Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 2009 PG CC

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While Death Eaters emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort wreak havoc in both the Muggle and Wizarding worlds, Harry suspects new dangers lie within Hogwarts.

Starring:
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint
Runtime:
2 hours 34 minutes

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

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Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery, Kids & Family
Director David Yates
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint
Supporting actors Dave Legeno, Elarica Gallacher, Jim Broadbent, Geraldine Somerville, Bonnie Wright, Julie Walters, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Helen McCrory, Timothy Spall, Alan Rickman, Oliver Phelps, James Phelps, Freddie Stroma, Jessie Cave, Tom Felton, Alfie Enoch
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

OK, so you can't really make a movie too much like the book, not enought time, etc.
J. Strickland
Almost every scene is just way too dark, many times very hard to even SEE what is going on and many other times the images become devoid of color as well.
Marty Gillis
The movie was priced very reasonably and the purchasing procedure was fast and easy.
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742 of 829 people found the following review helpful By M. Potter on November 26, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Since I had to look elsewhere for DVD details (to decide whether to buy the 2-disc or one-disc film), I thought I'd post here:

1-Disc Wide screen and Full Screen DVD

*Includes both a wide screen and full screen version of the film.
*No special features
*RRP $28.98
2-Disc Digital Copy Special Edition DVD

*Widescreen version only
*Additional scenes (6:31)
*Close-Up with the Cast and Crew of Harry Potter special. Matthew Lewis ("Neville Longbottom") and Alfred Enoch ("Dean Thomas") lead us on an entertaining look at the cast of Harry Potter as they explore their interests away from acting and spend a day on set with the production team (28:30)
*J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life: A fascinating and intimate look into the life of J.K. Rowling over the last year of writing "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." (49:32)
*One Minute Drills: The cast has 60 seconds to describe their character's personality, history, relationships and other traits before time runs out (6:43)
*What's On Your Mind: Hosted by Tom Felton, the cast is put on the spot when asked a series of rapid-fire questions on their likes and dislikes. (6:41)
*Universal's "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" Sneak Peek: Get an "inside look" at the amazing world of magic and excitement being created at Universal Orlando® Resort in Florida (11:38)
*Digital Copy of the theatrical film (2nd disc)
*RRP $34.99

I can't believe the negative reviews. I read the book and thought the filmmakers did a fantastic job with it. Anyone who wants a film to be an exact replica of any book should do themselves a favor and just read the book again. Am looking forward to enjoying it again (and again) on DVD.
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673 of 892 people found the following review helpful By Geoff on October 29, 2009
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First. please let me say that I adore (nay, worship) the Harry Potter stories. So, being a gen-you-wine "Potter-Head" I was first in line to see Half-Blood Prince.

It was an interesting movie. Nice special effects.
Disjointed enough however that one MUST have seen all the previous movies and/or read the books to follow the plot.

...Most importantly, it bears little resemblance to the Harry Potter books!!!

Really. I can forgive replacing the actions of one character with another character, to save time, I can even forgive eliminating whole chapters for the sake of brevity, but to change scenes, edit whole parts, and invent whole chapters???

Beware, below, there be SPOILERS! Don't read if you haven't watched!
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Some examples of lost scenes:

-Dumbledore confronting the Dursley's? Gone.
-The invention of a fight at the burrow, including the destruction of the whole house? Really? Where's Bill & Fleur going to get married next movie? (Oh that's right, in the movies, they AREN'T! Heck, they aren't even in -this- movie!)
-The "Meeting of the Ministers" scene? Gone. Heck there's absolutely NO sign of Scrimgeour -anywhere- in the whole movie!
-Tonks rescuing Harry from the train? Nope, now it's Luna, looking for Wrackspurts, and removing Harry's invisibility cloak with her wand. (As A Deathly Hallow, it should be immune to summoning and/or levitation charms.)
-The slow build up leading to the Quiddich victory kiss? Gone. Now just a "close your eyes" peck in the Room of Requirement, and this was done horribly!!
-The two months of Harry & Ginny dating? Gone.
-Harry breaking up with Ginny to protect her? Gone!
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155 of 208 people found the following review helpful By Mindbreak on March 21, 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Warner Brothers is trying to fool us again - calling this an "Ultimate Edition" when it is NOT the extended version of the film. It comes with behind the scenes extras and commentaries, but the movie itself is the same! I expect this is because they decided after the first 2 Ultimate Editions that they would wait and re-release all 8 movies at once in another Ultimate Edition, but this time a Box Set with extended versions of all films - to entice everyone to buy all the movies yet again. Hold off for now and watch your DVD copies - next year we can all buy the REAL Ultimate Editions!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By N. Perz on December 28, 2009
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How very disappointing. HPaTH-BP is a very slow movie with very little by way of character or story development. Very little actually happens. Basically, it's setting things up for the final film. The film was dark (visually, I mean) and, now that the kids are no longer young and cute, we're left with the fact that they're not very good actors. This installment comes nowhere near the quality of the last film. I guess that, like me, if you've already committed to the series, you're going to watch it regardless, just don't pay full price for this; it's not worth it.

Not recommended.
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31 of 41 people found the following review helpful By M. Mcilvoy on July 18, 2009
I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter series and I think they have done a great job with the movies so far, however I always think the book version is better than any movie version. I went to see this with two people who had not read the book so I was interested to see how well were able to understand what was going on without the background. I also re-read the book a couple of weeks ago to refresh my own memory.

A few observations:

- I was disappointed that they started the movie off with a scene that never happened in the book; Harry in a cafe.
- I had been waiting to see how they handled the meeting and conversation between the Muggle prime minister and the minister of Magic but they skipped that part completely.
- the movie Harry never really mentioned Dumbledore's hand and neither did anyone else for that matter. In the book it was a matter of gossip among all of the students.
- they skipped the first memory that explained Tom Riddle's witch mother and muggle father, how poor and proud they were and the significance of the both the ring and the locket.
- they skipped later memories that explained how Tom Riddle ended up with the ring and the locket.
- Bill and Fleur were both completely missing
- Dobby and Kreacher were both completely missing
- The battle at Hogwarts when the Death Eaters came in was missing
- they left out the whole funeral scene where everyone came to see Dumbledore off; even the mermaid people showed their respect.
- I have no idea why they stuck in the scene where Harry and Ginny were running through the cornfield and Bella burned the Burrows. That did not happen in the book; in fact the Burrows was well protected.

To me these are some of the important scenes that were left out.
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