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As would be expected for a huge magical universe, there are many DVD and Special Editions across the Potter films. Below you can check out the details of each of these editions, including the special features, deleted scenes, descriptions of special collections, and more.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone

Release Date: May 28, 2002

Running Time: 152 Minutes

Editons: VHS, Special Widescreen Edition (2-Disc), Widescreen Edition, Full-Screen Edition, Extended Edition, Blu-ray, Ultimate

Features:

  • Additional Scenes
  • 360 Degree Self-guided tour of Hogwarts
  • New interviews with director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman
  • Learn how to play Quidditch
  • Meet the ghosts of Hogwarts
  • Cast a spell over a scene in 8 languages
  • Mix potions, perform transfigurations, sneak past Fluffy, explore Diagon Alley, have a wand choose you, catch a snitch and more.
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • DVD-ROM PC Features: Collect Wizard trading cards, be sorted by the Sorting Hat , download a screensaver, use the Remembrall, receive owl e-mails and link to the internet.

Deleted Scenes:

  • Scene 1 features the Dursleys lavishing attention on their nasty little son while promising to send Harry to a grotty state school in a hand-me-down uniform.
  • Scene 2 is an extension of the invitation-delivery scene at the Dursley household — with Mrs. Dursley finding messages in her eggs and owls outside her kitchen window.
  • Scene 3 features Hagrid and Harry on the London Underground, talking about school supplies, with Hagrid wishing aloud that he could own a dragon as a pet.
  • Scene 4 is a needless bit of business among our three heroes in the hallway, just after their encounter with the troll in the ladies’ room.
  • Scene 5 has Ron (in his dorky Christmas sweater) warning Harry (in his dorky Christmas sweater) about the dangers of the Mirror of Erised.
  • Scene 6 is an exposition-heavy bit in the Great Hall — with Harry, Hermione and Ron talking about their upcoming exams, Longbottom hopping in with his legs locked together (thanks to a curse by Malfoy), a bit of bickering with Finnigan, and our heroes drawing a connection between Dumbledore and Nicholas Flamel before dashing off.
  • Scene 7 is probably the best of the bunch — an extended cut of the bit where Professor Snape first tangles with Harry Potter in his classroom. It’s easy to see why they trimmed this scene, however: Potter gets suddenly and unpleasantly insubordinate as he tells Snape to stop picking on him.

You can purchase a widescreen copy here and a fullscreen copy here.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Release Date: April 11, 2003

Running Time: 161 Minutes

Editons: VHS, Widescreen Edition (2-Disc), Full-Screen Edition (2-Disc) Widescreen Edition, Full-Screen Edition, Extended Edition, Blu-ray, Ultimate

Features:

  • Additional Scenes
  • Interviews with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron), Emma Watson (Hermione), and other cast members.
  • An exclusive interview with author J.K. Rowling and screenwriter Steve Kloves.
  • Self-guided tours allowing viewers to linger on the details of the Chamber of Secrets, including places never shown in the film such as more Diagon Alley shops.
  • Activities allow viewers to escape the Forbidden Forest, sneak into the Chamber and more.
  • Visit Lockhart’s class and get a closer look at his photos and memorabilia through the use of still galleries.
  • Keep track of events with the Hogwarts official animated timeline.
  • DVD-ROM features: The One Voice DVD technology will allow users to navigate through the DVD-ROM features and access set top features using only their voices; an animated, interactive Hogwarts timeline; a slider puzzle challenge; printable magic trading cards; jigsaw puzzles, matching challenges, downloadable screensavers and more.

Deleted Scenes:

  • A longer version of the pudding incident
  • Ron and Harry taking off in the flying Ford Anglia.
  • Harry listens to Lucius and Draco Malfoy’s business at Borgin and Burkes.
  • Harry is caught by Borgin in the shop.
  • Harry finds a letter about a Kwikspell course addressed to Filch and hands it over.
  • Colin Creevey gives his life story.
  • Justin Finch-Fletchley reveals his Muggle blood.
  • Harry wrestles with the possibility that he is the Heir of Slytherin
  • Harry eavesdrops as Ernie Macmillan and Hannah Abbot talk in the library about Harry wanting to attack Justin Finch-Fletchley
  • Mention of Ron’s detention and the fact the he recognized Tom Riddle’s name from an award he received for special services to the school.
  • Harry tries to avoid being hit by a Bludger by flying in the Slytherin tribune.
  • After the Dueling Club, Harry was talking to Hedwig in a mountainous area away from the castle and says, “Who am I, Hedwig? What am I?”
  • Harry and Ron hide Crabbe and Goyle in a broom cupboard and Hermione explaining where she got the Slytherin robes.
  • Lockhart’s quiz about himself on the first days of classes.
  • Harry finding hagrid holding a rooster. Hagrid explains his thought about a Blood-Sucking Bugbear, and that he is going to ask Dumbledore for permission to cast a protecting charm.
  • Ron, Harry and Fang find the flying car before they meet Aragog. Harry tells Ron they don’t want to lose the trail of spiders.
  • Harry, Ron and Hermione figure out whose diary it is, leading to Harry asking the diary if it knows anything about the Chamber.
  • Crabbe and Goyle encounter Ron and Harry while they are transforming back.
  • Harry tells Ron that Hagrid opened the Chamber.
  • Harry and Ron getting under the Invisibility Cloak.

You can purchase a widescreen copy here and a fullscreen copy here.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Release Date: November 23, 2004

Editons: VHS, Widescreen Edition (2-Disc), Full-Screen Edition (2-Disc) Widescreen Edition, Full-Screen Edition, HD DVD, Blu-ray, Ultimate

Running Time: 142 Minutes

Features:

  • Additional scenes
  • “Creating the Vision” interview with J.K. Rowling and the filmmakers
  • Interviews with the cast lead by Johnny Vaughan and the Shrunken Head
  • Three challenge games
  • “Conjuring a Scene” making-of featurette
  • “Care of Magical Creatures” animal trainer featurette
  • Self-guided iPIX tours into Honeydukes and Professor Lupin’s classroom
  • Choir Practice- sing along with the Hogwarts choir
  • Hogwarts Portrait Gallery
  • Hogwarts Timeline
  • Electronic Arts game preview
  • DVD Rom Features: Wizard Trading Cards
  • Theatrical Trailers

Deleted Scenes:

  • Scene 1: Ernie misses a turn on the Knight Bus and veers around and around.
  • Scene 2: Hagrid gets annoyed by a little bird.
  • Scene 3: Features Ron and Hermione talking to Harry about their trip to Hogsmeade.
  • Scene 4: Seamus, Dean, Ron and Neville discuss Sir Cadogon’s new role as the password keeper.
  • Scene 5: Ron talks about Sirius Black’s attack on him and McGonagall confirms with Sir Cadogan.

You can purchase a widescreen copy here and a fullscreen copy here.

Interview Transcripts:

  • JKR and Filmmakers
  • David Thewlis and Gary Oldman
  • Michael Gambon and Robbie Coltrane
  • Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson
  • The Gryffindors

David Heyman: The books lead us. I mean, we’re in a good position of having Jo Rowling provide us with fantastic sorts of material.

Steve Kloves: All you have to do is read the book to kind of, I think, sense the place. It’s, you know, tone and atmosphere – which I thuoght she’d done, and continues to do, so grand.

David Heyman: In the very first one, Jo came to the set when we were designing, coming up with the design, and had a look-through of them to make sure we weren’t wildly off.

Mark Radcliffe: Jo created this world, we wanted to stay true to it and organic to it, and that’s been our mission.

David Heyman: All that vision is born very much from the book. Part of the universe that first Chris, and now Alfonso, has built upon.

Alfonso Cuaron: From the get-go what I was aiming at was serving the material.

Jo Rowling: Out of the five books I’ve published, writing Azkaban was the easiest, and in some ways I think that shows. Although it’s the tricky part in some was, as Alfonso will really appreciate, and Steve Kloves, as the script writer, will really appreciate, because they’ve kind of had to negotiate the same ascent that I had to negotiate. At the same time, I felt I was really given space to do that, so I – so it was an enjoyable process.

Alfonso Cuaron: The moment that I read the book I-I just felt so connected. I-for me, everything was so clear how it should look as a film, and how it should be told as a film.

Steve Kloves: We tried to discover the best way to convey what Jo was expressing in the page, in movie terms. And um, that lead us to some interesting places.

Alfonso Cuaron: You deal with so many abstract concepts, like the time travelling. It is so..such an abstract thing, and it is so difficult, that even trying to explain it right now..

Jo Rowling: Yeah, it’s hard.

Alfonso Cuaron: …is hard.

Jo Rowling: It is hard, ’cause you just go in circles.

Alfonso Cuaron: But then in the book, everything just makes perfect sense.

Jo Rowling: I loved watching that part of the film, I loved watching the time turner sequence. There was just enough humor in it, just enough nearness is..Dumbledore’s comment when they come back is just perfect.

David Heyman: When we got to Scotland to meet with Jo – one, I think it’s important for Jo to feel comfortable and two, I think that jo is a wonderful source of information and is incredibly generous with us.

Chris Columbus: I remember when she walked in the door, for some reason I expected to meet someone who was like seventy. Jo walked in, she was younger than I was, we liked the same films and we liked the same music, and it was just an immediate connection.

David Heyman: When she met Alfonso, he talked about his vision for the film, talked through many ideas.

Jo Rowling: Alfonso was mentioned very early on, and I was really enthusiastic about the idea – and I loved Y Tu Mama Tambien. Alfonso just obviously understands teenage boys backwards and everything, at 13 now.

Alfonso Cuaron: these kids were starting to take themselves seriously as actors, so they were willing to explore more emotional territories. I was so lucky that I had them so raw and so willing to go there.

Jo Rowling: I think all three of them give their best performance to date.

Alfonso Cuaron: Poor Malfoy..

