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Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

Old 09-14-09, 10:42 PM
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Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

Full details to follow any day now...but for now:

$302 MILLION BOX OFFICE

3-Disc Combo Pack!
* Blu-ray + special features
* Standard DVD
* Digital copy of the theatrical release

Blu-ray Exclusive:
Warner Bros. Maximum Movie Mode: The picture-in-picture inside scoop about the film, hosted by the cast while you watch the movie

BD Live Exclusive features via BD Live
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Old 09-14-09, 10:48 PM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

Digital copies are still worthless to me, but including the SD-DVD is nice. That said, I don't see why they don't create special discs for the Blus that are SD-DVDs that both contain the movie and no bonus features and the digital copy. There should be enough room on the disc, shouldn't there?
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Old 09-15-09, 07:44 AM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

Originally Posted by Mao View Post
Full details to follow any day now...but for now:

$302 MILLION BOX OFFICE

3-Disc Combo Pack!
* Blu-ray + special features
* Standard DVD
* Digital copy of the theatrical release
Blu-ray Exclusive:
Warner Bros. Maximum Movie Mode: The picture-in-picture inside scoop about the film, hosted by the cast while you watch the movie

BD Live Exclusive features via BD Live
Does this mean HBP is getting a extended version?
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Old 09-15-09, 08:17 AM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

My original plan was to pick up the remainder of the films on DVD when the price dropped and then pick up the big Blu-ray set when all 8 movies are finished.

This release kind of throws a wrench in those plans... but not in a bad way.
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Old 09-15-09, 10:00 AM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

I guess since the special features are only on the blu-ray this is another dvd I won't be buying. Good job Warner Bros.
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Old 09-15-09, 10:40 AM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

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I guess since the special features are only on the blu-ray this is another dvd I won't be buying. Good job Warner Bros.
Who says the DVD will have no extras? The standerd DVD mentioned in the first post comes with the BD{it's a "Combo Pack" after all}. That doesn't mean the DVD won't have anything{not to mention the HP DVDs never had any noteworthy extras anyway}.
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Old 09-15-09, 10:48 AM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

Wait... I don't know if I'm getting this right.

There isn't going to be a DVD version and a Blu-ray version? Just a single release that contains both a DVD, Blu-ray and digital copy?
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Old 09-15-09, 11:45 AM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

That would be cool, I wouldnt mind owning that.. prolly gonna cost an arm and a leg though
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Old 09-15-09, 01:08 PM
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Wait... I don't know if I'm getting this right.

There isn't going to be a DVD version and a Blu-ray version? Just a single release that contains both a DVD, Blu-ray and digital copy?
There WILL be a DVD edition you can buy seperetly{I'm sure WB will do the Single Disc/Two Disc SE they did with OOTP}, just the Blu-Ray will be a combo pack.
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

Originally Posted by Mao View Post
Full details to follow any day now...but for now:

$302 MILLION BOX OFFICE

3-Disc Combo Pack!
* Blu-ray + special features
* Standard DVD
* Digital copy of the theatrical release

Blu-ray Exclusive:
Warner Bros. Maximum Movie Mode: The picture-in-picture inside scoop about the film, hosted by the cast while you watch the movie

BD Live Exclusive features via BD Live
Source?

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Old 09-15-09, 02:05 PM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

Mao needs no source. He is the source.
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^ word.
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

also confirmed,
a TWEC Stores' Exclusive SteelBook™ (not sure if 2 or 3-disc though)
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Old 09-15-09, 02:28 PM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

question: 'Wizard Wheezes' a musical cue that is stated on the back of the CD as being not in the final cut of the film, is that a scene actually deleted or just an unused audio cue? As Jedi Master 33 asked - I'm also curious to know if this is an expanded version of the film, or is that being withheld until a future 'Ultimate Edition' is/will be released?
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Old 09-15-09, 03:26 PM
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Maximum movie mode with the cast could be cool. Don't really care for the digital copy though.
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

