Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (R1) in December - Updated
Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on 11th December 2007. Lord Voldemort has returned, but few want to believe it. In fact, the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth - including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts. When Professor Umbridge refuses to train her students in practical defensive magic, a select group of students decides to learn on their own. With Harry Potter as their leader, these students (who call themselves "Dumbledore's Army") meet secretly in a hidden room at Hogwarts to hone their wizarding skills in preparation for battle with the Dark Lord and his Death Eaters. .
The film version of the fifth novel in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series arrives on DVD in separate Widescreen and Full Screen single-disc editions ($28.98 SRP each) and in a Widescreen 2-Disc Special Edition ($34.99 SRP).
Presented with English, French and Spanish audio (DD5.1 Surround) and subtitle options, extras on the 2-Disc Special Edition include:
- Additional Scenes: 17 minutes of never-before-seen footage.
- Trailing Tonks - Spend a day with Actress Nat Tena and receive a very personal and often wacky tour of the Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix stages.
- Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing - Director David Yates and Editor Mark Day show what a difference a good edit makes to allow the viewers to edit a scene.
- A&E Documentary: The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter - Viewers take a thrilling look back at the past Harry Potter films in search of clues to the mysteries of the upcoming Harry Potter saga.
- DVD ROM Content - This will include a timeline, a link to sneaks of HP6, along with other materials.
Also set for release the same day is the Harry Potter Limited Edition Giftset, a 12-disc set which includes the two-disc editions of all five Harry Potters films, a new Hogwarts Challenge interactive game with 14 adventure games based on the first three films, and a second bonus disc which includes more than 3 hours of all-new to DVD extra content from all five films. Also included with the limited edition giftset are collectible premiums -- the Harry Potter Bookmark Collection, with five unique souvenir metal bookmarks, and 4 different packs of Harry Potter trading cards, from each of the first 4 films. Retail on the set is $119.97 SRP.
Extras found on the Giftset’s exclusive bonus disc follow…
- 2001 International TV Special: A Glimpse Into the World of Harry Potter
- 2002 HBO First Look Special: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets Revealed
- 2004 HBO First Look Special: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban: Something Wicked This Way Comes
- 2004 ABC Special: The Making of Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
- Interview with Alfonso Cuaron (in Spanish, subtitled)
- 2005 ITV/Granada Special: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire: Behind the Magic
- 2005 ITV/Granada Special: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire: Some Animal Magic
- 2005 HBO First Look Special: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire: Dark Matters, New Masters
- 2007 International TV Special: Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix: The Rebellion Begins
- 2007 HBO First Look Special: Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix: Fulfilling a Prophecy
And finally films 1-3 will also be re-released individually at a new low price ($14.97 SRP each) complete with a set of four trading cards specific to each film. Film number 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will also be available with trading cards but the low price of $14.97 SRP is valid only for 60 days, after which it well sell for $19.97 SRP.
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