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

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 releaseContinued...

Grint

Official Cherrybomb Website Launched; Reviews from Screening in Los Angeles

Posted by: Edward
September 29, 2009, 11:39 AM

Order Partner RupertGrint.net is reporting that the official website for the film Cherrybomb, staring actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), has been launched, featuring a number of new still photos from the upcoming film.  The website, Cherrybomb the Movie, also contains the trailer,Continued...

Movie Art

Early Concept Art of Diagon Alley, Chamber of Secrets and The Burrow

Posted by: sue
September 26, 2009, 07:12 PM

With the news of the Ultimate Collector's editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets due out on December 8th, readers will note we will be seeing some rare artwork and more for the films included as part of these sets. As such,Continued...

DH Film

New Video: Matt Lewis and Evanna Lynch Talk Deathly Hallows Part Two

DH Film
Posted by: sue
September 26, 2009, 06:50 PM

A second video interview is now online with Matt Lewis and Evanna Lynch who discuss filming on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies. Recorded a few days ago in London at the Half-Blood Prince DVD launch and new contest event for those in the UK to win a visitContinued...

PotterCast

Live PotterCast Tonight!

Posted by: sue
September 25, 2009, 06:20 PM

UPDATE: The show has now concluded, thanks for joining us!

Hey all! Please join us tonight for a live PotterCast tonight on Ustream, starting shortly at 6:45pm (Eastern). There is lots to talk about tonight including DVD news, Princely Pieces; so much it's got us all atwitter ... ;)
Listening is easy via this link, butContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Opens Twitter Account

Posted by: Melissa
September 25, 2009, 01:31 PM

It's #followfriday on Leaky! Or as many readers have called it: the best #followfriday ever!

Reader Cassandra wrote in to tell us that J.K. Rowling apparently has a Twitter account here, at username @jk_rowling. While Twitter calls it a verified account, we checked, just to be sure, and have received confirmation:Continued...

DH Film

Battle of Hogwarts to be Filmed Later this Fall

DH Film
Posted by: sue
September 25, 2009, 06:49 AM

At yesterday's balloon launch for the forthcoming release of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD in London, actors Matt Lewis and Evanna Lynch spoke about their work in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Speaking to the BBC, Matt Lewis said "I've done a few days which wentContinued...

Home Video / DVD

Official Harry Potter DVD Website Updated with Info on Half-Blood Prince, Ultimate Collector's Editions

Posted by: sue
September 24, 2009, 09:29 PM

The official Harry Potter DVD website from Warner Bros has now been updated. The US site now contains the special trailer (available here in our galleries) for the Ultimate Collectors editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and HarryContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Book Rumor: Bush administration denied J.K. Rowling medal because Harry Potter books "encouraged witchcraft"

Posted by: Melissa
September 24, 2009, 02:25 PM

The new book SPEECH-LESS: Tales of a White House Survivor, a behind-the-scenes account of life in the George W. Bush presidential administration (published by Crown Books), has an interesting nugget for Harry Potter fans, as a reader has pointed out:Continued...

DH Film

Lift Off! Photos, Video of Matt Lewis and Evanna Lynch at Half-Blood Prince DVD Launch in London

DH Film
Posted by: sue
September 24, 2009, 12:50 PM

Check it out! Thanks so much to Ollie for this great photo of Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) & Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) at the special launch event held today in London. More photos are available here in our image galleries, and video for downloadContinued...

Home Video / DVD

Cover Art for New Harry Potter DVD Game, More

Posted by: sue
September 24, 2009, 12:44 PM

Thanks to WB we now have new nice quality artwork for the newly announced Harry Potter Wizarding World DVD game. Due out now on December 1st (not 8th as released earlier) with the HBP, and first two Ultimate Collectors DVDs, the cover for the new DVD game can be seen here, with the back imageContinued...

DH Film

Deathly Hallows Filming Update: 100 Extras Used for Hogwarts Express Scene

DH Film
Posted by: sue
September 24, 2009, 06:01 AM

An update today regarding filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. First, there is more on the filming in Scotland for a scene involving the Hogwarts Express. The Press and Journal reports:

"The Harry Potter crew were making a return to the Highlands and the westContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Pre-Orders for JK Rowling "Female Force" Comic Book Now Available

Posted by: sue
September 23, 2009, 03:50 PM

Earlier this month we told you of a new biographical comic book about Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling that is due in a few months. The press on this book said the comic "promises to chronicle the rags to riches story of a woman receiving government financial assistance through herContinued...

HBP Film

Balloons Away in the UK for Launch of Half-Blood Prince DVD, New Deathly Hallows Set Visit Contest

Posted by: sue
September 22, 2009, 10:00 PM

Well it isn't quite a ship to launch a thousand faces, but rather it's a launch of a thousand balloons to herald the release of pre-orders for the UK Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD. Yes, really. According to Indie London, this Thursday,Continued...

HP Cast

Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton Due on Blue Peter Tomorrow

Posted by: sue
September 22, 2009, 09:09 PM

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) are due to be guests on CBBC's "Blue Peter" program tomorrow. According to program notes for the show which airs at 4:35pm on BBC1 in the UK, "Harry Potter stars Tom Felton and Bonnie Wright update viewers on the Me and My Movie competition."Continued...

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