Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceDVD - 2009
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blue_cat_4253 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12
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"He's covered in blood. Why is it that he's always covered in blood?" - Ginny Weasley
Slughorn: What do your parents do in the Muggle world?
Hermione: They are dentists.
Slughorn: And is this considered a dangerous profession?
Harry potter: "I'll give Slughorn the back the new one. He can't complain it costed nine galleons.
Professor Minerva McGonagall: That is a very serious accusation, Potter.
Arthur Weasley: Times like these, dark times, they do funny things to people. They can tear them apart.
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Harry is shown bleeding in front of the Ministry of Magic, as the result of an attack that took place after the second-to-last scene of the previous film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Wizarding and Muggle worlds and has chosen Draco Malfoy to carry out a secret mission. Severus Snape accepts Bellatrix Lestrange's challenge to make an Unbreakable Vow with Draco's mother, Narcissa, to protect Draco and fulfill the assignment if he fails.
Harry accompanies Albus Dumbledore to visit former potions professor Horace Slughorn, who has gone into hiding. Slughorn agrees to return to teach at Hogwarts as Dumbledore tells Harry that Slughorn's return to Hogwarts is crucial.
Leaving Fred and George's new shop, Harry, Ron and Hermione notice Draco and Narcissa associating with Death Eaters in Borgin and Burkes. Harry believes Voldemort has made Draco a Death Eater, but Ron and Hermione are sceptical. On the Hogwarts Express, Harry spies on Draco, who hints to his friends that he does not plan to return to Hogwarts next year. Draco discovers Harry's presence and immobilises him, but Harry is rescued by Luna with her Spectrespecs
Emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters are wreaking havoc in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Hogwarts, once thought to be a safe haven, may no longer be safe. Harry suspects that new dangers may lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Harry will have to help him uncover a vital key to unlocking Voldemort's defenses, a critical piece of information known only to Horace Slughorn, Hogwarts' former Potions Professor. Dumbledore manipulates his old colleague into returning to his previous post with promises of more money, a bigger office and the chance to teach the famous Harry Potter. The dark Forces finally attack the Astronomy Tower, Hogwarts due to the help of Draco Malfoy, who is a Death Eater too. It also tells about Dumbledore's through the hands of Severus Snape, who turns out to be a faithful sevant of Lord Voldemort!
Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are a few scenes that are scary, including iferi (creepy living skeletons) and blood.