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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Ultimate Edition) - Double Play (Blu-ray + DVD) [2011] [Region Free]

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Product details

  • Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Nov. 2011
  • Run Time: 147 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (368 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005WIILXS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,899 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

This Ultimate Edition features the first film in the Harry Potter series on both DVD and Blu-ray. The DVD includes an extended edition of the film with a runtime of 152 minutes. Also included is a 48-page photo book with rare images from years 1-7 and two Ultimate Edition character cards.

Special Features
  • Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins
  • Exclusive introduction by Daniel Radcliffe
  • Casting
  • Never-before-seen screen tests
  • On the set on the first day of shooting
  • Chris Columbus' step-by-step decisions
  • New and vintage interviews with Daniel, Rupert, and Emma looking back on a decade's worth of movies

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To try and please all the fans of JK Rowling's novel was a challenge that the makers of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone met head on. The result of their efforts is one of the most lavish, beautiful and magical cinematic treats to hit our screens in years. Director Chris Columbus and screenwriter Steven Kloves (thankfully with the help of Rowling herself) prove that although you can't translate everybody's reading of this much-loved book onto the cinema screen--maybe Fluffy was a bit more Fluffy in your imagination or Hagrid (superbly played by Robbie Coltrane) a little more giant-like--it is nevertheless possible to transfer Harry's adventures with fidelity as well as superb energy and excitement.

If there is a downside it's that the performances of the child leads tends to verge on the Sylvia Young-tastic in places. Nonetheless, the three young stars are both likable and watchable, showing great potential to grow into the parts as the adventures continue. The main disappointment is the substantial cutting of the ghost scenes and what promised to be a fine comic turn by John Cleese as Headless Nick, though with more Potter films on the way the ghosts will surely assume their rightful prominence later. There are, of course, some areas of the story that may frighten smaller children--such as the entrance of the evil Voldemort--and undoubtedly for any true Potter fan that cinematic entrance cannot live up to the images created in their imagination. All in all, though, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is what it should be: an unmissable treat for the whole family.

On the DVD: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone really is a magical experience in this lavish two-disc set. Disc one offers the film in all its surround-sound glory along with trailers and links to the Harry Potter Web site, but, disappointingly, there's no commentary.

Disc two is where the real wizardry can be found, with a vast and beautifully designed selection of special features. Entering the Great Hall a mysterious voice invites you to explore and find the secret hidden within (though it's frustrating that in some cases you have to re-enter the Hall after viewing a feature). Various options let you tour around Harry's world: from Diagon Alley to a virtual 360-degree tour of Hogwarts. The interactive component is excellent, with real thought having been put into ensuring that, instead of just the standard behind-the-scenes stuff, there is material aplenty to keep children and adults alike entertained for hours. Throughout the emphasis is on the disc's educational value: yes there are insights to be had from the film crew, but it's in the Classroom where you will find the real precious stones! --Nikki Disney

"Widescreen" vs. "Full Screen"

Widescreen preserves the original theatrical picture ratio of the film (Panavision 2.35:1), which will appear in "letterboxed" format on a normal TV screen.

Full Screen (or "pan and scan") crops the theatrical picture to 4:3 ratio (i.e., 4 units wide by 3 units tall), which is the shape of a standard (non-widescreen) TV screen. There is no letterboxing, but up to a third of the original picture is lost. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jaime Moreno Sanchez on 23 Jan. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Here I'm just going to tell you about the differences between the USA version and the UK version.

I saw many people from the USA trying to buy those UK version since the difference in price is really big and the title say they are region free.

Impressive the shipping company. I order them from UK the 14th and just 8 days later is in home (and yesterday it was a holiday). So shipping is not a problem, plus it was only $13 for all of them.

The blu-rays are region free! wow! so I can play them without problem in my blu-ray player. The dvd aren't, not a problem for me, since I do own a free region dvd player, but it something that you should check if you want to order them.

