Confirmed! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD Due December 8

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Sep 17, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

For months (starting in June, again in July) we’ve been reporting the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD would be out this December, despite reports that official dates would not be released until the last possible moment. Today, Warner Bros has announced that yes indeed the DVD will be released here in the US on December 8th. Thanks to DVDTimes, we can see more looks at the officially confirmed artwork at this link. Update: Artwork now here and here and high res back cover in our galleries. As noted several times before, the DVD will be released on Blu-Ray, 2-Disc, a special combo set and standard one disc editions.

A reminder too that as first reported here, the DVD will contain the special J.K.Rowling, A Year in the Life documentary, several deleted scenes (list here) as well as cast interviews, a feature on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction, and behind the scenes look at the making of HBP. Update: Again as TLC first reported, these items are now confirmed to be on the Half-Blood Prince DVD as Video Business reports:

Half-Blood Prince will street as a single DVD ($28.98), a two-DVD special edition ($34.99) and a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($35.99).The Blu-ray version will include the WB Maximum Movie Mode with the
stars, director and producers, and BD Live with Facebook Connect, with
which fans can invite their Facebook friends to a BD Live Community
Screening. Both the Blu-ray and two-DVD editions will include digital
copy, as well as featurettes on the cast and crew, the life of books
series author J.K. Rowling, additional scenes and a sneak peek at the
Universal Orlando Resort’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme
park.

DVD Town also gives new details on a few of the bonus features:

Close-Up with the Cast and Crew of Harry Potter: Hosts Matthew Lewis
(“Neville Longbottom”) and Alfred Enoch (“Dean Thomas”) lead us on an
entertaining look at the cast of Harry Potter as they explore their
interests away from acting and spend a day on set with the production
team (28:30)

One Minute Drills: The cast has 60 seconds to describe their
character’s personality, history, relationships and other traits before
time runs out (6:43)
What’s On Your Mind: Hosted by Tom Felton, the cast is put on the
spot when asked a series of rapid-fire questions on their likes and
dislikes. (6:41)

Please note: We are working to confirm the UK release date for the DVD. Also as we first reported earlier this month, France will see the DVD on November 18, with that gorgeous Hogwarts Castle deluxe edition due out on the 16th, and Australia will see the HBP released on November 30th.





