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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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52 Points

“Aargh, no news when it will be released in Germany?” – jenge 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

Posted by Martok on September 18, 2009, 11:15 AM report to moderator
362 Points

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?

Posted by fantasylover12001 on September 18, 2009, 02:03 PM report to moderator
2661 Points

Hooray! I’ll buy it the day it comes out!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on September 18, 2009, 11:49 PM report to moderator
1081 Points

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!

Posted by Esmeralda.ROARღ on September 19, 2009, 12:02 AM report to moderator
2062 Points

YAY!!!!!!! I know what I’m asking for for Christmas… ;)

Posted by Alice Weasley{Weasley's Queen} [ROAR!] on September 19, 2009, 01:10 AM report to moderator
24135 Points

In the words of Ron Weasley: “Bloody ‘ell it’s a bout time they told us!” LOL :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on September 19, 2009, 09:55 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

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 :)

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on September 19, 2009, 02:50 PM report to moderator
106 Points

can’t wait

Posted by jerkytrout on September 20, 2009, 12:51 AM report to moderator
39 Points

im so EXCITED!! im getting the 2 disc special edition for sure :D

Posted by ihearttom on September 20, 2009, 11:26 AM report to moderator
281 Points

Gotta have it!

Posted by Phylis {ROAR} on September 20, 2009, 04:20 PM report to moderator
507 Points

Cant wait to see it again :]]

Posted by IloveDobby on September 21, 2009, 02:35 PM report to moderator
2963 Points

it now comes out on the 7th, my birthday. some one likes me.

Posted by prof mewthree "squee" on September 21, 2009, 09:44 PM report to moderator
524 Points

What a Christmas gift yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by HGROSS44 on September 21, 2009, 11:43 PM report to moderator
47 Points

I can’t wait! I will have to get this right away and have a harry potter party to watch all of the movies!

Posted by Drops_of_Jupiter on September 22, 2009, 09:55 PM report to moderator
134 Points

My birthday’s on the 6th!!! Birthday present confirmed!!!

Posted by silviaelisa22 on September 24, 2009, 01:32 PM report to moderator
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