Harry Potter Wizards Collection announced

The ultimate set of discs for the Harry Potter fan will be the Wizards Collection, which is particularly notable due to its $500 price tage, and, well, its sheer coolness.

Clearly, quite a lot of effort has gone into making this a really neat set. 

First the discs themselves – there are 31 of them. 18 are the 8 films, each in DVD and Blu-ray, and the final two films in 3D. The other 13 are the various special features discs from the films, which includes all trailers, featurettes, and behind-the-scenes clips which have ever been released for the films and 5 hours of material which has never been seen before. What that material is is not detailed in the press release. Likely, we’ll get a more comprehensive list of everything on those 13 discs soon.

Meanwhile, we can be very impressed by the box. 

I’ve seen a lot of attempts at a DVD box in my time, but this might be the coolest box I’ve seen. The cubic case of discs opens out into a jewelry-box style chest of drawers with the Harry Potter logo in the lid. 

Warner Bros. has put out this little video to showcase just how nifty the box is:

Is all this really worth the $500 MSRP? Perhaps not, but for the most fervent Potter heads, it just might be worth it.

The box will be released as a numbered limited edition later this year. Intrepid fans can already preorder the set, at a steep discount even, on Amazon.