Originally when I first heard that the 5th installment in this beloved series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" was finally being released on DVD I was intending to purchase the individual HD DVD release of this movie as I already own the previous 4 films in the standard DVD format…that was until I saw this release which will provide a convenient and rewarding way to upgrade the previous 4 films while acquiring the latest release at the same time. This dream box set comes in the shape of Harry's trunk and the construction is both sturdy and aesthetically pleasing with the back hinges and front latch made of actual metal. Opening the trunk reveals a well thought out design which has each of the first five Harry Potter films housed in thick cases resembling books along with a bonus DVD with extras and an all new interactive DVD game. A nicely designed belt bearing the HP logo helps with the removal of the discs from the trunk.
Each movie's case has its own unique design pertaining to its particular novel and have been designed in two different sizes which increases after the second movie.
Upon a further look into the trunk you'll find an envelope nostalgically bearing Harry's address at Privet Drive which includes 16 trading cards which are wrapped in sets of 4 and includes the main characters in the series. But perhaps the most impressive extra included in this beautiful set are…
…the articulately designed custom bookmarks!! These 5 beautiful bookmarks which are shaped in symbolic and endearing images from the series come housed in a sturdy black box which sits at the bottom of this magnificent set! This limited edition HD DVD version can be purchased through Amazon.com at the currently discounted price of $104.95 and is also available in a standard DVD version which I've seen being sold for as low as $79.99 at retailers here in Hawaii. Interestingly the stores here aren't stocking the HD version which ultimately got me to check the Amazon site and with the shipping which was less than $3 it proves to be the best deal as you consider that an average new HD movie usually costs approximately $30 and here 5 HD movies which are included in this set run a cost of under $110 plus all of the extras and collectibles included makes this set a very smart buy. For anyone who doesn't own the first five films this set presents a great way to acquire them all and with the HD DVD version also being available, anyone looking to upgrade their collection will also find this set an impressive addition to their movie library and with all of the extras you really can't go wrong!