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4.0 out of 5 stars An 'extras' focused review, 11 April 2011
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This review is from: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (Blu-ray + DVD) [2010] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
First off, I want to big up these 'triple play' packages and rave of their brilliance because right now blu ray is still wavering in its dominance over the regular dvd. For anyone wondering what 'triple play' means, basically in addition to the blu ray movie you get a DVD copy of the movie aswell. In a nutshell it says 'Why not invest in the better definition movie when you are going to get a DVD copy included anyway?'

In terms of the movie I just want to say it is the best Potter yet and I am highly anticipating part two. The 'maximum movie mode' on the blu ray movie is amazing. If you haven't experienced this kind of viewing before it's a must for the Potter movie fanatic. Hosted by Jason Issacs and other stars, as you watch the movie you learn all different kinds of things from character trivia to facts behind the makeup, unfinished scenes running simultaneously and more. This is really what sets the blu ray apart! Only for the big Potter and 'movie making' fans though.

For the most part the extras are identical to the DVD edition. 'Deleted Scenes' - there are some really good ones including a Dudley/Harry comedic parting of ways but also a few, extremely brief, rather pointless ones e.g a 20 second shot of the Minister for Magic looking around Hermione's completely deserted house. There are 8 deleted scenes in total.

The 'behind the story' features are extremely informative and interesting. Particularly enjoyed learning how they filmed 'The Seven Harrys' and discovering in 'Godric's Hollow/The Harry and Nagini Battle' that the whole thing was actually a film set. They are all in the six minute region except 'On the green with Rupert, Oliver & James' (13 minutes) which basically just follows them around on one of their off days at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. This is the only 'up close and personal' feature of the DVD if learning about the actors lives is your thing.

The 'Harry Potter World' feature is one of the best on here. It follows the cast as Universal Orlando prepares for its grand opening of its new land. It's enough to get anyone really excited to experience it for themselves (FYI I have been and it is amazing as it looks!)

All the content here is excellent but I felt cheated compared to 'Half Blood Prince' blu ray where there seemed to be a lot more extra content and features that were longer and more varied. I guess they have to keep a lot of material for 'Deathly Hallows Part II' though...
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Initial post: 11 Apr 2011 16:56:47 BDT
steve p says:
i would sonner pay less for rhe blue ray coppy forget the dvd coppy and pay less

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2011 20:53:18 BDT
Benson says:
Not going to happen dude until blu ray is more popular and overtakes the DVD format. There is more cost involved in producing a blu ray.
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