Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD Cover
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth film in the Harry Potter series. The film follows Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is also joined by several new characters. One of the most sinister is Dolores Umbridge, a new Headmistress who is a powerful Dark wizard. Another is Bellatrix Lestrange, Voldemort’s most loyal Death Eater.
This film was released on July 11, 2007. It was the fifth of eight films to be produced in the series, which started in September 2000. Rowling wanted the series to be faithful to the books. She resisted giving the rights to Warner Bros., but allowed them to film the series in the United Kingdom. She also pushed for casting British actors for the main roles, as she wanted to avoid casting Irish actors.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was directed by Mike Newell, who originally wanted to direct a paranoid thriller. He later turned the script over to David Yates. They worked together to create the film. There were seven months of casting for Harry, Ron and Hermione. Eventually, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe were cast. Their casting was deemed the best ever by fans.
In the first half of the film, Harry and his friends go to the Forbidden Forest to learn about a secret weapon. When the Dementors attack, Harry uses a Patronus spell to repel them. Meanwhile, Hermione claims that Albus Dumbledore has a hidden “secret weapon” in the Forbidden Forest. However, they are intercepted by Dolores Umbridge, the new Headmistress of Hogwarts. Afterwards, they are led to Hagrid’s house. After insulting Umbridge, centaurs kidnap her.
In the second half of the film, the Order of the Phoenix reveals to Harry that Lord Voldemort has returned. During the scene, a screeching sound is heard from RAB’s locket. Moreover, the logo appears in monochromatic clouds above Malfoy Manor.
Harry Potter and the Order of the phoenix is a sequel to the 2005 film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It was released in IMAX and 2D cinemas in the US on July 11, 2007, while the movie was released in the UK on July 12th. As of May 2008, the movie has grossed over $942 million.
Several exclusive editions have been released. A two-disc DVD Widescreen version includes a metallic foil slipcover and an embossed title. Also, there is a special edition that features collectible art. Among the collectible art is a miniature replica of Lucius Malfoy’s mask.
The sixth Harry Potter film was the most expensive in the series. It was also the first to use the silver version of the Harry Potter logo. The darker atmosphere of the film was reflected in the logo. At the same time, it shows a stormy sky reflected in the Swiss Re Tower.
Additionally, it shows the aftermath of the “Duel in the Ministry Atrium” from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.