Warner Bros. officially announced the release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as December 8, 2009. Available in Blu-ray and DVD, the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the Maximum Movie Mode (hosted by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint), along with a standard disc and digital copy of the film. A two-disc special edition of the film will also be available on DVD, including a digital copy to watch from your computer or portable media player.
Amazon.com pre-orders start October 13, 2009.
The sixth installment of the Harry Potter series begins right where The Order of the Phoenix left off. The wizarding world is rocked by the news that “He Who Must Not Be Named” has truly returned, and the audience finally knows that Harry is “the Chosen One”–the only wizard who can defeat Lord Voldemort in the end. Dark forces loom around every corner, and now regularly attempt to penetrate the protected walls of Hogwarts School. This is no longer the fun and fascinating world of magic from the first few books—it’s dark, dangerous, and scary. — From Amazon.com
Harry Potter to the Extreme
New Ultimate Editions of Harry Potter Year 1 and Year 2 are also scheduled for release December 8, 2009, and are currently available for pre-order on both Blu-ray and DVD. Ultimate Editions for Years 3 through 7 to follow.
Each Ultimate Edition includes new 1 hr feature from Creating the World of Harry Potter (an 8- hr documentary that reveals the filmmaking magic behind all 7 years), theatrical and extended versions of the film, over two hours of special features, plus magical collectibles.
Available from the WBShop.com. Retail price $39.95 (Blu-ray) / $32.95 (DVD)