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Warner Bros. and Amazon have revealed a new Harry Potter box set loaded with special features more affordable than their $500 Wizard’s Collection.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection includes all eight movies and their original special features on DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultraviolet for $174.99 (after Amazon discount). It goes on sale February 25, 2014 and is essentially a light-weight version of Wizard’s Collection, a set which was housed in a really fancy box.

You can pre-order now on Amazon. It appears to be exclusive to the online retailer.

Hogwarts Collection includes 37 hours of special features on 31 discs. The eight part “Creating the World of Harry Potter” documentary series – first seen on the Ultimate Editions – is one of the features.

The documentary series:

- Part 1: The Magic Begins – Explore the early decisions that impacted the entire series, and follow the search for the young leads.
- Part 2: Characters – Learn about the casting process and how the actors brought J.K. Rowling’s beloved characters to life.
- Part 3: Creatures – Meet a new group of wizards: the artists who created the monsters and marvels in Harry’s world.
- Part 4: Sound & Music – Hear how the composers and sound experts used their craft to magnify the series’ emotional journey.
- Part 5: Evolution – Join the filmmakers as they discuss how the creative vision for the films evolved throughout the series.
- Part 6: Magical Effects – Watch how technical wizards conjured up an amazing alternate reality using CGI and practical effects.
- Part 7: Story – Listen in as J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves discuss how the books were adapted for the screen.
- Part 8: Growing Up – See how the young stars’ ideas of acting, fame and themselves have changed over ten years.

The bonus disc with additional special features:

- “The Harry Potters You Never Met” – Meet the stunt doubles for Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as they demonstrate how they balanced major stunt work with seamlessly mimicking the actors they represented and share their favorite moments.
- “Designing the World of Harry Potter” – Explore how production designer Stuart Craig and his creative team brought J.K. Rowling’s imagination to life on the screen.
- “When Harry Left Hogwarts” (Extended Version) – Hear candid and emotional stories about the final days on set in this extended behind-the-scenes look.
- “50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments” (Definitive Version) – Take a look back with cast members who share their on and off-screen memories.
- “Secrets Revealed! Quidditch” – At last, the secrets behind the special effects required for the breathtaking Quidditch scenes are revealed!
- “Secrets Revealed! Hagrid”- See the camera tricks, towering stand-in and voluminous body suits behind the beloved Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.

While there aren’t any new special features with Hogwarts Collection, it’s nice to see a cheaper option for those who are looking to saddle up the entire series.

An even cheaper box set has been available for a while but does not include many special features.

  • Esmeblabbed

    Actually might consider getting this. The box is really nice too. I’ve been meaning to get them on Blu-Ray with all of the special features from the original DVDs so I guess I better start saving.

    • Amir

      Child do as I do. I’m waiting years till the wizards collection is 100 $ or less. One day It shall be.

  • Potterfan

    I just bought the wizards collection on sale on amazon for 200. It’s the full wizards collection too, I was worried it would be a version with less because it was so cheap but it has everything.

  • SpiritWitch120

    Such pretty packaging. I’m so tempted to buy this, but I already have the Wizard’s Collection. I might buy it anyway. My obsession is getting siriusly riddikulus.

  • Andy

    I don’t get how they think $175 is affordable?! Its a very pretty box set though, If you know the right places to go the Wizards Collection is at this price anyway..

    • Thomas Sholan

      At $20 a piece for 8 movies you’re looking at $160. So factor in the extra features and the special packaging $175 seems like a fair price.

      • sarahd15

        I’d totally agree with you…if every Harry potter movie on DVD wasn’t already marked down to $7.50 at WalMarts, Targets, etc.

        • Jacob Sever

          People actually buy dvds still? There are still people who haven’t switched over to blu ray yet?!

        • Thomas Sholan

          Yes, but those are usually just the movie with minimal or no special features, especially for the later films. Plus this includes the Blu-Ray and the DVD of each film which would be more expensive than $7.50

      • verity

        I bought several of the blu-rays on cyberweek for $5 each and those came with some bonus features.

    • 17jeda

      I agree it feels steep, I just recently bought the movie only blu ray set for less than 30 on amazon for myself for christmas and I really hope they release one blu ray with the whole documentary on one disc for 20 bucks tops.

  • Maria Wang

    Well…I got my wizard’s edition for $170 in a used goods shop so…

  • Kristen Kranz

    So… this may be the first purchase I make with my tax return next year. It’s under consideration.

  • vano

    mm in georgia is free all harry potter movies :P u can take it in any sites

  • A.J.

    I’ve seen all the Harry Potter movies (DVD) on sale for like $1 or $2 a piece at several places. Personally, I’d love to see just a DVD dedicated to all the special features ever or a box set of just the DVD’s (no Blu-ray) with all the special features ever.

  • PotterFan1029

    AAH these special features sound awesome

  • Lisa Ladonski

    Still waiting on the special editions of all the movies to come out…

  • Adriene Galindo

    So the content is really no different from the Wizard’s Collection? It’s just missing the memorabilia and fancy packaging? I really want to get the box set with the most stuff but they make it so difficult to tell what’s what. How do these two box sets differ from the Ultimate Editions? Do they still include everything that was one those? I wish I could see an A/B comparison.

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