Jo Rowling: He deserves it, though.

Alfonso Cuaron: ..he deserves it.

Jo Rowling: Tom took that punch really well.

Alfonso Cuaron: He, oh..

Jo Rowling: He really did a good job on that.

Alfonso Cuaron: Oh, they loved it. Emma was looking forward for that moment, and I remember Tom telling Emma, “Oh if you want to hit me, just hit me, just hit me.”

Jo Rowling: What a hero.

Alfonso Cuaron: The universe that you created..you know every corner of that place.

Stuart Craig: This was a map of the world. This drawing is Jo Rowling’s drawing, that she executed in just a few minutes. As you see, it has all the principle ingredients. The Dark Forest is here, the Whomping Willow, the Quidditch Pitch, Hogwarts Castle itself. The Black Lake is there, the perimeter road, Hogsmeade Village. She had a very, very exact and precise understanding of her world and her creation. She knew exactly the relationship between all of the elements, she was able to give it to us – and that became our Bible.

Alfonso Cuaron: We needed a place where the kids could see the execution of Buckbeak, and we thought about having a graveyard. And we consulted Jo about it and she said “No, the graveyard is not there,” and I said “Why?” And then she gave me the whole explanation of why the graveyard cannot b there, because it’s in a different place of the castle. Because it’s going to lpay…and she knows her thing, she knows exactly what’s going to happen later. And once I remember having little people in some storyboards, playing some keyboards and an organ in the Great Hall. And Jo said “No, there are no little people in this universe.” I said “Yes, it’s like…” she says, “Yes, lovely image, but they don’t make sense in this universe.”

Jo Rowling: I was really mean, I wouldn’t let him do it. That’s not fair, is it?

Alfonso Cuaron: She was just about trying as much as possible to serve the story and the spirit of the story, because that’s what is great of the book. Because the third book is, for me, so abstract and deals with so many abstract concepts – but at the same time, it’s in the frame of an adventure.

David Heyman: I think it’s very, very important that Alfonso Cuaron be allowed to make this his own film. It’s important tht any director come into a situation like this and feel the freedome, feel empowered to make it their own, that’s how you’re going to get the best films.

Alfonso Cuaron: Pretty much all the decisions, all the visual decisions, were made as we were shooting and not in the cutting room. We made most of those decisions either in the storyboard or while we were blocking the scenes with the actors, working with the actors, and we decided how to approach the scene.

David Heyman: What he’s done is he’s built from the foundations of the books, built from the foundations of Chris Columbus, who captured the first two, but made them very much his own to serve the story.

Jo Rowling: Alfonso had good intuition about what would and wouldn’t work. He’s put things in the film that, without knowing it, foreshadow things that are going to happen in the final two books. So I really got goosebumps when I saw a couple of those things, and I thought people are going to look back on the film and think those were put in deliberately as clues.

Steve Kloves: Jo wants the movies to be faithful to the books, on the other hand, she realizes that they’re completely different mediums. To be entirely faithful, these movies would be sixteen hours long.

Alfonso Cuaron: In this film, the film was about a child trying to find his identity as a teenager. We found the theme, and then whatever stuck there we kept, and whatever didn’t..sorry. As long as we didn’t affect or contradict either the universe, or what is to come.

Chris Columbus: My biggest concern for the vuisual effects, I want to make absolutely certain that the visual effects would again move up a notch from the last film. First film, we were fairly rushed and the effects were never up to anyone’s standards. In the second film, we improved them greatly, and I wanted to take another leap in this film.

Alfonso Cuaron: We’re watching it and it’s like “Wow, that hippogryff, he looks great.” And we’re just praising the conceptual artists and the CG artists that put it together, then someone said “Yes, but don’t forget who imagined it in the first place.” And here she is.

Jo Rowling: I think it’s important to say I didn’t invent the hippogryff. I invented that hippogryff, but the creature the hippogryff, as you know, is in folklore and mythology, so that’s not my creation. But I really thought hard about this, because it could’ve been, in the book, it could’ve ben an absurdity. And indeed, it really could’ve been in the film as well, but I thought you made him a real creature.

Alfonso Cuaron: There are not that many graphical representations of hippogryffs, and that is something with the story that is very interesting. There are sphinx, there are several sphinx, or you see creatures that are half bird and half cat, a lot of different things. But for hippogryffs, it was actually hard to find…

Jo Rowling: I knew that ’cause I went looking.

Alfonso Cuaron: You knew that, yeah.

Jo Rowling: I could hardly find any anywhere.

Alfonso Cuaron: No, I know.

Jo Rowling: So I thuoght it’s complete liberty to invent. I had a nightmare in my teens, in which I saw hooded, gliding figures. They could almost be figments of your imagination in a sort of tortured imagination, as indeed they are. But you know what I mean? They could be figments of a mentally ill mind. And um, that was the thing that I was expecting in the book. Harry’s particularly vulnerable to them, but he’s got a much worse post, so he would be. You know it’s not weakness, it’s just the fact that he’s faced more.

Chris Columbus: I think Alfonso came up with an amazing design for the dementors, because they truly are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. They are sort of a close cousin to maybe what we’ve all perceived as death over the years, and that’s very, very frightening.

Jo Rowling: I thought the shrunken head was very funny, I really liked that. It was all done really well, and it was a really funny idea. I mean, I’ve said to Steve Kloves many times “Dammit, I wish I could’ve written them up.” You know? But obviously that’s what you want. You want to be working with people who come up with great stuff, it’s great you know, when I ‘m looking around for all these little bits that are completely consistent with the world. But I, you know, there you go.

Chris Columbus: For me, one of the great memories was sitting in a room with Steve Kloves, Jo Rowling, and David Heyman, the producer. Just the four of us for several weeks discussing quidditch, talking about what it’s going to look like. That excitement, that sense of making something really special, was something I took with me through the making of the first film and the second film.

Steve Kloves: The overall process is incredibly open, and incredibly creative.

Jo Rowling: I think in this case, the book and the director were really made for eachother. There’s a unity about the film, there’s a consistency..its tone, its feeling, that’s very, very enjoyable for me – and that’s not a very easy thing, for the author of the original material. I’m completely happy, what more can I say?

Interviewer: What had you heard about Harry Potter before you actually got involved in it? David?

David: I’d only read a bit of the first book. And I just knew about all the media furor over it. But I’d not read books 2 or 3. I’d just read a bit of it. And I’d seen the films.

Interviewer: Ok, so you didn’t read the book that this is based on.

David: Not until I got the part, no. I have to admit, not until I got the part.

Interviewer: What about you, Gary, what had you heard? What was your preconceptions?

Gary: Much the same, really. I had read the first book and I’ve got one up on Dave, you see. I’d finished the first book. (Group laughter)

David: No pictures in it.

Gary: There were no pictures in it.

Interviewer: Kept reading till you got to the pictures. Do either of you have kids yourselves?

Gary: Yes.

David: Gary does. Not myself.

Interviewer: And are they into Harry Potter? Or too young?

Gary: Yeah. Allie’s 14, so-

Interviewer: He’s right in the age there.

Gary: Yeah. And the other two, Charlie’s 4 ½ and Gulliver’s 6. So they’ve been here and they’ve got, you know…obviously it’s an added thing, that they like Harry Potter. But their dad’s in Harry Potter, so-

Interviewer: Are they more excited about that than anything else you’ve done?

Gary: Yeah, I’m a hero at school. I’m big, big noise at their school.

Interviewer: Suddenly you’re a really cool dad.

David: Yeah, well that’s the best thing about it, I think, is knowing kids and kids getting mental when they know you’re in it. Any kid you meet and anyone I know tells the kid you’re in it and they get short of breath. (Laughter)

Interviewer: They also get excited about the film.

Gary: When I…When I told-Gulliver’s 6. He went into his school and he ran up to his mate Omar and he just said, “Guess what.” He said, “Guess what.” He said, “Guess who’s in Harry Potter.” And Omar went, “Harry Potter?” (Group laughter)

Interviewer: Yes.

David: So he’s read the books.

Gary: He’s read the books.

Interviewer: But in general, what attracted you to doing the film?

David: Well for me, I was seen for the first film for Quirrell which is why I read the first book. Then I saw it, and I know Ian Hart, who did play Quirrell. I know he had such a good time making it. And I really like kids’ films, I really enjoy being part of them. Since this is the biggest of them all, I thought what fun it would be. Then I met everyone involved. And I’m a fan of Alfonso Cuaron. And I’m not disappointed now, here at the end of it. I’ve had a great time making it.

Interviewer: What did you like about Sirius Black? Were you surprised to get a character with the dichotomy that Sirius Black has? In like a children’s book, to find a character with that kind of darkness.

Gary: Well, it’s great that you-I mean, I’ve played my share of-

Interviewer: You’re not a stranger to darkness.

Gary: No, no stranger to darkness. To the dark, John, to the dark. And so it was great, really, to play a good guy. I mean, he is a good guy. So-I mean, we think he’s a bad guy, but-So I liked that dynamic, that twist, that sort of twist at the end.

Interviewer: Was there any sort of sense of being, like, new kids in a sort of established cast, almost new kids in a school, ironically?

David: Yeah, there’s an element of that. It’s kind of a welcome from everyone that’s worked on it before. Almost all the crew have worked on it before. But it’s such a friendly bunch of people.

Gary: It’s been a great experience in that respect.

Interviewer: But do you feel–? Did they gang up on you ever, tease you?

Gary: No, funny enough, it was-

Interviewer: They never got in a circle around you and jabbed and teased you? (David laughs) Stole things from you.

Gary: No, that happens somewhere else. You know, before you get here.

Interviewer: There’s another place they do that.

Gary: Your agent deals with that stuff. (Laughs) No but, it’s been a wonderful experience.

Interviewer: What about the kids? What was it like working with them? Did they behave?

