Warner Slates Final ‘Potter’ Movie19 Sep, 2011 By: Chris Tribbey
Warner Home Video has chosen a Friday, Nov. 11 street date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, the final installment in the highest-grossing franchise of all time.
Warner will offer a Blu-ray Disc combo pack ($35.99), DVD ($28.98) and digital download versions, and also will offer consumers an UltraViolet digital copy version of the film.
Warner Nov. 11 also will offer Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection on Blu-ray ($139.99) and DVD ($98.92), though fans will have a limited time to pick up that or any of the ‘Potter’ films: on Dec. 29 the studio will cease new DVD and Blu-ray shipments of the franchise, locking it in the vault.
From Nov. 11 through Nov. 13, the studio will mark the releases with a celebration at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. Cast and crew from the series, including James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Warwick Davis (Prof. Flitwick, Griphook), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), David Bradley (Argus Filch), Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) and more are expected to attend the three-day event.
Bonuses included with the Blu-ray combo pack include a maximum movie mode hosted by actor Matthew Long (Neville Longbottom) and other cast members; a conversation with series author JK Rowling and actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter); featurettes covering “The Goblins of Gringotts” and “The Women of Harry Potter”; deleted scenes and a tour of the ‘Potter’ studio in London. PlayStation 3 owners will also find a demo of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7.