News: Harry Potter coming to Blu-ray 3D

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie scene

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Warner Bros. had planned to convert the upcoming two-part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie into 3D for its run in theaters, but cancelled its plans due to time constraints, deciding instead to release the movie in 2D only in theaters. But the studio is moving forward with plans to make the Harry Potter movies available in Blu-ray 3D for the home market.

Variety reports that Warner has hired 3D conversion company Prime Focus to convert Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince into 3D for release on Blu-ray 3D.

Both parts of Deathly Hallows also are in line for 3D conversion by Prime Focus for Blu-ray 3D, according to Variety. Release dates have not yet been set.

Research firm ABI Research sees 3D at home growing in popularity during the next few years, and a number of studios are already releasing new and older movies on Blu-ray 3D.

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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.