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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 [DVD]

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (745 customer reviews)

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  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (745 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006G459GO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,799 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2


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569 of 641 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And So It Ends: a look back at why Harry matters 16 July 2011
Format:DVD
When all is said and done - when the eye candy special effects of Quidditch matches and fantastical creatures has been superseded by advances in technology in Hollywood blockbusters yet to come - it is the little moments that this viewer and his wife will return to.

When a friend one time bemoaned the fact that `Half-Blood Prince' gets bogged down in pointless hormonal teen-angst instead of getting on with the story, I smiled... and shook my head.

No, I said, that IS the story and it's what I love about the Harry Potter series: it never loses track of the characters. It never forgets that, when viewed as a whole, these eight movies are a story of growing up, of the transition from childhood to adulthood. Of love and friendship and death. Because without those little funny and touching moments between the characters - if all you want is for the movies to rush from one plot element to another - then all you're left with is plot... and no story. Remember: plot is what happens TO the characters; story is what happens AS A RESULT of the characters.

That's the real gorgeous beauty of these movies, and it's what will bring viewers back repeatedly to their DVD shelves. As Frodo said to Sam in `The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers': "What are we fighting for Sam?" "That's there's still some good in this world," Sam replies, "and that it's worth fighting for."

That's why you need those little indulgent moments, because without them it's just razzle-dazzle special effects and set-pieces. Harry and Ginny's first kiss: they're in the Room of Requirement and Ginny tells Harry to close his eyes while she hides Professor Snape's copy of Advanced Potion Making.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This, with 4 beers and a pizza 4 Dec 2011
By Marteno
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Is it as good as the final book? No. So don't set your expectations too high.

That said, it's a blummin good watch. Miles better than part one. At just over two hours it fizzed by and I was thoroughly entertained. Okay there are several dodgy accents and I'm still not certain that Daniel Radcliffe will ever be another Laurence Olivier, but there's something for everyone. There's heroism, comedy and action aplenty. Plus, it ties up the entire saga with a nice little bow.

Put the beer on ice, order the pizza, put your feet up and enjoy.

My only production gripe is that it's a bit gloomy, which I am led to believe is a result of being filmed in 3D for the cinema. But, what the heck, after the first beer you won't care.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Final Act 3 April 2014
Format:DVD
It's only taken 3 years but, with a new DVD player, I feel I've finally seen this film properly (when we saw it at the pictures, when it came out, we had a nearly empty cinema with a family of six right behind us, and the five year old explaining the concept of cinema to the three year old. I'd have said something but was afraid of being shot).

It's very good. Right from the first (ish) shot of Snape staring down over Hogwarts, with the students marching in Stalinist blocks. My only regret with the whole thing (I think) is that the Carrows make such a poor showing.

And the far more grown-up emphasis is evident from the first scene in the cottage by the sea. Luna dispassionately stating that wind chimes do not keep evil at bay. The following exchange with Griphook and Olivander are shorn of the whimsical cadences with which adults like to frost a child's world. Griphook is cold-bloodedly mercenary, while Olivander is a broken man (Warwick Davies and John Hurt both on tremendous form) and Harry is no longer too young to tell Olivander 'You're lying', nor too nice not to at least consider double-crossing Griphook.

Of course the goblin is a double-dealing little git, who gets incinerated, and the whole Goblin species seems to lose credibility in Gringotts' treatment of that poor dragon, but part of the new Voldemort-era look of the bank is a modernising of all the old Victoriana, so they all now look, well, like C21 bankers. It's rather as if someone is making a point like 'Don't trust bankers cos they're just like the Goblins in this film'.

(One of my favourite moments is Helena Bonham-Corset playing Hermione disguised as Belatrix - it's very funny)

And from there it's off to Hogsmeade, and then into the school, and then into battle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows part 2 (3D) 29 Jun 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Brilliant in 3D, they should release the rest of the films in 3D it would be worth it for the special effects in them. If you have a 3D tv and blueray player and love HP get this you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great end to the Saga! 20 Jan 2012
By MrE TOP 100 REVIEWER
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Great value for money this DVD! Very good quality with the audio and visuals better than ever. Was dispatched quickly from Amazon and came well packaged within a few days..the best bit was delivery was free of charge!! As for the movie, you will struggle to find the DVD cheaper any where else and for a Potter fan you'll simply love it!

RECOMMENDED!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I am a huge Harry Potter fan and very much enjoyed the film version of the book - apart from one small aspect: All the way through the film there was occasional blurring or juddering (nothing to do with the plot or the acting). I don't know what aspect of the production is to blame for this but it was distracting. I didn't see the film at the cinema so I don't know if this has only affected the DVD version.
Oh well. I still cried.
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