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Video: New behind-the-scenes look at filming Quidditch in “Chamber of Secrets”

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A new clip from the upcoming Harry Potter Wizard's Collection has been released online, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at how the Quidditch scenes were created in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Read More »

‘Harry Potter’ Ultimate Edition DVDs: Years 1-6 to be released in UK next month

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Previously, these editions of the series were only available in the US, but now fans across the pond can enjoy them as well. Read More »

Weekend Throwback: The “Chamber of Secrets” trailer from 2002

I'm of the opinion that the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets trailer is one of the best Potter trailers to date.

So that's why our latest Weekend Throwback is this video from 2002.  It has lots of memorable lines and scenes that have stuck with me since its release.  

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Weekend Throwback: Lockhart proudly poses with Harry and Ron

This week's Weekend Throwback is a photo of Harry, Ron, and Lockhart posing for a Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets publicty photo. Read More »

Download the first five Potter films on iTunes, win great prizes

Get ready for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 with the first five films now on iTunes. Relive the magic on the go or from the comfort of home via download from iTunes. Plus, we’ll be giving away one (1) free download of any of the first five films and a cool Harry Potter bust at 1 pm ET on Twitter. Read More »

WB launches Potter ON DEMAND, new Deathly Hallows themes for XBOX

Warner Bros is giving Potter fans the chance to see the first five films ON DEMAND! Comcast announced this week that you can relive all the action from Sorcerer’s Stone through Order of the Phoenix now via ON DEMAND for only $9.75. Check out this cool promotional video. Additionally, those fans who have XBOX, can check out all-new Deathly Hallows themes (1, 2). Read More »

Chamber of Secrets signed manuscript of The Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick on display in Scotland

Handwritten pages by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will go on display at a book festival in Wigtown, Scotland. The original, signed manuscripts are from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and feature \”The Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick,\” which was left out of the book prior to publishing. The pages will be on display at ReadingLasses bookshop. The manuscripts were originally donated by Rowling to the Scottish Language Dictionaries in 2005 to help fund a new Scottish language dictionary. You can view the pages here. Read More »

Creating the World of Harry Potter – titles revealed for the remaining parts

The Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets Ultimate Edition DVDs were released yesterday (Tuesday). As most fans know, each Ultimate Edition DVD will include one part of the “Creating the World of Harry Potter” documentary. Part 1, titled “The Magic Begins” was on Sorcerer and Part 2, “Characters” was on Chamber. So how about the other six parts? Within the Sorcerer and Chamber Ultimate Editions was a list of “tentatively scheduled programs”: - Part 3: Magical Creatures - Part 4: The Music of Harry Potter - Part 5: The Evolution of Harry Potter - Part 6: Special Effects - Part 7: Growing Up Potter - Part 8: The Harry Potter Phenomenon Do all 8 parts make up a great documentary in your opinion? Do these parts entice you to buy the Ultimate Editions? For more, visit our Ultimate Edition DVD section and read my review. Read More »

WB posts Ultimate Edition “Creating the World of Harry Potter” clips on YouTube

Warner Brothers has posted four clips from parts one and two of the Ultimate Editon's “Creating the World of Harry Potter” documentary. Two of the clips are new… enjoy! - Chris Columbus on getting the young kids intro character (new) - Dan Radcliffe and Chris Columbus on working with Alan Rickman for the first time (new) - Emma Watson on the Hermione character - Chris Columbus on casting the trio The Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets Ultimate Editions hit store shelves today alongside the Half-Blood Prince DVD. For my review of the Ultimate Editions, click here! Read More »

MuggleNet launches Ultimate Edition Sweepstakes

With the Ultimate Editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, set to be released next Tuesday, December 8, MuggleNet is launching an exclusive sweepstakes. All you have to do is go here and enter your e-mail address and date of birth for your chance to win. The grand prize package includes: - A brand-new Blu-ray player - Sorcerer's Stone Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray) - Chamber of Secrets Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray) Three (3) first prize packages include: - Sorcerer's Stone (Blu-ray) - Chamber of Secrets (Blu-ray) - Harry Potter Collector's Coin Set - Harry Potter 5-Piece Bookmark Set Please note this sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents only and you must be 18 years old to enter. Only ONE entry per person is permitted. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on January 3, 2010. Good luck to everyone who enters! Read More »

Dan Radcliffe gives peek of Ultimate Edition DVD content

Daniel Radcliffe gives an overview of the content in the Ultimate Edition DVDs and teases us with a quick look at the trio's screen test and more, in a new clip from WB. Check out the clip here, courtesy of Leaky. The Ultimate Editions will be available Dec. 8. Remember to visit MuggleNet's Ultimate Edition DVDs section for the latest information. Read More »

Direct download links for Ultimate Edition previews

Warner Brothers has released a TON of direct download links for all of the Ultimate Edition clips released over the past couple of weeks. Pick your format and enjoy! Chamber of Secrets: - “Changed” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “Character Evolved” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “Making Movie” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “Reaction” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “Richard Harris” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “Robbie Coltrane” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime Sorcerer's Stone - “Chess board and EFX” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “Dragon care” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “Friendship on set” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “Quidditch game” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “Snape” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “Working with kids” – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “The Cast and Characters 1″ (cool clip of Emma on Deathly Hallows set reading the introduction of Hermione in Sorcerer's Stone – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “The Cast and Characters 2″ – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “The Cast and Characters 3″ – Windows Media Player | Quicktime - “The Magic Begins 1″ ... Read More »

