In conjunction with the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Warner Bros. has announced an added incentive for purchasers of the Blu-ray version of the film. The disc will provide access to an exclusive worldwide live community screening of the film with actor Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates. In anticipation of the event, Yates notes, “It’s a tremendous honor to be invited to host the first worldwide live community screening.”

The live community screening will air from London on December 12, 2009 and will allow fans to view the movie simultaneously with Radcliffe and Yates and listen to a live question and answer session. Considering the impressive role fans have played in the success of the Harry Potter franchise, the event provides a unique opportunity for fans to connect with the star and the director.

“I’m really looking forward to the live community screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and excited to talk directly to fans of the movie about my experiences and answer their questions,” says Radcliffe.

The event is only accessible through Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray discs played on Internet-compatible Blu-ray systems. Fans must also register and sign up for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince live community screening (LCS) to receive an invitation to the event. The first 100,000 fans to RSVP will secure admission to the event.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is available on Blu-ray on December 8, 2009.