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Thanks again MuggleNet for this

Posted by: Melissa
February 07, 2002, 12:45 PM

Thanks again MuggleNet for this link, where you can see a small video capture of the Access Hollywood clip of the unseen footage - meaning Neville jumping next to the Gryffindor table with his legs locked together.

Barnes & Noble.com announced today

Posted by: Leaky
February 07, 2002, 12:08 PM

Barnes & Noble.com announced today record one-day pre-order sales of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone DVD and VHS.

CBBC Newsround has more information on the upcoming DVD.

Britain's head prefect. Tony Blair's Harry Potterish rhetoric may send the wrong sort of message to Europe.

The Amazon.com pre-order page for

Posted by: Melissa
February 07, 2002, 10:50 AM

The Amazon.com pre-order page for the DVD has a bunch of interesting facts about the movie on it (thanks MuggleNet for the heads up). Including:

Among the portraits on the shifting staircase, you can clearly see a painting of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII's second wife and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I. AnneContinued...

Reader Milja sent us this

Posted by: Melissa
February 07, 2002, 10:41 AM

Reader Milja sent us this better quality pic of Harry with the diary in CoS. It's from the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. Thanks Milja!

I just read the article

Posted by: Melissa
February 06, 2002, 03:14 PM

I just read the article Rhiannon linked to below about Wicca and Harry Potter and I have to say - it isn't often that someone sums up the heart of the Paganism/Harry Potter debate in a few words, but it happens in this article, so I want to reprint it here.

"It's not a cult statement," she said, "andContinued...

The HP Intayside site points

Posted by: Leaky
February 06, 2002, 12:18 PM

The HP Intayside site points us to this article entitled "A witch's perspective on spirtuality and Harry Potter."

Having finally been handed a movie that can fly in the same stratosphere as the top-selling videos of all time, Warner Bros. is conjuring all its magic marketing spells -- and digging deep intoContinued...

Empire Online has a great

Posted by: Melissa
February 06, 2002, 11:17 AM

Empire Online has a great little interview with Jason Isaacs about his previously confirmed casting as Lucius Malfoy. Isaacs talks about being hated by children the world over, it's a great read.

More on the DVD! Access

Posted by: Melissa
February 06, 2002, 12:06 AM

More on the DVD! Access Hollywood showed very brief flashes of the unseen footage - Neville in Leg-Lock curse (perhaps now we'll get to see all the stuff from the book they cut for time? For instance, in the scene where Petunia is taking a picture of Dudley, he's by the fireplace and in his Smeltings uniform - weContinued...

More news on the release

Posted by: Leaky
February 05, 2002, 06:06 PM

More news on the release of Harry Potter on video and DVD from Sign On San Diego. Also, website The Digital Bits has a scan of the DVD cover along with a picture of the main menu screen.

Local entrepreneurs are hoping that the cinematic escapades of Harry Potter and the assorted rival wizards of the Lord of the Rings movieContinued...

You may now cast your

Posted by: Leaky
February 05, 2002, 02:34 PM

You may now cast your vote for the Orange Film of the Year. Voting closes midnight 21 February 2002.

Harry Potter will take center stage Thursday as the Lapeer (Michigan) Board of Education considers using the popular books as an eighth-grade supplemental reading selection. The discussion promises to be the third straight meetingContinued...

A little more info on

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2002, 01:11 PM

A little more info on the DVD:

  • Available in both Fullscreen and Widescreen
  • I got a little sneak peek of the never-before-seen-footage: I saw flashes of Hagrid and Harry on the tube, Petunia cooking, Petunia taking a picture of Dudley.
  • Quidditch lesson includes original quidditch montage with footage of Harry and Oliver Wood (BiggerstaffContinued...

Reader Lara writes us with

Posted by: Leaky
February 05, 2002, 12:54 PM

Reader Lara writes us with more DVD news!

It's official. Warner Home Video has just announced the DVD release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for May 28th. The disc will be available in 2 versions - anamorphic widescreen and full frame (SRP $26.99 each). Each will be a 2-disc special edition, containingContinued...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's

Posted by: Leaky
February 05, 2002, 12:01 PM

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is working unprecedented magic at Chinese cinemas. Warner Bros. estimates the film grossed $2 million (1.4 million pounds) on 200 prints over the first five days of official release (January 30-February 3), an impressive sum for a foreign movie in China.

Rupert Grint'sContinued...

Whilst searching through Amazon.com for

Posted by: Leaky
February 05, 2002, 01:43 AM

Whilst searching through Amazon.com for any "Harry Potter" news, I found a page where one can sign up to be notified when the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone DVD becomes available. More interesting, however, is the list of extra features:

• Two disc set
• Never-before-seen footageContinued...

On July 31, Scholastic will

Posted by: Leaky
February 05, 2002, 12:08 AM

On July 31, Scholastic will release the paperback edition of the fastest selling book in history, "Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire".

As reported on ComingSoon.com, Cindy Pearlman of the Chicago Sun-Times got talking to The Count of Monte Cristo star Richard Harris, who is filming Harry Potter and the ChamberContinued...

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