Counterfeit Half-Blood Prince DVDs Seized in England
July 22, 2009, 09:13 AM
Although not quite a week since the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in movie theaters, counterfeit copies of the film are already making the rounds. News today out of England brings word that a raid on a car boot sale in Stafford "resulted in the seizure of more than 10,000 counterfeit discs, including the new Harry Potter film, the Half Blood Prince. The paper continued:
"Officers from Staffordshire County Council trading
standards and the police swooped on the site at Brocton, near Stafford,
on Sunday and recovered the haul which also included other recently
released DVDs, music CDs and new games for the Nintendo Wii. The latest Harry Potter film was released at UK cinemas just last week and is not due out on DVD until December.
Readers will recall of course that as we have reported several times previously, the DVD for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is set to be released December 7th.
i want the dvd!!!!!!! i want it for christmas with a gryffindor scarf and another harry potter shirt. i luvvv christmas harry potter mania! yayyyyyy lol
If we could get criminals to put in the same effort they do to make counterfeit dvd’s, money, etc. into finding cures and things to help mankind…could you imagine? The dvd is definitely on the Christmas list and will be purchased in December when it’s released.
Good thing that all the DVDs were taken…. those counterfiet DVDs are never of good quality anyways so why waste the time to make and buy them?! I’m super excited for the DVDin December.. YAY!
Dont be so delusional and frankly, self righteous. If the market wasn’t there they would not bother making them. Harry Potter fans buy pirate dvds cos they cant wait to watch the film repeatedly or their parents cant afford to take them to the cinema. Who’s to judge? You lot apparently.
Wow…that’s a LOT of discs.
I’m definitely going to be a patient and good little girl and wait till the DVD comes out [:
I’m probably going to go to a few more showings in the theater though [:
hahahhahaha sucks for those people
i hate piracy, seriously… glad they caught them!
I’m looking forward to getting the DVD December 7th.
sad sad state of affairs, besides, bootlegs look horrible relative to the real thing.
That’s ridiculous! You know, if everyone had illegal copies of the movie, nobody would have the need to buy the actual DVD, and they wouldn’t make the money that they’ll deserve! (They as in film makers and such..) But I know that good Harry Potter fans
like alot of you on Leaky and such wouldn’t dare snatching a fake copy of the New DVD.
i would never buy a pirated movie.
Pirated DVDs are wrong…but for some of us, that is the only way we can get a DVD. When we lived in Africa, we had no movie theatres and no television. The only thing we could get were pirated DVDs. Now, living in China, we did get to see HBP in theatres, but we can’t buy legit. DVDs because of government regulations. I never bought anything pirated before, but now, living in parts of the world where access is so restricted, most of us do buy the pirated versions. It’s the only way we can see most movies.
i’m totally getting the DVD no matter what. bought the GOF dual disc deluxe edition for the special features. fandom level wasnt that high when OotP came out, so i didnt buy the DVD. now that fandom’s skyrocketing again i’m totally getting the DVD!!! any ideas on what special features will be on the DVD? i hope they have exclusive interviews just like GOF again :)
What a bunch of idiots. How stupid can you get! I mean all of us want HBP on DVD but we shouldnt result to that .
Yes, I’ve already heard mention of a bootleg on the internet…..well, it’s not surprising is it, this happens with every big film!