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High Res Artwork, New Chris Columbus In Movie Experience on Ultimate Collections Editions

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Posted by: sue
September 18, 2009, 11:05 AM

Thanks to WB we now have some gorgeous high res artwork of the Ultimate Collector's Editions:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone cover, backcover, complete collection large, super highres
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets cover, backcover, complete collection large, super hr

In addition there are a slew of specific details for each of the disc, notable that the Blu-Ray editions of the two will include (finally) an in-movie experience with director Chris Columbus which is described in the formal release as "An interactive viewer experience where the entire film is examined; includes PiP, Storyboard Comparisons, Still Galleries." Also notable on the Blu-ray are "cast walk-ons, focus points, graphics and more"

The release, here and here, contains the following (and very lengthy) details as follows for Sorcerer's Stone, and then for Chamber of Secret. Again, these will be available here in US on DECEMBER 8TH.
ULTIMATE COLLECTION, SORCERER'S STONE

  • Introduction by Daniel Radcliffe - An introduction to the many special features for the Harry Potter films (new)
  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins: discover the story of how one vision for the Harry Potter films came together out of limitless possibilities to create the visual world we have come to know and love (new)
  • In-Movie Experience with Director Chris Columbus: an interactive viewer experience where the entire film is examined; includes PiP, storyboard comparisons, still galleries (BD exclusive)
  • WB Maximum Movie Mode picture-in-picture programming, cast walk-ons, focus points, graphics and more (BD exclusive)
  • Diagon Alley
  • Tour the Gryffindor Common Room, Harry's Room and the Great Hall - Welcome to the self-guided tour of Hogwarts, home of witches and wizards in training, and take in the sights.
  • Classrooms:
    • Defense against the Dark Arts
    • Spells and Charms
    • Potions
    • Transfiguration
    • Third Floor Corridor
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Sorting Hat
  • Library
    • Gallery of Art & Architecture
    • Hogwarts Yearbook
    • Guide to Ghosts - Discover the many marvelous and mysterious ghosts of Hogwarts.
  • Hogwarts Grounds
    • Quaffle and Bludger: get a lesson from Oliver Wood on how to play Quidditch
    • Tour Hagrid's Hut: welcome to the self-guided tour of Hagrid's Hut, home of Rubeus Hagrid, the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts, and his faithful companion, Fang.
  • Extra Credit
  • Interview - Capturing the Stone: A Conversation with the Filmmakers: director Chris Columbus, producer David Heyman, screenwriter Steve Kloves and production designer Stuart Craig talk about casting and bringing the novel to life.
  • A Glimpse Into the World of Harry Potter: 2001 International TV Special
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • BD-Live with access to worldwide events, special guest participants, community features and more
CHAMBER OF SECRETS
  • In-Movie Experience with director Chris Columbus: an interactive viewer experience where the entire film is examined; includes PiP, storyboard comparisons, still galleries (BD exclusive)
  • WB Maximum Movie Mode picture-in-picture programming, cast walk-ons, focus points, graphics and more (BD exclusive)
  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters: explore how the cast and creative team of directors and designers take the characters' descriptions on the page to the actors' performances on film (new)
  • Screen tests of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson (new)
  • Deleted scenes
  • Lockhart's Classroom
    • Photo Gallery
    • Certificates: have a look at Gilderoy Lockhart's many achievements.
    • Required Reading: find out what text books you'll need for Lockhart's Defense Against the Dark Arts class
  • Extra Credit
  • Behind Hogwarts
    • A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves: the author and screenwriter detail how the books are brought to life, and the changes that happen in the process.
    • Dumbledore's Office
    • Build a Scene: building a scene as magnificent as Professor Dumbledore's office takes more than wood, plaster, nails and paint; it takes imagination
    • Tour Dumbledore's Office: welcome to the self-guided tour of Professor Dumbledore's office, one of the most fascinating rooms at Hogwarts
    • Interviews with students, professors and more
      • Students - What would you ask the cast, if you could? Put yourself in the interview chair as the stars answer questions about making the film.
      • Professors and More: enjoy personal moments with the professors and others as they discuss their characters: Prof. Gilderoy Lockhart, Lucius Malfoy, Prof. Pomona Sprout, Molly Weasley, Arthur Weasley, Prof. Albus Dumbledore, Rubeus Hagrid, Prof. Severus Snape, Uncle Vernon Dursley, Aunt Petunia Dursley, Argus Filch, Prof. Minerva McGonagall.
    • Gallery of Production Sketches
    • Activities
      • The Chamber Challenge [Game]
      • Tour the Chamber of Secrets: what are you doing here? This place isn't safe. Begin your journey down the dark corridor for the self-guided tour of the Chamber of Secrets.
      • The Forbidden Forest Challenge [Game]
      • Colin's Darkroom
      • Tour Diagon Alley: welcome to the self-guided tour of Diagon Alley, where you can find all your supplies for the school year. Explore the many shops, such as Flourish & Blotts and the Magical Menagerie.
    • Spellcaster Knowledge Challenge [Game]
    • EA Game Preview
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Revealed: 2002 HBO First Look special
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • BD-Live with access to worldwide events, special guest participants, community features and more (BD exclusive)
Thanks to WB, and to Matt and Edwin for the links, appreciated!


