November 8, 2010


With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 getting released November 19, Warner Bros. has released the EPK (electronic press kit) and included are six clips from one of the most anticipated films of the year.   Since I’ll be seeing the movie very soon, I’m not watching any of these clips.  However, I know that many of you want to see every bit of footage as soon as you can, so hit the jump to check them out.  From the trailers I’ve watched, the Deathly Hallows looks like it could be the best in the series.

Also, I got to visit the set of the Deathly Hallows while it was still filming earlier this year. It was an amazing experience and you can read about it here.  In addition, while on set, I got to participate in group interviews with a lot of the cast.  Here’s Daniel Radcliffe, Warwick Davis, Rupert Grint, Evanna Lynch, and director David Yates.

All the clips are in this player.  Once you push play, you may have to watch a pre-roll ad.  After that, they’ll play in order.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts.

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction—the Horcruxes.  On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever.  But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord.  The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them.  But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter.  The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive.

Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him.  But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale—the legend of the Deathly Hallows.  And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.

Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.”  No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is directed by David Yates, who also helmed the blockbusters “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”  David Heyman, the producer of all of the Harry Potter films, again produced the film, together with David Barron, and J.K. Rowling.  Screenwriter Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the book by Rowling.  Lionel Wigram is the executive producer.

Heading the cast, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

The film’s ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

Behind the scenes, the creative team was led by director of photography Eduardo Serra, production designer Stuart Craig, editor Mark Day, composer Alexandre Desplat, costume designer Jany Temime, and visual effects supervisor Tim Burke.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films production, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which marks the last film of the most successful motion picture franchise of all time.  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” opens nationwide on November 19, 2010, and “Part 2” will be released on July 15, 2011.

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