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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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I really want these!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on September 18, 2009, 02:41 PM report to moderator
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Oh my. That is so awesome!!!!! Can’t wait!

Posted by mini bagel on September 18, 2009, 03:04 PM report to moderator
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Oh my. That is so awesome!!!!! Can’t wait!

Posted by mini bagel on September 18, 2009, 03:07 PM report to moderator
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i cant WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i really really really really want this!!!!

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 18, 2009, 03:08 PM report to moderator
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Not all those special features are new but i’m still planning to get the blu-rays.

Posted by Smonocco on September 18, 2009, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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Already pre-ordered both on Amazon. These look great.

Posted by infernumflame on September 18, 2009, 04:11 PM report to moderator
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well i want them but WB said there going to come out with a huge box set of all of this of all 8 films one the last movie is out and done i want to wait till that.. but f someone were to buy it for me i would really enjoy it ha

Posted by Horcruxalej on September 18, 2009, 04:12 PM report to moderator
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i HAVE to get these!!

Posted by The Nerd on September 18, 2009, 04:34 PM report to moderator
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I am SO excited about this, it’s actually quite alarming… I know I should wait until all the films are released, but I’ll never be able to restrain myself.

Posted by axlgirl [FTC!] on September 18, 2009, 04:36 PM report to moderator
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654 Points

Wow a lot of things looks great

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on September 18, 2009, 05:01 PM report to moderator
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523 Points

Squeeeee! I have been waiting forever. Hope they are going to do POA as well.

Posted by Rhiannon on September 18, 2009, 05:07 PM report to moderator
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507 Points

i cant wait to get this

Posted by lilmisssnape on September 18, 2009, 05:10 PM report to moderator
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I’ll wait…

Posted by Won_Two on September 18, 2009, 05:11 PM report to moderator
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I agree with everything mouse68 wrote. I’d be shocked if these are the last word in potter dvds and extras, but I’ll still buy them both anyway. I also wouldn’t get my hopes up for any LOTR-style extended editions because LOTR fans were just extremely lucky to have a director who was a true fan that was as passionate about the books as Peter Jackson so he went way above and beyond the norm with extras. I pre-ordered both the SS/PS and COS ultimate edition blu-rays on Amazon yesterday, but I’ll still get whatever special sets and editions they put out when all of the movies are done. I hate giving WB so much of my money, but I can’t help myself. I just have no self-restraint what so ever.

Posted by bella vita on September 18, 2009, 05:16 PM report to moderator
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why couldn’t WB wait until all films are done? i want them to put scenes that didn’t make it to the extras in the DVDs already release. why does chamber of secrets show a picture from half-blood prince?

Posted by ng_21 on September 18, 2009, 05:20 PM report to moderator
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