'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' Ultimate Collector's Edition Arrives June 14th

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' will also be released in a three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray set with hours of new special features.
The definitive inside story continues when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Ultimate Editions arrive on Blu-ray and DVD June 14 from Warner Home Video. Created for fans of the world's #1 film franchise, each Ultimate Edition features a new chapter of "Creating the World of Harry Potter," a unique 8-hour documentary series with never-before-seen footage, intriguing stories and an authoritative insider look behind the films. Each hour-long chapter deepens the relationship Harry Potter fans have with the movies and adds to their understanding of and connection to their favorite characters and more (more details below). Orders are due May 10 (Blu-ray Disc SRP $49.99/DVD SRP DVD $39.92).

Each spellbinding Harry Potter Ultimate Edition is filled with more than four hours of special features and collectibles including a photo book featuring 44 pages of rare photos of the cast and crew, concept sketches and paintings, and behind-the-scenes insight. The Ultimate Editions also feature limited edition character cards, a lenticular card and a bonus digital copy of the film.

The perfect gift for Harry Potter fans of all ages, these Ultimate Editions will give audiences the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Harry Potter leading up to the highly anticipated theatrical release of the final chapter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 on July 15.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince theatrical versions are also available On Demand from cable and satellite providers, and for permanent download and digital rental through online digital retailers.

All New Special Features


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.


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.


About the Films


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"The Harry Potter films just keep getting better and better! Fans will love this latest big screen movie - a terrific retelling of J.K. Rowling's important 5th book in the amazing journey of our favorite teen wizard."
Bill Zwecker, CBS-TV

"Big thrills."
Claudia Puig, USA TODAY

From acclaimed director David Yates (BBC's State of Play, Harry Potter series Years 5-7), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix brings back the ensemble cast including Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series, December Boys), Emma Watson (Harry Potter series, The Tale of Despereaux) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter series, Driving Lessons) as well as two-time Academy Award-winner Maggie Smith (Gosford Park, A Room With A View, Harry Potter series), Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson (An Education, Stranger Than Fiction, Sense and Sensibility, Howards End), Academy Award-nominee Ralph Fiennes (Clash of the Titans, The Hurt Locker, Schindler's List, The English Patient), Alan Rickman (Alice in Wonderland, Love Actually, Harry Potter film series), and Gary Oldman (The Book of Eli, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Harry Potter series). Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix also introduces Academy Award-nominees Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech, Alice in Wonderland, Terminator Salvation, Harry Potter series) and Imelda Staunton (Alice in Wonderland, Vera Drake, Freedom Writers, Harry Potter series).

Synopsis


In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts only to discover that much of the wizarding community has been led to believe that the story of the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort is a lie, putting Harry's integrity in question. Worse, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, has appointed a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, the duplicitous Professor Dolores Umbridge. But Professor Umbridge's "Ministry-approved" course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the Dark Forces threatening them, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry is convinced to take matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves "Dumbledore's Army," Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

Blu-ray and DVD Contents


The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ultimate Edition on Blu-ray Disc will contain the following special features:

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


The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ultimate Edition on DVD will contain the following special features:

Disc 1 - Movie

Disc 2 - Special Features
  • Additional Scenes
  • 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


Disc 3 - Special Features


Collectibles in both the Blu-ray and DVD Ultimate Editions include:

  • 44-Page Photo Book
  • Lenticular Card
  • Limited Edition Character Cards
  • #9 Luna Lovegood
  • #10 Dolores Umbridge
  • Bonus Digital Copy of the Theatrical Movie


Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"A triumph of visual wonder and emotional storytelling"

Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

"witty, spectacular and...spellbinding"

Claudia Puig, USA TODAY

From acclaimed director David Yates (BBC's State of Play, Harry Potter series Years 5-7), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince brings back the ensemble cast including Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series, December Boys), Emma Watson (Harry Potter series, The Tale of Despereaux) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter series, Driving Lessons) as well as two-time Academy Award-winner Maggie Smith (Gosford Park, A Room With A View, Harry Potter series), Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson (An Education, Stranger Than Fiction, Sense and Sensibility, Howards End), Academy Award-nominee Ralph Fiennes (Clash of the Titans, The Hurt Locker, Schindler's List, The English Patient), Alan Rickman (Alice in Wonderland, Love Actually, Harry Potter film series), and Gary Oldman (The Book of Eli, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Harry Potter series). Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix also introduces Academy Award-nominees Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech, Alice in Wonderland, Terminator Salvation, Harry Potter series) and Imelda Staunton (Alice in Wonderland, Vera Drake, Freedom Writers, Harry Potter series). Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince also introduces Academy Award®-winner Jim Broadbent (The Young Victoria, Inkheart, Moulin Rouge! Harry Potter series) as Professor Horace Slughorn.

Synopsis


Emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters are wreaking havoc in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that new dangers may lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. He needs Harry to help him uncover a vital key to unlocking Voldemort's defenses--critical information known only to Hogwarts' former Potions Professor, Horace Slughorn. With that in mind, Dumbledore manipulates his old colleague into returning to his previous post with promises of more money, a bigger office...and the chance to teach the famous Harry Potter.

Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry's long friendship with Ginny Weasley is growing into something deeper, but standing in the way is Ginny's boyfriend, Dean Thomas, not to mention her big brother Ron. But Ron's got romantic entanglements of his own to worry about, with Lavender Brown lavishing her affections on him, leaving Hermione simmering with jealousy yet determined not to show her feelings. And then a box of love potion-laced chocolates ends up in the wrong hands and changes everything.

As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof with far more important matters on his mind. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Blu-ray and DVD Contents


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


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

Disc 1 - Movie

Disc 2- Special Features

  • Additional Scenes
  • 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
  • What's on Your Mind?: Lightning-Round Q&A with Cast/Crew
  • One-Minute Drills: Cast Members Sum Up Their Characters


Disc 3 - Special Features

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 6: Magical Effects
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Behind the Magic
  • Featurette Gallery: 14 Short Segments That Unlock More Moviemaking Secrets
  • Gallery of Five Distinctive Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ABC Family Promo Spots
  • Theatrical Trailers


Collectibles in both the Blu-ray and DVD Ultimate Editions include:
  • 44-Page Photo Book
  • Lenticular Card
  • Limited Edition Character Cards
  • #11 Draco Malfoy
  • #12 Albus Dumbledore
  • Bonus Digital Copy of the Theatrical Movie

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released July 11th, 2007 and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Melling, Jason Boyd, Richard Macklin, Kathryn Hunter, Miles Jupp, Fiona Shaw, Richard Griffiths. The film is directed by David Yates.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released July 15th, 2009 and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Dave Legeno, Elarica Gallacher, Jim Broadbent, Geraldine Somerville, Bonnie Wright, Julie Walters. The film is directed by David Yates.



Sources: Warner Home Video

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Comments (4)

  1. Emmytt

    cool

    3 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  2. CBF

    Wait this is for Order of the Phoenix AND Half-Blood Prince, right? The title should be reflected to state that. Pretty cool, no less. I'm gonna get all these Ultimate Editions. Just can't decide if I should collect them individually, or wait for the Ult Ed. box set. Overall, I'm gonna wait for the box set to come out and do the math on which is cheaper.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  3. moviegeek

    I wish they released extended editions for these newer ones. They role an extended edition of Goblet of fire on TV every so often, but it's not released :(

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  4. Dan

    I'm holding out for the super mega deluxe collector's edition of the entire series together before I buy any of the movies.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag