With the Harry Potter films now officially over fans still have a few things to keep Potter in their lives. J.K Rowling is launching Pottermore, an online experience to read, interact with and share the Harry Potter stories, and Universal Orlando will be hosting “A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films” at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.
The plan is to hold the event when Warner Bros. release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 on DVD and Blu-ray, which they mention will be in November.
No other details of the DVD/Blu-ray release have been unveiled yet (it’s only just been released on the big screen) but it will probably contain behind the scenes features looking at the score, legacy of the films, interviews with the cast, and final day of shooting etc. Director David Yates also said there will be plenty of deleted scenes.
We’ve got a whole bunch of DVD [deleted] scenes that we took out of the movie. We never, ever say oh it’s going to be three hours, of three and a half hours, or 90 minutes. It’s whatever feels right when watch the film alone in the dark. Ultimately that’s what determines the length of the film. And this film felt the right weight, and the right shape and the right rhythm, at two hours. But we saved all the bits that we cut out, and we’re going to put that on the DVD extras.
There’s a version of Aberforth and Harry — a longer version of it that we got. There’s an extended scene on the beach with Ron disguised (before he gets to the bank, there’s a lovely little interchange with him and Bellatrix Lestrange.) There are a number of things that we have for the DVD.
There’s also a chance they could include an extended version of the epilogue, as well as the epilogue they shot originally but had to re-shoot because the make-up wasn’t right.
The cast have also spoken about scenes they shot but weren’t included in the film, such as Hagrid fighting Death Eaters, Flitwick duelling Nagini, an extended battle scene in the Great Hall, an extended ‘victory’ speech by Voldemort, and Neville and Seamus working together to destroy the bridge. There will no doubt be more, so hopefully they include them all with this being the last film.