Hi Bryan Here…

In an early announcement to retailers, the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released on April 15th of this year.    Read my review HERE of the film.

Here is the press release:

From celebrated director David Yates (Harry Potter series Years 5-7), ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ brings back the highly-acclaimed cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson as well as Academy Award® Nominee Ralph Fiennes (‘Clash of the Titans,’ ‘The English Patient’), Academy Award® Nominee Helena Bonham Carter (‘The Kings’s Speech,’ ‘Sweeney Todd’), Academy Award® Nominee Imelda Staunton (‘Vera Drake’), Alan Rickman (‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘Love Actually’), and Michael Gambon (‘The Good Shepherd,’ ‘Gosford Park’). ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ also introduces Golden Globe® Winner Bill Nighy (‘The Constant Gardener,’ ‘Love Actually’) as Rufus Scrimgeour.

The release will be a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack andwill feature 1080p video, a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack, and the only supplement shared with standard-definition releases will be additional scenes.

Blu-ray exclusives include: Maximum Movie Mode: join host Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), and other members of the cast and crew, on an interactive journey through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Plus, revisit important moments from the previous films to prepare for the final battle that takes place in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2; Exclusive sneak peek of a scene from the upcoming film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2; Dan, Rupert and Emma’s Running Competition: while filming the escape scene from the Snatchers in Swinley Forest, Dan, Rupert and Emma engage in a little competition of their own. With colorful commentary by Director David Yates, see the competitive spirit on set and this hilarious rivalry between the three leads; The Seven Harrys: see how Daniel Radcliffe recreated the personalities of the different characters that transform into Harrys in the Privet Drive scene; On the Green with Rupert, Tom, Oliver and James: accompany Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) and James Phelps (Fred Weasley) for a round of golf and get a glimpse into their 10-year friendship that developed while making the Harry Potter films; The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Promotional Trailer: join Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other cast members from the Harry Potter films on their first visit to the Grand Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter; and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: Behind the Soundtrack.

Also be sure to join the Quest for the Hallows, an online global adventure offering exclusive photos, videos, and the chance to win amazing prizes throughout the year!

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $35.99.

Loved this film and i am glad to see it getting the proper treatment.  But something tells me in my gut that after the 2nd part is released there will be an ultimate badass edition of all the films.  So Hooray for buying all the Harry Potters again.

By Bryan Kluger

Former husky model, real-life Comic Book Guy, genre-bending screenwriter, nude filmmaker, hairy podcaster, pro-wrestling idiot-savant, who has a penchant for solving Rubik's Cubes and rolling candy cigarettes on unreleased bootlegs of Frank Zappa records.

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