75 Responses to Confirmed! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD Due December 8

Avatar Imagebutterbeer bottle says: Yay!! We finally have a release date for the DVD!!! First!!!Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Finally, they decided to announce!! Excellent, looking fwd to that :)Avatar ImageLeeann says: I'm so excited to get it!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: awesome! december 8 is a new date to look forward too!Avatar Imagepinkmoosely says: Just in time for Christmas, how convenient ;) Hope I father Christmas brings me a copy!Avatar Imagepotter2005 says: Is it the same release date for the UK?Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Yay! :DAvatar ImageNicci Weasley says: Looking forward to it!!Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: coolAvatar Imagenewwmoon says: Yay :DAvatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Just happy that they finally decided to release it on the 8th after all, sounds like it's going to be a great DVD with tons of extra features!! Go WB, for once, for releasing the date sometime before thanksgiving, what with Infinitus, LeakyCon and now this my HP purchases def need to be planned.Avatar Imagelonerwolfygirl says: WOOOOOOOO can't wait!Avatar ImageDawna says: Just put in the Christmas gift request with the hubby!!Avatar Imagebeewell says: Can't wait to get this. Might even pre-order since it is hard to get off work to go and get it. Then again, this is a good excuse to take off the day and watch the movie. Great....just in time for Christmas.Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Cool ! Have to get a copy!!! :)Avatar ImageLinnyish says: :) Can't wait!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Good news!Avatar ImageMatea says: DVD better to be good! OOTP DVD was pretty lame. Avatar Imagebudb says: all of this nonsense for a 24 hour change? shaking head. there really only was a short holiday sales window from the very start, so why this silliness? was someone superstitious about releasing a product on Pearl Harbor Day? so, next, the question becomes what about the release of the first of the "ultimate" versions, SS and CoS? What exactly will be the contents? And has anyone seen a definitive release date for these? I've offered the guess some weeks ago that the release will be late spring/early summer, as part of the publicity run up for the release of DH 1 next November... just a side note. years ago, when the HP phenomena just took off, WB tried to control every aspect of discussion and use of images, characters, etc through legal action. once WB realized that it was alienating fans by trying to close down fan sites, fiction, etc, it actually became very good about establishing working relations with Leaky, MuggleNet and other groups. after all, the fan sites served to keep interest strong, and in essence provided free publicity. more recently however i have the impression (just an impression, no more than that) WB has dramatically cut back on how much information it shares with the organized fan groups.... curious if that is true, and what it means...Sue, any insights that TLC staff can share with us? sorry, folks, for those unfamiliar with my postings, i'm one of those people that needs 1. a good problem or puzzle to figure out and 2. the world to make sense. and i'm discovering that more and more i need for the world around me to make some rational sense, to have some meaning, despite increasing evidence to the contrary. ;-)Avatar Imageangelvoice says: Yay! We finally have a release date. I'm so excited, can't wait.Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: yes, I can't wait.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: That will be added to my christmas list.Avatar ImageLexitheAuror says: Is there going to be anything extra on the single disc DVD this time or is it only on the 2 disc set?Avatar Imagepearlz_black says: Does anyone know when it will be released in the philippines? Thanks!Avatar ImageIrishCat says: Well, my Holiday shopping is done! :-)Avatar Imagedobbyfan7 says: NOO!! I need the UK release date :'(Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: Nice =)Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: cool beansAvatar ImageJTEL99 says: I knew it would be out before Christmas! :DAvatar ImageMiliMalfoy says: Yes Yes Yes! Cannot wait =DAvatar Imageweasleygirl101 says: Can't wait !Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is wonderful that we now have a date for the DVD. I cannot wait to buy it.Avatar Imagemini bagel says: Sweet looking! Can't wait for that!!Avatar ImageLucilla says: Yay!!!! Putting it on my christmas list!Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Coolio! I'd love it and the game on wii or pc for christmas lolAvatar Imagemini bagel says: Sweet looking! Can't wait for that!!Avatar Imagestregs12 says: Are they going to be planning on making an extended version dvd for Half Blood Prince like what they're doing for Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets?Avatar Imageevannaa says: I wish it would come out on 5th of December or earlier so it could be a Sinterklaas gift..Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: can't wait til December 8Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: So excited, can't wait, will definitely pre-order this one!!Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: Oh how cool cant wait to get it!!Avatar ImageGiant Fairy says: amazon.de takes pre-orders for dec.23rd. That s bad/late/too lateAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: yay yay yay yay yay yay yay!!!!!!!Avatar Imageharrypotter1991 says: Now I can mark my calendar for the release of the movie! Can't wait to get a copy on Dec. 8th!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: yay!! im getting it the day it comes out!!!!!Avatar ImageBeckster235 says: yay!!! cant wait to get this!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: YAY! Can't wait to get it.... just in time for Christmas! :)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: YAYY i'm so gonna get it! :DAvatar Imagemjkalldaway says: ooooh warner brothers said december 7th first and now its december 8th a day later tisk tisk jk jk Cool, but I'm not gonna get itAvatar ImageRodiniusBlack says: So quick! Counting down til November :D Good timing for christmans (i think they planned that) >< Avatar Imagecghambright says: YESH!! I can't wait to buy it!! I love that movie! I saw it 6 times in the theaters...and I've been aching to see it again!Avatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: That's actually earlier than I thought it would be. Man, I'm too cheap to buy it when it first comes out. It will probably cost around $50. I will to buy a pre-viewed copy at blockbuster though. Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Counting down the days!Avatar Imagealegria35 says: excited for the DVDAvatar ImageJananae says: As tempting as this is, I still think I'm going to hold off buying this until the super-awesome-mega-boxset comes outAvatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: Does anyone know what that *WB Maximum Movie Mode with the stars, director and producers* is all about? Does it mean that the Bluray version contains more extras than the DVD release?Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar ImageScarStruck says: YAY!!!!!!! i know wat i want for christmas! :-D *will be grinnign broadly all day long*Avatar Imagejenge says: Aargh, no news when it will be released in Germany?Avatar Imagemakochibi says: YEAH!!!! Now I have a reason to look forward to that day!Avatar ImageMartok says: "Aargh, no news when it will be released in Germany?" - jenge Amazon.de has updated their site and it says November 20 now instead of December 23, which was only a placeholder. This is the same date previously anounced by areadvd.de.Avatar Imagefantasylover12001 says: So WB pissed everyone off by saying there will be a delay and turns out the delay is only one day? Am I the only one getting sick of WBs antics?Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Hooray! I'll buy it the day it comes out!Avatar Imagesairah says: yay!!! But knowing myself, I probably wont BUY it [just watch it at my friends house] Plus you all know at the end of all of the movies their probably going to have all of the DVD's in a box set or something. Now that is something I would buy!Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: YAY!!!!!!! I know what I'm asking for for Christmas... ;)Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: In the words of Ron Weasley: "Bloody 'ell it's a bout time they told us!" LOL :)Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: looking forward 2 when it comes out in the UK :) but i always get them for christmas so it better if i don't know ;)! can't wait for the special features :)Avatar Imagejerkytrout says: can't waitAvatar Imageihearttom says: im so EXCITED!! im getting the 2 disc special edition for sure :DAvatar ImagePhylis says: Gotta have it!Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: YAY Cant wait to see it again :]]Avatar Imagemewthree says: it now comes out on the 7th, my birthday. some one likes me.Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: What a Christmas gift yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageDrops_of_Jupiter says: I can't wait! I will have to get this right away and have a harry potter party to watch all of the movies!Avatar Imagesilvia_storti says: My birthday's on the 6th!!! Birthday present confirmed!!!

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