I got the 2 DVD Special Edition–note, why not just make them all 2 DVD sets? Seriously. I hate all this Special Edition shit–Set of the 6th Harry Potter movie. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I reviewed it here. I started with the second DVD, the one with the special features, because we all know the reason I buy the DVD set in the first place: moar Alan Rickman!
Now, I realize the stupidity of this wish because the HP movies are kids movies, thus, most of the focus is on the trio and their friends. Still, I always hope for one deleted Snape scene. Just one. That’s not too much to ask, is it? I mean, I know that Alan Rickman is perfection itself and that to delete one of his scenes would be a travesty, but really! One snippet, one quote from him, any scrap I can get.
I slog my way through the painfully unfunny behind-the-scenes shtick. The actual behind-the-scenes look is interesting, but the patter that accompanies it is cringe-worthy. I work my way through (doing my exercise, to the soundtrack of Hedwig and the Angry Inch) a grinning Tom Felton (Draco) asking his costars a variety of questions. I start the commercial for the Harry Potter theme park in Orlando (is Alan Rickman going to be there? No? Then who the fuck cares?), but since they don’t actually show the theme park, I get bored and fast-forward through it.
Finally, I watched the deleted scenes. Mostly of the kids. I am getting gloomier and gloomier as each deleted scene goes by with nary a hint of Alan Rickman. Then, in the penultimate (I think) scene, ooooooooooh! There he is! Dark, gloomy, and the light shines upon Snape, his dark eyes glittering….Will he speak? Is he going to speak? Oh, please let him—and cut to Draco. Damn!