Ultimate HARRY POTTER Wizards Collection Announced; 31 Discs and Over 5 Hours of Never-Before-Seen Footage!

     March 1, 2012


Many of you know that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is preparing to write a new novel aimed at adults, but what’s a Potter fan to do in the meantime? Well, now that all eight films have been released, you can pre-order the ultimate movie set dubbed, Harry Potter Wizards Collection on Blu-ray / DVD Combo with UltraViolet Digital Copy. Details have yet to be confirmed and there is not currently a street date , but the pre-order price is set at about $350 (“marked down” from $500). It’s a limited and numbered edition of 31 discs with over 5 hours of never-before-seen footage. The special collectibles include a map of Hogwarts and concept art, while some of the features appear to have extended editions. Hit the jump to check out the collection.

The $350 price tag will be a lot easier to swallow once Warner Bros. releases some details about the “Wizards Collection.” So far, Amazon-Canada has this listed under additional description:

Contains 31 discs, inclusive of all content ever previously released, in addition to over 5 hours of never before seen special features, in a limited and numbered edition.

18 Movie Discs
  • 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
13 Special Feature Discs

Includes multiple specially-produced, collectable memorabilia items, including concept art, a Map of Hogwarts and much more! Check back for further details coming in 2012

31 discs? That pans out to eleven bucks and change per disc, which is much more tolerable. Still, the price may be a bit too high for some people. Considering producer David Heyman mentioned the Blu-ray set to Steve when he visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter late last year, it comes as no surprise that these films have gone up for pre-order, especially since the studio pulled all the previous movie editions from the shelves. But with the Pottermore website stalled and no new films coming out, Warner has to find some way to keep generating income from one of history’s most successful franchises. While we wait for details on the new ultimate collector’s edition (at least until the next more-ultimate edition rolls out) you can read our review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Blu-ray here. Check out some images from the Harry Potter Wizards Collection on Blu-ray below. You can also watch a nifty animation of the collector’s box magically opening to reveal its hidden compartments (courtesy of SnitchSeeker). Also, click on over to Amazon to pre-order it, of course!






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  • Ryan

    Bought the simple version of the 8 film collection on Blu-ray from Amazon UK. Cost me $47 USA counting shipping to this country. No extended cuts but oh well. Aside from re-watching the epilogue of DH2 and the ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ beginning (cause I’m happy to have the true UK version), i haven’t even watched them yet.

    Don’t see myself ever getting this. Sorry WB.

    • MikeHutnan

      True UK version? I am curious to know what this would be.

      Not enough unseen-special feature to convince me, though I am sure more will be announced.

      • sweetlows

        i think he means the fact that they say Philosopher’s Stone and not Sorcerer’s Stone which they changed for the US version.

      • Ryan

        That is indeed what I meant. The title and dialogue in the original UK version discus “The Philosopher’s Stone”. In America, the book got published as Sorcerer because they figured kids either wouldn’t know what a philosopher is, or at least would find Sorcerer more magical and scary, like Jafar. Therefore, they had to film alternate dialogue and create an American version of the film as well.

    • cloxlider

      Get a life, Ryan.

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  • Jay

    350.00$$………Child please.

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  • Michael

    The first one was the first DVD I ever owned; it’s also somehow the only one of them that I own. If this is the proper, definitive, everything ever version, then I think I’ll spend the money, but I’m waiting to see the full specs first.

  • Michael Horne

    One of these days, fans of a movie series will decide that they won’t buy anything until the full, special edition, collectors version, with-crappy-gifts sub-version comes out. Having said that, LOVE the box.

    5 hours of never before seen footage? Which is?

  • John van Gaal

    Having bought 1-5 on DVD (SE) and 1-8 on blu-ray when does the hurting stop?? (my wallet speaking)
    It is a gorgeous box off course but not for 350USD.
    I think max. 10USD a disc is a nice price…

  • Rave 6

    Shit man, I have the all films on blu-ray, and the films they’re releasing for that expanded set are the same ones. I don’t have the extended cuts for the first two, but who cares; the extra footage is not that great. If you seen the deleted scene on those two aformentioned discs, then you know what is going to be on the extended cuts. Do I need all that supplementary material? Maybe, but right now, I just don’t care. This is one series, where the films count, and nothing else really matters.

  • Tarek

    350$ ? I’m not Paris Hilton.

    I bought the Years 1-5 Limited Edition Gift Set for 30$ in a pawnshop. and the last one ( DH2) for 13$ during the boxing day.

    Not interested by HBP (piece of dung) and DH1, unless they will sell them for 5$ each.

  • John

    I have all of the Ultimate Editions on Blu-ray except for year 7. That is the only thing that I’m waiting for. But I haven’t heard when that is coming out. Has anyone heard when that is coming out?

  • JWarren

    If there isn’t an extended version of EVERY film in this set, then I have absolutely ZERO interest in spending $350 on it.

    WB, take a cue from Fox’s Alien Anthology set, bring back the directors, and make extended cuts for all!

    There’s certainly room for them on THIRTY ONE discs…

    • Tarek

      Especially when the half of 31 discs are DVDs.

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  • Hrothgar

    Having never bought a single HP dvd because (like a rational person) I knew THIS WOULD HAPPEN, I’m quite looking forward to owning this. Although the price may have to come down a bit.

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  • shawn

    even though death hallows was split into two movies it certainly felt rushed…especially the climax…compare it to the climax of return of the king…they should get the directors and and do extended cuts of all movies like LOTR…this boxset looks like a waste of money…

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  • Christopher

    I agree 100% with the comment above about not buying this set because it doesn’t have the Extended Version of EVERY film included. Man, I was SO angry when I read that we weren’t getting the Extended Version DVDs in the third and fourth Ultimate Edition box sets! I had this crazy, stupid idea that when the initial Harry Potter Ultimate Edition DVD trailer announced that “Each film includes a never-before-seen extended version”, they meant ALL 8 FILMS!!!!!!! (Does anyone at Warner Bros. even know that that’s false advertising and bad business???)

    I believe Alfonso Cuaron is most likely the one fans should blame for this setback. He caused problems for the series the first go-round, so he gets to do it again. I’m sure he was too proud of the version he released in theaters to go back and make the corrections needed to reinsert those five scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. YES. Even the Knight Bus scene that was never fully completed. Duh! “But that’s not professional filmmaking” you may say. “WHO CARES?” I reply. It’s all we’ve got, SOME of the shots are complete, and it makes for a smoother transition! “But what about the abandoned Sirius-with-a-knife subplot yada, yada, yada?” you ask?. “WATCH THE SCENE AGAIN!” I reply! It still fits! Sirius entered the Gryffindor dormitory while Harry crossed paths with Severus Snape in the Dungeon, looking at the Marauder’s Map! That line Harry says about “He was right there. He was close enough to touch. I could have killed him…” simply means that he can’t believe that after he left the dormitory, Sirius showed up while he was gone. Had he stayed put, Harry would have seen him. Why don’t people have this straightened out??? GRRR!!!!

    And don’t even get me started on The Dursleys Departing scenes that were left out in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. That HAS to be in the movie because it completes the character arcs for the Dursleys, ESPECIALLY Aunt Petunia! And the abscense of music in the background during those scenes make a perfect ‘calm before the storm’ opening for the two-part finale, which all builds up to The Prince’s Tale scene in the climax of the series.

    The Harry Potter movies are too well-loved, and have been out for too long for the company to mess around with us like this. It’s crooked and it’s wrong. I want to see EVERY scene of EVERY movie from beginning to end!

    No Extended Edition = No Sale. Got that, WB?