I’ve been holding out on buying any of the Harry Potter films on Blu-ray in the hopes that a big, ultimate box set would be released at some point down the road. Sure enough, early this month a ridiculously intricate Harry Potter Wizards Collection went up on Amazing of course!. Details were scarce at the time beyond the fact that all the films would be included on 31 discs, with over five hours of never-before-seen footage thrown in as well. Today Warner Bros. announced that the Harry Potter Wizards Collection will be available in stores and online on September 7th, and revealed more details about the set. Hit the jump for much more including a trailer for the box set.
The limited and numbered set contains each film on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy, as well as all the special features included on the previous home video releases. Warner Bros. is remaining coy on those five hours of never-before-seen bonus features, but they did reveal that the final two “Creating the World of Harry Potter” features entitled “Story” and “Growing Up” will be included. Apparently the other new bonus materials will be revealed throughout the summer at HarryPotter.com, leading up to the home video release (the Harry Potter marketing machine does not stop).
Also included is the 19 lbs. gift box, TBA memorabilia, a map of Hogwarts, concept art prints, and more. All of this can be yours for the low, low price of $499.99. Given the sheer amount of material included here, that price sounds about right. Still, I think I’ll probably have to wait for an Amazon lightning deal/winning lottery ticket to purchase the set. Read the full, detailed press release below and keep an eye out for more bonus feature reveals.
Warner Home Video Debuts Monumental Box Set for Devoted Harry Potter Fans
HARRY POTTER WIZARD’S COLLECTION
New Limited and Numbered Collection Is Largest Ever for Warner Bros.
31-Disc Collection Features All Previously Released Content Plus 5 Hours of Never-Before-Seen Exclusive Material Boasts All Eight Movies in Blu-ray™ and DVD. All disc versions feature UltraVioletÔ Digital Copy Presented in Gorgeous Giftbox Packaging with Eight Must-Have Pieces of Collectible Movie Memorabilia That Can’t be Found Anywhere Else
Available September 7 from Warner Home Video
Burbank, Calif., March 22, 2012 – The magical film franchise that enchanted Muggles around the world is now available in a spectacular limited-edition collectible box set. The most comprehensive Harry Potter movie collection yet, the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection, featuring all eight films, exclusive never-before-seen content and must-have memorabilia, will be available on September 7 from Warner Home Video.
This new limited and numbered 31-disc collection contains all eight Harry Potter movies on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy and more than 37 hours of special features including all previously released materials and more than 10 hours of new to disc bonus content, and 5 hours of never-before-seen material. Witches and wizards that think they’ve seen everything will marvel at the all-new special features including the final two “Creating the World of Harry Potter” features titled “Story” and “Growing Up”. Many other, yet to be revealed, exciting features, are also included.
The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection will also allow fans to conjure up every available version of all eight films. In addition to the theatrical release of every film, 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. and contains eight artistic and authentic film memorabilia that are essential for anyone who has ever dreamt of being accepted to Hogwarts. The collectibles are exclusive to the set, and each item along with the rest of the contents of this epic collection will be revealed to anxious fans in an online campaign on www.harrypotter.com beginning today.
Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection will be available for $499.99 SRP. Order due date is July 31.
Films Included in Collection – All on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy
· 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
Special Features for Hours of Entertainment
· Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection Bonus Disc
o Nearly 4 hours of features including:
All New! “The Harry Potters You Never Met” – Watch how thrilling stunts from the films were performed, and learn about the tricks behind the major stunts in the series.
Additional features to be revealed on www.harrypotter.com.
· 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, Pt. 7: Story”
And many more to be revealed on www.harrypotter.com.
· 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, Pt. 8: Growing Up”
All New! Extended “A Conversation with JK Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe” – with 15 minutes of new footage
And many more to be revealed on www.harrypotter.com.
· Exclusive Premiums
o Exclusive memorabilia including a Map of Hogwarts, concept art prints, catalogs of props and posters, all designed by the graphic designers from the films will be revealed in detail on www.harrypotter.com.
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.
Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection
Street Date: September 7, 2012
Order Due Date: July 31, 2012
Catalog # 1000298430
Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.
About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.