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5.0 out of 5 stars Just To Clear Up The Audio Issue, 30 Nov 2011
This review is from: Harry Potter - The Complete 8-Film Collection [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
PLEASE NOTE - THE REVIEW BELOW WAS WRITTEN FOR THE ORIGINAL BOX SET RELEASE WHICH WAS IN CIRCULATION UNTIL NOVEMBER 2013. WARNER IN THEIR INFINITE WISDOM, HAVE DECIDED TO SWITCH THE DISCS AND THE NEW DISCS ONLY CONTAIN ENGLISH AS AN OPTION IN DISCS 1-5 THE AMAZON LISTING ABOVE HOWEVER IS STILL INCORRECT AS USUAL - THE MAIN AUDIO TRACK IN DISCS 1-5 IS PURE PCM 5.1 UNCOMPRESSED SOUND - SELECT IT FROM THE AUDIO MENU IN CASE YOUR PLAYER AUTOMATICALLY DEFAULTS TO DOLBY DIGITAL AS THE AMAZON PLAYER OBVIOUSLY DID AND SO THE DINGBAT WHO WORKS FOR THEM WROTE DOLBY DIGITAL ABOVE AS THE MAIN AUDIO TRACK
ALL DISCS ARE REGION FREE
I received the box set this morning 30th november.
The discs in this set are identical to those that have appeared in previous incarnations of HP Box Sets up to an including the box set HP 1- 7 part 1.
Please note i'm talking about the basic box set not the 66 box set with the extra fancy packaging.
The audio on films 1-5 will default to dolby digital 5.1 , you have to enter the set up audio menu and select the PCM 5.1 sound option to get fully blown away by pure uncompressed cinematic sound , the highest quality there is out there.
Film 6 "Half Blood Prince" is best seen (and heard) with the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio option selected. Your player may default to this automatically but it's best to check in the pop-up menu audio options.Dolby TrueHD can be decoded to also play lossless uncompressed sound by your player/av receiver.
Both the Deathly Hallows films have dts-hd ma 5.1 audio as the best sound option. Check the menu to make sure you have it selected.
The discs also have a bewildering array of other audio and subtitle options with up to 15 audio options and 30 subtitles available.
FULL AUDIO & SUBTITLE OPTIONS

1) PHILOSOPHER'S STONE
Audio:
English (PCM 5.1)
English , French (Quebec) , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Danish, Flemish, Swedish. ( All at Dolby Digital 5.1 448 kbps )

Subtitles: English , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Latin Spanish, Portuguese,Portuguese(Brazilian), Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

2) CHAMBER OF SECRETS
Audio:
English (PCM 5.1)
English , French (Quebec) , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Latin Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Danish, Flemish, Swedish. ( All at Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbps )except Dutch Japanese Swedish (448 kbps)

Subtitles: English , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Latin Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese(Brazilian), Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

3) PRISONER OF AZKABAN
Audio:
English (PCM 5.1)
English , French (Quebec) , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Latin Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Flemish, Swedish. ( All at Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbps )except Dutch Danish Catalan Swedish (448 kbps)

Subtitles: English , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Latin Spanish, Portuguese,Portuguese(Brazilian), Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

4) GOBLET OF FIRE
Audio:
English (PCM 5.1)
English , French (Quebec) , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Latin Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Flemish, Swedish. ( All at Dolby Digital 5.1 448kbps )

Subtitles: English , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Latin Spanish, Portuguese,Portuguese(Brazilian), Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

5) ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
Audio:
English (PCM 5.1)
English , French (Quebec) , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Latin Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Flemish, Swedish. ( All at Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbps )

Subtitles: English , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Latin Spanish, Portuguese,Portuguese(Brazilian), Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

6) HALF BLOOD PRINCE
Audio:
English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Latin Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, ( All at Dolby Digital 5.1 448kbps )

Subtitles: English , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Latin Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese(Brazilian), Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

7) DEATHLY HALLOWS 1
Audio:
English (dts-hd ma 5.1)
Spanish, Catalan, Czech ( All at Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbps )

Subtitles: Japanese, English, Spanish, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Slovakian, Swedish,

7) DEATHLY HALLOWS 2
Audio:
English (dts-hd ma 5.1)
Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak ( All at Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbps )

Subtitles: Japanese, English, Spanish, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Slovakian, Swedish
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Initial post: 1 Dec 2011 03:13:31 GMT
Oh Nutella says:
I am so happy I came across this review with regard to the BLU-RAY ones because I am longing to purchase them but at the same time I am feeling a bit reluctant. I want to know if the Blu-Ray version dvds of of the first five films have the same bonus features as the original ones? For example:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher (or Sorcerer's) Stone:
Capturing the Stone: A Conversation with the Filmmakers
Around the World Multilanguage Clip
Character Clips
Lessons in Quidditch and a Tour of Hagrid's Hut

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:
Additional Scenes
Conversation with author J.K. Rowling and screenwriter Steve Kloves
Dumbledore's Office: Building a Scene
Visit Lockhart's Classroom
Interviews with Students and Professors

And so on ...

I know it might be a bit too much but I have only less than two days 'til I have to make the ultimate decision haha.
Thanks so much in advance!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2011 09:36:56 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Dec 2011 09:38:43 GMT
DM Bunny says:
Like I said - The discs in this set are identical to those that have appeared in previous incarnations of HP Box Sets up to and including the box set HP 1- 7 part 1.
It would make no sense for them to issue different discs because that would mean they would have to go through a new production & mastering routine which would cost them money.
Much easier just to use the same discs already printed from so many previous boxsets - they must have a lot of these pre printed discs in their vaults.
That is exactly what they have done. All the discs are the same as before including audio subtitles and extras.
Even the menus are the same , proving they are the old discs repackaged in a new boxset ( nothing wrong with that)

Posted on 1 Dec 2011 10:43:50 GMT
Max says:
Hi DM Bunny,

could you please check which blu-ray discs have a german audio option and which haven't?

Thanks in advance
Max

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2011 11:45:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Dec 2011 19:35:50 GMT
DM Bunny says:
Amazon have now added the audio - subtitler options to the main review.
German Audio, Subtitles and Subtitles for deaf/hard of hearing are available on all the first 6 films.
Unfortunately, there are no German audio or subtitle options ( nor French or Italian) on Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2.

Posted on 2 Dec 2011 14:50:28 GMT
M Sauceda says:
Thanks for you review ;)

Posted on 2 Dec 2011 20:58:27 GMT
Sassh says:
Thank you for the info! Now that I know spanish audio is included, I'm gonna buy it :D

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2011 22:49:15 GMT
DM Bunny says:
de nada tio. no hay de que :)

Posted on 4 Dec 2011 08:41:59 GMT
Apostolis says:
Can you please tell me if there are greek subtitles on the movie discs? Thanks in advance.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2011 10:10:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Dec 2011 10:11:08 GMT
DM Bunny says:
All subtitle options are listed in the review - just below where it says - " FULL AUDIO & SUBTITLE OPTIONS ". There are no Greek subtitles on any discs.

Posted on 4 Dec 2011 14:49:54 GMT
richard says:
hola he pedido este pack y quisiera saber seguro si incluye el audio castellano ya que en la web no pone nada muchas gracias de antemano
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