Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Blu-ray] WSE 2/DD2

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Plot
    The best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling (titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in England, as was this film adaptation) becomes this hotly anticipated fantasy adventure from Chris Columbus, the winner of a high-stakes search for a director to bring the first in a hoped-for franchise of Potter films to the screen by Warner Bros. Upon his 11th birthday, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), who lives in misery with an aunt and uncle that don't want him, learns from a giant named Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) that he is the orphaned son of powerful wizards. Harry is offered a place at prestigious Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards that exists in a realm of magic and fantasy outside the dreary existence of normal humans or "Muggles." At Hogwarts, Harry quickly makes new friends and begins piecing together the mystery of his parents' deaths, which appear not to have been accidental after all. The film features alternate-version scenes for every mention of the titular rock. Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, John Cleese, and Fiona Shaw co-star. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
Movie Type
    Children's/Family, Fantasy
Movie Level Themes
    Witches, Heroic Mission, Boarding School Life, Wizards and Magicians
Movie Level Tones
    Warm, Humorous, Lavish, Fanciful, Stylized, Atmospheric

DVD Features

  • Additional scenes
  • Capturing the stone: casting and bringing the novel to life
  • Around the world multilanguage clip
  • Ghosts of Hogwarts
  • Yearbook character clips
  • Lessons in Quidditch and what it takes to hatch a dragon egg
  • Theatrical trailers
Awards
  • 2001--British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Chris Columbus-Nominee
  • 2001--British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Robbie Coltrane-Nominee
AMG Rating

    Review

      For all but the most nitpicking Potterphiles out there, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is nothing less than the perfect visual incarnation of J.K. Rowling's world of swooping owls and flying broomsticks. However, it's never precisely more than that, either; the very act of giving image and voice to these rich literary precepts places them in a realm inevitably less magical than the imagination. Still, it's hard to picture a more essentially faithful adaptation of Rowling's tone and story, which weighs in at a hefty two and a half hours despite streamlining some of the more vestigial elements of a quick 300-page read. Steve Kloves' adaptation of the wildly popular bestseller lingers less on some of the episodic Hogwarts' adventures, only briefly touching on such red herring plot points as the wise centaur and Hagrid's dragon. The eye-popping visuals have numerous other opportunities to shine, chief among them the grippingly rendered Quidditch match, in which players on broomsticks zoom and jockey like the speeder bikes of Endor in Return of the Jedi. It's no surprise that Harry Potter should occasionally invoke a Star Wars movie, since its hero is an orphaned boy who yearns for a destiny beyond what his aunt and uncle can provide, and who possesses unparalleled mystical powers that the dark side seeks to corrupt. The landscape Chris Columbus and cinematographer John Seale have created -- with its levitating banquet hall decorations, animated games of wizard chess, ominous trolls, and three-headed dogs -- is of equal vividness and complexity as that galaxy far, far away, and it should make just as much if not more money. Besides the film's many technical achievements, the actors really deliver, well beyond the who's who of British thespians who comprise the Hogwarts' teachers. Daniel Radcliffe has the look and reluctant heroism of Harry down perfectly, if a little too languidly; he's bested by Emma Watson's deliciously petulant and precocious Hermione, as well as the masterful line deliveries and comic timing of Rupert Grint as Ron. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi


    Requirements


    Blu-Ray Drive or Blu-Ray Player

Specifications

About this edition:
UPC: 085391156987
BINC: 9277955
Format: Rated PG, 152 minutes, PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo, Enhanced WS
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Other Languages: Spanish
Subtitle Languages: Spanish
Alternative Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Reviews (152)

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    As a huge Harry Potter fan, I was very happy with the work done on the screenplay, direction, and acting in the movie. Robbie Coltrain was an inspired choice for Hagrid. He steals every scene he's in. All of the children are very believable, particularly Rupert Gringot as Ron. As someone else as already stated, just because the movie is good doesn't mean that it should replace the book(s).