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68 Comments

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594 Points

I truly hope WB releases these in the UK as well. Doesn’t matter if they’re not released in Finland, but I want to have The Philosopher’s Stone Ultimate Edition, not The Sorcerer’s Stone. I’m not buying anything under the Sorcerer’s Stone title.

Posted by MischiefManaged on September 18, 2009, 12:40 PM report to moderator
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594 Points

I truly hope WB releases these in the UK as well. Doesn’t matter if they’re not released in Finland, but I want to have The Philosopher’s Stone Ultimate Edition, not The Sorcerer’s Stone. I’m not buying anything under the Sorcerer’s Stone title.

Posted by MischiefManaged on September 18, 2009, 12:41 PM report to moderator
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1742 Points

goooooooooooooooood

Posted by wing on September 18, 2009, 12:50 PM report to moderator
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goooooooooooooooood

Posted by wing on September 18, 2009, 12:54 PM report to moderator
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1742 Points

goooooooooooooooood

Posted by wing on September 18, 2009, 12:54 PM report to moderator
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1742 Points

goooooooooooooooood

Posted by wing on September 18, 2009, 12:54 PM report to moderator
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1742 Points

goooooooooooooooood

Posted by wing on September 18, 2009, 12:54 PM report to moderator
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1067 Points

Augh. This is really a test of my patience. They look so good and I want them but I don’t want to be suckered and have a million different DVDs of the same movie. So not fair! They are taking advantage of us and our vulnerability.

I’m sure they will do a box set of all of these when it’s over but I wonder if they’ll do a different edition or just package the same dvds together. If the FINAL edition is just this in a fancy box then the question is do I wait for that container or just buy it now.

Out of curiosity, I wonder what they’ll call the last two movies. Year 7 and Year 7.5? These all have a focus on which school year. That will be interesting to see.

Posted by eiVega on September 18, 2009, 01:27 PM report to moderator
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626 Points

I have to have both!!

Posted by AutumnWizard *ROAR* on September 18, 2009, 01:35 PM report to moderator
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4208 Points

The games and tours sound great! I am weakening!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on September 18, 2009, 01:40 PM report to moderator
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4056 Points

I am going to wait a few years until they have released the Ultimate ULTIMATE edition with all the DVD’s and extras and all that.

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on September 18, 2009, 01:54 PM report to moderator
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328 Points

WOW this is perfect i neeed a new Philosopher’s stone anyway because my other one’s on video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

Posted by Hobgoblin 13 on September 18, 2009, 02:01 PM report to moderator
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2121 Points

I agree that they should release UK versions too. I want Philosopher’s Stone, not Sorcerer’s!

Posted by Bookworm_Weasley {HS} {ROAR} on September 18, 2009, 02:09 PM report to moderator
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

HOLY S**T
I HAV TO BUY IT!!!

Posted by lilyluna on September 18, 2009, 02:11 PM report to moderator
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Why do they need to put two versions of the films in the package. Most of the world has a copy of the cinema releases of these film. I want so much more from WB and David Heyman when the series comes to an end. Why can’t we have comemarative books for each film, with articles written about that particular film…how they coped with the education and the clash with filming, the experience of the families and how they coped with the sizmic change to their lives, Did Equity threaten to put it’s support because of the pittance they originaly paid the trio. Substance to the meeting of David and Dan that sort of thing, most of all lets see some of the fantastic photos we’ve not seen! Also i think they should do one of those old fashioned ‘school’ photos of the whole cast in costume and in ‘civies’. they could do so much to celebrate this fantastic series and not drip feed it either.

Posted by jain on September 18, 2009, 02:20 PM report to moderator
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