As previously announced here on the blog, we're celebrating the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" on DVD and Blu-ray this Friday with the most obsessive and wonderfully nuts way we could think of: watching all eight movies in sequence in a single day. Thanks to the good people at Warner Bros. I've got all of them here, ready to go. It's roughly twenty hours of magic, so there's no time to waste. Let's get to it!

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Year One: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001), Running Time: 2:32
5:20am: Oh my it's early. But I realize that it's actually an hour earlier than I thought. Never before has daylight savings time worked so fortuitously in my favor. Score.

5:25am: We're off and running with the Chris Columbus-directed first film. If one could say Professor Dumbledore ever looked young, this is it.

5:28am: Oh yeah, the Dursleys. I hate the Dursleys.

5:29am: We get our first look at Daniel Radcliffe, who appears to weigh about 90 pounds, including his ill-fitting outfit. One certainly could not see "Equus" coming here.

5:31am: First bit of accidental magic at the zoo, and the foreshadowing of Parseltongue. Happy birthday indeed, Dudley.

5:35am First real magic as the Durleys' house is swarmed with thousands of copies of Harry's Hogwarts invite. It always seemed illogical to me that Mr. Dursley didn't want Harry to leave to go to school. Like, doesn't he hate Harry and want to be rid of him? His later threats to keep Harry out of Hogwarts as punishment seem oddly misplaced.

5:38am: World, meet Rubeus Hagrid.

5:30am: "You're a wizard, Harry!"

5:40am: Cauldron shopping and our first look at the magical world.

5:43am: Oh, that Professor Quirrell seems nice.

5:45am: First real special effects shot as Hagrid and Harry open up the brick wall to Diagon Alley. By today's standards it looks a little flat. At the time this flick was visually ground-breaking. I recall seeing the first trailer a decade ago and thinking "wow, this movie is going to make a billion dollars." If you add up both foreign and domestic gross, it comes to $974,755,371. Partial credit, then.

5:48am: The Sorcerer's Stone is very briefly revealed. Commonly known fact among "Potter" fans: In England it's called the Philosopher's stone. Less-known fact: In France it's called the large delicious hunk of roquefort cheese.

5:50am: OK, not really. First lie of the live-blog.


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In honor of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" hitting DVD and Blu-ray on Friday, November 11th, the MTV Movies team wanted to do something special to celebrate the occasion.

After much debate, spell-casting and dueling, we decided only one thing would truly do the epic franchise justice: I'm going to watch every second of the entire series, in order, in a single day.

By my math, the eight movies total just under 20 hours. We're not exactly sure how I'm going to pull this off, but we're definitely going to. It goes down live on the internet this Sunday, November 6th. Follow along here on the MTV Movies Blog as I keep a real-time running diary of every magical moment. From "You're a wizard, Harry!" to "That wand's more trouble than it's worth" I'm going to re-watch and enjoy (probably for the last time) every moment of the landmark franchise.

Hopefully the DVD player won't overheat and catch fire. Hopefully I won't go blind or insane. Either way, it sure to be as epic as "Harry Potter" itself. But with fewer dragons and way more tortilla chips.

So re-watch the trailer, wake up bright-and-early on Sunday (I certainly will be) and get psyched for your own Potter-thon on 11.11.11 when "Deathy Hallows 2" comes to home video.

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