In case you just so happen to be one of the three of four Harry Potter fans on Earth that, for some reason, hasn’t built a shrine of Potter DVDs and Blu-Ray around your TV, well, you might want to hop on that—looks like Warner Bros. will stop producing any more copies of the Potter films on home video on December 29, 2011. As in, they will never be available again.
It’s basically the Disney home video release model—make a beloved film only available for purchase for a short window of time, essentially forcing fans to fork over their money all at once to nab the flick. So, for those of you who find yourselves fans of children who possess the power of magic despite the fact that you are a grown adult watching children’s entertainment, you might want to set aside a few extra bucks to buy the eight-film Harry Potter box set that’s coming out this November—because we simply do not live in a world in which there are companies which will rent these films to you via the mail or a home computer or television streaming service. I mean, it’s also not like there is a global system of interconnected computer networks from which you can illegally download pristine, HD-quality versions of these films whenever you like. So you better grab these movies when you can.
What do you think of Warner Bros.’ decision?
Source: The AV Club