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So, Warner Brothers has decided to postpone the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince until next summer.  That means, that instead of the three month wait that the teaser trailer promised, it will be an 11 month wait. Their reasoning for doing this is that they can make even more money off it that way...and I quote:

"we know the summer season is an ideal window for a family tent pole release, as proven by the success of our last Harry Potter film, which is the second-highest grossing film in the franchise, behind only the first installment. Additionally, like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers’ strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films—changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of."

So, the film is all finished...sitting there waiting to go to theatres...and they decide that although it is a Harry Potter film, and will make billions no matter when it is released, they should hold off and wait until it has absolutely no competition in the box-office.

It's a shame that I can't stand to watch bootlegs, because quite honestly I feel like not supporting the studio at all on this one. The good news is that I have a whole year to figure out how to see this movie for free...who knows what new technologies could develop, which crazed fans will get their hands on the advanced high-quality press-release versions of the films...I could rent a projector, project it on my wall, and it would be just like the theatre, I'm sure.

I wonder what else is coming out next summer? I could pay for one movie and duck into another. It would be quite hilarious if more people did that...the highest grossing movie of the summer turns out to be Underdog 2, Harry Potter makes nothing, yet the theatre is always full :P

Ah, a girl can dream anyway.

In other news, work has slowed down so much that I'm practically on vacation. Nice for sleeping in, but not nice for the Go-To-China Savings account.

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