David: They’re great. Daniel’s a hell of a nice boy. A really great guy. And he’s got me into some good music.

Gary: Yeah, I’ve been listening to some.

David: I was still listening to the Beatles until I came here, you know. He’s very passionate. He’s got great taste for a kid his age.

Gary: He’s very dedicated, serious about it and focused.

Interviewer: Because he said he’s a bag fan of yours, particularly, as an actor. I think you are his idol as an actor. Is it quite odd to act with a kid when you know you’re his hero? Do you sort of think: I’ve gotta be good, because this kid-“?

Gary: Yeah, you think: “I’ve gotta be good here.”

Interviewer: Yeah, for the kids.

Gary: “For the kids. I’ve gotta do it for the kids. I’m doing it for the kids.”

Interviewer: Along the werewolf thing. You are quite lupine, genuinely.

David: Well, I am now, yeah. Yeah. But I’ve put a lot of effort into that. But, no, it was good to do. You can say at least once in your career you’ve done the whole werewolf transformation thing. But it wasn’t fun to do. It was very-

Interviewer: Wasn’t it?

David: Well no, it’s really uncomfortable to do.

Gary: It was terrible when you have lenses in and can hardly see anything and a light would be blinding to you. We were on a dark set. I was led out, and it was the middle of summer and they opened the big studio door. (Looks up) And the sunlight hit my eyes, and I had the teeth still in, and I actually was like-“Ahhh!”

Interviewer: “I am blinded!” (Group laughter)

David: “Look, he’s taking it a bit serious, isn’t he?”

Interviewer: You’re in character as soon as you leave the trailer. “Ahhh the light!”

Ok, if David genuinely had an Animagus, what do you think his animal would be?

Gary: I don’t know, I think there’s a real softness to David. Like a deer or something. I could see him as a deer.

Interviewer: What about Gary? How would you reply to that now?

David: I’d say some kind of bird.

Interviewer: A woman?

David: (Laughs) Yeah. Some kind of bird.

Gary: (pretending to scrub table) Your tea’s on the table, darling. (Group laughter)

Interviewer: An old woman. (Group laughter)

David: If you want to interpret it like that.

Shrunken Head: Excuse me, sirs. Before we go, I just wanted you to know I put both of you on my résumé as my costars. So if anybody calls, could you just tell them you learned a lot from me? (Laughs)

David: You should quit while you’re ahead.

Gary: (Laughs)

Interviewer: Thanks very much.

David & Gary: Thank you.

Shrunken Head: Johnny, who are we doing next?

Interviewer: I’m just writing questions for Robbie Coltrane and Sir Michael Gambon. So this is heavyweight. I’ve gotta concentrate here, Dre Head.

Shrunken Head: Yeah, okay. Oh, could you ask a question for me? I just want to ask them what it is like to wear a T-shirt.

Interviewer: You think I’m gonna ask Sir Michael Gambon and Robbie Coltrane what it’s like to wear a T-shirt? That’s ridiculous. I’ll be a laughing stock.

Shrunken Head: All right. A suit, then.

Interviewer: Yeah, that’s not bad, actually. “What’s it like to wear a suit?”

(Cuts to interview)

Interviewer: Michael, were you a Harry Potter fan before you got this role? How much did you know of Potter?

Michael: Not a lot, I’d seen the films. And I haven’t read the other two books. Read the third one. But I like them very much, yeah.

Interviewer: And, obviously, you know, with you taking Richard’s place I wondered how you sort of approached this role, then.

Michael: I just did my own thing, you know. I do it with a slight Irish accent which I think just seems to be right. I don’t know why. When I got on set the first day: “Alfonso,” I said, “I’ll just do that.” And he came around and said: “What’s that accent, you’re doing?” I said, “Well, it’s a bit of Irish. Because I am Irish. I feel sort of Irish and this long beard and the long wig.” So he said, “All right, leave it in.” No one’s mentioned it since.

Interviewer: Well, the part of Dumbledore is kind of a classic role, isn’t it? You’ve compared it, I think, to King Lear, I read.

Michael: Yeah. You feel a bit like King Lear, dressed like that. And he’s all-knowing and all-powerful, isn’t he? He’s a bit nicer than King Lear. Lear’s miserable, isn’t he?

Robbie: Absolutely.

Michael: Not very happy.

Robbie: Not very good at relationships.

Michael: He doesn’t like his children very much. (Laughter)

Interviewer: No, he wasn’t good with kids, was he?

Robbie & Michael: No.

Interviewer: Robbie, you are barely over 6 feet tall. In the movie, you’re obviously huge.

Robbie: Eight-foot-six.

Interviewer: Eight-foot-six. Without giving away secrets, how do they beef that up?

Robbie: Well, it’s mainly done with very clever camera angles. There are one or two other tricks which I can’t possibly discuss.

Interviewer: But at any time, have you got tall shoes to take you up to the enormous height?

Robbie: Oh yea, oh yeah, oh yeah.

Interviewer: So, what’s the biggest height you actually physically get to?

Robbie: Eight-foot six.

Interviewer: And how does life feel when you’re walking around 8’6″?

Robbie: Very perilous. ‘Cause you’ve got all this hair like that and you can’t really see your feet.

Interviewer: But quite inconvenient at that height.

Robbie: Very inconvenient. And the costume’s very heavy. The costume weighs about 90 pounds.

Interviewer: And not only does it weigh 90 pounds, but what’s it made of?

Robbie: What do you call it, moleskin?

Michael: Moleskin, yeah.

Robbie: Yeah very think and hot.

Interviewer: You had to wear this on the hottest day-

Robbie: It was 100 degrees in the forest. But I have a cool suit, you see.

Interviewer: Do you?

Robbie: Yes, it’s a vest but it’s got miles and miles of plastic tubing in it.

Michael: Like a refrigerator.

Robbie: Very like a refrigerator. Then there’s a box with ice cubes and cold water in it and a tiny wee pump off a widescreen wiper of a car.

Shrunken Head: This is my question.

Interviewer: Yes, I know it’s your question but let them answer it. Robbie, sorry, your suit?

Robbie: Of course, they died the vest pink just to make me look like a complete silly fellow. And they do, they pump the water around and it’s extraordinary. You know how woozy you get when you’re really hot and your concentration goes. And then suddenly it’s this shock of freezing water circling around. It’s just-It’s wonderful.

Interviewer: Michael, how excited where the young children in your life that you’re in Harry Potter?

Michael: Oh, well, every boy and girl I meet ask me about being Dumbledore. So I have to-I do my best to tell them stories about it.

Interviewer: Your young relatives. It must be a massive difference between that and the work you’ve done, say, doing theater. I would think they wouldn’t want to talk about it.

Michael: They don’t want to talk about Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. (Laughter) It wouldn’t really appeal to 8-year-olds.

Interviewer: “Tell us another story about it, Grandpa. Please tell us about Samuel Beckett.” (Group laughter)

Robbie: “Tell us about existential alienation!” (Group laughter)

Interviewer: You’re really watching the kids involved in this film grow up. Is that a strange experience?

Robbie: Well, no, not strange. Just very interesting, really. Particularly this film they’re more confident as actors. They’re more confident as people because they’re young teenagers now. One thing that came across in this film is the sense of fun between them. They’ve known each other for years. They get on well. There’s a good knockabout feeling between them which means that when you do get relief from the horrible things peering in the windows trying to disembowel you it’s a genuine relief. Which, I don’t think they could’ve done when they were younger, to be honest.

Michael: I suppose they’re more used to acting now. After three years of…

Robbie: Yeah, exactly. But they put more time in than probably any of us, don’t they?

Michael: Yeah, oh, yeah.

Robbie: In terms of hours. And when they’re not acting, they’re doing their school studies. It’s a long haul.

Michael: They’re at it all the time.

Robbie: Their concentration’s astonishing. If any one of those had been the wrong person-I mean, not just the wrong person at the start bud had developed into the wrong person. In fact, we had this gage that we were going to stick a phony mustache on Daniel and get him to turn up with a cigarette holder and a couple of babes and a fur coat, saying “My trailer is too small, love. I’m going back to it until–”

Interviewer: You’ve got the nightmare child star.

Robbie: Nightmare child scenario, yeah.

Interviewer: Ok head, go on. I know you got a question. Crack away.

Shrunken Head: Okay, great. Uh Robbie, I think Hagrid uses the same hairdresser as I use. Do you think I need a new hairstyle?

Robbie: I think you might have one or two split ends there, matey. But, no, I think it’s very you. It’s very you.

Shrunken Head: Great, All right. I’ll keep it like this.

Interviewer: You’ve got a question for Michael.

Michael: Hello.

Shrunken Head: Michael. Hello, Sir Michael.

Michael: Hello

Shrunken Head: You guys are classically trained actors. Could you get me a role as that skull in Hamlet?

Michael: I think that’d be a good idea, because you’d be great as a skull.

Interviewer: A chatty Yorick.

Michael: Whoever played Hamlet would be luck holding him (the Shrunken Head)

Shrunken Head: Lovely, Well, fair enough. Next question, Michael, again. I’ve felt like scratching my knee for the last six years now. So for the next movie, could you get Professor Dumbledore to cast a spell to get me a body?

Michael: Yeah, I think that could be done.

Interviewer: What sort of body would you create?

Michael: Long, thin, distorted-

Shrunken Head: Sounds like me.

Interviewer: Are you finished then, Head?

Shrunken Head: Ha, for now.

Interviewer: It’s a waste of time to ask you to do questions. We learnt nothing. It’s always about you. It’s never anything interesting in them.

Shrunken Head: Well, I’ve had a good teacher. (Group laughter)

Interviewer: Thanks very much, fellas.

Michael & Robbie: You’re welcome.

Michael: (Laughing) He’s bloody witty.

Shrunken Head: (Laughs hysterically)

Interviewer: Now, I understand that Alfonso had you each write an essay. What was that all about?

