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  • Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Elarica Gallacher
  • Directors: David Yates
  • Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves
  • Producers: David Barron, David Heyman, Lionel Wigram, Tim Lewis
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Special Edition, Widescreen, Dubbed, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Run Time: 135 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,271 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ZELISO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,512 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

Maximum Movie Mode hosted by Daniel Radcliffe, including Picture-in-Picture, Focus featurettes, and scene comparisons

Warner Bros. BD-Live, including Live Community Screening and Facebook Connect

Be the first to see footage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Additional scenes

J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life

Get a sneak peek at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

What's on Your Mind?: Lightning-round Q&A with cast and crew

Cast members sum up their characters in One-Minute Drills


Editorial Reviews

Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Even as the decisive showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same.

The Blu-ray disc of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will feature Warner Bros. Maximum Movie Mode, an interactive viewing experience that examines the entire film with such features as Focus Points, Picture-in-Picture, photo galleries and more. Maximum Movie Mode includes commentary from director David Yates, producers David Heyman and David Barron, and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Tom Felton.

The disc also includes Warner Bros. BD-LiveTM, which allows users with web-enabled Blu-ray players to access exciting additional content and connect and share with other BD-Live users via the My Commentary and Live Community Screening features. Another feature of the BD-Live interactivity is Facebook Connect, which allows users to interact with their friends from Facebook, update their Facebook status while in BD-Live and invite their Facebook friends to a Live Community Screening.

Customer Reviews

OK, so you can't really make a movie too much like the book, not enought time, etc.
J. Strickland
Almost every scene is just way too dark, many times very hard to even SEE what is going on and many other times the images become devoid of color as well.
Marty Gillis
The movie was priced very reasonably and the purchasing procedure was fast and easy.
Erica Shirk

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

740 of 827 people found the following review helpful By M. Potter on November 26, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Since I had to look elsewhere for DVD details (to decide whether to buy the 2-disc or one-disc film), I thought I'd post here:

1-Disc Wide screen and Full Screen DVD

*Includes both a wide screen and full screen version of the film.
*No special features
*RRP $28.98
2-Disc Digital Copy Special Edition DVD

*Widescreen version only
*Additional scenes (6:31)
*Close-Up with the Cast and Crew of Harry Potter special. Matthew Lewis ("Neville Longbottom") and Alfred Enoch ("Dean Thomas") lead us on an entertaining look at the cast of Harry Potter as they explore their interests away from acting and spend a day on set with the production team (28:30)
*J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life: A fascinating and intimate look into the life of J.K. Rowling over the last year of writing "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." (49:32)
*One Minute Drills: The cast has 60 seconds to describe their character's personality, history, relationships and other traits before time runs out (6:43)
*What's On Your Mind: Hosted by Tom Felton, the cast is put on the spot when asked a series of rapid-fire questions on their likes and dislikes. (6:41)
*Universal's "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" Sneak Peek: Get an "inside look" at the amazing world of magic and excitement being created at Universal Orlando® Resort in Florida (11:38)
*Digital Copy of the theatrical film (2nd disc)
*RRP $34.99

I can't believe the negative reviews. I read the book and thought the filmmakers did a fantastic job with it. Anyone who wants a film to be an exact replica of any book should do themselves a favor and just read the book again. Am looking forward to enjoying it again (and again) on DVD.
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673 of 891 people found the following review helpful By Geoff on October 29, 2009
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First. please let me say that I adore (nay, worship) the Harry Potter stories. So, being a gen-you-wine "Potter-Head" I was first in line to see Half-Blood Prince.

It was an interesting movie. Nice special effects.
Disjointed enough however that one MUST have seen all the previous movies and/or read the books to follow the plot.

...Most importantly, it bears little resemblance to the Harry Potter books!!!

Really. I can forgive replacing the actions of one character with another character, to save time, I can even forgive eliminating whole chapters for the sake of brevity, but to change scenes, edit whole parts, and invent whole chapters???

Beware, below, there be SPOILERS! Don't read if you haven't watched!
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Some examples of lost scenes:

-Dumbledore confronting the Dursley's? Gone.
-The invention of a fight at the burrow, including the destruction of the whole house? Really? Where's Bill & Fleur going to get married next movie? (Oh that's right, in the movies, they AREN'T! Heck, they aren't even in -this- movie!)
-The "Meeting of the Ministers" scene? Gone. Heck there's absolutely NO sign of Scrimgeour -anywhere- in the whole movie!
-Tonks rescuing Harry from the train? Nope, now it's Luna, looking for Wrackspurts, and removing Harry's invisibility cloak with her wand. (As A Deathly Hallow, it should be immune to summoning and/or levitation charms.)
-The slow build up leading to the Quiddich victory kiss? Gone. Now just a "close your eyes" peck in the Room of Requirement, and this was done horribly!!
-The two months of Harry & Ginny dating? Gone.
-Harry breaking up with Ginny to protect her? Gone!
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154 of 207 people found the following review helpful By Mindbreak on March 21, 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Warner Brothers is trying to fool us again - calling this an "Ultimate Edition" when it is NOT the extended version of the film. It comes with behind the scenes extras and commentaries, but the movie itself is the same! I expect this is because they decided after the first 2 Ultimate Editions that they would wait and re-release all 8 movies at once in another Ultimate Edition, but this time a Box Set with extended versions of all films - to entice everyone to buy all the movies yet again. Hold off for now and watch your DVD copies - next year we can all buy the REAL Ultimate Editions!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By N. Perz on December 28, 2009
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How very disappointing. HPaTH-BP is a very slow movie with very little by way of character or story development. Very little actually happens. Basically, it's setting things up for the final film. The film was dark (visually, I mean) and, now that the kids are no longer young and cute, we're left with the fact that they're not very good actors. This installment comes nowhere near the quality of the last film. I guess that, like me, if you've already committed to the series, you're going to watch it regardless, just don't pay full price for this; it's not worth it.

Not recommended.
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Niksic VINE VOICE on July 15, 2009
On a scale of one to five, I only give "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" three stars...and that's being incredbly generous.

I really, really, REALLY wanted to like this film, and there are moments of the movie that are absolutely fantastic. The problem is that all those scenes start off great, and then fizzle out into nothing spectacular. This film also cuts and changes a lot of info from the book, and changes certain things from the novel that had no business being changed. I just don't understand it.

Without giving too much away, here are some of the things that irked me about this movie (if you haven't read the book, though, beware that there are spoilers ahead):

- The first 20 minutes or so of the film are AWFUL. They are nothing like the opening chapters of the book, which is a huge disappointment. Dumbledore especially bothers me at the beginning of the movie. His dialogue is ridiculous, and the significance of his withered hand are glossed over in an offhand remark to Harry. (Also, that hand looks nothing like it should. In the movie, Dumbledore's hand looks like its owner has merely been outside gardening for a couple of hours. In the book, the hand is supposed to be a black, charred, disgusting mess. Why cut corners on the big screen?)

- Also in regards to the first few minutes of the book, I was disappointed that the Snape/Narcissa/Bellatrix scene was pushed back until later in the film, and was exceptionally brief. It could have been much better.

- Too much of the movie was devoted to silly romance. Don't get me wrong: The Ron/Hermione/Lavender triangle was a big part of Book Six, and the actress playing Lavender in the film was absolutely hysterical.
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