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

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Posted by: sue
September 17, 2009, 07:07 AM

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.

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Can’t wait !

Posted by weasleygirl101(ROAR) on September 17, 2009, 02:24 PM report to moderator
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It is wonderful that we now have a date for the DVD. I cannot wait to buy it.

Posted by Kirk on September 17, 2009, 03:25 PM report to moderator
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Sweet looking! Can’t wait for that!!

Posted by mini bagel on September 17, 2009, 03:34 PM report to moderator
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Yay!!!! Putting it on my christmas list!

Posted by Lucilla{ROAR!!} on September 17, 2009, 03:35 PM report to moderator
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Coolio! I’d love it and the game on wii or pc for christmas lol

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on September 17, 2009, 03:36 PM report to moderator
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Sweet looking! Can’t wait for that!!

Posted by mini bagel on September 17, 2009, 03:37 PM report to moderator
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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?

Posted by stregs12 on September 17, 2009, 03:52 PM report to moderator
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I wish it would come out on 5th of December or earlier so it could be a Sinterklaas gift..

Posted by evannaa on September 17, 2009, 03:58 PM report to moderator
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can’t wait til December 8

Posted by thundermountain7*Roar* on September 17, 2009, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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So excited, can’t wait, will definitely pre-order this one!!

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on September 17, 2009, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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Oh how cool cant wait to get it!!

Posted by lilmisssnape on September 17, 2009, 04:28 PM report to moderator
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amazon.de takes pre-orders for dec.23rd. That s bad/late/too late

Posted by Giant Fairy on September 17, 2009, 04:32 PM report to moderator
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yay yay yay yay yay yay yay!!!!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 17, 2009, 05:03 PM report to moderator
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Now I can mark my calendar for the release of the movie! Can’t wait to get a copy on Dec. 8th!

Posted by harrypotter1991{ROAR} on September 17, 2009, 05:08 PM report to moderator
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yay!! im getting it the day it comes out!!!!!

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 17, 2009, 05:09 PM report to moderator
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