Rupert: Um, actually, I never did the essay.

(Laughing) Interviewer: True to character, you didn’t hand in your homework.

Rupert: I didn’t do it, but…

Emma: Yeah. He asked us to write an essay about who we thought our characters were, why they did the things they do, their backgrounds, their feelings, their thoughts, how they’ve changed in the first year of Hogwarts, second year of Hogwarts, and now into the third year. And all that kind of stuff.

Dan: I felt, really, so pleased with myself. Because you (points at Rupert) hadn’t handed yours in. I felt so please. “I’ve done it, I’ve done it, I’ve done it!”. I hand mine in, the next day, Emma comes in with all 16 pages of hers. (Emma laughs)

Interviewer: It’s frighteningly good casting, really, the way you’re reacting to this.

Dan: We got a chance to explore the characters more because they’re growing up, so there’s more scope to the characters.

Emma: We’re teenagers.

Interviewer: What is the first thing that, typically, fans do when they see you in public?

Dan: Kind of quite a lot double takes, first of all. I think there’s almost this theory that we can’t go out in public so it must just be somebody who looks like us.

Emma: Yeah.

Talking Head: (Sarcastically) Tell me about it.

Dan: But that’s kind of a myth, we do actually go out.

Emma: Yeah, I was in Topshop the other day, and this woman who’s working there comes up and goes, “It’s so funny. You look exactly like the girl who plays Hermione.” It’s like, “That’s because I am.” “Excuse me? What? Sorry?” (Laughter)

Talking Head: I have to travel in a handbag so the girls won’t get me. (Laughter) Like they say, once you’ve gone out with a shrunken head, you never go back. (He laughs)

Interviewer: Do you see where your mouth has come unstitched? That could easily be restitched.

Talking Head: Nahhh (sticks out tongue)

Interviewer: What is the most ridiculous thing a fan has ever said to you?

Dan: Well I’ve had proposals of marriage. I had one, which was bizarre. It was terrifying.

Emma: It was “Dan, marry me.”

Dan: Yeah. It was the weirdest one. It was this big sign. And the other one was the towel girl.

Emma: Oh, god.

Interviewer: The towel girl?

Dan: The towel girl. She’s a legend.

Interviewer: And what did the towel girl do?

Dan: We were filming-I was doing MTV in New York. And it was freezing cold out. It’s not like it was a warm summer’s day. It was so cold. And I got up there, and they took me over to the window, and there was a girl standing there wearing nothing but a Harry Potter towel, with a sign that said-It doesn’t get much better than this!

Interviewer: That’s so flattering.

Dan: With a sign that says, “Nothing comes between me and Harry Potter.” It was great.

Shrunken Head: I bet it was. (Laughter)

Dan: It was! Yeah.

Interviewer: In the movie, you encounter a boggart who transforms itself into your worst fear. If you individually encountered boggarts, what do you think they’d be? You (Rupert) look like you love that pressure.

Rupert: Oh yeah. Well, I’m actually scared of spiders. I hate spiders. Just like Ron, really.

Shrunken Head: You’re wimpier than Johnny (the interviewer)

Interviewer: What animal, or Animagus–? Is it “Animagus”?

Trio: Animagus.

Interviewer: I’ve been corrected by Hermione Granger. What do you think the other two (Emma and Rupert) would morph into?

Dan: Oh, God. I don’t know.

Rupert: You always said that I looked like a frog.

Dan: I didn’t say that.

Rupert: You did in one of the pictures.

Dan: Did I?

Rupert: Yeah. One of the stills. I was-

Dan: That was during my horrible phase. Well, I don’t know. What animal would you like to be? You like camels.

Rupert: Camels are quite cool.

Dan: So he can be a camel.

Interviewer: It’s a handy thing to be. You can go a long time without water (laughter).

Dan: Yeah, exactly! I have absolutely no idea about-I’m sorry.

Interviewer: Throw one in.

Emma: Come on. Yeah, come on, Dan. No pressure or anything.

Interviewer: You’re meant to be able to do things like (snaps fingers) that.

Dan: I know, but I can’t!

Interviewer: You are Potter!

Dan: I’m meant to be able to.

Shrunken Head: Hey, how about a potato head? A platypus.

Dan: Help me! (Emma laughs)

Shrunken Head: A lion

Dan: A lion!

Interviewer: What do you (Emma) think he’d (Dan) be?

Emma: Well, I know he has a real thing for werewolves.

Dan: No, just wolves. Wolves.

Emma: Wolves, wolves, okay.

Dan: I convinced you I was a werewolf.

Rupert: He did, yeah.

Dan: Yeah, I told him I was a werewolf.

Rupert: I believed you as well.

Interviewer: No, you couldn’t have done, really.

Rupert: Oh I did. Yeah.

Interviewer: Okay, fellas, you are probably the most famous under-16-year-olds on this Earth.

Interviewer: The girls must be-It must be a glorious time.

Emma: A bunch of towel girls.

Dan: Yes, many many towel girls. No, it’s great. It’s very cool, yeah.

Interviewer: What are the things you’d really like to do that you can do in Harry Potter, but can’t in the real world? Would Quidditch be one? What sort of things? If you could pick one thing.

Dan: I think I’d probably like the invisibility cloak. Because then I could just sneak into so many rock concerts, it’d be great.

Shrunken Head: You don’t need a cloak to sneak into concerts. Just roll in under the turnstile, like I do.

Dan: Yeah. (Laughter)

Shrunken Head: But I do have a favorite band.

Interviewer: Okay. What’s your favorite band?

Shrunken Head: Isn’t it obvious? Talking Heads. (Group laughter) You walked into that one.

Interviewer: Last thing. When a new Harry Potter book comes out, having started out just as Harry Potter book fans, it must have really changed the way you read these books.

Dan: You do kind of start to look at is as, “Oh, my God, well, I’ll be doing this.”

Interviewer: For you it’s a list of things to do.

Dan: Yeah, I read the fourth book as we started the first film. At the Yule Ball, me and Ron are like-I remember, just reading: “Oh, my God, we’re wearing dresses?”

Emma: Excuse me? (Sarcastically)

Dan: What?

Interviewer: “I’ve got to do that.”

Dan: “No, surely.”

Interviewer: Did you have a similar moment when you read that?

Ron: Definitely, that scared me quite a bit.

Interviewer: But do you, when you look at it, think, “That’s another two weeks in blue screen”? Does it ruin or heighten your enjoyment of the book?

Dan: For me, it heightens it, because it’s like: “Oh my God, I’m actually gonna get to do this.” Kids all over the world dream of this stuff, and you’re gonna do it. It’s fantastic.

Shrunken Head: Psstt …Hey, Johnny

Interviewer: What?

Shrunken Head: Don’t you think I’d be a great Harry Potter?

Interviewer: Oh yeah, yeah, especially when it comes to waving a wand. (Laughter)

Shrunken Head: I hadn’t thought of that.

Interviewer: Yeah …Emma.

Emma: Now that I’ve done the film, when I’m reading the book, I can see Dan, Rupert and I actually doing it. It’s really funny. I have this little picture in my head.

Interviewer: Ok, I’m all done. So now it is time to turn to the Dre Head and ask him to ask you his one question.

Shrunken Head: Daniel, isn’t our scene together the highlight of the film? Don’t you think it’s head and shoulders above the rest?

Dan: It’s the Knight Bus scene, isn’t it? Yeah. And I just remember, I remember when you got on set, you were making all the demands, actually. Yeah.

Emma: He wouldn’t come out of his trailer for hours.

Shrunken Head: I don’t remember that.

Interviewer: You asked a question, don’t interrupt. Sorry (Dan)

Dan: Thank you.

Shrunken Head: I-don’t-remember-that.

Interviewer: He’s unbelievable! (Laughter) Go on.

Dan: No, yeah, no. It’s a great scene. Very good scene.

Shrunken Head: Come on Daniel. I’m the most talented shrunken head in the Screen Actors Guild. (Laughter) In fact, I’m the only shrunken head in the Guild.

Interviewer: Honestly.

Interview with Oliver and James Phelps, Devon Murray and Matthew Lewis.

Interviewer: Were you big fans of Harry Potter before you got involved in this?

Oliver: We’ve read the books, haven’t we?

James: Yeah. I’d just finished the first one when we heard there were auditions for the film.

Oliver: And obviously, I didn’t realize how much of a big scale it was on. But I knew that there was definitely something about them.

Interviewer: Thought it was gonna be low-budget?

Oliver: Well, I—(starts laughing)

Interviewer: So, what about you?

Devon: Well, I’d just read the first one and then, as James and Oliver said, the auditions came up and then I had to keep on reading more and more to find out more about the film.

Shrunken Head: Is it true for your part in Harry Potter, you were cast by headhunters?

Interviewer: No, that was only you, wasn’t it?

Shrunken Head: Well, how did you get your star parts?

Oliver: Well, we heard there was an open auditions in Leeds and we thought, “Why not go for it,” you know.

Interviewer: What about you?

Matthew: Mine was the same. I’m from Leeds. Mine was at the open audition as well. And I remember all the people queuing up the stairs and everyone was there with the Harry Potter books and they put glasses on without lenses in. And I was just there with-I had a little, small CV and then I thought “Okay, I’ve got no chance of this at all.”

Interviewer: What about you?

Devon: My manager was on the-

Interviewer: Oh, “my manager.” (Group laughing)

Devon: Well, he was on to the casting directors and all that about it so I went for an audition over in Ireland. Then I was asked to come over here to do a screen test for either Seamus or Neville Longbottom. So I was there like, “I might get a part in it.”

Shrunken Head: Great. And how did they actually break this wonderful news to you?

Devon: Well, I didn’t know I had the part until the actual read-through. I was told then I was going to read for Seamus, and then they said, “Well, you’ve read it all really well so we’d like to take you on,” and all that. So went on and on from there, again.

