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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Version)
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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts.
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort s immortality and destruction the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.
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Interestingly, the 5.1 dolby surround download still works for Nicolas Hooper's soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It has not expired yet. So it's hard to understand what Warner is doing here.
As far as the music is concerned, it is obviously much darker than the John Williams soundtracks from the first three movies. Of course, the movie is much darker as well. "Obliviate" and "Godric's Hollow Graveyard" are two standout tracks.
The sheet music is different for everyone; I got "Detonators". It has a 100% REAL autograph on it by Desplat! I honestly didn't catch that part when I ordered it, which makes this totally worth the money. (Not a big fan of the fact it's on glossy paper, but if it was on REAL sheet music, the signature would bleed and smear easily.)
I thought the actual printed vinyl would have been normal size, not the mini kind -- but it's wonderful nevertheless. Harry on one side, and the burning Hogwarts on the other <3
The film cells are FANTASTIC -- I've been stuck with cells that have sucked, but these are perfectly centered and cut. I had a cell of Voldemort holding onto Harry's face, and the second is Hermione putting up the wards in the forest with Harry kneeling next to Ron behind her.
I was a bit confused at first, seeing as the Harry and Voldy scene was NO WHERE in the first part of the movie...
But it's still awesome! :)
Like the other reviews state, I too found that my bottom two discs had fallen out of their slots and had been shaking around during shipping. There were some very light scratches but nothing major that has inhibited playback. The initial box I thought would be a little more impressive material-wise but its just another cardboard box that could smash in easily so I could keep it out of reach of children or danger areas if you want to keep it nice. The graphic image of the box is pretty impressive though and worthy of Display in any Harry Potter collection. I actually have on display on top of my desk for lack of anywhere else to put it and it actually looks rather nice up there. The slots in the box where the CDs are is not a good long term storage place. I would highly recommend getting other CD cases to store the CDs and the DVD long term. The slots neither hold the discs well nor protect the scratchable surface. Also, there is no track listing included. Just the inside jacket booklet as a cover. I would copy the tracks listed in the product review if you intend to get this. Overall the box is aesthetically pleasing but not protective
The CDd and DVD
I found playback perfect. The music is amazing and the purchase is definitely worth it because the music on the second disc that wasn't included in the movie is amazing and adds a whole new dynamic to the story! It truly is a pity this music wasn't used in the film. You will not be dissapointed with the music in the slightest! Gaurantted!
The DVD is neat. You get to listen to the entire first CD in 5.1 surround sound and includes an interview with Alexandre Desplat. Though, if that's the only reason you'd want to by this set, I wouldn't because there is only one interview and it sin't very long. You get a wonderful glimpse into the creation of the music but nothing really in depth. I really enjoyed it.
Yes, turns out every one gets the same sheet music, mine is also "The Detonators" and the signature is electronic, though is real in that it is Alexandre Desplat's signature in red on the glossy paper. I don't mind this at all in the slightest and found this rather satisfactory. The glossy paper is sturdier and will last longer without fading. I even got my violin out and messed around with the notes that were there. It was fun. :)
The Vinyl Disc
I think this is rather neat! I used to play vinyl when I was a kid but I no longer have a player so I don't know if it actually plays or if its for show (nor did I read enough of the reviews to find out). Either way, aesthetically or functionally I found this addition rather neat and am glad it was included!
Whether or not no one has ever seen it I can't tell because I don't remember all the posters available but it is rather neat. Its not a big wall poster by any means but a smaller landscape poster. I don't mind at all. A poster is to be expected with any collector's item, at least for me, and like the one I received and have no complaints.
I definitely think this is VERY worth the purchase. How unique the cells are I'm unsure but the fact I have films cells is neat in its own right. I don't think I could succeed in trying to obtain films cells on my own with out this purchase. I did the same thing with Titanic, got the collectors edition and haven't regretted spending the extra money on either. My films cells are of Harry and Voldemort facing each other when Harry comes to die, which is obviously in part 2 of the movie.
I feel this a worthy purchase for the music and Harry Potter enthusiast. If you aren't as into it as to appreciate the simple fact of begin the owner of films cells, the vinyl disc, the copied sheet music, and fancy box, etc. and are only interested in the music, I would suggest just buying the soundtrack itself. I am happy with what I've received as i love music and anything extra I can get is well worth the trouble to get it. The only reason why it didn't get 5 stars and rather 4 is for the reason the CDs weren't protected, the box itself isn't long term protection worthy, nor was the simple and basic fact of a track listing included. I would suggest to Warner Brothers to improve that particular area with the next collector's edition. All in all, perfect for the collector of music and Harry Potter. :)
First impression after opening the box?
I was kinda awed to be truthful. The glossy and shiny cover was impressive, although not very well designed, but it does captures attention.
Upon lifting the cover, I saw the Certificate of Authenticity, cant remember which number as I'm reviewing a few weeks after getting the set. All very nicely done up.
After that, the disappointment starts. First I noticed that all three disc were out of their holders and kinda sliding around. Sadly, the DVD was quite badly scratched. Video quality wasn't affected thankfully. Other 2 CDs were also out of their holders, but luckily not sliding around. I initially wanted to get an exchange for the DVD, but considering all the hassle needed as I'm ordering from Singapore, and also that it really wasnt anyone's fault other than maybe the manufacturer or the shipping company, I decided to just accept it.
Other than the flaw about the DVD, the rest was good. Quality of the film cells were immaculate, as was the poster and the score. I was actually hoping that they would send the entire score of any one song, autographed by Alexandre Desplat, but the single sheet that they gave instead would do as well.
Vinyl disc was nice and of good quality, soundtrack was good, especially with the bonus tracks. Really helps me get into the mood of the story even deeper.
All in all, wonderful collector box set, a sure must if you're a fan of Harry Potter or of limited edition sets. Despite the scratches on the DVD and the single sheet of score, I'll still give this 5 out of 5 stars. Hopefully Amazon would offer to replace the DVD for me though.