'Harry Potter: Ultimate Editions' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 11:30 AM PDT by

Warner Brothers is preparing a double dip for all of the Harry Potter films starting in December.

First up on the slate will be 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Ultimate Edition' and 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Ultimate Edition' available on December 8.

Each of the Ultimate Editions will include a new one-hour featurette that highlights a unique aspect of the filmmaking process and will be combined to make the complete 8-hour documentary, Creating the World of Harry Potter. Ultimate Editions include five hours of special features (one hour of which is the new featurette); theatrical and extended versions of the film; 48-page collectible photo book and other magical collectibles.

'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Ultimate Edition' will have Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins, in which viewers get an inside, in-depth look at the planning, creativity, personalities and other elements that went into the initial creation of Harry’s screen world.

Both the theatrical and extended (with 7 minutes of additional footage) versions of the film will be included.


'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Ultimate Edition' contains Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters. Here fans get a first-hand look at the unique strengths of each of the films’ directors and what they brought to the principal characters in the Harry Potter film series. In addition, it will include clips of never-before-seen screen tests of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, giving fans a chance to see how the characters have been transformed over the past decade.

Both the theatrical and extended (with 13 minutes of additional footage) versions of the film will be included.


The Blu-ray editions include all the DVD contents (including loads of featurette, deleted scenes, galleries, trailers, and more) PLUS the In-Movie Experience with director Chris Columbus - an interactive viewer experience where the entire film is examined with Picture in Picture, Storyboard Comparisons, Still Galleries, as well as BD live with access to worldwide events, special guest participants, community features and more.

Suggested list price for each of the Blu-rays has been set at $49.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Ultimate Edition' and 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Ultimate Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under December 8.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray)
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