Harry Potter and the Incredibly Stupid Moratorium


The final part of the Harry Potter film saga comes to DVD and Blu-Ray on November 11th, and you’ll only have until December 29th to get it. Warner Bros. is putting all Harry Potter movies on moratorium just before year’s end, including the complete eight-movie set. After December 29th, stores won’t be able to order new copies of any of the movies and no new copies of the films will be produced.

This moratorium does not extend to any of the games or digital sales, whether VOD or electronic sell-through. At least there’s that, but otherwise it’s all there, black and white, clear as crystal. You get nothing. You lose. Good day, sir.

Disney has done this sort of thing in the past, periodically releasing classics from their own vault and then taking them off the market again. If you were to ask someone in charge why this decision was made, the response you’d get would be the perverse rubbing of hands accompanied by malevolent laughter.

I said good day.

[Via ComingSoon]

Hubert Vigilla
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