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Half-Blood Prince DVD Update: VOD Delayed Until December 15th; Several International Releases in November

Home Video / DVD
Posted by: sue
September 29, 2009, 09:13 PM

Several pieces of news relating to the anticipated release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on DVD. First, Video Business is reporting tonight that while the DVD will be available on December 8th as announced previously, WB is delaying the release of the Video on Demand. The magazine reports that WB will delay the VOD until December 15th, citing a Warner Home Video rep who said HBP “ 'will be held back a week [on VOD] in an effort to further enhance the extraordinary sell-through possibility' of the DVD, calling Potter a unique property. He stressed the delay wasn’t being done out of fear of hurting potential Potter disc sales, but rather in an attempt to drive even bigger sales."

On a related note, as reported earlier, Germany will have the DVD released far earlier than we here in the US, as they will join France in seeing the Half-Blood Prince release in November, with France to see it November 18th, Australia on November 18th, and then Germany on November 20. Amazon Germany is now offering fans a lovely pin set with the purchase of the DVD (seen here in our galleries), and has a special book that will house the Years 1-6 set. Like those in France, fans in Germany will also have the chance to purchase that special Hogwarts Castle case with the set of Harry Potter DVDs, seen here. No word yet if the Hogwarts set will be available in the US. UPDATE: Alejandro from Bloghogwarts kindly emailed to let us know that the DVD will be released in Spain on November 24th, and Mexico will see the Half-Blood Prince released on December 5th.

Finally, pre-orders for those in Australia are also available for the Ultimate Collectors Editions, which will also be released in that country on November 18th. As reported previously the UK will see HBP on Dec 7th, with the US to see the HBP and Collectors Editions on Dec 8th.
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879 Points

that castle is so ridiculous it’s awesome :o

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on September 30, 2009, 01:20 AM report to moderator
239 Points

Want it but can’t buy it.

Posted by gemini_black on September 30, 2009, 01:38 AM report to moderator
545 Points

I really don’t get why it can’t be the same internationally… It’s so not fair for all of us living in small unimportant places like Denmark!

Posted by Nicci Weasley on September 30, 2009, 03:19 AM report to moderator
625 Points

A Christmas gift xD

Posted by humbert0 on September 30, 2009, 04:08 AM report to moderator
184 Points

I can’t wait till it comes out.

Posted by NipintheAir on September 30, 2009, 04:13 AM report to moderator
3455 Points

hahaha, WB is confusing us again! changing dates and stuff, oh well! why such spead apart release dates, i could have my cuz in autraila ship it to me when it comes out and have it a month soooner than everyone in the US!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on September 30, 2009, 06:37 AM report to moderator
1189 Points

are we THAT lowly over here in the states that we are the absolute last ones to recieve the DVD?? that’s dumb if you ask me…it should be released all over on the SAME DAY =P

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on September 30, 2009, 06:47 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

woooo :) 7th december :)

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on September 30, 2009, 07:03 AM report to moderator
3153 Points

So the US gets it last? =(

Posted by Leeann on September 30, 2009, 07:21 AM report to moderator
3417 Points

I’ll be getting the DVD on the day of release but wish I could get the castle (without dvds for years 1-6) and the pins. I’ll just be happy with the dvd.

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on September 30, 2009, 07:54 AM report to moderator
2570 Points

Man thats awesome wish it was for Us

Posted by madman1277 on September 30, 2009, 08:26 AM report to moderator
1884 Points

It just seems to me that Warner Brothers is still trying to “stick it to the fans”.

Posted by Cool G on September 30, 2009, 09:33 AM report to moderator
330 Points

I am going to wait until all the movie are released to see what they offer

Posted by Ballycastle Bats fan on September 30, 2009, 09:41 AM report to moderator
428 Points

as long as the dvd will be released on November, it’s fine…

Posted by alegria35 on September 30, 2009, 10:12 AM report to moderator
683 Points

WB just loves delaying…XD

Posted by xxIBelieveInNarglesxx on September 30, 2009, 10:22 AM report to moderator
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