorcerer's Stone. I'm not buying anything under the Sorcerer's Stone title.Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: I truly hope WB releases these in the UK as well. Doesn't matter if they're not released in Finland, but I want to have The *Philosopher's Stone* Ultimate Edition, not The Sorcerer's Stone. I'm not buying anything under the Sorcerer's Stone title.Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: I truly hope WB releases these in the UK as well. Doesn't matter if they're not released in Finland, but I want to have The *Philosopher's Stone* Ultimate Edition, not The Sorcerer's Stone. I'm not buying anything under the Sorcerer's Stone title.Avatar Imagewing says: gooooooooooooooooodAvatar Imagewing says: gooooooooooooooooodAvatar Imagewing says: gooooooooooooooooodAvatar Imagewing says: gooooooooooooooooodAvatar Imagewing says: gooooooooooooooooodAvatar ImageeiVega says: Augh. This is really a test of my patience. They look so good and I want them but I don't want to be suckered and have a million different DVDs of the same movie. So not fair! They are taking advantage of us and our vulnerability. I'm sure they will do a box set of all of these when it's over but I wonder if they'll do a different edition or just package the same dvds together. If the FINAL edition is just this in a fancy box then the question is do I wait for that container or just buy it now. Out of curiosity, I wonder what they'll call the last two movies. Year 7 and Year 7.5? These all have a focus on which school year. That will be interesting to see.Avatar ImageAutumnWizard says: I have to have both!!Avatar ImageFresca says: The games and tours sound great! I am weakening! Avatar ImageFifi says: I am going to wait a few years until they have released the Ultimate ULTIMATE edition with all the DVD's and extras and all that.Avatar ImageHobgoblin 13 says: WOW this is perfect i neeed a new Philosopher's stone anyway because my other one's on video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)Avatar ImageBookworm_Weasley says: I agree that they should release UK versions too. I want Philosopher's Stone, not Sorcerer's!Avatar Imagelilyluna says: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 HOLY S**T I HAV TO BUY IT!!!Avatar Imagejain says: Why do they need to put two versions of the films in the package. Most of the world has a copy of the cinema releases of these film. I want so much more from WB and David Heyman when the series comes to an end. Why can't we have comemarative books for each film, with articles written about that particular film...how they coped with the education and the clash with filming, the experience of the families and how they coped with the sizmic change to their lives, Did Equity threaten to put it's support because of the pittance they originaly paid the trio. Substance to the meeting of David and Dan that sort of thing, most of all lets see some of the fantastic photos we've not seen! Also i think they should do one of those old fashioned 'school' photos of the whole cast in costume and in 'civies'. they could do so much to celebrate this fantastic series and not drip feed it either.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I really want these!Avatar Imagemini bagel says: Oh my. That is so awesome!!!!! Can't wait!Avatar Imagemini bagel says: Oh my. That is so awesome!!!!! Can't wait!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: i cant WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i really really really really want this!!!!Avatar ImageSmonocco says: Not all those special features are new but i'm still planning to get the blu-rays.Avatar Imageinfernumflame says: Already pre-ordered both on Amazon. These look great.Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: well i want them but WB said there going to come out with a huge box set of all of this of all 8 films one the last movie is out and done i want to wait till that.. but f someone were to buy it for me i would really enjoy it haAvatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: i HAVE to get these!!Avatar Imageaxlgirl says: I am SO excited about this, it's actually quite alarming... I know I should wait until all the films are released, but I'll never be able to restrain myself.Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: Wow a lot of things looks greatAvatar ImageRhiannon7 says: Squeeeee! I have been waiting forever. Hope they are going to do POA as well.Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: i cant wait to get thisAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: I'll wait...Avatar Imagebella vita says: I agree with everything mouse68 wrote. I'd be shocked if these are the last word in potter dvds and extras, but I'll still buy them both anyway. I also wouldn't get my hopes up for any LOTR-style extended editions because LOTR fans were just extremely lucky to have a director who was a true fan that was as passionate about the books as Peter Jackson so he went way above and beyond the norm with extras. I pre-ordered both the SS/PS and COS ultimate edition blu-rays on Amazon yesterday, but I'll still get whatever special sets and editions they put out when all of the movies are done. I hate giving WB so much of my money, but I can't help myself. I just have no self-restraint what so ever.Avatar Imageng_21 says: why couldn't WB wait until all films are done? i want them to put scenes that didn't make it to the extras in the DVDs already release. why does chamber of secrets show a picture from half-blood prince?Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: very nice! i especially like the colour differences (blue, red)Avatar ImageCarol Carvalho says: Now I'm gonna have to buy all of them again! :P Oh well... another reason not to buy The Half Blood Prince, I'll wait for the ultimate! Can't wait to get them all. heheheh I really appreciate the detailed list of the contents! Thank you guy! Avatar ImageNick_DK says: Iv been looking email uk sites and people nothing for these to be release here which is very unfair. Avatar Imagepromote_elfish_welfare says: This is too much not to buy.. I gotta get it!! It'll be a while until the ultimate ultimate edition anyway... *tries to encourage self* Avatar ImagePaintTheSky says: Hm photos from years 1-7...will this be our first official look at DH?Avatar Imagemouse68 says: MischiefManaged. We in other parts of the world will get these Ultimate Editions, and it will say Philosopher's Stone, not the Yank misnomer Sorcerer's Stone but this is an American site so they focus on the American releases.Avatar ImagealmostobsessiveHPgirl says: I have never wanted to get blue ray but wow! I may have to get blue ray now. (never thought I would say that)Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: WOW cant waitAvatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: It says that the photo book will have years 1-7! Wow! And this is sooo exciting! I will just have to convince my parents that I really need it thought...Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: wow! but yeah, hopefully they'll have a set of all of the extended editions out sometime! i dont care if i hav to wait 10yrs!!!!! but right now my parents wont let me buy them :( they just understand why i need an ultime collectors one as well :PAvatar ImageBrosia23 says: Are they going to release all of them like this? I have just recently bought the DVD's basic editions. I might spend the extra money on the set again if this is how they are going to release the rest of the movies.Avatar Imagewiltabone says: One "Word": WAAAAAA !!!! Can't wait for this. I never saw PS , COS and POA extended stuff ... altough I am itching to see them on youtube.Avatar ImageMrs.Brisby says: Looking at these pictures *again*! I have to have these. They shall be mine and I shall call them squishy and they shall be my squishy. *cue maniacal laughter*Avatar ImagePhylis says: Not until December 8th! Augh! Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: Wow That's awesome!Avatar ImageLunabelle7 says: Yeessss! This is very cool. I own all of the DVDs already...but I'll probably end up buying at least one of the seven extended additions. That's just something I need to accept right now (I'm very careful with money...but "Harry is my weakness" :) ).Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: OMG I AM FREEKING OUT!!!! I HAVE to get them all!!!!!Avatar Imagemewthree says: i am glad to see that WB are thinking of the fans for once.Avatar ImageLeeann says: Oh gosh! So many cool things!Avatar Imagegemini_black says: Aw man! I was in America, I have to wait longer to buy it!Avatar ImageLisbry says: Argh! I want them now. Which seems kinda impossible i my promise to wait. But it looks awesome – good work WB. I think. It it's good. ;)Avatar ImageGooch says: how much dose this cost?Avatar Imagesiriusismyhero says: I am so excited for these! Though I'll probably wait for all of the EE's before I buy them.Avatar ImageLeeann says: Awesome!

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