Harry Potter Moratorium Begins December 29th

Warner Bros. will take all Harry Potter Blu-ray and DVD titles out of circulation after Christmas, but VOD, digital downloads, and video games will still be available.
BYBrian Gallagher | October 24th, 2011

Harry Potter Blu-ray and DVD titles will be unavailable starting December 29 Warner Bros. has announced they will pull all of their Harry Potter Blu-rays and DVDs off the shelves starting December 29. Take a look at the studio's official statement below.

"Harry Potter, the #1 motion picture franchise of all time, will soon disappear from shelves, as Warner Bros. stops shipping all Harry Potter theatrical film titles (including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, and Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection) as of December 29, 2011 (moratorium does not include digital - Electronic Sell-Through & VOD - or games). The Harry Potter franchise has grossed more than $12.1 billion for Warner Bros. Entertainment - with $7 billion at the worldwide box office for Warner Bros. Pictures and $5.1 billion for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD November 11, along with the Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection on Blu-ray and DVD.

Disney employs a similar strategy, by pulling its titles out of the vault with brand new editions after being unavailable for several years. It is unclear how long this Harry Potter moratorium will last, but it seems fans only have a limited amount of time to complete their collections with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 or Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection.

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