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Followup: December 29th Last Day WB will Ship Current Harrry Potter Film Titles

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Posted by: Edward
October 26, 2011, 11:31 AM

In a followup to Leaky's September 20th news that Warner Bros. would cease shipment of all eight "Harry Potter" films on BluRay and DVD starting December 29th, Deadline.com has posted a snippet containing further information about the decision.  They report:

"[Warner Bros. will stop] shipping all Harry Potter theatrical film titles (including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 2, and Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection) as of December 29, 2011 (moratorium does not include digital – Electronic Sell-Through & VOD – or games).
This means that following the November 11th (December 2nd in the UK) release of these two new editions, fans of the series will have little over one month to purchase their copy of the eight film collection.  Fans, however, will still be able to purchase digital copies of the films through their preferred online medium.

Thanks to all who emailed!

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52 Comments

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1040 Points

On the bright side, maybe Hank Green will release a “Howler 2” for us over it… One can hope. :)

Posted by Headmistress LemonFaerie on October 26, 2011, 04:30 PM report to moderator
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6352 Points

I won’t bother to call WB greedy. WB is a corporation doing what all corporations try to do. Making $$ is their only reason for being.

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on October 26, 2011, 04:39 PM report to moderator
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450 Points

Do they not realize that this will just cause people to illegally download the movies more than usual? Fools.

Posted by Mad But Happy on October 26, 2011, 04:48 PM report to moderator
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444 Points

So. . . they aren’t going to ship any more, but are they going to pull the movies, in whatever version, are already on store shelvs or available from amazon or wherever? This just really doesn’t make sense to me. And I wondered the same thing about the ultimate versions of the movies I don’t have. Are they going to finish putting those out, or am I just going to have half of the movies in that format and the other half as whatever they are now putting out.

Speaking of putting out, I’m a bit put out at Warner Bros. I know they are in the business of making money, but it seems silly to not keep selling something when people are willing to buy.

Posted by Eeyore on October 26, 2011, 05:28 PM report to moderator
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4138 Points

Hmm seems a little odd but I’ll have my DVD by then. I think WB have sunk a little low :/

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 26, 2011, 06:06 PM report to moderator
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80450 Points

HP is a major seller in the DVD/Blu-Ray market… Dealers/retailers are stocking up BIGTIME… There will be plenty of copies around for quite a while I should think… WB is simply creating an artificially large demand where none previously existed… Capitalism 101… :+/

Posted by Won_Two on October 26, 2011, 07:19 PM report to moderator
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145 Points

When Disney has done this, it means retailers cannot get anymore when the finish selling their stock. If WB follows the same pattern, then the DVDs & Blu-Rays will still be available after the 1st of the year.

Posted by zoltan42 on October 26, 2011, 08:23 PM report to moderator
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Disney’s been doing this forever… standard practice.

Posted by peepitypeep on October 26, 2011, 08:35 PM report to moderator
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112 Points

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why ?! what about ultimate editions and such……??!!!

Posted by Alec wick. *ROAR* on October 26, 2011, 08:36 PM report to moderator
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145 Points

The Digital Bits (http://www.thedigitalbits.com) talked to WB’s Jeff Baker. They stated “…even though all existing Blu-ray and DVD releases of the Potter films will no longer be shipped to retailers after that date, the studio still expects that enough existing inventory will remain to meet any lingering demand for the titles until well into 2012.” The moratorium should last 12-18 months, not Disney’s 5-10 years. The DH Ultimate Collector’s Editions will be released at that time.

Posted by zoltan42 on October 26, 2011, 08:38 PM report to moderator
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194 Points

What about that crazy set that they said was coming out next year?

Posted by pottermate on October 26, 2011, 08:47 PM report to moderator
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3269 Points

So what they’re basically saying is we have to buy DH part 2 the DVD in under a month . . . this hopefully doesn’t that they’re going to stop selling the movies all together. They should stop phrasing things so confusedly.

Posted by Acciobrooms on October 26, 2011, 09:09 PM report to moderator
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ridiculous. thats how you treat the most loyal fans in existence WB? real nice.

Posted by feathercharm79 on October 26, 2011, 09:31 PM report to moderator
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ridiculous. thats how you treat the most loyal fans in existence WB? real nice.

Posted by feathercharm79 on October 26, 2011, 09:31 PM report to moderator
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126 Points

Would love it if WB would clarify about the Ultimate Editions. I am unemployed right now and can’t afford to buy them all and frankly was waiting for the mega set that was rumored to be coming out next year. I think that WB should really give the fans a little more info so that we have a clear picture of what’s going on with the movies.

Posted by kellydofc on October 26, 2011, 09:40 PM report to moderator
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