Interviewer: Ok, where did you hear?

Matthew: Mine was two or three days after the screen test. Suddenly my mum got a phone call, and I was just carrying on playing and I opened the door and said, “Who is it?” . She says, “It’s Lynn from your agency.” I said, “Oh, okay.” And, well, she gave me the thumbs up. And I just ran in the room started jumping up and down on the sofa. It was really cool.

Interviewer: What about you fellas?

James: Well, we were just sitting in the front room…

Oliver: And the phone rang, so my mum answered it and apparently this lady said, “Hi, is the mum of the Weasley twins there?” I think she said, “No, I think you got the wrong number.” (Group laughing)

Interviewer: Mum blew it for you. That was it.

Shrunken Head: Hey, Johnny, Johnny, do you want to know how I got the part?

Interviewer: No.

Shrunken Head: Oh, hang on, hang on. Hey, guys, you want to know how I got the part?

Group: No, not really.

Interviewer: Sorry about that, fellas. Now, if you could play any other characters in the Harry Potter films, who do you think you’d play?

Matthew: I guess a bad guy would be pretty cool, like Draco Malfoy. But I remember the first time I read The Philosopher’s Stone. I put my dressing gown on as I pretend to be Harry running around the house. I can’t believe I just told you that (Laughing)

Interviewer: I’m good, aren’t I?

Matthew: Yeah.

Interviewer: What’s the strangest thing fans have ever asked you?

Devon: Well, they all ask, can we get them a part in the film?

Interviewer: Do they ask you for employment?

Devon: Yeah. Will you get me a job on Harry Potter?

Interviewer: If it’s a lady, I’ll bet you say, “Well…”

Devon: Yeah (laughing) “Give me your number there and I’ll get back to you.”

Interviewer: Have you had any really bizarre things happen to you?

Matthew: Somebody gave me a pepper at the Collectormania that we did.

Interviewer: Kleptomania?

Matthew: Collectormania, it was a signing event-

Devon: Convention.

Matthew: Convention. Thanks you. And, yeah, somebody gave me a pepper. And you got something ever stranger (looks at Oliver)

Oliver: Yeah, we got a bra with potatoes in it. So I don’t quite-

James: We’re still trying to figure out what-

Interviewer: What kind of tribute is that?

Oliver: Isn’t that weird?

Interviewer: What was going through someone’s head? Something like, “I know what’s gonna really impress the twins.” (Group laughing)

Shrunken Head: I know what’s going through my head.

Interviewer: How do we tell you apart?

James: Uhmmm

Interviewer: What would you say–? How does your mum do it?

Oliver: That one there (points) I’ve got a mole on my neck there. And James doesn’t.

James: I haven’t. So….

Interviewer: That’s it. We have to look for the mole. You’re not actually ginger, are you?

James: No.

Oliver: No, it’s dyed hair. Out of a bottle. We’re dark brown normally.

Interviewer: How do you feel being ginger?

James: I’ve gotten used to it now. It’s almost three years. We told our close friends we were in Harry Potter and they go: “Yeah, yeah. Sure, sure you are.” Then we walk into school with ginger hair, everyone’s like: “What are they doing?”

Interviewer: No one would do that. Who would die their hair ginger (group laughing)

Shrunken Head: Johnny! I could play a Weasley in the next film.

Interviewer: No you couldn’t.

Shrunken Head: What’s the problem?

Interviewer: Ok, do you have a twin?

Shrunken Head: No

Interviewer: Do you have ginger hair?

Shrunken Head: No, but I have a bra full of potatoes (group laughing).

Interviewer: Matt, your character Neville. They’ve sort of clowned you up a bit. What have they done to you? You looked different when I was looking at some of the rushes there.

Matthew: Yeah, there’s the false teeth, which are all yellow and crooked. We’ve got the two-sizes-too-big shoes.

Interviewer: They’ve gone for the big clown shoes.

Matthew: Yeah.

Interviewer: What about the ears?

Matthew: They put plastic behind the ears to make them stick out more. (Laughs)

Interviewer: Now, in Lupin’s class, this time, we learn about the boggart which is the thing you fear the most, that’s what the boggart turns into. What would be your own personal boggart?

Oliver: I’d say a big, hair rat.

Interviewer: Rats.

Oliver: Can’t stand them. Or mice.

Interviewer: Do you ever come across rats in this? I know your brothers got-

Oliver: Only on King’s Cross station last year, but it was an animatronic one until they did the real thing, where it was a real one. And, I still had thought it was animatronic until this thing jumps at me.

Interviewer: Did they make a real rat jump at you?

Oliver: It didn’t do it because they told it to. It was just looking at me.

Interviewer: It was genuinely vicious.

Oliver: It didn’t like me, yeah.

Interviewer: What magical power or spell would come in handy in everyday life?

Devon: Mine would probably be, just so all the girls-just so everyone-

Interviewer: (Laughing) He says it with an Irish twinkle in his eye. “All the girls, Johnny, all the girls.” Okay. Well listen fellas, thank you for talking to me.

Shrunken Head: He doesn’t have many friends. This means a lot to him. (Laughs)

Group: Thank you

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Release Date: March 7, 2006

Running Time: 150 Minutes

Editons: Two-Disc Special Edition, Widescreen Edition, Full-Screen Edition, HD DVD, Blu-ray, Ultimate

Features:

  • Additional Scenes
  • An interview with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson
  • Cast and Crew interviews
  • Preparing for the Yule Ball featurette
  • Triwizard Tournament Challenges (Dragon, Lake and Maze)
  • Triwizard Tournament and Voldemort features
  • DVD-ROM: Hogwarts Timeline, Magical Trading Cards and Game Demo

Deleted Scenes:

  • Dumbledore asks his pupils to welcome Durmstrang and Beauxbatons students. All the Hogwarts students sing the school song awkwardly.
  • A Durmstrang student asks a girl to go with him to the Yule Ball. She says yes, and two of their friends make gestures in the background.
  • Harry tries to speak with Cho Chang, but as she is constantly surrounded by friends, he doesn’t get the opportunity.
  • Flitwick introduces the Weird Sisters at the Yule Ball. The lead singer speaks with the audience and then starts the first song.
  • Karkaroff tells Snape about the mark of his arm. Snape ignores him and removes house points from Fawcet and Stebbins, who briefly appear in the scene. Snape doesn’t care about what Karkaroff has to say.
  • Mr. Crouch and Harry are speaking. Mad-Eye appears and Barty quickly leaves.
  • The trio speak about the death of Mr. Crouch. Ron thinks that Fudge will prevent the story from leaking out to the public. Hermione believes his death, Harry’s scar burning, and the Dark Mark at the Quidditch World Cup are related. She recommends Harry goes to visit Dumbledore.
  • The trio speak about what Karkaroff was showing Snape on his arm. Hermione asks Harry which potion ingredients Snape accused him of stealing and realizes they are the ingredients needed for the Polyjuice Potion.

You can purchase a widescreen copy here and a fullscreen copy here. You can buy a Blu-ray copy here.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Release Date: November 12 , 2007 (UK) and December 11, 2007 (US)

Run Time: 138 minutes

Editons: Two-Disc Special Edition, Widescreen Edition, Full-Screen Edition, HD DVD, Blu-ray, Ultimate

Features (Two-Disc Special Edition)

  • Additional Scenes
  • Trailing Tonks- Spend a day with Natalia Tena and receive a very personal and often wacky tour of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix stages.
  • Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing: Director David Yates and Editor Mark Day show what a difference a good edit makes to allow viewers to edit a scene.
  • A&E Documentary: The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter- Viewers take a thrilling lock back at the past Harry Potter films in search of clues to the mysteries of the upcoming Harry Potter saga. Narrated by Jason Isaacs.
  • ROM- Includes a timeline, a link to sneaks of HP6 and other materials.

Features (HD DVD)

  • Additional Scenes
  • Trailing Tonks
  • Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing
  • In Movie Experience- Join the cast from Dumbledore’s Army as they come together to share memorable moments.
  • Web enabled features: Pick your Favorite Scene, Live Community Screening, Mobile Downloads

Features (Blu-ray)

  • Additional Scenes
  • A&E documentary: The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter
  • Trailing Tonks
  • Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing
  • Focus Points- Enjoy these fun and fascinating “making of featurettes to discover just what is involved to create those amazing scenes and characters.

Deleted Scenes

  • Trelawney eating through dinner while Umbridge is making a speech.
  • Neville in the common room talking to Harry about how he thinks the Daily Prophet is rubbish after Harry’s confrontation with Seamus.
  • Harry sits alone in front of the fire while the rest of the Gryffindor common room goes on about their lives.
  • Umbridge questions Trelawney during a dream interpretation class
  • Umbridge and Filch look down from a high table while Draco, Crabbe and Goyle bully a younger Ravenclaw student.
  • Filch sniffs and blows on Umbridge’s smoking hair after the Weasley twins blew up the classroom.
  • An extended scene with Umbridge, Hermione and Harry.
  • Harry in Dumbledore’s office looking around.
  • Harry is packing to go home and is depressed.

You can buy a Blu-ray copy here, HD copy here and regular edition here.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Release Date: 2009: December 8th (US), December 7th (UK), November 18th (Australia)

Run Time: 153 minutes.

