This is great, because it allows younger fans to see the trailers they were never able to see, and older fans can relive the memories (such as the Goblet of Fire, the year of no haircuts).
A hush fell over the Potterhead nation as our movie-going record for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 was broken by the new James Bond movie… Well, maybe I’m being a little over-dramatic. It’s not that bad.
“Skyfall,” the latest installment in the long and legendary James Bond film series, opened to huge returns in the United Kingdom this week. The ticket sales were enough to dethrone “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ and give “Skyfall” the biggest opening week of all time in the U.K.
But “Skyfall” did fall short of overtaking “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ in just one weekend. The new Bond film brought in 20.1 million pounds in its opening weekend, a few million less than the 23 million pounds “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ took in during its first weekend run.
We still have our honor! Anyways, Skyfall still hasn’t come out in the United States. It’s release date is November 9.
For those who haven’t had the chance to buy their copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2 are in luck.
Currently only available at Target, Amazon has seemingly announced the wide Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Ultimate Edition release date.
The Part 1 and Part 2 set will be released on November 13 according to the online retailer’s North American store. Amazon offers the set for $45.49 - a 30% discount off the retail price.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows‘ Ultimate Edition includes, like sets for the films before it, character cards, a 48-page book, and additional installments of the 8-part Creating the World of Harry Potter documentary. They naturally include the films themselves and are great for those who haven’t purchased the DVD or Blu-rays in the past.
If you can’t wait that long, you may remember that Target exclusively had these babies early as of September 25.
$45 is definitely not a bad deal for two fantastic movies (not to mention the extras)!
This is an older video from the time of the Deathly Hallows II release, but that almost makes it more interesting to watch now. From Ralph Fiennes to Emma Watson, most of the Harry Potter cast laughs while sharing their favorite spoken lines. What a series, and what a cast!
We really miss these guys. They were such a fun group, and their performances will have such an everlasting effect on our lives. Which lines were your favorite?
Today, July 31st, marks Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s birthdays- and also the day when Warner Brothers released a list of the items that the Harry Potter’s Wizard Collection includes.
The Leaky Cauldron posted a list of the items.
…due in stores on September 10, 2012. Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection contains more than 37 hours of special features, including all previously released special features from the eight Harry Potter films and nearly four hours of never-before-seen bonus features.
Films Included in this Collection – All on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Theatrical Version and Extended Cut
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Theatrical Version and Extended Cut
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 2D and 3D Versions
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2D and 3D Versions
Blu-ray Special Features for Hours of Entertainment – Includes all previously released Special Features
- Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection Bonus Disc: Nearly 4 hours of features including:
- All New! “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 with seamlessly mimicking the actors they represented and share their favorite moments.
- All New! “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.
- All New! “When Harry Left Hogwarts” (Extended Version) – Hear candid and emotional stories about the final days on set in this extended behind-the-scenes look.
- All New! “50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments” (Definitive Version) – Take a look back with cast members who share their on and off-screen memories.
- All New! “Secrets Revealed! Quidditch” – At last, the secrets behind the special effects required for the breathtaking Quidditch scenes are revealed!
- All New! “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 and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Bonus Disc: Over 2 hours of features including:
- All New! “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part. 7: Story”
- Plus all previously released special features!0
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Bonus Disc: Over 4 hours of features including:
- All New! “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part. 8: Growing Up”
- All New! “A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe: Extended Version” – with 15 minutes of new footage
- “Hogwarts’ Last Stand” (Extended Version)
- Plus all previously released special features!
· Exclusive Premiums
- Memorabilia designed exclusively for the collection by the graphic designers from the films
- Label Collection – A collection of prop labels created by the production for potions, wizarding products and more
- Harry Potter Catalogue of Artefacts – 48-page rigid book featuring the favorite props of the film’s graphic designers
- Blueprint poster of Hogwarts castle – Detailed blueprint of Hogwarts castle is 22” x 26”
- Concept Art Prints – High quality color concept art prints from the films are perfect for framing
- Map of Hogwarts and the areas surrounding it – Full color 24” x 36” map of Hogwarts printed on fabric
- Stuart Craig Sketch Prints — Series of 5” x 7” black and white concept sketches from Harry Potter production designer, Stuart Craig
- Horcrux Locket – Wearable, high-quality prop replica created by Noble Collection
- Certificate of Authenticity – A uniquely numbered 8” x 10” certificate inspired by a Hogwarts Express ticket
Additionally, a video has been released featuring Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, Warwick Davis and Evanna Lynch exploring the boxset for the first time and giving fans a look at what’s inside.
Which special features do you think sound the best?
We’ve got some big wins on our hands from the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday!
Harry Potter snagged the Golden Popcorn for Best Hero and Best Cast! Unfortunately, only Emma Watson was on hand for the event, but she looked stunning!
CLICK HERE to see Emma accepting the award for Best Cast!
There are some seriously talented Harry Potter fans out there, including meeshell384! She created this stunning fan video centering around The Final Battle set to “Shake it Out” by Florence and the Machine:
Breaks your heart, doesn’t it?
Thanks to Melissa for sending this in!
Harry Potter has been nominated for 6 awards at the MTV Movie Awards taking place on Sunday, June 3rd at 9 p.m. EST. The final chapter of Harry Potter will be up against the latest ‘Twilight’ movie and ‘The Hunger Games’. More info is available here.
You can vote for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 here.
Show your support!
May 2, 1998 – The Battle of Hogwarts took place and Voldemort was defeated.
Tell us what your favorite moments were in the Deathly Hallows book/movie in the comments below.