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This movie is by far better than any other movie! I've seen it 5 times in the movie theatre and cannot wait until May 28!!!The acting is superbe, especially by Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Sean Biggerstaff and Tom Felton. The movie is totally loyal to the book about 99.9%. They just didn't put in the potion logic problem for Hermione, or Neville in the woods too, adn Neville was with Harry. Ron and Hermione when they first saw Fluffy. Overall, this movies does not deserve 5 stars, it deserves 10 stars!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Warner Brothers adaption of the multi-Galleonaire Harry potter sure breaks records for british film making. Although it could be more faithful.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    3.0 / 5.0

    All the tools were here for a great movie except for one, a talented director. Chris Columbus simply makes slow moving, boring movies. The casting, sets, and all other essentials were all put into place here. Unfortunately they were not put to good use by Columbus. The movie looks good, and the acting is adequate, it just doesn't move and thus, is about 30 minutes too long. A recommended movie but do not expect anything great here. How to fix? Get a decent director.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    I enjoyed reading all the HP books so far and was exstreamly excited (so much so that I took my son out of class on opening day to go see it) when the film was announced. However, (and here it comes) technically there is a problem with the sound track. When I went to the theater I thought there was somethine wrong with their sound system. I couldn't here the actors, but the DVD made it clear the sound score drowns out the dialogue. The books are so well written and smartly phrased; I was really looking forward toward seeing tha actors deliver the words with impact and affect. And I praise the movie for being one of the most faith adaptation of an original book I've ever seen. However, the music quite often drowns out the dialogue. I'm not saying the score is bad. I feel it depth and feeling, however, it shouldn't drown out the roar of the crowd during Quidditch match.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I really loved ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone''.I remember seeing it on it's opening day with my family.At first,I thought it was going to be bad(in fact,when the movie I could barely look at the screen!).But pretty soon,I started enjoying it like everyone else.I especially liked Oliver Wood.He's soooooo cute!Daniel Radcliffe made an excellent Harry.I couldn't of thought of anyone better.I hope to get this movie on video and I can't wait for ''Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets''!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This movie is great! I have seen it so many times, I know it word from word. I want to get it in DVD too!!You will love it!Its one of my absolute favorites. Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Daniel Radcliffe are great actors and actress. I wish I could be a wizard and go to Hogwarts to study. That would be my dream.The music and special effects are great. The story Plot is FANTASTIC too!! J.K. Rowling is one of my favorite authors. She is a great writer and I hope she keeps writing for a long time. I can't wait for the fifth book!! Make sure you get this movie and go see the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in thearters November 15. I am!!Also make sure to read all four of the Harry Potter books and the new fifth book thats supposed to come out soon!!Then you will go crazy for this stuff like I have!!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Chris made the movie/dvd great although they skipped parts it made you feel like it's real. and he made it just the way i thaught it would be. Actors Emma Wattson, Rupert Grint, and Daniel Radcliffe helped to make the movie have a magical feel. Although some but not many bluppers, one stood out to me and my friends, the make-up. It took away from the film, but in a good way it makes you laugh when harry (dan) is in a room with blue lights and you see, light pink or red lips, but Hermione's (emma's) make-up had no problams as the same with ron (rupert).

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    im a biggerstaff freak, i absolutely love him. his little faces are so cute in quidditch... but he's only one good actor. grint, watson, and radcliffe do an excellent part... not to mention the phelps twins! they all do a fantastic job in this movie and i only hope they keep doing it!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    harry potter and the sorcerer's stone is definitely on my christmas list

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    this movie was wonderful! it came out the day after my birthday, so i brought some friends to see it. we sat in the front row! it was fantastic! i DO NOT agree with the person who wrote the ANNOYINGLY long review. the movie is perfect as it is. i think rupert grint and emma watson did a fabulous job! Good work, cast!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    This movie is great. I admit I did not enjoy it as much as the book. Daniel Radcliffe did a wonderful job playing Harry and all the other actors made it come alive. I really recommend it for families. Enjoy!!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    3.0 / 5.0