Editons: Two-Disc Special Edition, 2-Disc Digital Copy Special Edition, Widescreen Edition, Full-Screen Edition, Limited Editon Death Eater case, Blu-ray, Ultimate

Features:

  • An extensive look at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida.
  • J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life documentary
  • One-Minute Drills- the cast has 60 seconds to describe their character’s personality, history, relationships and other traits before time runs out.
  • What’s on your mind?- Hosted by Tom Felton, the cast is put on the spot when asked a series of rapid-fire questions on their likes and dislikes.
  • Deathly Hallows sneak peak
  • Additional scenes
  • Close up with the Cast- a variety of segments hosted by the film’s stars
  • Editing with Daniel Radcliffe: Daniel and editor Mark Day have a light-hearted conversation about film editing and how to get the right shot for a scene
  • Special Effects with Matthew Lewis, Oliver Phelps and Tom Felton: The guys get a “science lesson” from Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson and technician Matthew Harlow.
  • Owl Training with Jessie Cave: Jessie heads outside for training tips with “hootie” and owl trainer Guillaume Grange.
  • Stunt Training with Rupert Grint: Rupert shows off his thrill for danger with the stunt department.
  • Costume Designs with Evanna Lynch: Evanna shares her jewelry designs with Costume Designer Jany Temime.
  • Art with Bonnie Wright: Bonnie and graphic designer Eduardo Lima show off the fun props, products and set designs.
  • Behind the Camera with James Phelps: In his debut performance in the assistant director department, James actually becomes a crew member on set.
  • Make-Up with Emma Watson: Emma and designer Amanda Knight talk about the biggest challenges on this year’s film.

Deleted Scenes:

  • Harry and Hermione walk through the Hogwarts hall
  • Harry and Hermione discuss the Marauder’s Map
  • Harry, Ron and Hermione discuss the Vanishing Cabinet
  • Harry and Dumbledore arrive at cave entrance
  • Harry and Dumbledore leave the cave
  • Clouds gather over Hogwarts as Flitwick conducts the choir
  • Harry joins Ron, Hermione and Ginny in the Common Room
  • Harry and Hermione discuss Ron at the Astronomy Tower

Maximum Movie Mode – Exclusive to 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo:

As the darkest hour approaches, this is the one thing you MUST see to prepare yourself for the final battle in Deathly Hallows! This interactive viewing experience will examine the entire film with such things as Focus Points, Picture-In-Picture, photo galleries and much more!

  • The Millennium Bridge
  • Shooting On Location
  • Professor Slughorn
  • Building Relationships
  • Director David Yates Returns
  • Wool’s Orphanage
  • Ron and Lavender’s Kiss
  • The Burrow
  • Harry and Ginny’s Kiss
  • Aragog Returns
  • Creating the Cave
  • Designing the Virtual Cave Environment
  • The Inferi
  • The Underwater Sequence

You can purchase a Blu-ray copy here and a regular edition here.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

Release Date: 2011- April 11 (UK), April 15 (US)

Run Time: 146 minutes

Editons: Widescreen Edition, Full-Screen Edition, Two-Disc Special Edition, Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray, Blu-ray Three-Disc Limited Edition, Limited Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack + Wand pens, Ultimate

Blue Ray- Combo Pack Features:

  • Maximum Movie Mode: Join host Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), and other members of the cast and crew, on an interactive journey through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Plus, revisit important moments from the previous films to prepare for the final battle that takes place in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
  • Dan, Rupert and Emma’s Running Competition – While filming the escape scene from the Snatchers in Swinley Forest, Dan, Rupert and Emma engage in a little competition of their own. With colorful commentary by Director David Yates, see the competitive spirit on set and this hilarious rivalry between the three leads.
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek of an opening scene from the highly anticipated upcoming film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: Behind the Soundtrack
  • The Seven Harrys – See how Daniel Radcliffe recreated the personalities of the different characters that transform into Harrys in the hilarious Privet Drive scene.
  • On the Green with Rupert, Tom, Oliver and James – Accompany Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) and James Phelps (Fred Weasley) for a round of golf and get a glimpse into their 10-year friendship that developed while making the Harry Potter films.
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Promotional Trailer – Join Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other cast members from the Harry Potter films on their first visit to the Grand Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  • Additional Scenes (also availble on regular DVD)

Deleted Scenes:

  • Montage: Ron and Hermione skimming stones
  • The Dursley House: Harry and Petunia leave the house and discuss Lily’s Death
  • The Dursley House: Harry and Dudley Talk and shake hands
  • The Granger House: Yaxley searches the deserted home
  • The Burrow’s shed: Ron discusses radios with Mr. Weasley
  • Ministry of Magic lifts: Harry tells Arthur he’s being tracked
  • The trio discuss destroying the locket and horcruxes
  • A rabbit chase in the forest with Harry and Ron

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MuggleNet’s review of the Blu-ray Combo Pack

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Release Date: November 11, 2011 (US); December 2, 2011 (UK)

Run Time: 125 minutes

Editions: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray Combo Pack, Ultimate

Blu-ray Exclusives

  • Maximum Movie Mode hosted by Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and other cast members (80 minutes) – As the epic showdown between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort approaches, don’t miss a single detail as the forces of Good and Evil clash one final time throughout the grounds of Hogwarts.
  • A Conversation with JK Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe – Join JK 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.
  • 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. Hear the personal stories of the faces we know, and those we don’t, as we come to the end of one of the most successful eras in cinema history.
  • WB Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • Deleted Scenes

For PS3 Users:

  • Game demo of LEGO Harry PotterTM: Years 5-7 for PS3

DVD Exclusives

  • 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. Hear the personal stories of the faces we know, and those we don’t, as we come to the end of one of the most successful eras in cinema history.
  • WB Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • Deleted Scenes

3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack Features

  • Maximum Movie Mode: Blowing up Hogwarts
  • A conversation with J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe:
    Watch clips: Casting of Dan Radcliffe and Character Discussion
  • The Goblins of Gringotts
  • The Women of ‘Harry Potter’
  • Additional Scenes
  • Warner Brothers: Studio Tour London
  • Pottermore Preview

Box Sets

Box Sets

Years 1-3 Full-Screen/Widescreen

Years 1-3
Full-Screen/Widescreen
11/23/04

Years 1-4 Fullscreen/Widescreen 03/07/06

Years 1-4
Fullscreen/Widescreen
03/07/06

Years 1-5 Wide/Full/HD/Blu-Ray 11/11/08

Years 1-5
Wide/Full/HD/Blu-ray
11/11/08

Years 1-5 Limited Edition Wide/Full/HD/Blu-Ray 12/11/07

Years 1-5 Limited Edition
Wide/Full/HD/Blu-ray
12/11/07

Years 1-6 Wide/Fullscreen/Blu-Ray 12/08/09

Years 1-6
Wide/Fullscreen/Blu-ray
12/08/09

Years 1-7(Part 1) DVD/Blu-Ray 04/15/11

Years 1-7(Part 1)
DVD/Blu-ray
04/15/11

Double Features  DVD/Blu-Ray 09/13/11

Double Features
1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
DVD/Blu-ray
09/13/11

Complete 8-Film Collection DVD/Blu-Ray 11/11/11

Complete 8-Film Collection
DVD/Blu-ray
11/11/11

Complete 8-Film Collection Limited Edition UK Blu-ray+DVD+Digital 12/02/11

UK Complete 8-Film Collection Limited Edition
Blu-ray+DVD+Digital
12/02/11

French Collector Set Includes Elder Wand  DVD/Blu-Ray  11/30/11

French Collector Set
Includes Elder Wand
DVD/Blu-ray
11/30/11

Ultimate Editions

Ultimate Editions

  • PS/SS
  • CoS
  • PoA
  • GoF
  • OotP
  • HBP
  • DH

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Release Date: December 8, 2009, on DVD and Blu-ray

Disc 1: Theatrical Version

Disc 2: Extended Version with 7 minutes of footage not show in theaters

Disc 3:

  • Diagon Alley
  • Tour the Gryffindor Common Room, Harry’s Room and the Great Hall- Welcome to the self-guided tour of Hogwarts, home of witches and wizards in training, and take in the sights.
  • Classrooms: Defense Against the Dark Arts, Spells and Charms, Potions, Transfiguration
  • Third Floor Corridor; Deleted Scenes
  • Sorting Hat
  • Library: Gallery of Art and Architecture; Hogwarts Yearbook; Guide to Ghosts- Discover the many marvelous and mysterious ghosts of Hogwarts.
  • Hogwarts Grounds: Quaffle and Bludger- Get a lesson from Oliver Wood on how to play Quidditch; Tour Hagrid’s Hut- Welcome to the self-guided tour of Hagrid’s Hut, home of Rubeus Hagrid, the keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts, and his faithful companion, Fang.
  • Extra Credit
  • Interview- Capturing the Stone: A Conversation with the Filmmakers- Director Chris Columbus, Producer David Heyman, Screenwriter Steve Kloves and Production Designer Stuart Craig talk about casting and bringing the novel to life.

Disc 4:

  • Introduction by Daniel Radcliffe- An introduction to many special features for the Harry Potter films
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • A Glimpse Into the World of Harry Potter 2001 International TV Special
  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins

Documentary: Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins

  • Uncover the intimate details of the search to cast Harry Potter and his friends
  • See Daniel, Rupert and Emma’s never-before-seen audition tapes
  • Be there with stars and filmmakers walking onto the set of the exciting first day of shooting
  • Learn about Chris Columbus’ critical, step-by-step decisions behind the creation of Harry Potter’s world on screen
  • Look back on an amazing decade’s worth of movies with Daniel, Rupert and Emma in new and vintage interviews never see before.
  • Introduced by Daniel Radcliffe.

Collectibles: 48 page photo back with never-before seen images from Years 1-7 and 2 Ultimate Edition Character Cards: Harry Potter and Minerva McGonagall.

To purchase a DVD Ultimate Edition click here and to purchase a Blu Ray click here.