Originally Posted by Jedi Master 33 View Post
Who says the DVD will have no extras?
The standard DVD extras (or lack thereof) for Orphan and Terminator: Salvation.
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Old 09-15-09, 10:23 PM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

This is how blurays should work, I'm pissed about the Terminator thing, but if that bluray included a DVD version I would be fine. All blurays should include a DVD, Disney must have been selling a ton of Blu's recently, because now Warner is doing the same thing
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Old 09-15-09, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by acdcrocks1980 View Post
This is how blurays should work, I'm pissed about the Terminator thing, but if that bluray included a DVD version I would be fine. All blurays should include a DVD, Disney must have been selling a ton of Blu's recently, because now Warner is doing the same thing
I personally think this will only happen with movies that appeal to the kids the same (if not more) than to collectors/parents. Otherwise "Adventureland" and "The Proposal" should be getting a DVD copy as well because they are both disney titles priced at $44.xx, but alas they are just the film and digital copy.
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Old 09-16-09, 12:19 PM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

Originally Posted by acdcrocks1980 View Post
This is how blurays should work, I'm pissed about the Terminator thing, but if that bluray included a DVD version I would be fine. All blurays should include a DVD, Disney must have been selling a ton of Blu's recently, because now Warner is doing the same thing
Disney upped MSRP to add in a 'bonus' DVD and sometimes a DC. Its typically only for their kid films. Same can be said for most Warner titles as well (kid films).
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Old 09-17-09, 06:12 AM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

just saw the package pics posted on dvdactive:
http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...od-prince.html

in this case they are also releasing a 2disc special edition with slipsleeve, so i guess they still can if they WANT to!
warner probably thought terminator was too much of a stinker to release
an extra special edition
or maybe they figured harry potter is more of a dvd seller!?
i definitely don`t want to get another warner discussion going, i am fine
with the fact that movies like four christmases are only receiving barebone
dvds and must even compliment warner for the fact that their
widescreen/fullscreen releases are now no longer flippers (17 again, observe and report, etc.)!
i am however still upset that they withheld the 3 minutes of the directors cut
for terminator to dvd customers
it worked fine with the friday the 13th extended cut and really wouldn`t have hurt there either.
i am not a harry potter fan, but am glad to see that they are trying to cater
to all customer tastes with this release!
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Old 09-17-09, 07:31 AM
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Well, Terminator did kinda bomb at the box office...
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Old 09-17-09, 10:23 AM
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

I Just wanna say suck it to the people who falsely posted that the DVD release would be barebones. They obviously had no clue what they were talking about!
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Old 09-17-09, 11:30 AM
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Single disc art is fine. The new HP logo seems like the way they're going from now on. But they could've limited to the EE's like SS and COS. Hopefully we'll have a Widescreen Edition bar at the top.

2-Disc kinda sucks. HBP didn't really have a good poster campaign, but they could've done better. Blu-Ray art better be like 1 disc.
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

Originally Posted by Moleman1138 View Post
Single disc art is fine. The new HP logo seems like the way they're going from now on. But they could've limited to the EE's like SS and COS. Hopefully we'll have a Widescreen Edition bar at the top.

2-Disc kinda sucks. HBP didn't really have a good poster campaign, but they could've done better. Blu-Ray art better be like 1 disc.
you might want to look to the 2-disc SteelBook (TWEC stores) if not satisfied with the above, could have some nice art work. right now tbd.
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Re: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince --> Dec. 8th!

Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
I Just wanna say suck it to the people who falsely posted that the DVD release would be barebones. They obviously had no clue what they were talking about!
Incorrect.

Warner may have been on the fence since the previous 5 films were released with Special Features and by not doing it here, could potentially hurt their previous (and future) HP DVD Sales. When you actually have studio contacts you can make comments.

Where are the specs? The 2 disc could just be the movie along with a Digital Copy

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