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Have you been putting off snagging the entire “Harry Potter” franchise on DVD in favor of other, more desirable titles? If so, you may want to reconsider your next few purchases. Warner Bros., stealing a page right out of Disney’s marketing playback, will stop shipping the franchise to retailers beginning December 29th, which means when the stock runs out, that’s all she wrote. Fear not, of course, as the studio will likely repackage everything and re-release them in time for the holiday season next year. This unexpected moratorium doesn’t apply to VOD or electronic distribution, so feel free to snag the films digitally if that’s your thing.
Since debuting in 2001, the franchise has generated an impossibly impressive $12.1 billion for Warner Bros., a number that’s sure to grow even higher as the months and years progress. The last film in the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″, is scheduled to magically appear on retail shelves on November 11th, 2011. So if you’ve been on the fence about picking up packaged media versions of the entire collection, perhaps now is the time to dip into your savings. Or you could always wait for the super special editions in a few years.
You know they’re coming.
Via : Entertainment Weekly