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In September we had shared with you a Harry Potter collectors item that appeared on Amazon costing $800.

Now the product has been formally announced, and the actual price tag is even higher.

Harry Potter: Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey is an “immersive, nearly 1,500 page tour of the Harry Potter films” set to be released December 4. It is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide and will be available in bookstores and on Amazon’s website.

As you can tell from the just-released photo, each of the eight books in the set are designed to resemble “books from the library shelves at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.” Included is the iconic Monster Book of Monsters.

Harry Potter: Page to Screen: The Complete Journey

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Though it retails for $1,000, Amazon is offering it for pre-order at a 40% discount. This brings the cost down to $600 – still very expensive.

This is easily one of the most expensive pieces of Harry Potter merchandise to date, and a product only the truest (and richest) of fans will be able to enjoy. Fans were up in arms over the expensive price of Harry Potter Wizards Collection – the complete film box set – earlier this year, so we’re sure this new item and price won’t go over well.

See our previous story from September about this Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey to learn about what’s inside each of the books.

Harry Potter: Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey has a release that is obviously timed for the Holiday shopping season. Will you be adding it to your wish list?

  • http://twitter.com/PabloRV7 Pablo Ruiz V

    I paid $100 for the Collector’s Edition of Beedle the Bard but this is just ridiculous. I want it but it’s not possible.

    • njandro625

      I did too! Beedle the Bard is so beautiful and was only a fraction of the cost of this collector’s edition. It’s a shame.

    • Hermione Granger

      I think that one makes sense, because it was legitimately written by Jo and it’s something that’s so unique. But even though Page to Screen was actually a cool book, this collection is wayyy overpriced and feels like they’re just pushing the fans to see how far they’ll go. But I think most people in the fandom pay money for actual new information, not just pretty bindings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646947665 Megan Slife

    (In the best Ron Weasley impression I can do)……Bloody hell?

    Who could possibly afford this?! Somewhere, Dumbledore’s rolling over in his grave.

  • http://forgiveyourmind.tumblr.com/ Tariq

    Not even worth $600, let alone the actual price. Maybe, just maybe, if they were LEGITIMATELY books written by Jo like the entire textbook for Monster Book of Monsters or something it’d be extremely worth it.

  • http://twitter.com/bowski477 Jill

    I love this but not the price :(

  • Peter..

    The title made me laugh…in my country that’s a two month salary if you were paid well XD

  • Julie L

    This is getting completely out of hand. We own all the books. We own all the movies (some of us have multiple copies). We even buy the extra books like Tales of Beetle and the Bard or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. But WB needs to stop with these ridiculous $400 and $1000 box sets of things most of us already own and repackaged! The only thing I would pay $1000 for is to meet JKR herself.

  • kitster_kosh

    Let’s take a moment to remember how expensive the invisibility cloak was when it came out.

    And for that price it didn’t even turn you invisible.

  • http://twitter.com/ceilidh_brenzzz Ceilidh Brennan

    I bought Page to Screen when it was on sale for 50% off…still cost $50 which I thought was pretty pricey but was definitely worth it! This on the other hand….I’d rather have a date with Aragog than fork up that much money!

  • SH

    Who the hell is going to buy that?!?

  • SH

    I’m glad I got my regular copy from amazon last spring. It is plenty good.

  • http://twitter.com/emilyecstasyTM Emily Bryan

    At that price, they can bloody well keep it. What an unnecessary price tag! What pisses me off more is that this whole set looks very nice! I like the way the books look and stuff. I don’t have Page to Screen and believe me, I’d throw down money on this set if it were WAY lower than $1000. I can’t even wrap my head around this tag.

  • Phantomfluteplayer

    Yeah, that is about a month’s rent right there… That is a ridiculous price.