Two more Ultimate Edition previews now online

Inching closer to the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Ultimate Edition, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Ultimate Edition, we now have two more previews from the Making of documentary now online thanks to Oclumencia. These two clips look at the casting of the trio and reveal some great new footage, including some original test scenes with Dan, Rupert, and Emma. See the first one at this link and the second one at this link. All of these DVDs will be released on December 8th in the United States. Click here for more info on the Half-Blood Prince DVD and click here for more info on the Ultimate Editions. Read More »

WB releases exclusive Ultimate Edition DVD clips

Two clips have been posted on Warner Brothers' official website from the Ultimate Edition DVDs that are due out on December 8. The first piece is from the Sorcerer's Stone Ultimate Edition and contains a series of interviews with director Chris Columbus, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, detailing the casting of Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. The second piece is from the Chamber of Secrets Ultimate Edition and is one of the deleted scenes from the second film. You can also watch the original theatrical trailers for both films on WB's site. And don't forget for all the latest info on the Ultimate Edition DVDs, click right here. Thanks to Leaky for the tip! Read More »

ABC Family sneak peak at HBP, Ultimate Edition exclusives

As the holidays are approaching, ABC Family is bringing back its “Harry Potter” weekend as part of its “25 Days of Christmas” programming. The first four Potter films can be seen from December 4-6. Viewers will be treated to exclusive footage from “Creating the World of Harry Potter,” an eight-hour documentary series revealing the filmmaking magic behind all of the films in the series. This content is only available on the new “Harry Potter Ultimate Edition” series on Blu-ray and DVD. In addition, fans will get an advanced look at the “Close Up with the Cast” hosted by Evanna Lynch and also go behind the scenes with the cast and crew to see how the infamous Cave was created and what it took to bring the Inferi to the big screen. Both of these pieces will be featured in their entirety on the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD. You can check out all the information on the Half-Blood Prince DVD right here and the Ultimate Edition DVDs for Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets right here. All are due out on December 8 here in the United States. Thanks to Jesse ... Read More »

Trailer for SS, COS Ultimate Editions released

The other day we told you about the Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets Ultimate Editions being released on December 18th. You can see a full feature list for each Edition right here. Today, we now have a trailer for both editions. It reveals some sneak peeks at never-before-seen footage, including the trio's initial screen test. View it right here on YouTube. The trailer also confirms that Ultimate Editions will be released for all eight Potter films (no date on those yet). Thanks to John for the link! Read More »

Full list of SS/COS Ultimate Edition features

The Potter DVD news continues this week with the full list of features include in the Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets Ultimate Editions. We originally told you yesterday that these Ultimate Editions are due out December 8th. The list is extensive, so click here to read every little feature. Here are some of the coolest features included on each Ultimate Edition: Sorcerer's Stone: - Introduction by Daniel Radcliffe – An introduction to the many special features for the Harry Potter films (new) - Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins: discover the story of how one vision for the Harry Potter films came together out of limitless possibilities to create the visual world we have come to know and love (new) - In-Movie Experience with Director Chris Columbus: an interactive viewer experience where the entire film is examined; includes PiP, storyboard comparisons, still galleries (BD exclusive) - WB Maximum Movie Mode picture-in-picture programming, cast walk-ons, focus points, graphics and more (BD exclusive) Chamber of Secrets: - Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters – Explore how the cast and creative team of directors and designers take the characters’ descriptions on the page to ... Read More »

SS and COS Ultimate Editions arriving December 8th too

A couple months ago, we reported that Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets Ultimate Editions were in the works. Today, with the news of the Half-Blood Prince DVD arriving December 8th, we've now learned that the Ultimate Editions will hit store shelves on the same day. As Video Business reports: The new Ultimate Editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, priced at $39.92 on DVD and $49.99 on Blu-ray, will each include five hours of special features, theatrical and extended versions of the film, a 48-page photo book and other collectibles. Among the special features will be screen tests, new featurettes with the cast and filmmakers and the first two one-hour installments of a new comprehensive documentary about the making of the movie franchise. Called Creating the World of Harry Potter, the eight-hour documentary will have one hour on each Ultimate Edition. Additionally, Video Business reveals that a new iPhone app – allowing users to learn and fire virtual spells at friends – will arrive in November. Read More »

Potter Conceptual Artist posts designs online

Here's a really cool find: MuggleNet reader Cami sent us a link to the website of Adam Brockbank, a conceptual artist for many films including the Potter series. Within his site you can find lots of concept art for Chamber of Secrets through Order of the Phoenix – everything from mopping house elves to beautiful views of Hogwarts. To check it all out, visit his site right here, then click on Concept Art. From there, you can select any of the films he has worked on. Also be sure to visit the Storyboards area, where you can see some work from Sorcerer's Stone. Thanks again to Cami for the tip! Read More »

Chamber of Secrets film appears on iTunes

Back in February, we told you that Order of the Phoenix was the first Potter movie available for purchase on iTunes. This month, not only did iTunes enable the option to rent OOTP, but Chamber of Secrets is now up for purchase. You can buy the movie for $9.99 and play it back on your computer, iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV. We'll let you know when the other Potter films make their way onto iTunes. Thanks to John for the tip! Read More »