Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince Ultimate Editions to be released in June


harry potter dumbledore ImageOver the past year or so Warner Bros. has been releasing Ultimate Editions of the previous Harry Potter movies which contain behind the scenes extras and footage not included on the original releases.

Now it’s time for the release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Ultimate Editions, which may be in June.

According to Home Media Magazine each ultimate edition has a new hour of the “Creating the World of Harry Potter” documentary series, which will total to eight hours when completed. Additionally the sets include a digital copy of the film, more than four hours of special features and such collectibles as a 44-page photo book, limited edition character cards and a lenticular card.

Check out the Blu-ray features below:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ultimate Edition Includes:

* Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 5: Evolution
* Deeper. Bolder. Darker. As the eight Harry Potter films trace Harry’s journey from innocent schoolboy to selfless hero, the series undergoes a transformation.Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 5: Evolution – packed with exclusive content only available here – takes you along for every exciting step of the 10-year filmmaking odyssey. Join the four directors, key members of the crew and cast, including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, as they explore how the creative vision for the films evolved to maintain the integrity and increasing intensity of J.K. Rowling’s expansive literary series. From the ever-changing architecture of Hogwarts Castle and expanding landscape of the wizarding world, to the darkening color palette of each successive film, to the young actors maturing along with their characters, it is a wondrous and spectacular adventure to experience.

Disc 1 – Movie with In-Movie Experience! Explore the People, Places, Creatures and the Moviemaking Magic Behind Them, All As You Watch the Movie

Disc 2 – Special Features

* Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 5: Evolution
* Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Behind the Magic
* Building the Magic: The Sets of Harry Potter
* Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Fulfilling a Prophecy
* Additional Scenes in Hi-Def
* Trailing Tonks: Natalia Tena (aka Nymphadora Tonks) Leads a Very Personal Film Set Tour
* Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing: Director David Yates and Editor Mark Day Show What a Difference a Good Edit Makes
* Theatrical Trailers

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Ultimate Edition Includes:

* Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 6: Magical Effects
* In Harry Potter’s world, portraits come to life, potions transform, time reverses, Quidditch players soar, dragons attack and magic is everywhere. Explore the moviemaking magic that created the wizardry and wonder of the Harry Potter film series. Now, fascinating new insights, interviews and watch-it-happen footage let you experience the triumphs of technical wizards who conjured up an awe-inspiring alternate reality. Share the fun as Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson negotiate the moving stairs. Marvel as an oversized water tank transforms into the depths of the black lake for the Triwizard Tournament. Discover which amazing sequence was filmed entirely using computer-generated imagery. Watch as blue- and green-screen backgrounds transform into towering structures and endless landscapes. You don’t know the magic until you’ve seen Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 6: Magical
Effects.

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Ultimate Edition on Blu-ray Disc will contain the following special features:

Disc 1 – Movie

* Featuring Maximum Movie Mode. Daniel Radcliffe leads a unique, personal exploration of the movie while you watch!
* Picture-in-Picture
* Focus Featurettes
* Scene Comparisons

Disc 2 – Special Features

* Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 6: Magical Effects
* Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Behind the Magic
* Additional Scenes in Hi-Def
* J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life: A Personal Look at the Journey in Creating and Launching the Final Book
* Close Up with the Cast of Harry Potter: Cast Members Are Your Personal Guides to Aspects of Moviemaking That Include Editing, Makeup, Stunt, Set Design, Props, Costumes and More!
* The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Get a Sneak Peak at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort
* What’s on Your Mind?: Lightning-Round Q&A with Cast/Crew
* One-Minute Drills: Cast Members Sum Up Their Characters
* Gallery of Five Distinctive Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ABC Family Promo Spots
* Theatrical Trailers

This June 14th release will likely capitalize on the release of the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which hits a month later on July 15th.

  • Anonymous

    will this fix the gaping holes in the Half blood Prince story telling?