  • emgmpg

    WB please don’t be like Apple. I miss the days when fruits weren’t names of companies…

  • http://www.eigakanthemovietheater.blogspot.com Jenny Leigh

    It’s like a “portable” studio tour! Except I wish it was just $20. :)

  • TheRealist

    The complaining over prices is starting to get old. There was a decent argument for the wizards collection, but now I feel like people are complaining for the sake of complaining. You would be surprised, but some film geeks actually dish out the money for this kind of junk. This set is more of a film thing that just happens to be Harry Potter.

    • maggie

      actually I think complaining about this makes a bit more sense- as 300/400 the dvds was real expensive but with saving up– affordable.

      a thousand dollars for a set of books? is obscene.

      • TheHamburglar

        Apparently you’ve never had to pay for college textbooks.

  • frezb

    Soooo, who is the target audience of this? I would totally buy this I mean come on, I’m a fangirl and will buy any and all merch. I just need to find that $1000 that I have lying around somewhere….

  • Plat

    HO. LEE. CRAP!! This looks really promising, but nowhere near worth 1k….

  • PotionWillow207

    First, if anyone pays that much money for a few bits of paper and cardboard they are stupid. Second, I find it insulting that Andrew said only the truest fans will consider this. So because I think paying that much money is ridiculous I’m not a true fan? I know that’s not what he meant, but that’s how it comes across.

  • adr1s

    With 1k I can go to Orlando and go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for a few days :/ soooorry! maaaybe if they were signed by JKR… maaaybe

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gavin-Walsh/100000260589961 Gavin Walsh

    Photos where released a while ago on amazon.co.uk and guys its not WB who are doing it its amazon

  • daff

    telling Amazon and greedy ass Warner Brothers to fuck its self in 3…2…1…

  • http://twitter.com/marypao Mary

    So does this come with the actual real autographs of every single cast member?

  • http://hunyumstan.tumblr.com/ hunyum

    They just need to stop. They are literally selling out Harry Potter as nothing but a whole shit load of expensive merchandise.

  • Han

    Jog on Amazon.

  • accio493

    Would look very nice on my shelf, but I already own the Page to Screen book and I’m not paying that much just for the rest of the set.

  • Alex

    Not worried. (althought I do clench my first at WB- You already have a fabulous theme park that gives you large amount of money EVERY.DAY – and so- stop freaking trying to suck us dry!!!!)

    But there is a way out— Wait till the books are out- and check out Amazon Or ebay.

    I got the Wizard collection there (Amazon) for $193. (which is like $100 less that the regular price- and it was in perfect unopen condition— Granted I got lucky- I managed to snag the cheapest.

    what I’m saying is- there is a back-up plan on getting these and not throwing out the obscene $1000 to WB

    (Although I do freaking hope they bring down the price– because I pity the poor person that has to half-drain their bank account to get these at full price)

  • http://misshermionejeangranger.tumblr.com/ Ruxandra

    That really isn’t worth the $800 price-tag let alone the $1000. Don’t get me wrong I would love to own it but I think it’s worth $400 maximum. They had the same issue with the Box Set that came out earlier this year, it’s so expensive and yes, it is cool, but the people who want it may not get it because it’s so expensive.

  • http://twitter.com/vonchambers Devon Chambers

    If they were real books with moving pictures, it might be worth the price but thanks but no thanks.

  • Caroline taylor

    Ridiculous price, it looks nice and the monster book looks GREAT but this isn’t even worth a quarter of the price, hate how they rip off people who want to be true collectors!

  • guest

    could never afford this but its very cool

  • Mrs_Badcrumble

    This is simply shameful…
    The books look beautiful, and I would love to have them, but what the hell justifies that price tag?!!! There are only 3000 copies, but are they signed and numbered? Do they use some special printing technique? Even then it’s a shame that they are willing to explore the fandom like this… Of course we are talking business here, but it’s 8 books for 1000$!!! They must be f****** amazing!…

  • Oliver Brown

    People, please do not support this product. Let them hunger for buyers and the price will get lower and we can all enjoy it in the future. Wait for a while, and do not support. Please

  • Corinna

    I know what I’m getting for Christmas. This would be a fabulous addition to my collection!

