With less than a month to go before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 comes out, Warner Bros. is psyching Muggles up with Ultimate Editions of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. But are the box sets worth your hard earned cash?
For the uber HP fan, yes. The three-disc ultimate edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban includes the movie (duh), plus tons of behind-the-scenes and "making of" footage like Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 3: Magical Creatures and Tour Nick Dudman's Creature Shop. It also includes additional scenes from the movie and interviews with J.K. Rowling and the filmmakers. As an extra bonus, the HP3 box set comes with a 48-page creatures photo book, a Year 3 lenticular card and Hermione Granger and Sirius Black character cards. Yes!
The special Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire edition also comes with three discs, including the original movie and more extra footage like Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 4: Sound and Music; Conversations with the Cast; and Reflections on the Fourth Film. This set hooks fans up with a 44-Page sound and music photo book, a Year 4 lenticular card and character cards of Ron Weasley and Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody.
Phew! That's a lot of extras. Plus, Amazon has both sets on sale for about the same price as a regular Blu-ray disc, so it's totally worth it. Check out how they created the instrumental music in "The Face of Voldemort" in this sweet clip below and get more info on the ultimate edition box sets here.