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)

  • The_smart_warriors_reader
    2 years, 11 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I love this movie. You can watch it again and again. The plot is very exciting and suspenseful! Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson are very talented. You can enjoy this movie even if you haven't read the books. I just saw the last one in theaters, and the day after I saw it, I watched this movie. I'm SO sad these movies are over! :-( If you haven't already watched this, please do!! You'll love them-I've never met a person who doesn't, I'm not joking!

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    THis mivie is a once in a life tim thriller suspense with action and drama it is recommenend by me for all 2 c!!!!

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    This movie was amazing and outstanding all at the same time. To me it was just like the book except for a little bit of things that I did not see, but other than that this movie was off the chang. I loved it my mama loved it and it was the bomb. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a movie that you have to see. I thought that the director chose the right actors to play Harry, Ron and everybody else. I love Harry Potter and this movie was the most astonishing movie to see.

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    I enjoyed this movie. I have read all four or the Harry Potter books. The movie follows the book so well. I don't think I have ever seen a movie that has followed the book as well as this one. No, they didn't put every little detail in it. The movie would be way to long if they did that. Worth seeing and owning. I can't wait for the next movie or book.

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    This is bound to be another best seller. First the books, then it's in theaters, and soon to be on DVD and VHS! I can't wait to buy the DVD, and take my personal tour through Hogwarts!

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    I have seen this movie multiple times over the years and it is fantastic! Although the actors are still fairly young and inexperienced I feel that they do a great job portraying the characters that JK Rowling envisioned in her books!

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

    4.0 / 5.0

    i understand that movies when this one bearly came out they were cheesy. But when i saw this movie it was too much. The director captured the book correctly but i just think that it could have been cooler and people wouldn't make fun of harry potter so much. I like the new director better he seems more experienced(in my opinion).

  • My7of9
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I very much enjoyed the extended version included in the box set!

  • Anonymous
    11 years, 5 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I enjoyed reading the books with my Children, my daughter and I was trying to see who could finish first and I won. I think that all children should be able to read these books and the parents should read them also. The stories are not real and you need to let the kids no that before they start reading them. Harry was very good in the first for books and I hope that number five is just as good if not better.

  • Anonymous
    11 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I think Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the best movie!!! I absolutely love Harry Potter like nobody else! I have more than 120 things that are Harry Potter. They got alot of the details from the book and did a great job!!

  • Anonymous
    11 years, 7 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    I was obsessed with Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone when it first came out, but after a while, I got tired of it. Now that I have seen the second movie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, I think they could have done better on the first movie.

  • Anonymous
    11 years, 8 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I like Harry Potter cause I love reading and waching videos.I have the video and I have all 4 books.This video helped me understand the story better.Try and guess how much stuff I have all about Harry Potter! I just love Harry Potter!!!

  • Anonymous
    12 years, 1 month ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Though changed slightly from the book, the story isn¿t horribly disfigured like most Hollywood productions of literary works. The scenes were so breathtakingly realistic that I got lost in them and didn¿t want to emerge from the story at movie¿s end. I can¿t wait to pay my admission and open the Chamber of Secrets!

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    I think this movie was amazing.Everything in it was fabulous. The books were amazing too. I think peopel shoudl read the books before seeing the move, it just seems better that way. I cant wait until the next book comes out!!!!!!

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

    4.0 / 5.0

    Harry Potter is an exclent movie. It had great special effects. Harry Potter overall was a good movie. But If I was writing an acual report on this more and how it fit up to the book, I would say in a way it was not all I planned to see. Some of the charectors were missing and they made the ghosts a little well, kiddish. I know this book is read by people of all ages even kids. But next time I think they should add a little more viloence to it cause It seamed like the actors wer'nt playin as their role. They played themselves. It seamed they left out a few this n that here and there but It was a good movie for all! Oh and all u fans the fourth is rated PG-13. How cool is that?? *

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    it is the best movie + book ever! the book is better because you can use your imagination in things things! it is so creative!

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    I thought the movie was great!

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

    4.0 / 5.0

    its a brilliant work.The characters potrayed by danel redcliffe rupert grint & hermione r excellent. good luk for the future

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    I just wanna say that Harry Potter is my most greatest, interesting, most exciting and best movie in the world for me and I love the music and the adventure!!!!! Keep up the good work J.K Rowling!!!!

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    I loved Harry Potter! me and my best friend watch it all the time, we have to have seen it about 20+ times already! it's a really great movie! the secret scenes on the 2nd disk are hidden and u gotta look really hard. Me and my best friend found instructions on how to get there on the internet and when we used them, we found the scenes. I dont have them with me but if u look I bet u could find em.

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    I think Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone is a great movie because the actions are cool and the sounds, well, hot. the best part for me was at the very end when Professor Qurrell fell down in a stack of ashes. the first time I saw the movie, I just wanted to see it a million times.

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    i LIKE THE PART WHEN hARRY POTTER FLEW ON HIS BROOM IT WAS SO KOOL.

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

    3.0 / 5.0

    If the movie was rated G I would be able to watch it in school!

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    I think the people in the book picked great characters and and people to write there words they speak. The characters played the same role they did in real life. Once you read the books and hopefully see all the movies, we will all know about Harry Potter in this world.

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    The movie did a remarkable job of following the spirit of the book. I am a bit biased on the whole Potter series, but it is truely a great adaption. I would ofcourse tell people to read the book since it is so much more indepth. I highly rate the story and the movie. J.K. Rowling is a very talented writer! Read the book! Buy the video!

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

    5.0 / 5.0

    The book is a great book. The film was absolutely fabulous. Very little was left out. These children are very talented. The special effects were astounding. You couldn't ask for a better film to bring the family to see.

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

    1.0 / 5.0

    I was expecting alot more of Quidditch and over all I think they cut out too much. Did anyone else realize that the only people who liked the movie are people who didn't read the book or other people that dont realize what they are missing when the director cuts this much out of Harry Potter and the Sorcerors Stone.

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

    4.0 / 5.0

    i liked this movie because it held my interest the whole way through and i think its a great movie for the whole family.

  • 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.