David Yates talks “Harry Potter Definitive Collection” bonus features, including bloopers

Today is the day that Harry Potter fans in the US can own Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 on DVD and Bluray home video. Additionally, an entire eight-film collection is available of the series.

And, like many fans might be, we were surprised upon playing the movie to see an advertisment for the aptly named Harry Potter: The Definitive Collection with a non-specific release date of 2012.

Today, we caught up with David Yates during Warner Bros. Harry Potter Home Entertainment Celebration and asked him about the release. From our chat:

MN: On this home video release, there’s an advertisment for “Harry Potter: The Definitive Collection.” 2012 release date.. ish…. very vague details. Can you share any details about that release?
DY: Not much, other than everything that the Warner back-catalogue has in terms of extras and documentaries… will go into it… It will be full-on.
MN: Including bloopers?
DY: We’ve got some great bloopers. They’ve got some great bloopers. I can’t wait for [fans] to see some bloopers, they’re terrific. We’ve got a really good bloopers reel, actually, which I was hoping would make it into this home video release, but clearly it hasn’t.

Although the release of the eighth Potter film on home video is an important milestone and, to some, an “end,” it is clear that many behind-the-scenes footage collected by Warner Bros. throughout the years has yet to see the light of day, or an official output. We will excitedly await a more solid release date and details about the features on this upcoming release.

Eric S.

Eric Scull joined MuggleNet in November of 2002. Since that time, he’s presided over a number of sections, including name origins and Dear Hogwarts, but none so long as the recently revived Crazy Caption Contest. Eric is a Hufflepuff who lives in Chicago and loves the outdoors.