  • jesse2020

    I want this. If it was 500 I would do it. The $600 price tag on amazon is tempting though. Stupid expensive, but I still want!

  • SpiritWitch120

    Preordered this 2 months ago. Will look great next to my Collectors Edition of Tales of Beedle the Bard and my Ultimate Wizards Collection. Thank god I didn’t buy the cheaper version.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

    Ok so the Page to Screen is $100. So let’s just say the rest of the books are $30 each and the Monster ‘book’ of monsters is $30. That’s still only $350 or so.

  • megan

    i’m confuse- I keep counting back and forth between 9 to 11 books

    How many books are in this packet?!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607519910 Catherine Lai

    That’s actually really beautiful, but, for that amount of money, you could go to a Harry Potter convention. Save it.

  • http://twitter.com/xhpfanatic Grace Chen

    I FREAKING NEEEEEEEED THIS!

  • Kris

    Okay, I bought the limited collector’s edition of Beetle the Bard (the big one in that special box that looks like a gigantic book, I bought the $345 Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection Blu Ray and the $70 humongous Page To Screen Book, but this is it. I don’t even have a desire to buy this. Who would pay $600 for it? They’re making it seem like you’re getting a special deal, paying $600 instead of the MSRP of $1000. It it were $250 compared to a MSRP of $600, then I’d possibly consider it. I am not buying it. Maybe in 2 years if it’s on ebay for less than 200, but now? HECK NO!

  • avarnon2

    The sad thing about this is people WILL actually pay for these, so WB will think it’s okay to keep selling things at a price this high. ):

  • http://twitter.com/alex_greene7 Alex Greene

    In all fairness, this is more deserving of a higher price tag than the wizards collection. These books really look beautiful and isn’t just a collection of stickers or plastic props (though I don’t have any idea what I would do with a hollow Monster Book of Monsters; looks cool, but it serves no purpose). People are also mentioning they have all of this content already. However, I believe I heard there’s 1000 pages of new content overall. That said, it’s not worth the $600 price tag. Even if it was totally amazing shot rainbows out of its ***, unless it was written by JK Rowling, I can’t dish out that kind of money. I wouldn’t mind this if there were also a cheaper, less intricate set that was meant for those who don’t have $$$ but are in it for the interesting content– but it seems that WB wants to only give the opportunity to be a Potter fan to those who are better off.

    It doesn’t make sense either. They could make a ton more $$$ by making the set as affordable as possible. At a 3000 limited print run, with a $600 price tag (because you’d be stupid to not buy it off Amazon), if they completely sold out, the total revenue would be $1.8 million. But when the quantity is lower, the manufacturing costs are much higher, especially since this isn’t just paper and cardboard. If I had to take a guess (I am NOT experienced on this matter) I would say WB makes $300 to $400 profit on a $600 Amazon sale. That’s a profit of about $1 million.

    Now, lets look at a different scenario. If WB had decided to make 50,000 (I have no idea how many of these sell) and sell a lower cost set of maybe 3 large books instead of 8 finely crafted ones at a price of $125, the total revenue is $6.25 million. Let’s say they make $70 (conservative estimate) per sale. That’s $3.5 million. You also have to consider the release date is around the holidays so that 50,000 could be higher. With a limited edition run targeted for collectors, they number sold doesn’t matter because it can’t go past 3000.

    But wait. That wouldn’t be fair. Maybe Warner Brothers actually wanted to put their heart and soul into a project like this (because truthfully, this looks like a beautiful collection), and the end result was that it’s very expensive. Or maybe they just wanted to make collectors happy. Then why not have both a cheaper set and a expensive set? That way you make even more money!

    Silly Warner Brothers. Books are for reading too. Not just for collecting.

  • http://twitter.com/BeccaPhoenix16 Liam I exist

    I can’t even afford the page to screen book, how can i afford this!

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