Warner Releasing New 'Harry Potter' Boxed Set25 Mar, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Warner Home Video April 29 is releasing a new Harry Potter packaged-media boxed set, this one featuring Digital HD Ultraviolet access and priced 50% less than the sold-out 2012 Wizard’s Collection. The set has been available as an Amazon exclusive since February.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection ($249.99 SRP) includes 31 discs featuring all eight Harry Potter films, plus more than 45 hours of previously-released bonus material, including the eight-part documentary series “Creating the World of Harry Potter.” The Hogwarts Collection also includes extended cuts of the first two films.
The Hogwarts Collection also offers more than 45 hours of previously released bonus material from the individual movies and a special Blu-ray bonus disc with more than three hours of material, including “The Harry Potters You Never Met,” which showcases the stunt doubles for Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.
“Designing the World of Harry Potter” explores 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) includes candid stories about the final days on set.
“50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments” (definitive version) takes a look back with cast members who share their on and off-screen memories; “Secrets Revealed! Quidditch” chronicles the secrets behind the special effects required for the Quidditch scenes; “Secrets Revealed! Hagrid” include the camera tricks, towering stand-in and voluminous body suits behind the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.
"Potter" ranks as Warner’s most successful film franchise ever, with the final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, ranked No. 4 all-time at the global box office with more than $1.3 billion in ticket sales.