April 15 for Latest 'Potter'1 Feb, 2011 By: Chris Tribbey
Warner Home Video has chosen April 15 for the DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1, less than three months before the final film in the long-running franchise hits theaters.
The Blu-ray combo pack ($35.99) will include high-def, standard-def and digital versions of the film. The single-disc, widescreen DVD offering has a list price of $28.98.
The film also will be available day and date with disc for VOD rentals through cable and satellite providers and on some gaming consoles, and as a download-to-own through digital movie retailers.
Redbox and Netflix will get the film on May 10.
Those who purchase the film via iTunes will have access to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film’s soundtrack, eight deleted scenes and an interview with cast members Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Oliver Phelps and James Phelps. VOD customers who opt for high-def will have access to the soundtrack bonus, as well as a “Running Competition” video that looks at new cast members on the set.
Bonuses in the Blu-ray combo pack include a sneak peek of the final film, an interactive Maximum Movie Mode, several lengthy featurettes, additional scenes, a soundtrack feature and more.
Also April 15 Warner will release Harry Potter Years 1-7 Part 1 gift sets on both Blu-ray ($134.99) and DVD ($78.92).
To promote the releases, starting Feb. 1 fans of the franchise can visit QuestfortheHallows.com for exclusive content and to enter a sweepstakes.