In this enchanting film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's delightful bestseller, Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and posseses magical powers of his own. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. He learns the high-flying sport Quidditch and plays a thrilling game with living chess pieces on his way to face a Dark Wizard bent on destroying him. For the most extraordinary adventure, see you on Platform 9 3/4!
DVD ROM Features:Be sorted by the Sorting HatCollect wizard trading cardsDownload Quidditch screensaver and your own RemembrallReceive Owl email messagesSample game demos and much more!
Deleted Scenes:Never-before-seen footage
Featurette:Self-guided tour of Hogwarts, including the Gryffindor common room, the Great Hall, Harry's room, and Hagrid's hut controlled by your own remote.Learn to play Quidditch with an original Quidditch montage featuring Oliver Wood and Harry.Meet the ghosts of Hogwarts.Open a Screaming Book, enjoy video highlights of students and professors, and much more!
Interviews:Interviews with Director Chirs Columbus and Producer David Heyman
Other:Catch a Snitch with your remote!Have a wand choose you at Ollivanders Wands.Cast a spell over a scene and in eight languages with "Harry Potter throughout the world".Create potions correctly or wind up in the infirmary.Sneak past Fluffy and other challenges to reveal the secret in the Mirror of Erised.
Kids can try their skills at the feats Harry performed in the movie with the puzzles and games included on the second disc. They're set up as a tour of Diagon Alley and Hogwarts, and contestants use the DVD remote control to pick the right wand, find keys, mix potions correctly, see 360-degree views of various rooms, grab a snitch, and solve other riddles to reach the Sorcerer's Stone. Reaching the titular stone unlocks seven deleted scenes that are worth the 10- to 15-minute investment in the games. (However, the same tactics are needed to view the scenes on repeat visits.) The traditional extras include 15 minutes of interviews with the filmmakers and more DVD-ROM games. This one is definitely a kid-pleaser. --Doug Thomas