Its been 9 years since the last Harry Potter novel was published and 5 since the last movie was released and somehow the world of magic continues to give fans new things to get excited about. The creative team at Warner Bros revealed 16 new magical covers for the Harry Potter DVD’s and Blu-Rays via Pottermore. Each format is adorned with its own type of artwork and key scenes from the films. The artwork types are called ‘Moments’ for the DVD’s and ‘Iconic’ for the Blu-Rays.
The ‘Moments’ artwork put together for the DVD’s includes the main cast and a unique magical creature from each installment in celebration of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film. Executive director for the film marketing team at Warner Bros, Angie Lai explains, “You’ll see that there’s detail, and storyline elements from each film. A fresh way to look at it is we’ve included a vignette from each film, which highlights a beast or a creature. It’s intended for new fans, but these elements are really what pulled at the heartstrings of lots of old fans as well.”
The ‘Iconic’ artwork takes a minimalist approach, offering a more abstract approach targeted for series veterans. The Blu-ray covers are focused on key items from each movie such as, The Sorting Hat, the Chamber of Secrets door, as well as Salazar Slytherin’s locket among other seminal moments. “We love these pieces of art, they are different from anything we’ve ever done before,’ Angie said. ‘It’s looking at it for the fans who know what these objects are. If you look closer, at the Sorting Hat for example, you can see Harry’s glasses. Or if you look at Half Blood Prince, you have Tom Riddle’s memory vial in the middle, as a little hidden gem. There’s a little script on the prophecy ball that only a true fan will know what it actually is”
The new Harry Potter DVD and Blu-ray covers will be released on Saturday Jun 25th, a little under a month away before the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script and the Boy who lived’s birthday (July 31). As always this is the internet and I’d love to know your thoughts, You love them? Would you have picked a different piece for each movie? Let me know in the comments below or over @NerdworkTweets!