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Of Possible Half-Blood Prince Run Time, Changes to Soundtrack Release Date and Even More Trailers Oh MY!

HBP Film
Posted by: sue
May 27, 2009, 12:17 PM

Several updates to catch up on regarding the soon-to-be-released Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. First thanks to Orkim from Portkey for owling saying the British Board of Film Classification has updated their website again today regarding two possible new trailers. Both received a "12A" classification, meaning they are appropriate for those 12 and older. One of the ratings was for a trailer labeled "IMAX" and runs 1 minute 56 seconds. The second HBP trailer runs 1 minute 34 seconds. We have no idea when these trailers will be released, if they are solely for UK audiences, or when they might be online; updates will follow of course when we can.

Second, readers Michael and Peter owled to say has now changed the release date of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack to July 14. As we reported earlier, and still noted via the online retailer site, the CD was to be originally released July 7. Pre-orders for the score by Nicholas Hooper do remain available here.

Finally, thanks to Jeff from HPANA for alerting us that the Pathe film website as well as a photo of an illegally leaked memo they received from an AMC theater employee state the run time of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film is 153 minutes in length.  As posted back on TLC last December, Potter producer David Heyman already stated the film was running two and half-hours long. Please note: Mr. Heyman also said specifically in October of last year, they would not be putting the film together until six weeks before release to prevent piracy, so it is possible the run time will change slightly.
Thanks guys for owling!

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19573 Points

Looks so cool!! SQUEEE!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on May 27, 2009, 12:25 PM report to moderator
1290 Points

Even MORE trailers???
Wow WB are being kind to us aren’t they ^^

Posted by MuggleQueen on May 27, 2009, 12:30 PM report to moderator
347 Points


Posted by HarryRichardsPotter on May 27, 2009, 12:30 PM report to moderator
1218 Points

More trailers?

I will have seen most of the film via trailers. Oh well

Still, shouldn’t complain.

Posted by Prisoner Of Azkaban on May 27, 2009, 12:31 PM report to moderator
523 Points

Squeeee! 50 more days! And all this info just flooding in. I think I may faint falls to the floor, twitching

Posted by Rhiannon on May 27, 2009, 12:32 PM report to moderator
74 Points

Whatever the length (preferably longer) I’m looking forward to the movie! Of course, I will also get the soundtrack. Still miss John Williams though.

Posted by MJedi on May 27, 2009, 12:36 PM report to moderator
347 Points

Just make sure you sexy Leaky Cauldron lot keep up the good work and get us those trailer as soon as they come out!… please :) x

Posted by HarryRichardsPotter on May 27, 2009, 12:36 PM report to moderator
25113 Points

Pip pip! More trailers! My day couldn’t get better! Stoked to see them!
Can’t wait till July 15th! I’m going to the Imax to see it for my birthday :)

Posted by hpftw on May 27, 2009, 12:37 PM report to moderator
347 Points

And thats a whole other WEEK! I want TIME to listen to the songs before the film, not just one day!
But it’s also quite bearable to wait 7 more days, still pretty pissed at the way they can NEVER make up their minds!

Posted by HarryRichardsPotter on May 27, 2009, 12:38 PM report to moderator
2408 Points

Its really coming. You know I still can’t quite believe I’ll be able to see HBP in 50 days. 153 mins sounds awesome. I’m guessin the 12 trailers will be ahead of Terminator maybe, remember back in March in IMAX they showed that more adult trailer ahead of Watchmen. Shows WB’s marketing to the lovers of darker blockbusters after Dark Knight last year. Which makes a great deal of sense considerin the content of HBP

Posted by KiwiMcI on May 27, 2009, 12:41 PM report to moderator
1067 Points

Actually, there is no way on Earth they will still be editing the film 6 weeks before the release. That’s ridiculous. The final cut has to be already done and that’s how we have the run time. I would assume that Heymen meant they aren’t going to create the “ANSWER PRINT” until six weeks before. It takes time to make all the copies of the print and distribute it to all the studios worldwide. When he said “put it together” I figured he meant the physical, celluloid copy. They didn’t want to output their final cut too early to prevent leaking, but I don’t think they would postpone finishing it just for piracy protection. I would feel really sorry for the crew if they are still editing and in post-production that late in the game…shutters…oh, the memories… :(

Posted by eiVega on May 27, 2009, 12:42 PM report to moderator
1146 Points

sounds great!! 2 and a half hours!! yay!!

Posted by ginnywp WBM on May 27, 2009, 12:44 PM report to moderator
187 Points

Hm, on the Pathe site it also says HBP is gonna be released in the Netherlands on the 15th, but the WB HBP site with the release dae says it’s gonna be on the 16th.. I’m confused.

Posted by evannaa on May 27, 2009, 12:44 PM report to moderator
347 Points

Daisy Dodderidge, with all due respect, i don’t think Warner Brothers are that stupid to sell the entire film to you in short clips. Though i have had those doubts before myself :/

Posted by HarryRichardsPotter on May 27, 2009, 12:46 PM report to moderator
8736 Points

That’s a great amount of time for the film to last, I would like sixteen hours but 2 and half’ll be fine.

Posted by Rumbleroarϟ{WBM!}ǝıʞɔnp! on May 27, 2009, 12:54 PM report to moderator
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