Are you one of those people who chose to rent the first four Harry Potter films on DVD, thinking somewhere down the line you would purchase them either as a gift or to include in your fabulous Harry Potter archive? Well, I'd break open that piggy bank if I were you because Warner Brothers plan to pull the first four Potter films off shelves, beginning this December 29 when it yanks Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire will follow, vanishing into thin air on February 9, 2007.

Why are they doing this? I imagine they want little Harry all to themselves, kept under lock and key, only to be brought out for super-special occasions. Actually, it's a fairly common move (Disney does it all the time), and seeing as this is a non-Potter holiday season, Warners wants to beef up sales and, potentially, start building hype for what's sure to be a plethora of special edition, HD or Blue-Ray DVDs to follow. Currently no re-release plans are set, though, so get em' while they're hot folks!

[via JoBlo]