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
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    this is such a great movie,i would personally reccomend this to anyone

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter's parents got killed from a bad witch and lives with his mean Aunt,Uncle and a spoiled cousin.One day he meets and old friend and go to the best wizard school called Hogwarts.He is known famous as called ''The Boy Who Lived.''

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    i think the movie was a pretty good movie but the book was still better the book had alot more detail and it ran alot smother. But dont get me wrong the movie waas good but if i hadnt read the book before i would have probably got confused a little during the movie. i also think the movie could have been alot longer than it was even though it was aready pretty long. Finally it is a great movie to own so it is a buyer

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Brilliant film better than star wars

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This movie was gorgeously made to portray the world of Harry Potter from JK Rowling's eyes to our own. Where can you find a movie that more realistically creates dragons, unicorns, centuars, three-headed dogs, and ghosts with heads that have not been cut off quite efficiently? My little sister just came back from Colombia about 3 weeks ago, has only been exposed to my obsession of Potter magic since she came back with our mum(I've made the inside of my house like the Gryffindor House), is only two years old, and is already a diehard Harry Potter fan. And Daniel Radcliffe is absolutely gorgeous, thank you very much. This movie is a must-see for anyone who just needs a little spice of magic in their life.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Ever since the books have been published, I have always found time to read them. I love this series so much that I have read the first book about 15 times (no lies), and the rest, a total of 15 also. When I found the story was to be made into a movie, I was beside myself with joy. The first time I saw the movie, I have to say that I was a tad disappointed, because of all the scenes they had to cut out and rearrange, but after doing some research, I found that this was a necessity, or else the movie would have gone on for days. Even if the events were not in order, I have to say, ''Go Harry, go Harry! You rule!'' The movie was overall awesome, spectacular, fantastic, wicked cool, excellent, wonderful, etc.(you get my point). And anyone who does not appreciate the books and/or the movie...well...I am sorry you wasted your time. But to those who haven't seen it or read it yet, just let me tell you this is a definite ''MUST READ or SEE!''

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone is the best book/movie in the world.It gives you and exciting feeling.It is exactly like the book. Just like I emagined it. I would rate it 10 stars...no 100!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I saw this movie 6 times already and have read the books more than 10 times each and I still can't get enough. I loved all the acting in this movie. Chris Rankin, Alan Rickman, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Daniel Radcliffe all did great! I can't wait until I have it here so I can watch it all over and over and over agaiN!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    An amazing film, grat acting of the Hermione character. Fabulouse effects and very good sene. You will love it!!!!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    2.0 / 5.0

    The Movie is fine (just like the original). The fact that I can't view the disks on my Mac was a bummer.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    3.0 / 5.0

    the movie was ok but i totally recomend the books much more. u cant possibly put everything in the book into the movie

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    I only read the book one time before seeing the movie so I think the movie stuck to the story line very well. Harry's thoughts could have been shared more. The book was very descriptive about what Harry was thinking and you don't get that in the movie. The special effects were good and there wasn't much to scare younger viewers. I would definitely read the book before seeing the movie so it is easier to follow.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was a great success in the theaters and will be outstanding at home. The actors were fantastic and well chosen for the film. I can't wait to see all of the rest of the films and they will probably get better and better! 4 stars!!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I thought this was a great movie, and I cannot wait to purchase it for myself. I think this movie could never be a complete waste of time (as some people said the complete opposite). I, myself, cannot wait until Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie comes out. I think all of the Harry Potter books were wonderfully written, and they always surprised me at the end, which makes the movie a great companion to, and helps emphasize, the book.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This is the best movie i've ever seen! There was 1 little problem (.0000000000009%) ( not even worth a full star!) it left out a little from the book. I hope so bad that they make all movies form all books and I also hope that J.K. Rowling doesn't stop at book #7, like she said she would, because shes my favorite author EVER!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I'm getting the movie today. I loved the movie so much I went home and started acting and talking like I was in England. TOTALLY WORTH MY TIME AND MONEY! :)

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    I really enjoyed the movie but way too many things were left out from the book. The part about Hagrid and the dragon especially didn't make sense unless you had read the book. Also Malfoy was not nearly as bad as he should have been. Highly recommend reading the books either before or after.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter is the best childrens' movie I've ever seen. One that really gets the parents to enjoy the movie and book at the same time. Who ever says the book and movie are a waste of time wouldn't know anything about movie making and what it takes to make a good movie.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter rules, the movie was awsome, not only did the movie keep to the story line superbly well, but it was also extremely good!!! Can't wait to the next movie comes out and the first one comes out on DVD!!!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Harry potter me and my children have seen harry potter 3 times and we loved every bit of it and now we can't wait to have the movie in our home and with hours of deleted scenes and actor commentary to keep us entertained for many months to come!

  • Anonymous
    4 years 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
    4 years 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
    4 years 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
    4 years 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
    4 years 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
    4 years 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
    4 years 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
    4 years 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
    4 years 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
    4 years 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''!