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 »