Persuade Warner Bros. to produce Extended Versions of the Harry Potter films
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Dear Harry Potter fans,
As a massive fan of the Harry Potter franchise (both books and films), I think that I speak for all of us when I say that it's been a long haul, but it's been absolutely, unquestionably worth it.
As I'm sure many of you are aware, everything doesn't make it into the films. Due to time contraints, the films can't have every single scene that we would like. On the special features of the Harry Potter DVDs and Blu-Rays, you will often find Deleted Scenes that were cut because they were either unfinished, or they made the film too long.
Now that the final film of the Harry Potter saga has been released to the cinema (to critical acclaim and box office success, I might add), I thought this would be an appropriate time to make this petition, as a huge amount of Harry Potter fans are online to voice their opinion on the final film and are gearing themselves up for Pottermore.
The point of this petition is to persuade Warner Bros. to produce Extended Versions of the Harry Potter films for a DVD/Blu-Ray release.
From various photographs, set reports and interviews, there is actually a huge amount of content that has been filmed that we have not seen.
Did you know that Order Of The Phoenix had a whopping 45-minutes of content cut from the film? (http://m.leakynews.com/2006/10/27/ootp-director-david-yates-i-ve-shot-a-movie-that-s-probably-over-three-hours)
The majority of that cut footage has not been released to the general public, including such scenes as:
-The brain room in the Department Of Mysteries.
-The full battle at the Ministry.
-The full "Snape's Worst Memory" flashback.
-Umbridge and Ministry employees trying to remove Hagrid from the school and Professor McGonagall attempting to protect him.
-A later scene of McGonagall recovering from the attack in a wheelchair.
And this is just from one film. Imagine the plethora of footage from all eight films that Warner Bros. has hidden away!
Here are several videos which contain images and footage of scenes that we have not seen in the completed films which could be consider for Extended Versions:
If I have not persuaded you yet, then I will point you towards the Extended Editions of the Lord Of The Rings films, which were absolutely transformed with extra footage and became far more faithful to the novels.
I beg you Harry Potter fans, if we all pull together and sign this petition, then we can persuade Warner Bros. to produce Extended Versions of these films that have enchanted us for 10 years.
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