Harry Potter Wizard's Collection Due for Release in September
Home Video / DVD
March 22, 2012, 10:40 AM
The 31-disc Harry Potter Wizard's Collection Blu-ray/DVD box set will be released on Sept. 7 in the U.S. and Sept. 10 in the U.K., it's been announced.
This definitive collection will include all eight Harry Potter films, plus over four hours of never-before-seen footage. The massive box set weighs an impressive 19 pounds, and will also come with "artistic and authentic film memorabilia."
The official Harry Potter website has been updated to reflect the impending release of the Wizard's Collection. An interactive wand gesture game has been added to the site so fans can unlock exclusive previews of the bonus material every week.
This week, Yahoo! has the first exclusive preview which shows a young Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) talking about a rather "unpretty picture" he drew of Alan Rickman (Severus Snape). The clip then shows a present-day Grint and Rickman talking about the drawing. Watch it below!
Harry Potter Wizard's Collection is available for pre-order through Amazon.com
for $349. The U.K. edition is priced at £259.99.
But, the question is, is the extra footage finished, and edited into each film? If not, this set is neat but an absolute waste of time for me. I want extended films, like LOTR, not extra discs I have to pop in to watch a minute or two of extra footage here and there.
Woah. It costs a fortune so unless they alter the pricing their product won’t be as successful as they intended. :(
@Mr.Stratford: So true. Who’d buy something with a few extra minutes for a couple of hundred quid, when they can get the full box set for just £30?
Doubt I will be buying this since last Christmas I got the first 6 movies for $24USD. A fancy cardboard box doesn’t interest me that much.
how about the ultimate editions for 6-7-8…….
The sound doesn’t seem to go with the picture on part of this video.
As much as I’d love this, its much too expensive for me. Besides, I have all the movies, got them the very first day each came out. Those memories when I reach for the DVDs are more special, I think, than buying them all yet again just for a little extra here and there. Also, the extra footage will sooner or later end up on youtube to watch. :)
One of the HUGE problems I have with this set is that the digital copies are still through “Ultra-Violet.” Until the set includes ultimate editions for all eight films and dump the “Ultra-Violet” nonsense, I won’t be buying it. It looks pretty , though.
I haven’t bought the 2 DH DVDs yet, because I was hoping for extended editions, or perhaps even a really cool extended set of the two (with a nice statue or something like that). I might be tempted to buy a full set (again) if the extras are great. This box looks great, but is this really the ‘ultimate’ set (I doubt it very much!), or will there another one later, with even more extras or even (finally!) the extended editions of all movies?
Another thing that bugs me, is that apparently you get lots more extras on Blu-ray discs that you don’t get on DVDs. So, I have to get a Blu-ray player or miss out on some great stuff. I’d love to watch the Radcliffe/Rowling interview which is supposed to be on the Blu-ray of DH2, but which is not the DVD. I am ‘not amused’ about this :o(
And of course the Blu-rays are far more expensive than the DVDs.
Even twenty :o( :o( ’s are not enough to express my bummered feelings about all of this!
Wow, wow, wow. I really can’t wait! I love these and some day I might finally get the money to purchase them. :D
Blue-ray isnt really that much more expensive if you buy them when tey first come out, same ss DVDs. Otherwise they shoot up in price and you have to wait until the go on sale again.
I really want this even though I have got all the discs… and special editions of 1-5! but maybe for Christmas I’ll ask…
I would be A LOT more excited for this if it weren’t just the first two films that include extended cuts. Why not release all the extended cuts at once? Another example of Warner Bros. stringing fans along to pay more.
This video is kinda out of sync.
Anyway its way too expensive and to be honest it annoys how much stuff we have to buy just to see some dvd extras.
@LunaLuver: Alright, maybe the prices I’ve seen were a bit too recent, but I’m pretty sure I saw the Blu-ray of DH2 go for 25 euros and the DVD for 17 euros, on release day. Still quite a difference.
When my DVD player needs replacement, I will probably be no longer able to resist the temptation, and buy a Blu-ray player anyway. And of course, (hopefully) the best HP collection to go with it. Oops, I’d better start saving… ;o)
whoah..expensive. I’ve got better stuff to spend my money on..and i bet you could find the extra scenes elsewhere.