    I was never really a Harry Potter fan but after seeing the film I now am! I fell in love with the little Harry, he is very cute! The acting of the whole cast could have been better but because they were mostly children, I have decided to forget about that! The fx were terrible in places, sometimes the film looked like a cartoon. But despite the film's many flaws, I found it entertaining nonetheless.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Great movie overall. I just wanted to say that Daniel's acting was an absolute natural and I think he was far better than his co-stars Emma and Rupert, because in some scenes they either over-acted or else their acting was obviously amateur at best. Emma was stiff, while in some scenes Rupert was just plain overdone. Though some will say Daniel was underacted, I think for an introductory book in which the character has just been introduced to a whole new magical world, and has spent the last 11 years of his life living with relatives who hate him and confine him, how else would Daniel act but to underplay his acting to capture Harry's reserved side of his personality? Daniel himself said that he realized he couldn't put Harry from Book 4 into the first movie, and I think he realizes the continued development of Harry. Even the producer and director realized Daniel's ability to underact a role, and in knowing so, may have factored into how Harry was to be played in the 1st movie. Besides which, he received rave reviews from the movie David Copperfield. I've seen it myself, and he was absolutely wonderful in that movie. Therefore, don't blame the actor. Perhaps it wasn't him, but the direction and content of the storyline with which he had to deal with. Overall, Daniel turned in a mature performance, and at the very least, Columbus and Heyman efforts in finding the spirit of Harry did not go in vain. I can see why it took as long as it did to find Harry, and that they were right in waiting to find him. I definitely see Harry in Daniel, and I think it would be difficult to find him in anyone else. There was I think a tad too much CGI, and in rare instances, perhaps not good enough. In certain scenes it was apparent that certain characters were animated, and I sometimes wonder why, if they could have real people be goblins, they couldn't do the same for some of the animated characters. It would have made them less 2-dimensional. On the other hand, the settings were beautiful and incredible. Hogwarts was more than I expected it to be, as was the Quidditch field, and Diagon Alley. The legendary actors in the movie were classic, of course. It was wonderful to see Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith again. Robbie Coltrane was perfect as Hagrid, and the other supporting roles from the younger actors, such as Sean Biggerstaff as Oliver Wood, Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy, and the twin actors were great in their own right. I think the filmmakers could have made the movie better. I understand they could not put all of the first book into the movie, as it would only create a very long film. But there was some scenes that should have stayed true to the book. However, instead, certain parts of those scenes were altered or cut, such as the ending after the chess set.Columbus had bragged that he had stayed true to the books, but in my opinion, not entirely. We can be grateful that each book will have a movie of its own, but if certain scenes from the book are going to be included in the movie, then Columbus should follow through as it was written in the book. Would I want you to buy this movie, though? Absolutely. It is a beautiful story with beautiful and interesting characters and it will most definitely will be a classic. I watch this movie time and again, and I would encourage all to purchase it.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Was Great! The Actors Did A Great Job Of Being The Characters In The Story. Daniel Radcliffe Did A Great Job For His 3rd Movie Beside DAVID COPPERFEILD(NOT RATED) And THE TAILOR OF PANAMA(RATED R). Rupert Grint And Emma Watson Did A Fantastist Job For Thier 1st Movie.Great Job You Two!!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerers's Stone is one of the best movies I've ever seen.The affects were great and the actors were just like the characters in the book.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I love this movie. to me this movie was a lot better then the book in many ways, first you were about to see the pictures better and you really didn't need to use your imagination, and I belive that they did every well, with picking the charaters and matching them with the people that they picked to play them! if you know what I mean! I also like how they did all the graphics like the flying and the doing magic...It think that movie is good for all ages. and I think if you really like magic then you will like this movie!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    The Harry Potter Movie was awsome. The effects were great and everything looked real. The story line on the other hand had too many changes. There were holes everywhere and parts were added. That is what they are supposed to do in movies.....but this was too much. The book was great, and they could have kept the story line closer, but other than that the movie ROCKED!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    3.0 / 5.0

