Harry Potter Wizards Collection announced

Posted by CB Droege

The ultimate set of discs for the Harry Potter fan will be the Wizards Collection, which is particularly notable due to its $500 price tage, and, well, its sheer coolness.

Clearly, quite a lot of effort has gone into making this a really neat set. 

First the discs themselves - there are 31 of them. 18 are the 8 films, each in DVD and Blu-ray, and the final two films in 3D. The other 13 are the various special features discs from the films, which includes all trailers, featurettes, and behind-the-scenes clips which have ever been released for the films and 5 hours of material which has never been seen before. What that material is is not detailed in the press release. Likely, we’ll get a more comprehensive list of everything on those 13 discs soon.

Meanwhile, we can be very impressed by the box. 

I’ve seen a lot of attempts at a DVD box in my time, but this might be the coolest box I’ve seen. The cubic case of discs opens out into a jewelry-box style chest of drawers with the Harry Potter logo in the lid. 

Warner Bros. has put out this little video to showcase just how nifty the box is:

Is all this really worth the $500 MSRP? Perhaps not, but for the most fervent Potter heads, it just might be worth it.

The box will be released as a numbered limited edition later this year. Intrepid fans can already preorder the set, at a steep discount even, on Amazon.