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Harry Potter Years 1 - 7: Part 1 Giftset includes:
Year 1 HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE BONUSES: Additional Scenes • Capturing the Stone: A Conversation with the Filmmakers • Around the World Multilanguage Clip • Character Clips • Lessons in Quidditch and a Tour of Hagrid’s Hut
Year 2 HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS BONUSES: Additional Scenes • Conversation with Author J.K. Rowling and Screenwriter Steve Kloves • Dumbledore’s Office: Build a Scene • Visit Lockhart’s Classroom • Interviews with Students and Professors
Year 3 HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN BONUSES: Additional Scenes • Creating a Vision with the Director, Author and Others • Conjuring a Scene: On-Set Craftspeople Wizardry • Shrunken Head Interviews • Choir Practice • Care of Magical Creatures
Year 4 HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE BONUSES: Additional Scenes • Cast and Crew Interviews • Preparing for the Yule Ball • Triwizard Tournament Challenges, Including Harry Vs. the Horntail, In Too Deep and The Maze
Year 5 HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX BONUSES: Additional Scenes • Focus Points: Featurettes and Production Diaries • Trailing Tonks on a Personal Set Tour • Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing
Year 6 HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (2-DISCS) BONUSES: Warner Bros. Maximum Movie Mode: Interviews and Trivia Track Focus Points • Additional Scenes • The Cast Close-Up • J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life Profile
Year 7 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 1 BONUSES: Prepare for the Final Battle Interactive Journey • The Seven Harrys Hilariously Recreated by Daniel Radcliffe • Play Golf, Recall the Past Decade and Look to the Future Career Moves with Rupert Grint, Tom Felton and James and Oliver Phelps • Additional Scenes
MAIN FEATURES* 1080p High Definition 16x9 2.4:1. DTS-HD MA: English 5.1 (Movie 7); Dolby TrueHD: English 5.1 (Movie 6); PCM: English 5.1 (Movies 1-5); Dolby Digital: English 5.1, Français 5.1 (Except Movie 1), Espanol 5.1. Subtitles – English SDH, Français (Except Movie 1) & Español.
SPECIAL FEATURES* May not be in High Definition; Audio & subtitles may vary.
But don't worry, there's plenty of wizardry and action in Goblet of Fire. When the deadly Triwizard Tournament is hosted by Hogwarts, Harry finds his name mysteriously submitted (and chosen) to compete against wizards from two neighboring academies, as well as another Hogwarts student. The competition scenes are magnificently shot, with much-improved CGI effects (particularly the underwater challenge). And the climactic confrontation with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes, in a brilliant bit of casting) is the most thrilling yet. Goblet, the first installment to get a PG-13 rating, contains some violence as well as disturbing images for kids and some barely shrouded references at sexual awakening (Harry's bath scene in particular). The 2 1/2-hour film, lean considering it came from a 734-page book, trims out subplots about house-elves (they're not missed) and gives little screen time to the standard crew of the other Potter films, but adds in more of Britain's finest actors to the cast, such as Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody and Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter. Michael Gambon, in his second round as Professor Dumbledore, still hasn't brought audiences around to his interpretation of the role he took over after Richard Harris died, but it's a small smudge in an otherwise spotless adaptation. --Ellen A. KimHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry is deeply traumatized from having witnessed Cedric Diggory's murder, but he will soon find that this was just another chapter in the continuing loss he will endure. Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has returned and, in an attempt to conceal this catastrophe from the wizarding public, the Ministry of Magic has teamed up with the wizard newspaper The Daily Prophet to smear young Potter and wise Dumbledore (Michael Gambon)--seemingly the only two people in the public eye who believe the Dark Lord has returned. With no one else to stand against the wicked Death Eaters, the Hogwarts headmaster is forced to revive his secret anti-Voldemort society, the Order of the Phoenix. This welcomes back characters like Mad-Eye Moody (Brendan Gleeson), kind Remus Lupin (David Thewlis), fatherly Sirius Black (Gary Oldman), and insidious Severus Snape (Alan Rickman), and introduces a short list of intriguing new faces. In the meantime, a semi-psychotic bureaucrat from the Ministry (brilliantly portrayed by Imelda Staunton) has seized power at Hogwarts, and Harry is forced to form a secret society of his own--lest the other young wizards at his school be left ill-equipped to defend themselves in the looming war between good and evil. In addition, Harry is filled with an inexplicable rage that only his Godfather Sirius seems to be able to understand.
This film, though not as frightening as its predecessor, earns its PG-13 rating mostly because of the ever-darkening tone. As always, the loyal fans of J.K. Rowling's books will suffer huge cuts from the original plot and character developments, but make no mistake: this is a good movie. --Jordan ThompsonHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) suspects Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) to be a new Death Eater recruit on a special mission for the Dark Lord. In the meantime, Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) seems to have finally removed the shroud of secrecy from Harry about the dark path that lies ahead, and instead provides private lessons to get him prepared. It's in these intriguing scenes that the dark past of Tom Riddle (a.k.a. Voldemort) is finally revealed. The actors cast as the different young versions of Riddle (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and Frank Dillane) do an eerily fantastic job of portraying the villain as a child. While the previous movies' many new characters could be slightly overwhelming, only one new key character is introduced this time: Professor Horace Slughorn (with a spot-on performance by Jim Broadbent). Within his mind he holds a key secret in the battle to defeat the Dark Lord, and Harry is tasked by Dumbledore to uncover a memory about Voldemort's darkest weapon--the Horcrux. Despite the long list of distractions, Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) still try to focus on being teenagers, and audiences will enjoy the budding awkward romances. All of the actors have developed nicely, giving their most convincing performances to date.
More dramatic and significant things go down in this movie than any of its predecessors, and the stakes are higher than ever. The creators have been tasked with a practically impossible challenge, as fans of the beloved J.K. Rowling book series desperately want the movies to capture the magic of the books as closely as possible. Alas, the point at which one accepts that these two mediums are very different is the point at which one can truly enjoy these brilliant adaptations. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is no exception: it may be the best film yet. For those who have not read the book, nail-biting entertainment is guaranteed. For those who have, the movie does it justice. The key dramatic scenes, including the cave and the shocking twist in the final chapter, are executed very well. It does a perfect job of setting up the two-part grand finale that is to follow. --Jordan ThompsonHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I
I feel like I got a pretty sweet deal.
The movies are great and anyone who has read the books and watched them will agree with me, and the last movie turned out to be the best one BY FAR!!
To my surprise,my boys (ages 7 & 9),watched one every night and are now anxiously awaiting the last movie to buy !
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|Will there be an ultimate edition boxset with all 8 movies extended?||
Nothing about it on Amazon, but I think it's safe to say that over the years there will be MULTIPLE releases of all 8 movies in special edition box sets. HP7pt2 is released on November 11, based on that and the fact that Amazon doesn't have it listed for preorder yet, I would hazard a guess that... Read More
Aug 21, 2011 by Ashlee | See all 6 posts
|Don't buy - full 8 movie box set out on Nov. 11||
Yeah, but if you buy this set today (9/26/11) you can get it cheaper and all you have to do is buy the second part latter and it will be cheaper than $139.99
Sep 26, 2011 by Michael A | See all 7 posts
|Is the Harry Potter disc set individual blu rays or is it a big box with...||
It's all in one package. 9 discs in one thick case. not 7 separate cases.
Sep 26, 2011 by JohnB | See all 2 posts
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