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As Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) begins his fifth year at Hogwarts, he discovers no one, except Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), believes his story about Lord Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) slow-but-steady rise to power. When a new and unsympathetic witch (Imelda Staunton) assumes control of the magical school, Harry and his pals (Emma Watson and Rupert Grint) rebel by forming The Order of the Phoenix.
Why Is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Rated PG-13?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images.
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There’s been a lot of discussion about the Potter series growing darker, and certainly in tone and mood this film fulfills that prophecy. However, in our content categories, this one comes up with better grades than the two previous outings. Violence is the greatest concern, with a jump scene and other visions of ghost-like characters and odd-looking creatures that will certainly frighten young children. The death of a character is discussed, and we see a bloodied face in a few quick flashbacks. All other violence is through magic manipulation and people being “shocked” or knocked over by metaphysical forces. At times characters disintegrate or disappear in a “beam me up Scotty” type of effect, but nothing gruesome. Sexual content is limited to a single (highly publicized) kiss, with absolutely no other activity seen before, during or after. Language includes one mild expletive and another word that is somewhat more objectionable in North America than Britain. Parents sensitive to depictions of occult and satanic-like themes may not find this film suitable for their children.
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On November 8, 2011, Warner Bother’s studio is releasing: Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (also known as Harry Potter- Years 1-7)
Home Video Notes: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray)
Release Date: 14 June 2011
On June 14, 2011, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix releases on Blu-ray again, this time in an Ultimate Edition. Bonus extras include:
- Creating the World of Harry Potter
Home Video Notes: Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
Release Date: December 11, 2007
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment conjures up a 2-Disc Special Edition of Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix. Included in its bag of tricks are seventeen minutes of additional footage, The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter (an A&E featurette exploring past clues to Harry’s future destiny), Trailing Tonks (a behind the scenes tour of the movie’s sets led by actress Natalia Tena who plays Nymphadora Tonks) and The Magic of Editing (an interactive opportunity to cut some virtual celluloid with director David Yates and editor Mark Day).
All formats (DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray) offer the aforementioned materials, but each provides a slightly different choice of bonus extras. If you choose the DVD version, you’ll also receive a ROM with a timeline and a sneak peek at Harry Potter 6. If you select HD DVD, you’ll get the following web-enabled features: Pick Your Favorite Scene (assemble clips from the movie to create a montage), Live Community Screening (create, organize, and invite your buddies to your own screening) and Mobile Downloads (select images and ring tones to send to your mobile phone). Blu-ray adds Focus Points (some “making of” featurettes). And the Limited Edition Gift Set contains the Hogwarts Challenge, a bonus disc sporting 14 adventure games based on the first three Harry Potter films, and containing clips from the fourth and fifth movies. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.