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Harry Potter Films releasing to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray w/HDR

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Jeff Chabot

Harry-Potter-4-films-Ultra-HD-BD-720pxThe Harry Potter franchise has certainly pushed the envelope in terms of the number of ways to re-release titles, but none will be as visually significant as Harry Potter on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray.

As such, the last four Harry Potter films have shown up on Amazon to be released to Ultra HD Blu-ray with HDR (High Dynamic Range) on March 28, 2017. Those films include Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2 (2010, 2011).

We might, also say, the packaging for these titles is among the most striking we’ve seen.

The 4k Blu-ray editions coincide with the home media release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — the film that takes place seventy years before the Harry Potter era.

On 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray, the Harry Potter films will be presented in 2160p resolution with HDR  color enhancements for 4k TVs that support the specification. And, audio is provided in DTS:X audio.

As far as extras, they will be the same as previously released but in standard Blu-ray (1080p) resolution. The 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray combo editions will each include Blu-ray and Digital HD copies of the film.

Warner Bros. says the Harry Potter titles will also be able to purchase digitally in 4k Ultra HD, although we haven’t seen them show up yet on any digital services.

Right now the 4k Blu-ray titles are priced at $44.95 each, but will hopefully drop to the going rate of $29.99 for most Ultra HD Blu-ray movies.

The remaining four Harry Potter-franchise films are set to release at a later date in 2017. Those titles include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
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