Harry Potter and the Wizards Collection: 31 Discs plus Treasures from the Vaults of Gringotts!
Are you fan enough to spring for a $500 set this fall?
How much Potter does one muggle need?
On September 7, Warner Home Video will release "Harry Potter Wizard's Collection," a 31-disc collection that includes three editions of each film – on Blu-ray, DVD, and Ultraviolet – plus both 2D and 3D versions of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" and "Part 2," and that doesn't even touch on the supplements and goodie bag of memorabilia.
Along with the extras from the previous special edition releases -- commentaries, featurettes, interviews and such -- there are bonus discs for both parts of "Deathly Hallows" featuring the final installments of "Creating the World of Harry Potter" and bonus disc with four hours of featurettes exclusive to this box set.
But wait, that's not all! If you order now, you get the movies and the bonus discs in limited-edition giftbox packaging, plus eight movie memorabilia items straight from the vaults of Gringotts! (Okay, I made that Gringotts bit up, but the rest is true.)
This includes prints and posters and maps, a 48-page Catalogue of Artefacts, a collection of prop labels for magical items, a Horcrux locket (a replica, of course; Voldemart's soul not included), and a certificate of authenticity inspired by a Hogwarts Express ticket.
The price tag for this collection? $499.98 suggested retail price. Cheaper than a year's tuition at Hogwarts, but still quite an investment.
Read the complete press release after the jump. Just click on "More" below.
Warner Home Video Announces Exclusive Special Features and Collectibles Available in the Ultimate Harry Potter Box Set
HARRY POTTER WIZARD’S COLLECTION
Largest Ever Collector’s Set for Harry Potter Fans
31-Disc Collection Features 5 Hours of Never-Before-Seen Exclusive Material Plus All Previously Released Content
Includes All Eight Movies in Blu-ray™, DVD and UltraVioletÔ in an Elaborate Limited-Edition Giftbox Packaging with Eight Exclusive Movie Memorabilia Items That Can’t be Found Anywhere Else
Available September 7 from Warner Home Video
Burbank, Calif., July 31, 2012 – Just in time for Harry Potter’s birthday, Warner Home Video announces today the exclusive features that can only be found in the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection. 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.
Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection will be available for $499.99 SRP.
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
o 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
o 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
o 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!
o 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
ULTRAVIOLET™ DIGITAL COPY
Warner Bros. is taking Digital Copy to a whole new level. The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection UltraViolet Digital Copy includes a Standard Definition Digital Copy of all 8 Harry Potter main feature films. Special features not included. Limited Time Offer. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details.