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Counterfeit Half-Blood Prince DVDs Seized in England

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Posted by: sue
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.

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5610 Points

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

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on July 22, 2009, 11:12 AM report to moderator
281 Points

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.

Posted by Phylis {ROAR} on July 22, 2009, 11:29 AM report to moderator
3271 Points

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!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 22, 2009, 11:32 AM report to moderator
146 Points

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.

Posted by finley on July 22, 2009, 11:45 AM report to moderator
502 Points

Wow…that’s a LOT of discs.
Really? Why?
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 [:

Posted by Olivia Elaine a.k.a Agent Pomplamoose on July 22, 2009, 11:51 AM report to moderator
2333 Points

hahahhahaha sucks for those people

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on July 22, 2009, 11:59 AM report to moderator
6690 Points

i hate piracy, seriously… glad they caught them!

2661 Points

I’m looking forward to getting the DVD December 7th.

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on July 22, 2009, 12:15 PM report to moderator
1459 Points

sad sad state of affairs, besides, bootlegs look horrible relative to the real thing.

Posted by Bellamount on July 22, 2009, 12:40 PM report to moderator
39 Points

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.

Posted by Eknedah on July 22, 2009, 12:42 PM report to moderator
1925 Points

i would never buy a pirated movie.

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on July 22, 2009, 01:10 PM report to moderator
27 Points

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.

Posted by Madame Muggle on July 22, 2009, 01:25 PM report to moderator
92 Points

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 :)

Posted by Veinic on July 22, 2009, 01:35 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

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 .

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 22, 2009, 01:50 PM report to moderator
2976 Points

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!

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 22, 2009, 02:14 PM report to moderator
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