Harry Potter Collection Years 1-5 [HD DVD]  [US Import]
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Year 1 - Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone:
Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses magical powers of his own.
Harry then begins his first year at Hogwarts and with the help of his new friends Ron and Hermoine, takes on Lord Voldemort for the first time to stop him from using the mysterious Philosopher's Stone.
Year 2 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:
Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year of a danger that may threaten his life. The Chamber of Secrets reopens and the heir of Slitherin returns to Hogwarts.
Year 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:
With the escaped criminal, Sirius Black on the loose and terrifying Dementors on guard everywhere, this begins Harry's darkest and most dangerous year at Hogwarts.
Year 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire:
When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools - the Triwizard Tournament.
Year 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:
Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about his recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort.Read more ›
The Harry Potter series has always been a joy to watch & the first few are invariably older in terms of modern day cinegraphic techniques.
However, I don't sit & evaluate every pixel & compare every frame, because it would not only detract from my enjoyment (& attention), but I would also be missing the point.
Blu Ray is the best medium currently available & the picture & sound are the best that can be produced from the original format, despite what techinical "limitations" there were on original production.
All the films are far superior to their ordinary DVD counterparts & I would thoroughly reccommend this box set.
So relax.......and enjoy!
Unfortunately, like a fellow reviewer, I have been left disappointed. Films one and two, the oldest in the series, look no different to their normal counterparts - the picture is just as grainy and dull and theres no hugely noticeable difference in the sound. Films three and four are a little better - the sound is good and the active scenes do look good but still lack real blu-ray colour, vibrance and detail. Goblet of Fire is particularly dark and dull in places.
Order of the Phoenix, the most recent film, is the only one which looks like a true blu-ray film rather than a plain DVD slapped with a special sticker. The picture is incredibly crisp and colourful and the sound is much clearer than the normal counterpart - the picture perfect example of what the other four films should have been.
My recommendation is simple - buy the blu-ray Order of the Phoenix ASAP as it is magnificent - but don't rest too many hopes on the quality of the others.
However when I unwrapped it to check it was in order , some of the five DVD's said it had only English subtitles.Being a region 2 DVD ( checked that before I bought them ) I assumed that they would have at least some other subtitles.to break it down
Year 1 has English ( Hearing Impaired ) , English , Arabic <--- not so good.
Year 2 has English ( Hearing Impaired ) , English , Arabic , Greek , Icelandic ( I was surprised there!! )
Year 3 has English ( Hearing Impaired ) , English , Arabic <--- not so good either!!
Year 4 has English ( Hearing Impaired ) , English , Arabic , Greek , Icelandic ( surprised too )
Year 5 has English ( Hearing Impaired ) , English , German ( Hearing Impaired ) , German.
So there is no consistency , and I feel a bit dissappointed as I can view the DVD's , while they're for my niece who isn't too strong in English , and I'd like there was some consistency to that.Moreover being in the same boxset , I'd thought there would not be any inconsistencies , although there are.Haven't seen the movies yet.
the only plus I can think is that there are English Hearing impaired subtitles , as I am deaf and I really like them when I find them.
We both looked forward to a movie marathon together , and have fun ( she's 12 and crazy abt the movies ) and now I'm considering returning the item due to that oversight.Read more ›
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Good value for money but most of them you can't watch all the way through as they start to jump or freeze. You have to turn it off then restart which is a pain.Published 1 month ago by Tanomi Crawley
I got the second hand from music magpie, and really no faults, for a second hand product the boxing was a bit knackered but the DVD's play excellently.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Watched 3 then realised there was no film for number 4 or 5. TerriblePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A nicely presented box set of the first 5 films, good for space saving.Published 9 months ago by E Bailey
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