Bits of behind-the-scenes goodies from the DVD of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ are beginning to appear online. One particular video, namely this one, features the Maximum Movie Mode accessible in the Blu-Ray editions and goes indepth into the Ron/Hermione kiss. In the video, Rupert, Emma and David Heyman talk about the lead-up to the kiss and the relationship between the two; towards the end of the clip, Emma narrates the kiss between Ron and Hermione.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ is set to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on 11 November in the U.S. and then on 16 November everywhere else (excluding the U.K., which will get the DVDs on the shelves on 2 December).
The HP: The Quest website has revealed another exclusive video – this time following the love life of Ron Weasley over the course of eight movies! In it, Emma and Rupert, among other “Potter” cast mates, talk about the progression of the Ron/Hermione relationship in the films, as well as giving a great behind-the-scenes at Emma and Rupert’s outtakes from the kiss and a clear green screen shot of Ron and Hermione’s kiss from “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″! Check it out below or follow this direct link.
The “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ DVD is only a month away and slowly, slowly Warner Bros. are releasing teaser videos from the specials that will be featured on the Blu-Ray and DVD. The newest teaser features Emma Watson and “Potter” author J. K. Rowling discussing the iconic women of “Harry Potter”; in this teaser, Emma and Jo discuss the casting process for Hermione and Rowling comments on how Emma is the perfect Hermione. You can check out the video by clicking here or you can watch it below.
A couple of new junket interviews with Emma for “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ have popped up online recently. The new videos include: Emma and Rupert talking about filming the Gringotts break-in scene and what it was like having Helena Bonham Carter impersonate her Hermione; Emma and Rupert talk about the highly anticipated Ron/Hermione kiss, plus the general storyline of the final “Harry Potter” movie; plus Emma and Tom talk about the pressures of the 16-month back-to-back shoot and working on very stunt-heavy scenes.
Two clips from the movie have also been uploaded; they are: Ron and Hermione in the Chamber of Secrets trying to break one of Voldemort’s horcruxes; and the Trio in the Room of Requirement trying to find the Lost Diadem of Ravenclaw.
A new video has come online showing the last couple of days of production on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″. In it, the principle cast are farewelled and there is a very sweet and sentimental final speech by Dan Radcliffe; there are also new interviews with the cast about their final days.
If you’re prone to sentimentality/melodrama, like I am, you’ll probably need some tissues or something.
Movie and celebrity magazine ‘Entertainment Weekly’ will be releasing a super bumper-issue celebrating the end of the “Harry Potter” phenomena. Boasting exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, as well as secrets from the set, the issue will contain 50 pages of coverage, with a whole heap of content! A teaser press release has been released with a few interview snippets from the cast and a handful of images have been released, including: the nostaliga-inducing cover featuring a very young Harry Potter; an exclusive photoshoot showcasing the Trio’s “playfulness and blossoming adulthood”; plus two new behind-the-scenes photos, one from “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ featuring Emma and David Yates discussing a scene and the other from “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ featuring Emma relaxing on the set at King’s Cross Station.
The creators of the $2 billion-grossing Harry Potter movies may be laughing all the way to Gringotts Bank, but the success of the films wasn’t always such a sure thing. “If they had cast American actors or put cheerleaders at Hogwarts — and all these hideous ideas were indeed being pitched and discussed at the time – Harry Potter would have been one movie, not a series,” says Chris Columbus, director of the first two films in the most lucrative movie series in Hollywood history. “It would have just died.”
“I have spent more of my life being someone else than I have being myself,” says Watson. The 21-year-old remembers how she used to exasperate the crew at Leavesden Studios by wandering around when she wasn’t shooting. “There was an orchard, a line of apple trees, on one side of the grounds. I would go down and walk around there. Those poor ADs! They must have had nervous breakdowns whenever I would disappear.”
Three new videos have emerged online to promote “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″. Of the three clips, one (the featurette on the Gringotts Break-In scene) features EXTENSIVE spoilers and movie clips, while the others serve as aides to assist viewers into remembering what happened in the first “Deathly Hallows” movie. The new videos include: a new look at the mysterious Horcruxes and their role in the final movie; a featurette entitled ‘Where We Left Off‘ which looks at the events leading up to “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″; and the gloriously spoilerific ‘Gringotts and Goblins‘ featurette. All the videos include new interviews with the cast and crew, as well as new clips from the new movie.