Hey Harry Potter fans, guess what! The sixth film in the popular franchise (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on December 8th.
According to Coming Soon, the film will be released in three formats: a three-disc Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy combo pack; a two-disc digital copy special edition (as seen in the above image); and a one-disc wide-screen and full-screen edition.
So, which one should you get? Well, that’s hard to say. Normally, I would recommend buying the Blu-ray DVD. Go big or go home, right?
On the other hand, last month I wrote an article talking about how all Harry Potter DVDs were going to get a Special Edition re-release. If that turns out to be true, I say wait until the Special Edition. After all, the film version of Half-Blood Prince changed a lot of the scenes in the book, so there’s bound to be a number of deleted scenes for die-hard fans to peruse.
Personally, I find it very frustrating when there’s multiple incarnations of a DVD. More often than not, all I’m looking for is a good copy of the movie. I don’t want to say I’m cheap, but dammit, why should I have to buy two copies of a movie with negligible differences in special features?
What do you think Harry Potter fans? Will you buy Half-Blood Prince when it comes out on DVD and Blu-ray, or will you wait until the (officially unconfirmed) Special Edition re-release?