Flying onto DVD for the Holidays: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Available December 11 from Warner Home Video

Available on DVD, HD DVD Combo and Blu-ray Disc day and date

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BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The rebellion begins in Harry Potters fifth year at Hogwarts and no Muggle will want to miss the excitement when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix arrives on DVD this December 11th from Warner Home Video. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Lord Voldemort has returned but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Darks Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train a select group of students for the wizarding war that lies ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits in this enthralling film version of the fifth novel in J.K. Rowlings series. Prepare for battle!

“The Harry Potter films just keep getting better and better! Fans will love this latest big screen movie - a terrific retelling of J.K. Rowling's important 5th book in the amazing journey of our favorite teen wizard.”

From acclaimed director David Yates (BBCs State of Play, Upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix brings back the ensemble cast including Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series, upcoming December Boys), Emma Watson (Harry Potter series) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter series, Driving Lessons) as well as two-time Academy Award Winner Maggie Smith (Gosford Park, A Room With A View, Harry Potter film series), Academy Award Winner Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Howards End), Academy Award Nominee Ralph Fiennes (Schindlers List, The English Patient), Alan Rickman (Love Actually, Die Hard, Harry Potter film series), and Gary Oldman (Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix also introduces Academy Award Nominees Helena Bonham Carter (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burtons Corpse Bride) and Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, Freedom Writers).

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be available for sell-through pricing on Single Disc in widescreen and full frame formats for $28.98 SRP and on 2-Disc Special Edition DVD in widescreen format for $34.99 SRP.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will also be available on HD/DVD Combo for $35.99 SRP and on Blu-ray disc for $35.99 SRP.

Muggles and wizards alike will also enjoy a Harry Potter Limited Edition DVD Gift Set, also available December 11th. The 12-disc Limited Edition Gift Set comes in a magnificent collectible suitcase, and includes two-disc editions of all five Harry Potter films Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- and, for the first time on DVD, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The Harry Potter Limited Edition DVD Gift Set will be available in Standard Definition for $119.97 SRP and on HD DVD and Blu-ray for $149.99 SRP.

"The Harry Potter films just keep getting better and better! Fans will love this latest big screen movie - a terrific retelling of J.K. Rowling's important 5th book in the amazing journey of our favorite teen wizard."

Bill Zwecker, CBS-TV

 

"Big thrills."

Claudia Puig, USA TODAY

SYNOPSIS

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts only to discover that much of the wizarding community has been led to believe that the story of the teenagers recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort is a lie, putting Harrys integrity in question. Worse, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, has appointed a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, the duplicitous Professor Dolores Umbridge. But Professor Umbridges Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the Dark Forces threatening them, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry is convinced to take matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves Dumbledores Army, Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

DVD ELEMENTS

-- The 2-Disc Special Edition DVD contains the following special
   features:

    -- Additional Scenes: 17 minutes of never-before-seen footage.

    -- 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.

    -- ROM - This will include a timeline, a link to sneaks of HP6,
       along with other materials.

-- The HD/DVD combo contains the following special features:

    -- Additional Scenes: 17 minutes of never-before-seen footage.

    -- 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.

    -- In Movie Experience - Join the cast from Dumbledore's Army as
       they come together to share memorable moments.

    -- 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.

    -- Web-Enabled Features:

        -- Pick Your Favorite Scene - Assemble favorite clips from the
           movie to create a montage.

        -- Live Community Screening - Viewers can create, organize,
           and invite their buddies to their very own screening.

        -- Mobile Downloads - Viewers can scan and select cool images
           and ringtones to send to their mobile phones.

-- The Blu-ray disc contains the following special features:

    -- Additional Scenes: 17 minutes of never-before-seen footage.

    -- 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.

    -- 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.

    -- Focus Points - Enjoy these fun and fascinating "making of"
       featurettes to discover just what is involved to create those
       amazing scenes and characters.

    -- 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.

-- The Limited Edition Gift Set contains the following additions:

    -- Hogwarts Challenge - A bonus disc containing a unique
       interactive DVD gaming experience with 14 adventure games based
       on the first three Harry Potter films, and containing clips
       from the fourth and fifth films.

    -- Bonus materials - A bonus disc containing more than three hours
       of all-new content from the past Harry Potter films.

    -- Collectibles:

        -- The Harry Potter Bookmark Collection - Five unique souvenir
           metal bookmarks made especially for this gift set

        -- Harry Potter Trading Cards - Collect them all with these
           four packages containing cards from the first four films
BASICS

         PRODUCT                                   SRP
         Single disc Amaray (WS)                  $28.98
         Single disc Amaray (FS)                  $28.98
         2-disc Special Edition (WS)              $34.99
         HD/DVD Combo                             $35.99
         Blu-ray Disc                             $35.99
Street Date: December 11, 2007
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, ESDH, French, Spanish
Running Time: 138 minutes
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images.

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