After ceasing distribution of Harry Potter DVDs in December last year, Warner Brothers have been busy planning the most epic of all DVD collections as a consolation prize. The new 31-disc box-set is due out in just under a month and is big enough to crush a small child….check out all the goodies below:
Harry Potter may have celebrated his 32nd birthday this year (according to the birth date given by JK Rowling), but he’s anything but old!
Despite every second person on the planet already owning Harry’s saga on DVD (in fact DVDs are so common you can score them online for $3.00 secondhand) Warner Bros. knows there’s mileage to rape our wallets a little longer. You want proof? Well the latest Harry Potter Ultimate DVD Box-set edition, to be released September 7th, carries a price tag of around $499!
Seems a little steep you say? Sure, it’ll make a considerable dent in your Christmas money but look at all the extra goodies you get!
This is what Warner Bros. had to say about the collection (or, if that amount of text scares you, scroll down to find a list of all the included special features):
The most successful film franchise in history will be available September 7 in a limited-edition collectible box set. The most comprehensive Harry Potter movie collection yet, the set will include all eight films, exclusive never-before-seen content and must-have memorabilia for the most devoted Harry Potter fan.
The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection is a limited edition set containing over 37 hours of special features, including all previously released special features for all eight Harry Potter films. Also included are nearly five hours of exciting, never-before-seen bonus features that offer fans an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Harry Potter franchise. Wizards and witches everywhere will enjoy the all-new documentaries like “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 7: Story,” in which J.K. Rowling sits down with the series’ screenwriter Steve Kloves and discusses the process of translating the books to the big screen.
“Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 8: Growing Up” incorporates new and vintage interviews with the cast to understand what it was like growing up on the set of the world-famous films, and ends with Daniel Radcliffe’s emotionally charged farewell speech to the cast and crew.
Eight pieces of movie memorabilia, designed exclusively for the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection by the graphic designers from the films, give fans a unique chance to bring the artistic details of the world of Harry Potter into their own home. High-quality concept art prints and a colorful fabric map of Hogwarts and the areas surrounding it are perfect for framing. The hard-bound “Harry Potter Catalogue of Artefacts” and the artistic “Label Collection” offer fans a broad look at the intricate details of each film prop. Also included are a blueprint poster of Hogwarts castle, sketch prints from the production designer, a Horcrux locket prop replica and a certificate of authenticity.
In addition to the theatrical release of all eight films, 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 12-3/4” x 10-9/16” x 11-1/4” and weighing 19 lbs, the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection is the largest collection ever released by Warner Bros.
The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection Set Includes:
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!
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!
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
The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection arrives on shelves September 7, 2012. BUT you can pre-order now if you’re keen….