Just as Harry Potter returned from the in-between at the end of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the “Harry Potter” DVDs and Blu-Rays that we just lost
forever for a brief period of time will now be apparating back on to store shelves near you.
Okay, so that might have been a stretch for a metaphor, but the “Harry Potter” films are coming back to store shelves in a brand new collection. This bad boy is replete with the special features and memorabilia absent from last year’s complete DVD/Blu-Ray collection, and comes tacked with a $500 price tag. Amazon posted the details about the “Harry Potter Wizards Collection” and even offered a $150 markdown, but didn’t have any details about what the boxed set will officially include. Well, that’s where I come in.
Since the collection still has a vague “2012” release date, it seems fair to take a crack at puzzling out what could possibly be included that makes the special edition home video release so expensive. Click on after the jump to see my memorabilia and featurette wish list.
One Of The Horcruxes
It only seems fair that, if we’re shelling out half a grand for a special edition “Harry Potter” boxed set, we get one of the items that helped bring down Voldemort. After all, there are eight of them. That’s plenty enough to go around.
A Wand That Works Actual Magic
Yes, I do love my wand that I received from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but it’s a bit lacking in the magical department. No matter how many times I try to cast “lumos,” my apartment remains depressingly unlit. I’m sure that by now Warner Bros has found some way of making magic a reality, so it’s likely included in this box. I’d also settle for a Deluminator.
A Live Owl
PETA would surely have a field day with this, but the special edition box looks big enough for an owl, rat or cat to fit inside of. Just pop in a few air holes and they’ll be fine for the 0.002 seconds that these collector’s editions will likely stay on the shelves. For $500 you could probably buy a purebred puppy, so why not a magical creature to live beside you while you live through your magical adventures? (#riphedwig)
The Cast Reading All The “Harry Potter” Books
Screw audiobooks, I want a videobook. Sure, some might argue that that is just a movie, but I’m talking all the actors sitting in a room reading us the entirety of J.K. Rowling’s seven book series in character. And Rowling can get the lucky role of reading the narration. Well, her or Morgan Freeman.
J.K. Rowling’s New Book
Hey, a girl can dream, right? Both Rowling’s new book and this boxed set have vague 2012 release dates, so it only makes sense that the two could be released alongside one another. It could at least include a tease of what we have to expect.
What do you want to see included in the “Harry Potter” boxed set? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!