Warner Bros. will purge retail of Harry Potter movies by December

If you're a raving Harry Potter fan and haven't snatched up the DVDs or Blu-rays yet, you'd better hurry, because Warner Brothers is planning to use its strongest Avada Kedavra curse on the entire movie series by the end of this year.

According to Deadline, every Harry Potter disc will be removed from retail by December 29 in order to inflate demand.

It's an upsetting (for fans) thing to do, considering Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II will only be on store shelves for a little over a month and a half, but like all things — blame it on the recession.

Either that, or Warner Bros. is cooking up a way to offer it exclusively through digital delivery or via Pottermore.

But don't worry, because the Harry Potter franchise is too huge to give up forever. Harry, Ron and Hermione will eventually return (and you can always buy used copies) or wait for "re-releases" because, you know, it's inevitable. We just don't know when that'll be.

I enjoyed the Harry Potter movies, but I guess I'm part of the few who will be glad to actually not have to see it on store shelves when browsing for stocking stuffers this holiday.

Are you going to rush out and buy them all?

Deadline, via Complex

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