Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
, the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a motion picture event, told in two full-length parts. Part 1
begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the horcruxes--the keys to Voldemort’s immortality. On their own, without the guidance or protection of their professors, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are dark forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.
Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as Voldemort’s followers look for Harry with orders to bring him to the Dark Lord…alive.
Harry’s only hope is to find the horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale--the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.
Includes two blu-ray discs, one DVD and a digital copy. Please note that the digital copy is only available for download in the UK and Ireland and is valid for one year from the date of release.Extra content
- PiP - Maximum Movie Mode
- The Last Days of Privet Drive - Maximum Movie Mode
- Hagrid's Motorbike - Maximum Movie Mode
- Death Eaters Attack Cafe - Maximum Movie Mode
- Creating Dobby and Kreacher - Maximum Movie Mode
- Magical Tents! - Maximum Movie Mode
- The Return of Griphook - Maximum Movie Mode
- The Seven Harrys
- On the Green with Rupert, Tom, Oliver, and James
- Sc 7 The Burrows Shed
- Sc 15 The Dursley House
- Sc 16 Dudley and Harry
- Sc 61 The Granger House
- Sc 83 Ministry of Magic Lifts
- Sc 89 Tent
- SC 108 Rabbit chase in the Forest
- Sc 108 Montage: Ron & Hermione skimming stones
- Godric's Hollow/Harry Nagini Battle
- The Frozen Lake
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: Behind the Soundtrack
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Promotional Trailer
- Dan, Rupert, and Emma's Running Competition
Correctly billed as the beginning of the end, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
kicks off the two-part finale to the massively popular movie franchise, and it does it with some style.
It shoots out of the traps, too. It’s established in double-quick time that the evil Lord Voldemort is closing in on his play to kill Harry Potter, and courtesy of a tremendous opening escape sequence, the chase is soon on. This means that Harry, along with Ron and Hermione, spends the film away from the sort-of-safe grounds of Hogwarts, and they’re up against some sizeable dangers.
It does all present Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 with a bit of a problem, though. Already having to contend with being the first half of a story that many are craving the ending to, it’s an elongated road movie for long periods, and not always one that’s able to sustain the full sense of menace and excitement.
But when it does perform, as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 often does, it’s excellent blockbuster entertainment. There’s a boldness to large sequences of it, too, not least a terrific animated segment, and you get a lot of entertainment for your money, here. And, without question, it looks stunning in high definition. No corners have been cut here at all, and the cinematic quality of the picture and sound is reference standard.
It ends with a bit of a sudden application of the brakes rather than a natural lead in to the next film, and it’s too long, certainly. Yet the pentultimate Harry Potter movie keeps the standard high, and most certainly whets the appetite for the final reckoning to come… --Jon Foster