Trailer For Intimate Harry Potter Documentary When Harry Left Hogwarts

By Katey Rich 2011-10-20 06:56:04discussion comments
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It feels like the Harry Potter franchise has ended many, many times, starting when the final book was published in 2007, then twice with each Deathly Hallows film. Then, of course, there's the Blu-Ray and DVD releases, and now that we've got the final one coming up for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, we might really be seeing the final publicity blitz for the Harry Potter movies. The movie hits shelves on November 11 in all the usual formats, including digital download and an enormous Blu-Ray box set containing all 8 films. But if you buy the Blu-Ray at Target, you'll get a special feature on your disc, a 48-minute documentary called "When Harry Left Hogwarts" that takes a much more intimate and personal look at the set of both Deathly Hallows films. Check out the trailer for the documentary below and see what I mean.



Usually bonus features like this feel repetitive and canned, especially on a franchise like Harry Potter, where the cast has been giving the same interviews and same answers for more than 10 years. But filmmaker Morgan Matthews seems to have gotten at something real here, both with remarkable access to the cast and the process of getting the film made, and in focusing on the human effect of a movie franchise so huge. Just when you thought there wasn't possibly anything new for Daniel Radcliffe to say about Harry Potter, he steps up in this trailer and surprises you.

It feels like a bit of a crock that this documentary, which seems interesting even for non-Potter fans, only comes packaged with an expensive Blu-Ray at a single retail outlet. To be honest, I'm not really sure when I'll get around to seeing it. But it looks of a much higher quality than the usual Blu-Ray bonus features, so if you're already planning to pick up this disc at Target, you've really got something to look forward to.
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