Half-Blood Prince DVD Update: VOD Delayed Until December 15th; Several International Releases in November


Sep 29, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Several pieces of news relating to the anticipated release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on DVD. First, Video Business is reporting tonight that while the DVD will be available on December 8th as announced previously, WB is delaying the release of the Video on Demand. The magazine reports that WB will delay the VOD until December 15th, citing a Warner Home Video rep who said HBP ” ‘will be held back a week [on VOD] in an
effort to further enhance the extraordinary sell-through possibility’ of the DVD, calling Potter a unique property.
He stressed the delay wasn’t being done out of fear of hurting potential Potter disc sales, but rather in an attempt to drive even bigger sales.”

On a related note, as reported earlier, Germany will have the DVD released far earlier than we here in the US, as they will join France in seeing the Half-Blood Prince release in November, with France to see it November 18th, Australia on November 18th, and then Germany on November 20. Amazon Germany is now offering fans a lovely pin set with the purchase of the DVD (seen here in our galleries), and has a special book that will house the Years 1-6 set. Like those in France, fans in Germany will also have the chance to purchase that special Hogwarts Castle case with the set of Harry Potter DVDs, seen here. No word yet if the Hogwarts set will be available in the US. UPDATE: Alejandro from Bloghogwarts kindly emailed to let us know that the DVD will be released in Spain on November 24th, and Mexico will see the Half-Blood Prince released on December 5th.

Finally, pre-orders for those in Australia are also available for the Ultimate Collectors Editions, which will also be released in that country on November 18th. As reported previously the UK will see HBP on Dec 7th, with the US to see the HBP and Collectors Editions on Dec 8th.
More when we get it!

53 Responses to Half-Blood Prince DVD Update: VOD Delayed Until December 15th; Several International Releases in November

Avatar ImageLinnyish says: So, the UK realease is the same as the US, right?Avatar Imagetraci1978 says: Doesn't matter to me I'm not buying another Harry Potter movie until the whole set comes out Avatar Imagebudb says: Still, its odd that Amazon.com US has started taking pre-orders for the two Ultimate collections ...but not yet for the HBP.Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: My goodness, I didn't read the headline too carefully and almost went a little crazy at what I thought was WB pushing back the regular DVD release. I still wish I could be one of the lucky people getting HBP in November, but I suppose we get the books before them so it's only fair :) Just can't wait for DecemberAvatar ImageErinM says: LOVE the Hogwarts castle case but I wish they would sell it separately from the 106 years of DVD's. Who doesn't have them already? And now with the ultimate collections, too! WB...castle only!Avatar ImageErinM says: Too funny...1-6 not 106 :)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Money makes the world go round...Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: @Blatcher(ROAR) I so thought that too! I was like OMG, NO! NO MORE DELAYS! But Thank Godric I just read wrong! :)Avatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: i know i almost went krazy!hehe cant wait for december! =)Avatar ImageRubyHagrid says: hahaha Ive never heard that before, "thank godric" i will be using that more often now! yea i thought they were gonna delay the dvd, i almost went nutsAvatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: I hope all Latin American countries get it at the same time, even though I doubt it, HBP came out a month later over here, I can only imagine the DVD.Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: MUST GET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: Either way, I'm getting it no matter what date they are released yay!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Whatever they do, I want my DVD!Avatar Imagepotterforpresident says: Damn! I want those pins and the Hogwarts case!! I want those! I hope the US version comes along with it, I don't care how much it'll cost. Lol. But mostly I just really want the DVD. :)Avatar Imagedeadtree says: that castle is so ridiculous it's awesome :oAvatar Imagegemini_black says: Want it but can't buy it. Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: I really don't get why it can't be the same internationally... It's so not fair for all of us living in small unimportant places like Denmark!Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: A Christmas gift xDAvatar Imagenipintheair says: I can't wait till it comes out.Avatar ImageCatherine says: hahaha, WB is confusing us again! changing dates and stuff, oh well! why such spead apart release dates, i could have my cuz in autraila ship it to me when it comes out and have it a month soooner than everyone in the US! xxxxAvatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: are we THAT lowly over here in the states that we are the absolute last ones to recieve the DVD?? that's dumb if you ask me...it should be released all over on the SAME DAY =PAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: woooo :) 7th december :)Avatar ImageLeeann says: So the US gets it last? =(Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: I'll be getting the DVD on the day of release but wish I could get the castle (without dvds for years 1-6) and the pins. I'll just be happy with the dvd.Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: Man thats awesome wish it was for UsAvatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: It just seems to me that Warner Brothers is still trying to "stick it to the fans".Avatar ImageGooch says: I am going to wait until all the movie are released to see what they offerAvatar Imagealegria35 says: as long as the dvd will be released on November, it's fine...Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: WB just loves delaying...XDAvatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I think VOD and DVD audiences are different. Hard-core fans always want the DVD. Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: That castle case looks really cool! Actually the pins look great too, but I really wish they would change that darn Ravenclaw raven to an eagle already!Avatar ImageFifi says: I'm definitely getting it for Christmas!lolAvatar ImageMiliMalfoy says: oh woww! that castle is so cool and the pins! me wantsssss =)Avatar Imagesuperman82 says: That hogwarts castle is pretty cool. You know people will be selling it on ebay as soon as it comes out. Just start saving up.Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: not buying it till full setAvatar ImageHorcruxalej says: that hogwarts set is sweet but i have all the movies that are out im going to get the ultimate editions i feel it a waist of money to buy a whole other set thats not even complete.. but im if i got it as a present i would not complain not one bit haAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: *wishing he had some money right now* christmas is going to be HP mania for me!Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: dec. 8th is gonna be a great day both HBP and public enemies come out whoooooAvatar Imagealicia00 says: well i am still going to get the movie no matter what date thay relase it Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: That castle's awesome!Avatar Imagesimos says: I want the Hogwarts case!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I got those pins of ebay last year.Avatar ImageRaveKatie says: I WANT IT NAOOOOOAvatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: why are all of those other countries getting it before us here in the US and those in the UK. it makes no sense. i want the hogwarts in the picture above. :DAvatar ImageRubyHagrid says: i REALLY hope we can get that Hogwarts case! I would be ridiculously giddy if I had that in my room =)Avatar ImageRodiniusBlack says: "That country" Made me lol. Oh, i want to get that castle! Wonder if i can get one from france some howAvatar Imagestenojoz says: It's gonna be haaard, but I'm going to try and stick it out until they're ALL out, and hopefully they'll have some special magic up their sleeve for those.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is my most fervent wish that Warner Brothers in the near future will make such a castle available here in the states.Avatar Imagebluewolf2788 says: It doesn't matter when it comes out I'll get it any way. But I to wish that you could purchase the castle seperately. It is beautiful!Avatar Imagebudgie says: Please get the Hogwarts Castle for the US!Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: At least it isn't THAT much of a delay.Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: This is awesome!

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