The are difference between the USA version and the UK version:

- First... and not important at all. The boxes are a little taller (box 7 is the USA version)
- More important is, that in the USA version, all the disc inside are blu-ray except the one with the movie is DVD (obviously), in the UK version they decide that the only in blu-ray is the movie and the rest are DVDs.
- With that said, the difference in price is big, being the UK version really cheap if you compare with the US. The boxes are $50 for a total of $350. In the UK the boxes are $12.55 for a total of $75.30 (They still don't have the Ultimate 7, so the price is for the first six of them)

So for $220 less (if you include the $75+$45 for the 7 in USA version), you get all the movies, with all the same extras, and the extended version of 1 and 2. But you get everything in DVDs but the movies, so you will need a region free dvd player (around $40 on ebay).

So not bad at all. But be aware of those differences!.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Quinn on 21 Dec. 2011
Format: Blu-ray
This set looks fantastic. It has a cardboard sleeve and the main box inside is large, solid and and very well-presented with lovely detailing. If you have all the sets together, they are quite phenomenal to behold! Inside there is a 'Creating The World of Harry Potter' photo album and this contains photographs of many of the Harry Potter film sets. There is also a paper folder which contains two artcards -Snape and McGonagall - and a digital film code leaflet.
The discs themselves are housed in a separate fold-out dvd set:
Disc 1: Blu-Ray Movie (Theatrical Version)
Disc 2: DVD Movie (Theatrical Version)
Disc 3: DVD Movie (Extended Version)
Disc 4: DVD Special Features (Additional Scenes, A Conversation With The Film-Makers, Visit Diagon Alley, Enter The Library, Attend Classes, Learn More About Quidditch, Seek The Mirror of Erised, Gallery of Art & Architecture)
Disc 5: DVD Creating The World of Harry Potter Part 1: The Magic Begins (1. The Magic Begins 2. Characters 3. Magical Creatures 4. Sound & Music 5. The Evolution of Harry Potter 6. Special Effects 7. Growing Up Potter 8. The Harry Potter Phenomenon)
Although this set is marketed as a Blu-Ray set please note that only one disc is Blu-Ray which is why I don't think it's perfect. Unlike the US version of this boxset, the UK version does not contain a Blu-Ray extended version of the film which is very disappointing. The special features from Disc 4 are not unique to this set but the hour long documentary on Disc 5 offers a spectacular behind-the-scenes look at the movies and how it all began. The real highlight is definitely the extended version of the film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Craig R. Hodge on 11 May 2002
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
I was one of the only people in the country not to see this film in the cinema. So I was really looking forward to the video release. I've read all the books so far & been highly entertained. So what of the video? Okay it remains fairly true to the book. But maybe looses slighly on the nastiness of some of the characters. The Dursley's, Professor Snape & the relationship between Harry & Draco Malfoy, could have been portrayed with slighly more venom. But over all the special effects were superb. The Quidditch scenes especially realistic. All in all as long as you don't expect to see everything in the book brought to life. (Would end up being the longest film in cinematic history) You'll really enjoy this film. Was I disapointed? No definately not. A highly entertaining film for fans (& muggles) who have not already been bitten by the Potter bug. I think I'll be dragging my nephew & neice along to the cinema for the next chapter!!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kat on 11 Oct. 2003
Format: VHS Tape
I came to the film without reading the book (which I've subsequently done) so I came with no preconceived ideas at all. The 3 main child leads are brilliant. Hermione trying to boss the boys, the lovable brave Ron and Harry who has the right mix of normal and the 'there's something about him' sort of quality you would expect from the novels' hero. But the real star of the film is Hogwarts, moving staircases, ghosts, talking paintings. It's a lovely textured world that rivals the BBC's Narnia chronicles, sharing their Sunday afternoon serial feel.
But there is menace but it waits until the end of the film where you realize these kids really are going to go up against something evil and the tension builds and builds before resolution and you get that nice tea and cake feel at the end.
Some of the concepts doesn't make it good for young kids or overly imaginative kids prone to nightmares but for the rest of us it's a good family round the televison after Christmas/Sunday Dinner kind of a film.
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