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Release Date: December 8, 2009, on DVD and Blu-ray

Disc 1: Theatrical Version

Disc 2: Extended Version with 13 minutes of footage not shown in theaters

Disc 3:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Lockhart’s Classroom
  • Photo Gallery: Certificates- Have a look at Gilderoy Lockhart’s many achievements; Required Reading- Find out what text books you’ll need for Lockhart’s Defense Against the Dark Arts class.
  • Extra Credit
  • Behind Hogwarts
  • A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves- The author and screenwriter detail how the books are brought to life, and the changes that happen in the process.
  • Dumbledore’s Office
  • Build a Scene- Building a scene as magnificent as Professor Dumbledore’s office takes more than wood, plaster, nails and paint. It takes imagination.
  • Tour Dumbledore’s Office- Welcome to the self-guided tour of Professor Dumbledore’s office, one of the most fascinating rooms at Hogwarts.
  • Interviews with Students, Professors and More
  • Gallery of Production Sketches
  • Activities
  • Spellcaster Knowledge Challenge (game)
  • EA Game Preview

Disc 4:

  • Screen tests of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Revealed – 2002 HBO First Look special
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters- Explore how the cast and creative team of directors and designers take the character’s descriptions on the page to the actor’s performances on film.

Documentary: Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 2: Characters

  • A whole new realm of discover… discover the intriguing inside stories of why so many of Britain’s most celebrated stars took roles in the series
  • See the newly unveiled screen test between Daniel Radcliffe and Evanna Lynch (selected to play Luna out of 15,000 hopefuls!)
  • Go on the set to see firsthand how each of the directors brought unique strengths to the series
  • Witness the amazing transformations as Daniel, Rupert and Emma grow with their characters over a decade of unprecedented filmmaking
  • Plus: Never-before-seen screen tests of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.

Collectibles: 48 page photo book with never-before-seen images from Years 1-7 and 2 Ultimate Edition Character cards, Rubeus Hagrid and Severus Snape.

To purchase a DVD Ultimate Edition click here and to purchase a Blu Ray click here.

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Release Date: October 19, 2010, on DVD and Blu-ray

Disc 1: Theatrical Version

Disc 2:

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 3: Magical Creatures
  • Tour Nick Dudman’s creature shop
  • An interview in Spanish with Alfonso Cuarón
  • 3 Vintage TV Specials: The Magic Touch of Harry Potter; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Something Wicked This Way Comes; The Making of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Disc 3:

  • Additional Scenes
  • Creating the Vision: Interview with J.K. Rowling and the Filmmakers
  • Conjuring a Scene: Creating Buckbeak and the Dementors for the Screen
  • Johnny Vaughan and the Shrunken Head lead raucous interviews with the cast
  • Self-Guided Tours of Honeydukes and Professor Lupin’s classroom
  • Meet the animal trainers in Care of Magical Creatures
  • 3 Great Challenges: Test your memory with Magic You May Have Missed; Help Crooshanks Catch Scabbers; and go on an Unexpected Quest with Sir Cadogan

Documentary: Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 3: Magical Creatures

  • Never-before-seen footage of the Creature Shop! Explore never revealed concept drawings, interviews with creators who describe the quest to create real creatures with emotional power to move the adventure forward. Go behind the scenes with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as they interact with a marvelous menagerie from magnificent Buckbeak to malevolent Dementors. Watch creatures develop from page to sketch to model to screen. Discover how actors are transformed from humans to rats and werewolves. Witness Voldemort’s evolution from grotesque, infant-like creature to the Darkest Force of all.

Collectibles: 48 page creatures photo book with rare images from years 1-7. A Year 3 Lenticular Card. Two Ultimate Editions character cards: Hermione Granger and Sirius Black.

To purchase a DVD Ultimate Edition click here and to purchase a Blu Ray click here.

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Release Date: October 19, 2010, on DVD and Blu-ray

Disc 1: Theatrical Version

Disc 2:

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 4: Sound and Music
  • 5 Vintage TV Specials: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Behind the Magic; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Dark Matters, New Masters; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Some Animal Magic; Inside Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Disc 3:

  • Preparing for the Yule Ball
  • Conversations with the Cast
  • Reflections on the Fourth Film
  • Triwizard Tournament: Dragon Arena- Harry vs. the Horntail: The First Task
  • Meet the Champions
  • Triwizard Tournament: Lake- In Too Deep: The Second Task
  • Triwizard Tournament: Maze- Maze Challenge; To the Graveyard and Back Challenge; The Maze: The Third Task; He Who Must Not be Named

Documentary: Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 4: Sound and Music

  • For the first time, discover how musical themes for Harry, Hedwig, Luna and Lord Voldemort define each character’s identity. Learn how sound effects experts create the crunch of footsteps on snow and the whoosh of a flying broomstick. Visit recording studios and see how each composer brings his orchestral vision to the films. Plunge into fun as Daniel gets the sound of underwater. Feel the magic as music is added to a scene, intensifying the emotion and steering the story.

Collectibles: 44 page Sound and Music Photo Book with rare images from years 1-7, Year 4 Lenticular Card, Two Ultimate Edition character cards, Ronald Weasley and Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody.

To purchase a DVD Ultimate Edition click here and to purchase a Blu Ray click here.

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Release Date: June 14, 2011, on DVD and Blu-ray

Disc 1: Theatrical Version

Disc 2:

  • Additional Scenes
  • Trailing Tonks: Natalia Tena leads a very personal film set tour
  • Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing: Director David Yates and Editor Mark Day show what a difference a good edit makes

Disc 3:

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 5: Evolution
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The Rebellion Begins
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Fulfilling a Prophecy
  • Featurette Gallery: 28 short segments covering people, places, creatures and the moviemaking magic behind them
  • Theatrical trailers

Documentary: Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 5: Evolution

  • It takes you along for every exciting step of the 10-year filmmaking odyssey. Join the four directors, key members of the crew and cast, including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, as they explore how the creative vision for the films evolved to maintain the integrity and increasing intensity of J.K. Rowling’s expansive literary series. From the ever-changing architecture of Hogwarts Castle and expanding landscape of the wizarding world, to the darkening color palette of each successive film, to the young actors maturing along with their characters, it is a wondrous and spectacular adventure to experience.

Collectibles: 48 page book with rare images from years 1-7, year 5 Lenticular Card, Ultimate Edition Character cards of Luna Lovegood and Dolores Umbridge.

To purchase a DVD Ultimate Edition click here and to purchase a Blu Ray click here.

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Release Date: June 14, 2011, on DVD and Blu-ray

Disc 1: Theatrical Version

Disc 2:

  • Additional Scenes
  • J.K. Rowling: A Year In The Life- Documentary, a personal look at the journey in creating and launching the final book
  • Close Up with the Cast of Harry Potter- Cast members are your personal guides to aspects of movie-making that include editing, makeup, stunt, set-design, props, costumes and more!
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Get a sneak peak (at the theme park)
  • What’s on Your Mind- Lightning round Q&A with cast and crew
  • One-Minute Drills- Cast Members sum up their characters

Disc 3:

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 6: Magical Effects
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Behind the Magic
  • Featurette Gallery: 14 short segments that unlock more moviemaking secrets
  • Gallery of five distinctive Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ABC Family PRomo Spots
  • Theatrical Trailers

Documentary: Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 6: Magical Effects

  • In Harry Potter’s world, portraits come to life, potions transform, time reverses, Quidditch players soar, dragons attack and magic is everywhere. Explore the moviemaking magic that created the wizardry and wonder of the Harry Potter film series.

Collectibles: 44 page book with rare images from years 1-7, Year 5 Lenticular Card, Ultimate Edition Character cards of Draco Malfoy and Albus Dumbledore.

To purchase a DVD Ultimate Edition click here and to purchase a Blu Ray click here.

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Release Date: November 13, 2012, on DVD and Blu-ray

Deathly Hallows Part 1:

  • Blu-ray Theatrical Version with Maximum Movie Mode
  • DVD Theatrical Version
  • UltraViolet Digital Copy- Theatrical Version
  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 7: Story
  • Harry Potter: On the Road
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: Behind the Magic
  • The Return of the Order
  • Scabior and Greyback
  • Dobby’s Farewell
  • The Look of Bill Weasley
  • The Weasleys
  • The State of Evil
  • The New Guys
  • One Book, Two Movies
  • The Wizarding Prop Shop
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2: Sneak Peak
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailers

Deathly Hallows Part 2:

  • Blu-ray Theatrical Version with Maximum Movie Mode
  • DVD Theatrical Version
  • UltraViolet Digital Copy- Theatrical Version
  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 8: Growing UP
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Behind the Magic
  • A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe Extended Cut
  • Hogwarts’ Last Stand
  • The Goblins of Gringotts
  • The Great Hall of Hogwarts
  • Ron and Hermione’s Kiss
  • That’s a Wrap, Harry Potter
  • Neville’s Battle Make-up
  • The Gringotts Disguises
  • Harry’s Death: The Courtyard Confrontation
  • Secrets of the Cast Revealed! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: The Quest – Emma Watson gets a red card, Daniel Radcliffe discusses his mentors, Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort, A look back at Severus Snape
  • Exclusive footage from the Deathly Hallows Part 2 London premiere
  • Dumbledore and Harry: A Look Back
  • Favorite Lines with the Harry Potter Cast
  • Riding Along Memory Lane
  • Favorite Props and Costumes with the Harry Potter Cast
  • Finding Luna: A Dream Come True
  • A Tribute to Dobby: The Beloved House-Elf
  • A Special Message to the Fans of Harry Potter
  • The Cast of Harry Potter Says Goodbye
  • Additional Scenes
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London preview
  • Pottermore preview
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer

Collectibles: 48-page Growing Up book with rare images from all 8 films, Year 7 lenticular card, four Ultimate Edition character cards of Ginny Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Bellatrix Lestrange and Lord Voldemort.

To purchase a Blu Ray Ultimate Edition click here.

Special Collection Sets

Special Collection Sets

In 2012, Warner Bros. Distribution released the most comprehensive DVD Harry Potter collection in history with The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection. This unique set of DVD’s included a detailed and comprehensive look into the wizarding world through the most successful film franchise in history. The collection sold more than 30,000 sets and is now completely SOLD OUT!

