Blockbuster open at midnight for Harry Potter release

Harry-Potter-and-the-Half-Blood-Prince-blu-raySelect Blockbuster stores will open at midnight tonight for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The film, which has grossed $300 million domestic and close to a $1 billion worldwide* will be released on both Blu-ray/DVD combo disc and standard DVD (single-disc and two-disc versions).

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Blu-ray Disc and two-disc DVD will come with digital copies (for your iPod or phone) and include extras such as additional scenes, cast and crew interviews, and featurette “J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life.”

The Blu-ray disc is formatted in 1080p VC-1 with 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Audio is formatted in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound. Other Blu-ray features include BD-Live, Live Community Screening and Facebook Connect.

List price for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is $35.99. If midnight is way past your bedtime you can pre-order the Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon for $15.99 (current sale price).

Below are the participating Blockbuster stores:

  • Atlanta: 3944 Peachtree Rd.
  • Baltimore: 6505 Dobbin Rd., Columbia
  • Boston: 17 Temple St, Framingham
  • Charlotte: 5130 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
  • Chicago: 809 N. Roselle Rd., Roselle
  • Cleveland: 1205 N. Court St., Medina
  • Columbus: 397 Stonebridge Ln., Gahanna
  • Dallas: 6437 Hillcrest Ave.
  • Denver: 12020 Colorado Blvd., Thornton
  • Detroit: 15200 Eureka, Southgate
  • Houston: 225 Cypresswood Dr., Spring
  • Los Angeles: 10011 Valley View, Cypress
  • New York: 1253 New Britain Ave, West Hartford
  • Orlando: 11849 East Colonial Drive
  • Philadelphia: 500 Route 38 West, Cherry Hill
  • Phoenix: 3141 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe
  • Portland: 3955 Southeast Powell Blvd.
  • San Francisco: 116 Greenhouse Market Place, San Leandro
  • Seattle: 4715 25th Ave. NE
  • Tampa: 2133 Collier Pkwy., Land O Lakes

* Box Office Mojo

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