Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The celebrity kid wizard makes his DVD debut in Chris Colombus' magnificent screen version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It's a captivating fantasy romp, bubbling with visual sorcery and paranormal thrills. The performances are generally spot on: Daniel Radcliffe is a winning Potter, while Robbie Coltrane does a hugely affable Hagrid, Alan Rickman is a superbly creepy Snape, and Richard Harris is wisdom incarnate as Dumbledore. Young Rupert Grint and Emma Watson steal the show as His Potterness' garrulous sidekicks Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

All the book's magical setpieces are visualized with all the astoundingly tangible realism that the CGI wizards can muster. High points? The goblin bank, the sorting hat, the mountain troll, the three-headed dog, the breathtaking quidditch sequence, the invisibility cloak, the terrifying forest scene, the climactic chess game ... there are many. Some critics have grumbled about this film, claiming it fails to reproduce the novel's unique magic. It is a measure of how brilliant the novel is that such a stupendous movie could seem inferior by comparison.

  • Genre: Fantasy / Adventure
  • Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Richard Harris, John Cleese, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
  • Director: Chris Columbus
  • Age Restriction: PG
  • Running Time: 152 min
  • Language: English
  • Screen Format: Full Screen 3:4
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Actor(s):
    John Cleese Richard Harris Alan Rickman Robbie Coltrane Julie Walters Emma Watson Daniel Radcliffe Rupert Grint
    Format:
    DVD

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    Short Description

    The celebrity kid wizard makes his DVD debut in Chris Colombus' magnificent screen version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It's a captivating fantasy romp, bubbling with visual sorcery and paranormal thrills. The performances are generally spot on: Daniel Radcliffe is a winning Potter, while Robbie Coltrane does a hugely affable Hagrid, Alan Rickman is a superbly creepy Snape, and Richard Harris is wisdom incarnate as Dumbledore. Young Rupert Grint and Emma Watson steal the show as His Potterness' garrulous sidekicks Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

    All the book's magical setpieces are visualized with all the astoundingly tangible realism that the CGI wizards can muster. High points? The goblin bank, the sorting hat, the mountain troll, the three-headed dog, the breathtaking quidditch sequence, the invisibility cloak, the terrifying forest scene, the climactic chess game ... there are many. Some critics have grumbled about this film, claiming it fails to reproduce the novel's unique magic. It is a measure of how brilliant the novel is that such a stupendous movie could seem inferior by comparison.

  • Genre: Fantasy / Adventure
  • Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Richard Harris, John Cleese, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
  • Director: Chris Columbus
  • Age Restriction: PG
  • Running Time: 152 min
  • Language: English
  • Screen Format: Full Screen 3:4
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Long description

    Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of a powerful witch and wizard and possesses magical powers of his own. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, discovering a world of magic and fantasy where he is destined to live.

    Product details

    Rating:
    All Ages
    Duration (sec):
    147
    Animated:
    false
    Zone:
    Region 2

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    Wonderful start to the series

    Whilst not managing to capture every element of the book, enough of the essence is there that the experience is wonderful!

    Good series opener

    On his 11th birthday, young Harry Potter discovers the life he never knew he had, the life of a wizard. In his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he meets his two best friends Ron Weasley, an expert at Wizard Chess, and Hermione Granger, a girl with non-magic parents. Harry learns the game of Quiditch and Wizard Chess on his way to facing a Dark Arts teacher who is bent on destroying him

    Rip Off

    Get the video, this is in normal tv format. A waste of money. Wait for a widescreen version to come out.

    EXCELLENT DVD

    The picture and sound quality is unreal its even better than the cinema crystal clear picture i have never seen a dvd with this quality as for the movie its got a good story line its almost as good as the book

    A fun movie, poor release

    This was a fun movie, but while there are many good things on the DVD release the movie itself is totally ruined by having nearly half the picture cut off. South Africa is the only country where this is the case.

     

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