In April of 2014, the next generation of Harry Potter DVD collections was released with The Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection. This comprehensive collection is on 31 discs and includes all eight movies on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™.

Full details about both collections are located in the tabs below.

  • Wizard’s Collection
  • Hogwarts Collection

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This limited collection is largest ever for Warner Bros, released September 10, 2012

  • 31-disc collection features all previously released content, plus…
  • More than four hours of never-before-seen exclusive material boasts all eight movies on Blu-ray™ and DVD
  • All disc versions feature UltraViolet™ Digital Copy
  • Presented in gorgeous giftbox packaging with eight must-have pieces of collectible movie memorabilia that can’t be found anywhere else

The most comprehensive Harry Potter movie collection yet, the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection, featuring all eight films, exclusive never-before-seen content, and must-have memorabilia, became available on September 10, 2012, from Warner Home Video. The 31-disc collection contains all eight Harry Potter movies on Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet Digital Copy and more than 37 hours of special features, including all previously released materials and more than ten hours of new to disc bonus content and more than four hours of never-before-seen material. Witches and wizards who think they’ve seen everything will marvel at the all-new special features, including the final two “Creating the World of Harry Potter” features titled “Story” and “Growing Up.”

The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection will also allow fans to conjure up every available version of all eight films. In addition to the theatrical release of every film, the collection also includes the extended versions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and the 3D versions of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 and 2.

Beautifully packaged in a stunning gift box measuring 32.4cm x 26.4cm x 28.6cm and weighing 19 lbs, the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection contains eight artistic and authentic film memorabilia that are essential for anyone who has ever dreamed of being accepted to Hogwarts. The collectibles are exclusive to the set.

Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection bonus disc: Nearly four hours of features, including:
– “The Harry Potters You Never Met” – watch how thrilling stunts from the films were performed, and learn about the tricks behind the major stunts in the series

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 bonus disc: Over two hours of features, including:
– “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Pt. 7: Story”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 bonus disc: Over four hours of features, including:
– “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Pt. 8: Growing Up” – All new! Extended “A Conversation with JK Rowling and Dan Radcliffe,” with fifteen minutes of new footage

Exclusive Premiums

Exclusive memorabilia including a map of Hogwarts, concept art prints, and catalogs of props and posters, all designed by the graphic designers from the films.

Stuart Craig sketches of Hagrid’s hut and the Little Hangleton graveyard

ULTRAVIOLET™ DIGITAL COPY

Warner Bros. is taking Digital Copy to a whole new level. The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection UltraViolet Digital Copy includes a Standard Definition Digital Copy of all eight Harry Potter main feature films. Special features not included.

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The cloth map of Hogwarts that is included.

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An example of Stuart Craig’s production sketches that are included.

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The Harry Potter™ Hogwarts Collection collectible box set is sure to please fans who want the world of Harry Potter conveniently available in one place. Included in this set are all eight Harry Potter films, plus a whopping 45+ hours of previously released bonus material that contains the complete eight-part documentary series, “Creating the World of Harry Potter.

The Harry Potter™ Hogwarts Collection will be offered at the new lower price of $249.99 SRP.

Films Included in this Collection – All on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet*

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ Theatrical Version on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet and Extended Cut on Blu-ray
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ Theatrical Version on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet and Extended Cut on Blu-ray
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 1 2D on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet and 3D Version on Blu-ray
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 2 2D on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet and 3D Versions on Blu-ray

Special Features for Hours of Entertainment – everything previously released including the eight-part documentary “Creating the World of Harry Potter” on Blu-ray:

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter – Part 1: The Magic Begins

The magic begins. The choices, the breakthroughs, the early decisions that impacted all the films are explored here via rare footage, cast and crew reminiscences and more. Learn about the extensive search by producer David Heyman and director Chris Columbus for the perfect actors to portray Harry, Ron and Hermione and see the earliest meeting of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.

Be on the scene as imagination and know-how combine to create a look that’s distinctly wizardly. From details tiny (what about Hermione’s buckteeth?) to huge (Quidditch, anyone?), this is the fun and fascinating opening of a whole new portal into Harry’s world. Begin the magic.

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter – Part 2: Characters

“We really do look at the story and characters first,” producer David Heyman says. “That’s the heart and that’s the soul of the film.” And that’s the heart and soul of this incisive, decade-spanning exploration of how the series’ actors bring the beloved Harry Potter characters to life. Discover which parts of the J.K. Rowling books helped Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and more stars make their roles leap from page to screen.

See screen tests, including Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) working with the established stars. Learn why so many of Britain’s acting greats wanted to be part of Harry Potter’s world…and which ones became mentors to the young stars. Share each director’s vision as you watch Daniel, Rupert and Emma grow up with Harry, Ron and Hermione. Your journey into Harry’s world continues.

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter – Part 3: Creatures

Soar on the back of Buckbeak. Battle a Hungarian Horntail. Trace Voldemort’s terrifying transformation from grotesque infant-like creature to Dark Lord. Fascinating footage lets you experience the Harry Potter world of creatures through new eyes with this revealing look at a new group of wizards: the artists who create the monsters and marvels. Roam the Harry Potter Creature Effects workshop, where actors with a little FX magic are turned into beasts and sketches turn into animatronic wonders. Join Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as they share stories about acting opposite everything from tiny computer-generated pixies to a four-ton mechanical spider (guess which young star is really afraid of spiders). New discoveries and new revelations all make your journeys into Harry’s world even more thrilling!

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter – Part 4: Sound & Music

Can you imagine the Yule Ball without the Potter Waltz? Quidditch without the whoooosh of flying? Or any Harry Potter film without the iconic Hedwig’s Theme? Now, absorbing interviews and behind-the-scenes glimpses let you share the vision of composers, sound experts and others who make the Harry Potter films enchantment for the ears as well as the eyes. Experience sound and music that magnify triumph and fear, joy and suspense while transporting viewers on an emotional journey alongside the on-screen characters. Learn how specially created musical motifs identify individual characters and places. Watch as Foley artists use unusual techniques to replicate everyday sounds. Discover a whole new way to look at – and listen to – Harry’s world.

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter – Part 5: Evolution

Deeper. Bolder. Darker. As the eight Harry Potter films trace Harry’s journey from innocent schoolboy to selfless hero, the series undergoes a transformation. Evolution – packed with exclusive content – takes you along for every exciting step of the 10-year filmmaking odyssey. Join the four directors and key members of the crew and cast, including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, as they explore how the creative vision for the films evolved to maintain the integrity and increasing intensity of J.K. Rowling’s expansive literary series. From the ever-changing architecture of Hogwarts castle and growing landscape of the wizarding world, to the darkening palette of each successive film, to the young actors maturing along with their characters, it is a wondrous and spectacular adventure to experience.

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter – Part 6: Magical Effects

In Harry Potter’s world, portraits come to life, potions transform, time reverses, Quidditch players soar, dragons attack and magic is everywhere. Explore the moviemaking magic that created the wizardry and wonder of the Harry Potter film series. Now, fascinating insights, interviews and watch-it-happen footage let you experience the triumphs of the technical wizards who conjured up an awe-inspiring alternate reality. Share the fun as Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson negotiate the moving stairs. Marvel as an oversized water tank transforms into the depths of the black lake for the Triwizard Tournament. Discover which amazing sequence was filmed entirely using computer-generated imagery. Watch as blue- and green-screen backgrounds transform into towering structures and endless landscapes. You don’t know the magic until you’ve seen Magical Effects.

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter – Part 7: Story

Over the course of ten years, screenwriter Steve Kloves worked tirelessly with author J.K. Rowling to develop her seven magical books into eight magical films. From the beginning, Kloves had to decide what to keep, what to change and what to cut while staying true to Rowling’s vision, initially without even knowing how the series ended! Learn the story behind the stories and see how the two collaborated and developed a friendship based on mutual trust and respect, as they sit down together for an intimate, free-flowing conversation. Gain new insight into J.K. Rowling’s own conceptions of her beloved characters, and hear how Kloves was able to adapt them faithfully for the screen while maintaining the fine balance between heart, humor and heroism that exemplifies the series.

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter – Part 8: Growing Up

They grew up with the world watching them. By the time the final film wrapped, the young stars of Harry Potter had spent nearly half their lives on set. In Growing Up, new and vintage interviews featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other cast and crew show how the actors have grown over the course of the series, while behind-the-scenes footage gives an exclusive look at their lives as actors and as children who’ve grown into young adults. From early interviews shortly after being cast, to the poignant final day of filming, watch how their ideas of acting, fame, their characters and themselves have changed through four directors, eight films and ten years. Learn how the more experienced actors took the younger ones under their wings and see the friendships that only years of collaboration could create. Finally, say farewell to the series with Daniel Radcliffe as he delivers an emotionally charged speech to the cast and crew as the final film wraps.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection Blu-ray Bonus Disc

More than 3 hours of features including:

  • The Harry Potters You Never Met” – Meet the stunt doubles for Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as they demonstrate how they balanced major stunt work while seamlessly mimicking the actors they represented.
  • Designing the World of Harry Potter” – Explore how production designer Stuart Craig and his creative team brought J.K. Rowling’s imagination to life on the screen.
  • When Harry Left Hogwarts” (Extended Version) – Hear candid and emotional stories about the final days on set in this extended behind-the-scenes look.
  • 50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments” (Definitive Version) – Take a look back with cast members who share their on and off-screen memories.
  • Secrets Revealed! Quidditch” – At last, the secrets behind the special effects required for the breathtaking Quidditch scenes are revealed.
  • Secrets Revealed! Hagrid“- See the camera tricks, towering stand-in and voluminous body suits behind the beloved Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.


Harry Potter
Hogwarts Collection

Street Date: April 29, 2014

Order Due Date: March 25, 2014

Catalog # 1000363828

Pricing: $249.99 SRP

***Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.

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