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"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Gets Home Video Release Date of 12/11/2007

Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 1:46 PM. Last Updated on Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 10:19 AM by Scott Jentsch

Warner Home Video has announced details of the upcoming home video release of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" on DVD, HD DVD (Combo), and Blu-ray disc on December 11, 2007.

A single-disc DVD releases in a widescreen edition and a full frame (the "avoid at all costs") edition for $29, and a two-disc special edition DVD in widescreen format for $35.

Also available on 12/11 will be the "Harry Potter Limited Edition DVD Gift Set," which includes 12 discs containing 2-disc sets for each movie in the series in a collectible case. Like "Order of the Phoenix," this gift set is also available on DVD ($120), HD DVD ($150), and Blu-ray disc ($150).

DVD Highlights

Check Prices on Amazon.com for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Two-Disc Special Edition)

The 2-Disc Special Edition DVD contains the following special features:

  • Additional Scenes: 17 minutes of never-before-seen footage.
  • Trailing Tonks - Spend a day with Actress Nat Tena and receive 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.
  • ROM - This will include a timeline, a link to sneaks of HP6, along with other materials.

HD/DVD Combo Highlights

Check Prices on Amazon.com for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD) [HD DVD]
  • Cover ArtAdditional 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.
  • In Movie Experience - Join the cast from Dumbledore's Army as they come together to share memorable moments.
  • 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.
  • Web-Enabled Features:
    • Pick Your Favorite Scene - Assemble favorite clips from the movie to create a montage.
    • Live Community Screening - Viewers can create, organize, and invite their buddies to their very own screening.
    • Mobile Downloads - Viewers can scan and select cool images and ringtones to send to their mobile phones.

Blu-ray Disc Highlights

Check Prices on Amazon.com for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [Blu-ray]
  • Cover ArtAdditional Scenes: 17 minutes of never-before-seen footage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Focus Points - Enjoy these fun and fascinating "making of" featurettes to discover just what is involved to create those amazing scenes and characters.
  • 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.

Limited Edition Gift Set Additions

Harry Potter Years 1-5 Limited Edition Gift Set [DVD]
Harry Potter Years 1-5 Limited Edition Gift Set [HD DVD]
Harry Potter Years 1-5 Limited Edition Gift Set [Blu-ray]
  • Hogwarts Challenge - A bonus disc containing a unique interactive DVD gaming experience with 14 adventure games based on the first three Harry Potter films, and containing clips from the fourth and fifth films.
  • Bonus materials - A bonus disc containing more than three hours of all-new content from the past Harry Potter films.
  • Collectibles:
    • The Harry Potter Bookmark Collection - Five unique souvenir metal bookmarks made especially for this gift set
    • Harry Potter Trading Cards - Collect them all with these four packages containing cards from the first four films
The full press release from Warner Home Video appears below.

Press Release

September 17, 2007 07:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Flying onto DVD for the Holidays: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Available December 11 from Warner Home Video

Available on DVD, HD DVD Combo and Blu-ray Disc day and date

A feast for the eyes…magical movie-making!” - Larry King, CNN

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The rebellion begins in Harry Potter’s fifth year at Hogwarts and no Muggle will want to miss the excitement when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix arrives on DVD this December 11th from Warner Home Video. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Lord Voldemort has returned but 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 Darks Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train a select group of students for the wizarding war that lies ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits in this enthralling film version of the fifth novel in J.K. Rowling’s series. Prepare for battle!

From acclaimed director David Yates (BBC’s State of Play, Upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix brings back the ensemble cast including Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series, upcoming December Boys), Emma Watson (Harry Potter series) 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 film series), Academy Award Winner Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Howards End), Academy Award Nominee Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List, The English Patient), Alan Rickman (Love Actually, Die Hard, Harry Potter film series), and Gary Oldman (Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix also introduces Academy Award Nominees Helena Bonham Carter (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride) and Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, Freedom Writers).

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be available for sell-through pricing on Single Disc in widescreen and full frame formats for $28.98 SRP and on 2-Disc Special Edition DVD in widescreen format for $34.99 SRP.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will also be available on HD/DVD Combo for $35.99 SRP and on Blu-ray disc for $35.99 SRP.

Muggles and wizards alike will also enjoy a Harry Potter Limited Edition DVD Gift Set, also available December 11th. The 12-disc Limited Edition Gift Set comes in a magnificent collectible ‘suitcase’, and includes two-disc editions of all five Harry Potter films – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- and, for the first time on DVD, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The Harry Potter Limited Edition DVD Gift Set will be available in Standard Definition for $119.97 SRP and on HD DVD and Blu-ray for $149.99 SRP.

"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

 

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.

DVD ELEMENTS

-- The 2-Disc Special Edition DVD contains the following special
features:

-- 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.

-- ROM - This will include a timeline, a link to sneaks of HP6,
along with other materials.

-- The HD/DVD combo contains the following special features:

-- 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.

-- In Movie Experience - Join the cast from Dumbledore's Army as
they come together to share memorable moments.

-- 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.

-- Web-Enabled Features:

-- Pick Your Favorite Scene - Assemble favorite clips from the
movie to create a montage.

-- Live Community Screening - Viewers can create, organize,
and invite their buddies to their very own screening.

-- Mobile Downloads - Viewers can scan and select cool images
and ringtones to send to their mobile phones.

-- The Blu-ray disc contains the following special features:

-- Additional Scenes: 17 minutes of never-before-seen footage.

-- 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.

-- 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.

-- Focus Points - Enjoy these fun and fascinating "making of"
featurettes to discover just what is involved to create those
amazing scenes and characters.

-- 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.

-- The Limited Edition Gift Set contains the following additions:

-- Hogwarts Challenge - A bonus disc containing a unique
interactive DVD gaming experience with 14 adventure games based
on the first three Harry Potter films, and containing clips
from the fourth and fifth films.

-- Bonus materials - A bonus disc containing more than three hours
of all-new content from the past Harry Potter films.

-- Collectibles:

-- The Harry Potter Bookmark Collection - Five unique souvenir
metal bookmarks made especially for this gift set

-- Harry Potter Trading Cards - Collect them all with these
four packages containing cards from the first four films
BASICS

PRODUCT SRP
Single disc Amaray (WS) $28.98
Single disc Amaray (FS) $28.98
2-disc Special Edition (WS) $34.99
HD/DVD Combo $35.99
Blu-ray Disc $35.99
Street Date: December 11, 2007
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, ESDH, French, Spanish
Running Time: 138 minutes
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images.

DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]

 

THE CREDITS

 

With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

Source: Warner Home Video Press Release



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