David Heyman Confirms Ultimate Collectors Harry Potter DVD Set Due

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Jul 09, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Exciting news just now from the ongoing press conference before the NYC premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As tweeted by our own Melissa Anelli live from the conference @leaky, producer David Heyman confirmed the long hoped- for DVD collectors set. During the press conference which also has new remarks from screenwriter Steve Kloves, Melissa reports as follows: “Heyman: there will be the ultimate collector’s edition, worry not” Other notable quotes:
Heyman: in blu Ray, actors go around to departments and talk with them
Also in Blu Ray, slughorn montageHeyman on splitting of DH: “the studio was very happy with our decision, let’s not kid ourselves “
Heyman: kloves called the other say and said ‘I think we can do three!’
Stating again what he told first told TLC last September: Heyman: Kreacher will be in the seventh film
Heyman: I don’t know what the MPA were thinking (re PG rating)
Kloves: there’s only so much freight the movie can carry.. We have long discussions at times (re exposition)
Kloves: I try to do the impossible initially and put everything in the script… They help with some of the heavy liftting
Kloves: the first day I met Jo… She said to me I know the movies can’t be the books; what’s important to me is the characters.
Kloves: I try not to be too slavishly connected to the books when it defeats the drama of cinema
Kloves: dark is easier than light (as a writer)

Director David Yates echos comments posted earlier here on TLC about the first part of DH being a road movie and the second part being more operatic.
Yates: first DH is a ‘road movie’… Like three refugees being pursued by death eaters
Yates: second DH a big opera, very epic





