“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One”
Directed by: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, and Alan Rickman
Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2011
Harry Potter fans can now celebrate in the fact that they have almost every chapter of the saga at their disposal on Blu-ray or DVD. One more movie and it’s all over with. Some people will be in mourning while others will be happy to never have to hear about another “Harry Potter” movie ever again.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One” kicks off with “Harry, Ron and Hermione setting out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever…but Dark Forces in their midst threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile the wizarding world has become a dangerous place. The long-feared war has begun and the Dark Lord has seized control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting all who might oppose him. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive.”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One” fulfilled all of my expectations when I saw it at the theater. Some moviegoers felt that when the trio started zipping back and forth from location to location trying to keep away from Voldemort’s henchmen it got a bit bogged down. Overall, I felt that it accomplished what it could and was meant to. After all, it really is only half a movie. People tend to forget that when critiquing it I think.
What we get with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One” is a film that is much darker and more depressing than the previous ones. There are some funny parts and plenty of action as well. In my opinion, the movie is well-balanced and entertaining.
Warner Bros. sent me the Three-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo + Digital Copy version of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One.” The first disc is for Blu-ray and features the movie and a bonus interactive journey that prepares you for the final battle as cast and crew ready you for the monumental last stand against ultimate evil…as you watch the movie! This is titled Maximum Movie Mode and is exclusive to the Blu-ray. There’s a featurette about how Daniel Radcliffe re-created the personalities of the multiple Harrys in the Privet Drive Scene called The Seven Harrys. On The Green with Rupert, Tom, Oliver, and James takes us on a round of golf and shows us a glimpse into the ten-year friendship between these actors. A featurette named Dan, Rupert, and Emma’s Running Competition is also included. There are also additional scenes and a “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One:” Behind the Soundtrack featurette. The actual DVD disc only has the movie on it. We also get a digital copy of the movie.
You can buy the Three-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo + Digital Copy version of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One” right here.
You can buy the Blu-ray version of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One” right here.
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