Monday, October 01, 2007

'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' 2-Disc HD DVD In Japan

Warner Home Video Japan has announced Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to be available in high-definition on a 2-disc HD DVD set. It will be available to own starting November 21 and has a RRP of 4,980 Yen. The 2nd disc will hold the other special features ported over from the DVD release including documentaries/featurettes listed below. (We're told to expect that all the special features on the 2nd disc will be presented in high-definition, pending further confirmation.)

Disc 1 - Main Feature Presentation (HD30)
  • 1080p High Definition 16x9 2.4:1
  • Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (English)
  • Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 (English & Japanese)
  • English & Japanese subtitle options
  • HD DVD-Exclusive Special Features Includes:
    - In-Movie Experience! - Join the cast from Dumbledore's Army as they come together to share memorable moments, personal perspectives and fun facts, while watching the movie. The feature can be turned on/off.
    - Web-Enabled Features
    >> Pick Your Favorite Scene: Assemble favorite clips from the movie to create a montage and share them online.
    >> Live Community Screening: Organize a virtual screening party

Disc 2 - Special Features Disc (HD15)

  • 28 Focus Points Featurettes - Enjoy these fun and fascinating "making of" featurettes to discover just what is involved to create those amazing scenes and characters.
  • 17 minutes of Additional Scenes
  • Trailing Tonks - Spend a day with Actress Nat Tena and receive a very personal and often wacky tour of the Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix stages.
  • Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing - Director David Yates and Editor Mark Day show what a difference a good edit makes to allow the viewers to edit a scene.
  • A&E documentary: The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter - Viewers take a thrilling look back at the past Harry Potter films in search of clues to the mysteries of the upcoming Harry Potter saga.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire HD DVD will also be available to own, come November 21, at 3,980 Yen each

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