'When Harry Left Hogwarts' Trailer: The 45-Minute Documentary About the End of Harry Potter

'When Harry Left Hogwarts' Trailer: The 45-Minute Documentary About the End of Harry Potter

Oct 18, 2011

When it comes to home entertainment content that's exclusive to one retailer over all the rest, I'm fine with it so long as it's some gimmicky piece of merchandise or cool, character-related casing. But when it's a 45-minute documentary about the end of one of the greatest movie franchises of all time, I feel like that's something that should be available on all DVDs and Blu-rays, not just ones bought at Target. Not only does it make it more difficult for people to see it, but it's also unfortunate for the director whose blood and sweat can only be purchased through an exclusive deal with one specific outlet.

Such is the case with what looks to be a fascinating documentary that's to be included on the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 four-disc Blu-ray release over at Target. So, yeah, in order to see this you have to a) have a blu-ray player, b) buy it at Target, and c) buy the entire four-disc set. If you have no issues about that, then When Harry Left Hogwarts appears to be a really emotional, behind-the-scenes farewell to the franchise from not only the lead players, but also all the background folks who don't have any lines but add so much to each and every Harry Potter film.

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Matthews was given access to the set of both Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2, and based on this trailer he caught some really poignant moments featuring the film's biggest stars expressing their fears of moving on from Potter, hoping people give them a chance to do other things. As Emma Watson says at one point: "I think people are just waiting for me to screw up." These sort of intimate behind-the-scenes documentaries are always the best to watch -- the ones that don't scream "This is how we did this!" in your face, and just sort of let the camera capture the little moments; the personal ones.

Check out the trailer below. Those who want to see the whole thing will have to purchase the four-disc exclusive Blu-ray set from Target when it hits shelves on November 11th.

[via Topless Robot]

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