55 Responses to David Heyman Confirms Ultimate Collectors Harry Potter DVD Set Due

Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: im going to have to get in to blu ray and buy one maybe this summer or i sould just get a ps3 ha.. but sweet sound fun i hope they have alot of extra stuff to show..Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: Is this ultimate edtion coming out when all the movies finish or when HBP comes out. Looks like I have to get my PS3 sooner than I thought.Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: We figured it would happen, but it's great to have confirmation! :)Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Sounds cool! Sooner or later I'll also have to get me a blue-ray player.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: i need a blue ray player too. How much are they I wonder.Avatar Imagepansy parkinson says: I have the first four movies on dvd, but know I will want to buy all 8 dvds again- which is kind of annoying!Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: Somehow this didn't give me a lot of information.Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: it better be good! I'm all for buying a nice box set, but I want them to be awesome and worth it.Avatar Imagequeenraven says: Well, hell. I don't know if I want to buy HBP or DH when it comes out if there is going to be an "Ultimate" collection. I should just wait so I don't have multiple copies like my hubby has Star Wars. What I would truly like to see is some discussion about the Book That Must Not Be Named....how's progress...is there progress?Avatar Imagehorsepatronus64 says: I'll buy a special boxed set, but only after both deathly hallows parts are out on DVD Avatar Imagehmrpotter says: I just need to know if the "ultimate collector's editions" will have the full, uncut versions of the movies that we get to see on ABC Family? With all of the deleted scenes added back in? That would be the ultimate for me.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: So excited, going by Leaky's updates on Twitter, Heyman, Kloves and Yates are giving away alot of details. I love those guysAvatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Someday I will be able to sit down with all eight DVDs and have a HP movie marathon day (or two).Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: Yay!! I already have 1-5 thoughAvatar Imageharrypottergirlll says: Heyman: I don't know what the MPA were thinking (re PG rating) -Yeah, me too. Avatar Imagesteffy_girrl says: So does anyone know if they're splitting book 6 into 2 movies or are they keeping it just to one?Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: @girlatty1, I think a HP movie marathon would have to be spread over two days, once all 8 films are out. I've sat through a Lord Of The Rings Extended Edition marathon a couple of times and, well, it takes quite a bit of stamina... And still you end up with a sore yet numb bum :-DAvatar ImageJadeDanielle says: The collector in me would love the DVD set, but I'll have all of the films seperately on DVD, and I'm just not one to splurge on unnecessary things, so I know I won't end up getting it :P awesome to hear, though!Avatar Imagedanaskeeter says: I can't wait. I have also been thinking that I need a blu-ray player. Can you play regular DVDs on them?Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: No surprises here...Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I'll want to get HBP on dvd. And then if they release Part 1 of DH on dvd I'll want to get that one too. But I think I'll wait for the whole collection after Half-Blood Prince's comes out. There'd better be a LOT of deleted scenes, interviews, etc.Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: I like David Heyman!! I also like how a only one part of that was in bold!! :)Avatar Imagebadger666 says: I already have 1-5, but know I will want to buy the ultimate collector's edition. But it better be worth it and have the extended versions of all 8 movies and all the deleted scenes and special features from all the movies, as well as some new ones. In other words, it better be the most awesome thing ever.Avatar Imageharrypottergirlll says: Heyman: I don't know what the MPA were thinking (re PG rating) -Yeah, really what were they thinkin' mmmmmmm.....Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: OMG! "I think we can do THREE!" says Kloves! Nooooooooooo!!!! Not unless they release them all together, no way could I wait another six months for the final product. But if they want to give us nine hours of DH, I say get to work! :)Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: steffy_girrl if book 6 was going to be 2 movies dont you think they would have told us as it comes out next wednesday.Avatar Imageharrypottergirlll says: Heyman: I don't know what the MPA were thinking (re PG rating) -Yeah, really what were they thinkin' mmmmmmm.....Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: steffy_girrl if book 6 was going to be 2 movies dont you think they would have told us as it comes out next wednesday.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: steffy_girrl if book 6 was going to be 2 movies dont you think they would have told us as it comes out next wednesday.Avatar Imagematty ice says: I'm sure that they will offer an ultimate collectors edition when all the movies are completed. They will offer it it Blu-Ray and regular DVD format. For those who were asking about the blu ray players: 1. Yes Blu Ray players also play regular DVDs. 2. Blu Ray players range anywhere from $200 to $1000. Your best bet is to just go ahead and get a playstation 3. It has the highest rated Blu Ray player already built in and you can get one for $250. With the PS3 you also get a good gaming system for the same price as an average Blu-Ray player. The more expensive Blu Ray players have better processors in them so they run faster. Some people have noticed that their Cheaper ( although none are cheap) Blu Ray players take time to load the 1st screen shown. If it were me I would probably get the cheaper Blu Ray player ( if i had no desire to get the PS3) because waiting a couple of seconds for the 1st screen to load isn't a big deal. Avatar Imagematty ice says: I'm sure that they will offer an ultimate collectors edition when all the movies are completed. They will offer it it Blu-Ray and regular DVD format. For those who were asking about the blu ray players: 1. Yes Blu Ray players also play regular DVDs. 2. Blu Ray players range anywhere from $200 to $1000. Your best bet is to just go ahead and get a playstation 3. It has the highest rated Blu Ray player already built in and you can get one for $250. With the PS3 you also get a good gaming system for the same price as an average Blu-Ray player. The more expensive Blu Ray players have better processors in them so they run faster. Some people have noticed that their Cheaper ( although none are cheap) Blu Ray players take time to load the 1st screen shown. If it were me I would probably get the cheaper Blu Ray player ( if i had no desire to get the PS3) because waiting a couple of seconds for the 1st screen to load isn't a big deal. Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: well cool. but i already have 1-5 lol but still. neat! :DAvatar ImagePakitoLestrange says: merlins beard, i have to get a blu ray now heheh Avatar Imagejenge says: More DVDs to add to my collection. My husband will not be pleased...Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: Do the Blu ray versions have more "extras" on them? Avatar Imageeaglephot says: I REALLY hope that the collector's set will have the COMPLETE movie and not the theater version. I want all of the deleted scenes in this set! THAT would be ultimate for me. :)Avatar ImageAurigaAdhara says: I just wish they would all stop makeing these collections after every film! too many things to collect. Why not make a collection after ALL the eight movies are ou? Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: I already own 1-5. I will get six in Dec. and then when 7 parts uno and deaux are released, then and only THEN I will buy a new box set with the directors cuts with all the deleted scenes. The WB will not hook me into buying anything else or changing my stuff to Blue-Ray. No! The boycott carries on. Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: ive refused 2 buy the boxed sets coz i knew that i would regret it when they all came out!!! i hav special editions of all the single ones!!!! yay!!!! cant wait 2 buy a MEGA awesum 1-7/8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageFresca says: Thanks leaky, for all the updates and information. I would probably get the box set, but only if it contains all the movies. Avatar Imagepolyjusposhun says: Fangirl **squee**.Avatar ImageFigment says: I also just want copies of the movies with all the deleted scenes put back in like they show on ABC Family. Avatar Imagecleverssynonym says: What do you think the chance is of getting Bloopers when they release all eight movies in a set? That's the one thing that we've been missing all along!Avatar ImageBritski says: Hahaha, that's what I like to hear! 2nd part = epic!!!Avatar Imagecghambright says: YES!! Thank goodness!! i better start saving my money now. Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Kloves thinks that he got the characters right?!? So many of Ron's lines in movies 1-4 were given to Hermione. How can that be right?Avatar ImageOldMrToad says: Only in Blu-Ray? Bummer. Sorry, not worth it. Paying upwars of $300 for 8 films is just too much. At least for me. That plus the price of a Blu-Ray player. I certainly hope it's available in normal resolution. I'll just have to settle for individual purchases of each film. I have the first five already. Looking forward to seeing HBP soon. OMT Avatar ImageAraminta1987 says: I think I will justify it by buying the ultimate eds on blu-ray... I will still probably buy each one on dvd as it comes out anyway, I couldn't wait till 2011 to watch them all through again... It was totally inevitable that they would release a massive box set - they do it for everything now. NOt that I'm complaining... :DAvatar Imageharrmione55 says: I already have 1-5, too, but will still buy the sixth and then the ultimate collector's edition edition Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: David Heyman is awesome. And Squeeee, I'm so excited for all the behind-the-scenes DVD stuff!!Avatar Imagedeadtree says: hopefully by the time this comes out I'll have a blu-ray player :PAvatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: yay!! :) collectors edition! :DAvatar ImageKC Nox says: kreacher is back!Avatar ImageBellamont says: I want to have the super duper boxed set for myself...dad can have my movie 5 dvd, I needs my extras. :PAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: very interesting tweets! :)

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