Confirmed! BBFC Lists Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince at 153 Minutes, Given 12 A Rating in UK
June 10, 2009, 11:20 AM
The British Board of Film Classification has updated today with the news that indeed Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has a run time of 153 minutes and 19 seconds. The film has been given a 12A rating for those in the UK. This matches the earlier report from HPANA on the time of the film.
Don’t know if someone posted this already, but here are the runtimes of all six films (according to IMDB and here):
Sorcerer’s Stone: 152
Chamber of Secrets: 161
Prisoner of Azkaban: 141
Goblet of Fire: 157
Order of the Phoenix: 138
Half-Blood Prince: 153
So the new film is the 3rd longest so far. Pretty cool! :) Chamber of Secrets still holds it’s firm record as the longest in the series (almost beat by Goblet of Fire).
Although it is certainly too early to speculate, I wonder how long the two halves of Deathly Hallows will be? Do you think it will be two long movies (like about as long as, let’s say, Sorcerer’s Stone) or two short movies (like Order of the Phoenix)? And I haven’t been here for a while, does anyone know if the point where they have split the movies has been revealed?
This sounds like more than enough time to cover the main events and key components of the story to me, in addition to providing plenty of more for us to relish! Considering that the Order of the Phoenix, as a book, lasted over a third longer but lasted shorter as a film, none of us as fans can complain about the length. This is probably going to be the most loyal adaptation we have seen since Chamber of Secrets as far as I am concerned.