Watch A Behind-The-Scenes Clip From 'Harry Potter: The Wizard's Collection' Setby: Posted:
Remember that claim a while back that Warner Bros. was essentially pulling a "Disney Vault" and pulling all eight "Harry Potter" films off store shelves soon? Well, thank Heaven for backtracking.
This clip is just one of probably many behind-the-scenes gems included in the 31 disc(!!!!) set for the forthcoming "Harry Potter: The Wizard's Collection" DVD/Blu-ray boxed set hitting stores this fall. A much younger Rupert "Ron Weasley" Grint apparently once got a little bored on the set while shooting his "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone" debut. And when Grint gets bored, he apparently taps into his inner Charles Schultz.
In one particular instance, he drew an amusing little caricature of Alan Rickman, who played the vindictive and embittered Professor Snape. It's a funny little story, what happened when Grint got caught in the act -- shared by both Grint and Rickman himself. This would be from one of the many documentaries, titled "Creating The World Of Harry Potter: Part 8."
Back to the set itself though: this thing rivals the totality of the "Lord Of The Rings" extended cuts for both length AND depth. Consider that the eight films themselves take up but 18 of the 31 discs, including Ultraviolet digital copies. That includes extended "Sorcerer's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", as well as both 2D and 3D versions of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1" and "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2".
That leaves another 13 discs documenting the complete journey of making these eight historic adaptations of J.K. Rowling's seven beloved novels. In case you're possibly already excited, it hits store shelves Sept. 7, well in time for Christmas 2012.