Harry Potter fans are gearing up for the second coming of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II.” The DVD and Blu-ray editions are set to hit U.S. stores on Nov. 11 in plenty of time for the holidays.
The release will include a special box set of all eight Potter films. Both releases will include a full array of special features. (See Sidebar)
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint will be back in full swing.
In a glimpse of one special feature, documentary film maker Morgan Matthews videoed the cast and crew’s wrap on shooting the final movies.
Check out Blu-ray and DVD Exclusives Features
– Conversation with JK Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe: Join J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe for an exclusive conversation about bringing the character of Harry Potter to life, the last decade of films and how their lives have changed by the fame that they’ve both experienced.
– The Goblins of Gringotts: Hosted by Warwick Davis, you’ll see the entire process of becoming a goblin” in a Harry Potter film, from auditions and casting to makeup and prosthetic tests as well as filming the final scenes.
– The Women of Harry Potter: A look at the remarkable women in Harry Potter’s life and the critical role they play in the films.
– When Harry Left Hogwarts: BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Morgan Matthews has been given unprecedented access to the creative decision-making processes that have been kept as a closely guarded secret – until now.
– WB Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter
– Deleted Scenes:
A trailer for the DVD/ Blu-ray behind-the-scenes short, “When Harry Left Hogwarts” has been released to tease the upcoming discs.
The DVD is also expected to include features on the Warner Bros. studio lot in London, where all eight movies were filmed. a preview of Pottermore. (See video below)
The DVD won’t have Maximum Movie Mode and A Conversation with JK Rowling and Dan Radcliffe.
Separately, Warner Brothers will halt production of the Potter films (and put them “in the vault”) on December 29th.
The films grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide, and lingered in theaters for several months, which may account for its late home release date.
The new DVD release is expected to soar to No. 1 on the DVD charts.
But you can pre-order the release now through TheImproper at amazon.com to beat the rush. The DVD will retail for $28.98, but you can buy it now for $20.49, a savings of $8.49, or 29 percent.
UK fans will have to wait until Dec. 2 for the the DVD, Blu-Ray release there.