Warner Bros. Will Stop Shipping Harry Potter Movies This December

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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

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Dammit! I was gonna get the special editions in the next few years. Now I gotta get them before MArch. Grrrrr.