Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

(2009)

Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane's chocolates! And then there's Hermione, simpering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. 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.

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

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.

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‘Harry Potter’ Movies Being Converted for 3D Blu-ray Release

We reported last week that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I will not be converted to 3D in time for its theatrical release date. Today, Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. and their DVD division, Warner Home Video, will instead focus on converting two previous Potter movies, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for 3D Blu-ray.

Work has already started on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at Prime Focus London, with the company's Hollywood and India facilities chipping in as well. Prime Focus was the company behind the rushed 3D conversion of Warner Bros.' Clash of the Titans, although it was said that they are taking their time with these new Potter conversions.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Begins!

All eyes are on Orlando, Florida this week for the long awaited grand opening of "The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter," a new theme park based on the phenomenally successful series of children's books and beloved films, which include 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, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and the upcoming final chapters of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II. The attraction is located at Universal Orland Resort's Islands Of Adventure, which is their literary themed park that also features Dr. Seuss and Marvel Comics inspired rides and stores.

While the park doesn't officially open until today, Friday June 18th, it has had a soft opening since Monday allowing some special fans and media to be the first to experience this incredible new amusement park. We had the rare opportunity to travel to Orlando to be among those lucky few and even attended the exclusive red carpet gala celebration Wednesday night. The event was attended by hundreds of guests including lucky fans, family of the park's staff, media, creators of the park, executives from both Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal including Jeff Zucker and Alan Horn, as well as the filmmakers, the cast of the films, and of course the author and creator of the books, J.K. Rowling.

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82nd Academy Award Winners!

The Academy has spoken...check out the full list of winners of the 82nd Academy Awards below!

Miracle Fish was released in 2009.

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Check Out the Hogwarts Express from ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort has provided us with a brand new image from the upcoming attraction The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which will open this spring. Take a look at this new glimpse into the Potter universe below.

The Hogwarts Express arrives at Hogsmeade Station as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to develop at Universal Orlando Resort. As guests enter Hogsmeade, they will be greeted by the iconic, smoke-billowing steam engine, made famous in the Harry Potter books and films for transporting students to a world of magic and wonder. Opening in Spring 2010 only at Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature multiple themed attractions, shops and a restaurant.

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7 Finalists for Visual Effects Oscar Announced

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‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ Casts a Spell on DVD and Blu-ray on December 8th

We have some very early details on this sixth Hogwarts adventure in both formats.