    If you are buying this movie without knowing much about it, I'm giving you fair warning now. You might become one of us 'rickmaniacs'-those of us who think Alan Rickman is a demi-god. This is one of his best performances yet. Cover your ears during the Potions classroom scene if you don't want to succumb! As for the rest of the cast, Daniel Radcliffe is great, but watch the facial expressions of Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Priceless. And overall, this movie gets only 3 stars from me due to the fact that it is so hard for someone who hasn't read the book to follow. What's there is excellent-but what isn't are some major plot points.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' is,maybe,the best movie made.I saw it on opening day with my family.At first I thought it was going to be bad,like most adaptions are.But after the movie,I had to admit it was very cool.The actors were well chosen,the effects were cool,and Oliver Wood was soooooo cute!My favorite scene was the Quidditch match,when Harry and his team were flying.It looked so real!I also liked the music.It was amazing!''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' is definetly on my X-Mas List!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    I haven't read any of the books in this series so I was surprised at how complex the plot was. I assumed it was a 'kids' movie. How wrong I was! The acting was perfectly cast and engrossing. I loved this!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    The movie really drove me nuts! I mean,it was superb! the end was thrilling and the sound effrcts were cool. they'd drive any kid crazy for more then a month, for sure. J.K Rowling has a very good sense of humour and is damn imaginative. tell you what, i can't wait to get the 3rd part of the Harry Potter movie released!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    3.0 / 5.0

    As soon as I heard that line and saw the blackened screen I knew it was the Harry Potter teaser trailer. I had read the books the winter before, and was very anxious to see the film version, but was bitterly disappointed. I thought the beginning was wonderful, but as the movie went on, suddenly it turned into this floppy, childish, excuse for a film. I must admit, the very beginning, namely, the letters, Diagon Alley, Platform 9 1/3 was great. I was extremely excited for Quidditch, but, it wasn't as spectacular as I thought it would be. That's another story: where is the yearly Quidditch Cup tournament?! They do NOT only have one game a year! What were they thinking? And another thing...what in the world was up with the stupid way Harry meets Draco Malfoy, Mrs. and Dudley Dursley's brown hair (it is supposed to be blond!), the way Harry says ''You're from Burma aren't you.'' to the snake (it's Brazil, NOT Burma!), the EXTREMELY annoying ghosts (what in the heck is up with the Fat Friar?), Harry's very corny lines, and the crowning mistake, the very lame Harry vs. Voldemort fight at the end. Quirrell does NOT vaporize from Harry's touch, Voldermort does NOT fly through Harry and sap his energy (Harry blacks out for crying out loud!), and Dumbledore is supposed to wrench Quirrell off Harry at the last minute. That ticked me off. I am very nervous to see the Harry vs. Voldemort and Basilisk fight in ''Chamber.'' Ready for some corny ''Chamber'' lines? Here goes: (''Let us hope that Harry Potter will always be around to save the day.''-''Don't worry--I will be.''),(''Scared, Potter?''-''You wish.'') Spare us all...

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I beleive that everyone was just great in the movie.I can't wait for the fifth book or the next movie to come out. i have read the first 4 books twice each.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I loved this movie from the day I saw it. It's a great version of the book, though there were some things that were missing that I wish could have been in there. Overall, it was great to see the characters come to life.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter is both best movie and best book I have ever seen. I can't wait for Haryy Potter 5 but what the heck I still have to finish Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire (it's going to take atleast four long but fun and absouluatly coll weeks. Harry Potter ruels!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    You really should read this book because it is full of mystery and when you read and guess on whats you will get it wrong alot of times because nobody knows what the mysterious J.K. Rowling has written.I think that you should read this book and that J.K. Rowling is a very great author. (I think she is the best in the world.)

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I thought the movie was great and I have a Feeling the 2 one will be great to and all the others to come. Daniel Radcliffe as(Harry Potter) Emma as (Hermione) Rubert as(Ron) I think these actors and actres pertrade these characters very well Also the 4 Harry Potter Books were very Great to. J.K Rowling Has a great Talent I cant wait for the 3 more Harry Potter books to come.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer' Stone was a great movie. It had somthing for the kids that other movies like this did not have. It was suspenseful, funny, sad in some parts, but enjoyable for the whole family. And the end will keep you on the edge of you're seat.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Awesome movie!! The first few times, it was definitely a great movie! But after a while...it changed. It started to get VERY boring. I can now memorize all of the casts' lines. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is still recommended by me. It really is good! ^__^