‘Back to Hogwarts’ is set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD


Wizarding World fans will have a new opportunity to experience the magic with the Blu-ray and DVD releases of Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts. This special meeting of Harry Potter cast and crew members first aired on HBO Max on January 1. The upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases offer an exciting chance for fans who aren’t subscribed to the streaming service to watch the special.

The Blu-ray and DVD versions of Back to Hogwarts are set for August 9. The Blu-ray costs $24.98, while the DVD costs $19.98. They are currently available for pre-order in the United States. According to the images on Amazon listings, the Blu-ray and DVD will include a special feature titled « Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts Featurette”, but the content of this featurette is currently unknown. The Blu-ray also includes a digital code to stream or download through Movies Anywhere.

In April, Back to Hogwarts aired on Cartoon Network and TBS as a promotion tied to the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets. While this allowed those who are not HBO Max subscribers to watch the reunion, the Blu-ray and DVD release will allow viewers to watch the reunion for the first time outside of streaming.

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Back to Hogwarts saw the reunion of many beloved cast and crew members of the Harry Potter films, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. The birthday celebration also includes Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) and Chris Columbus, Director of Harry Potter at the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

The special features an emotional reflection on the treasured memories the cast and crew, as well as viewers watching at home, have of Harry Potter movies. With intimate interviews between cast members, viewers get new insight into what it was like for the cast and crew to create each Potter film. While some cast members admit to the struggles they faced during production, every cast and crew member spoke highly of the franchise‘s lasting impact.

A particularly moving moment from the special, featuring Robbie Coltrane, perfectly captures the legacy of the Potter movies for cast and crew as well as fans.

The legacy of the films is that my children’s generation will show them to their children, so you could watch them fifty years from now, easily. I won’t be there, unfortunately, but Hagrid will be.

For those who buy Back to Hogwarts on Blu-ray and DVD, it may be wise to buy tissues with it as well.

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