Harry Potter Films Being Converted to 3D on Blu-Ray

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:45 pm,

Harry Potter movies Harry Potter Films Being Converted to 3D on Blu Ray

Warner Bros. may have abandoned its plan to give the seventh Harry Potter film a 3D theatrical release next month, but that hasn’t stopped the studio from deciding to go ahead and convert previous entries in the franchise to the third dimension.

Both Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, the fifth and sixth Harry Potter movies, respectively, are going to be released in 3D Blu-ray in the near future.

Deathly Hallows director David Yates also helmed both Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, but  he is currently busy with post-production work on the final Harry Potter film and will not turn his attention to the stereoscopic conversion process for the aforementioned two pics until next year. Warner Bros. has not yet ruled out releasing Part 1 of Deathly Hallows in 3D for a brief theatrical run just before Part 2 arrives next summer, so Yate’s work on the franchise looks to be far from over at this point.

There’s no word yet on whether the first four Harry Potter movies will eventually be released in the 3D Blu-ray format as well, though that would require the participation of the other three directors who have worked on the boy wizard franchise – Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, and Mike Newell.

Harry Potter trio Harry Potter Films Being Converted to 3D on Blu Ray

The main characters of 'Harry Potter' - then and now.

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson have grown up alongside their onscreen counterparts (Harry, Ron, and Hermione) throughout the course of making the Harry Potter series. The films reflect that growth and – like the original novels they are based on – became increasingly dark, complex, and adult in tone with each new chapter. That goes for the visual FX and overall design of the Harry Potter movies as well, which begs the question: Do the first four entries really stand to benefit from being converted to 3D?

Cuarón’s entry – Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban – in particular used the kind of dynamic camerawork and movement that would look good in 3D – this was also the case, albeit to a lesser degree, for Newell’s film, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire. The same goes for all of Yates’ Harry Potter movies, but no so much for those directed by Columbus.

Early prediction? Don’t be surprised if Warner Bros. releases an all-encompassing 3D Blu-ray collection of the Harry Potter movies sometime in the next couple of years.

Source: Variety

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  1. Ok i have the first two ultimate editions,i plan to get the collection but now i want to get the 3D versions as well!! Dammit,im gonna be broke :(

    • No, your not going to be broke at all. There is no way you will be able to ever afford these, you need a 3DTV (£2000) and a 3D Blu Ray player (£400) not sure how much that is in dollars but its a hell of a lot. Dont expect to be seeing three dimensional patronus bursting out of your tv any time soon!

      • I HAVE A 2 D SMART TV AND A 3 D PLAYER AND I HAVE DEATHLY HOLLOW 1 & 2 IN 3 D AND I LOVE IT.OH BY THE WAY I’M FROM THE USA LOUISIANA AND I LOVE ME SOME HARRY POTTER I HAVE ALL IN DVD THEN WENT BOUGHT ALL OF THEM IN BLUE RAY AND I’M WANTING THEM IN 3 D ALSO PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN ALL THE OTHERS COME OUT IN 3 D.

  2. Does anyone really want that horrible last shot of Harry in “The Prisoner of Azkaban” coming out of their TVs? Oh the horror.

    • HAHAHAHA that would be hysterical!

    • Yes there will be people that will want it. I think actually you knew that deep down inside. Different people just like different things. I think we all know that.

  3. man 3d blueray package i bet thats gonna be at least 200$

    • More probly…dammit thats too much :(

    • Well for what I just paid for my Samsung 3D smart tv and blue ray 3D surround sound system a few movies can not scare me…. LOL

  4. im freaking in love with the harry potter series!! they need to make the 3d ones ASAP! although in harry potter and the chamber of secrets after the baskilisk got stabbed it wished its head back and forth in a motion that would be great for 3D! and! in harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban when hermione grabs on the whomping willow it stops moving her around with her feet pointed directley at the screen for sometime before it continues. it would make an awesoome venue for the 3D directivity! furthermore, I FREAKING LOVE HARRYPOTTER!

  5. I want harry potter 3D and blueray movies. Can you find and send me a list and prices on where I could find them?.

    • YOU CAN FIND THEM ON BLUE RAY FROM AMAZON AND 3D DEATHLY HOLLOW 1 & 2

  6. Ok ive seen em all and they’re all my favourite and I’ve seen deathly gallows part one and part two in 3D but I can’t believe your unsure about converting the first four 3D. Isn’t just about action drama and booyah spells its about captivating making magic and the fist four most specifically 1 & 2 would be fantastic in 3D I’m constantly looking for them that’s right I’m poor but I have 3D and the wonderful captivating emotional chilling magic in the fist two and all of them need to be caught in 3D even though they’re the oldest they’re my favourite and they’re the ones that get me pumped up for the ones after to only have the last in 3D is redonculous its no fun to cut strait to the last two because they’re the only ones in three d considder these words I’m desperate I’ve been waiting for ages for the opportune moment to buy the entire collection in 3D instead of just DVD or blue ray I told my self I’d wait until I got 3D to buy the ultimate DVD collection of 8movies so big ply with 3d getting more affordable convert I’m telling you and continue to make money off and suck the dough out of the billions of Harry potter lovers out there don’t skimp please I’m begging you or maybe just. Convert the lot and sell it to me if no one else cares please please please please please