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, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's was the best movie. I highly recomend it to anyone. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron), and Emma Watson(Hermione) were outstanding in it! Chris Collumbus couldn't have picted a better cast for the movie and I think the Chamber Of Secretes will be ever more awesome!! Harry Potter ROCKS!!!!!!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    As much as I looked forward to seeing the film, I also feared seeing it because I love the book so much. I was skeptical about the film industry's ability to bring the magic of J.K.Rowling's imagination to the screen. My fears were foundless! The movie interpretation of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is nothing less than wonderful. Daniel Radcliffe is perfect as Harry---you love him, you feel his pain, and you want him to win. This is a film I will desire to watch and become involved in over and over again.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Truly an amazing visual masterpiece. I especially loved the Quidditch match. It was just as i imagined it would be.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but I thought it was amazing. I haven't seen a movie that good in a very long time. This movie is a definite must for everyone's video library. If you want to see a good movie it would not be a mistake to see this instant classic movie. I loved it.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I loved the mix of imagination and how you could feel Harry's wonder and amazement about everthing he did and saw. My children have used their imagination so much more since seeing this movie. Our whole family loved it and cannot wait for the release.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    I liked it A LOT! But the only thing I DIDN'T like was that things were left out, and the characters learned things at different times[other than the book](fluffy....) But... otherwise.... it is a GREAT GREAT movie!!!!!! {And YES I AM a Harry Potter Fan!!!!!!!}

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's was beautifully casted and mastered. I was prepaired for a disapointment from Warner Brothers because they haven't really been on the movie scene for the last few years, but the special effects and mood of the movie really captured how I precieved the book.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I love the story ,i am almost crazied with it.the book takes me an imagine view, and the moive bring the fantasy feeling

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I love Harry Potter. I hate the oscars for not nominating that movie. But it is the best there ever was!! If you hate this movie you are crazy!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    1.0 / 5.0

    harry ur one of the best actors. i haver seen.i wish ur parents wouldn't hve to be dead. i want see ur next movie soon as possible.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    anyone could read it and say that it was the best book. i read a little to my dad and he still loved it!!!;)

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    ok, so this wasn't quite, lord of the rings, but i loved it!!!!! it's great 4 anyone and if u've read the books like i have, it makes it even more amazing!!! i recommend it 2 any and every one

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    As a Middle School teacher, I have been sharing the Harry Potter books with my students for two years now, and in the process have become a huge Harry Potter fan. I have read (or listened to) all of the books 4 times. The movie adaptation is very good, but it should NEVER replace the reading of the books, even if one chooses to read the books after seeing the movie. The movie lacks one major element of the books . . . the insight into the emotions and thoughts of Harry himself. To truly get to know Harry Potter, the books are the only way to go. Still, the movie is more than worthwhile, which is why I am going to preorder a copy of it for myself, but if you choose to watch the movie and enjoy it, I promise that you will love the books even more. (P.S. As a devoted Christian myself, I can attest that there is nothing ''evil'' about Harry Potter, and anyone who says otherwise has no foundation in truth. There are a lot of things worth fighting in this world . . . we shouldn't waste or energy on something as harmless, fun, and educational as Harry Potter.)

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I thought that the book was better than the movie by a tidbit definitely not alot.I love all of the books and can't wait till more Harry Potter movies come out.I seriously recommend the books and the movie.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Well i think the movie was trying really hard to be like the book but it just could not make.The book was exciting and scary and to just put it to the point excellent.The movie was exciting but was just not as hair raising as the book,but ohther than that it was really good.I think all the carecters were played really good, but Harry Ron and Hermoina were the best

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter books and movies are the best I have ever read. The books and movie are pretty mysterioius books I have read, it keeps you going wanting to read more.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    My teenage sons and I have seen the movie twice in the theater and can't wait to get it on DVD. We thought it was excellent. The characters and script writers did a great job sticking to the intents of the book.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Daniel Radcliffe IS Harry Potter. A brilliant actor and remarkable young man - he possesses the intensity, maturity, wit, and boundless talents rarely found in actors, let alone a young boy. He captured my heart as David Copperfield and once again, confirmed my adoration in his role as Harry Potter. There is no other quite like him. I hope to see this amazing lad and his career continue with many successes. Daniel, you made this film a classic!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I have became a huge fan of Harry Potter just from the movie!!I can't wait till the second movie comes out and the next book!!And I'm really bummed he didn't win a kids choice award last night.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I thought that the movie closely followed the book, but with more intense effects. My kids loved the whole movie -- I can't wait to own it! We are currently waiting for the next one in the series to make its debut. I find it facinating that we can enjoy our fantasy better on screen than we can in our own mind. This movie truly was an exceptional movie.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    1.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter is the largest fools amoung fools. After reading the books you might think that he would stop going to Hogwarts, because every time he goes his life is in danger. The movie itself was a complete waste of talents, at least on the filmmaker's part. The only actor I feel sorry for is Alan Rickman, who did an awesome job in Die Hard. The film itself is either horribly rushed or takes too long to get through a scene. The special effects were better in Jason and the Argonauts and the acting was as bad as Anakin in Episode I of Star Wars. Even John Williams's score could not save this film and is possibly one of his weakest yet. You can tell that he did not put too much time into it. Chris Colombus's direction is sloppy and the film just has no point but to waste two and a half hours.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I've read all four books a total of three times, read the supplimentary texts, and seen the movie twice...and in my ''spare time,'' I teach high school English! Rowling's world is brilliantly brought to life in this whimisical film. If nothing else, it got several of my students interested in reading the novels! Excellent casting, acting, and, of course, special effects. Take it for a ''test flight!''

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    It's a Great Movie, better than i expected. The book was much better than the movie though!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I loved the movie and the actors i would love to meet them. I hope they make all 7 movies for all the 7 books

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was a really interesting movie, even though some things did not go with the book,it was a good movie nevertheless. The actors did a fantastic job!! The newcomers (Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rubert Grint)really fitted into the charaters.. this movie makes the senstation to find platform 9 3/4 even more tempting.. This movie will be looked back one for century beyond century!!!!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Thats right! Harry potter and the sorcerers stone is out on vhs and a special 2 disk dvd! It came out last Tuesday, and it stil is now! So hurry to your video store, and get the wizards movie today!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Whas up wit dat? Although I truly enjoyed this movie, I was extremely dissapointed with this DVD. It says that there is ''never before seen footage'' included on Disk 2. My question is ''Where?'' All I could find was the ''self tour.''

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    itz a great movie but the books are better. if u love harry potter u couldn't possibly pass up this movie, and while the movie makers skipped a few important parts from the book, itz an all-around nice movie. the characters are good, and viewers don't be dismayed if some of the scenes aren't like u thought they would be (that happened to me). I've read each the books 8 times and counting, but i'm not a fanatic.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    3.0 / 5.0

    I understand that you can't stick to book through out the whole movie, but still u should try. You should defently read the book.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    2.0 / 5.0

    I have seen worse adaptations of books to movies but this one is pretty bad. It should have been left a book and left at that. There was way too much hype about the movie so maybe people expected too much but this movie.. well it's just not that great! The acting is okay but the scenes go by way to fast. Lord of the Rings was by far much better!