Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

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The first installment of the two-film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows follows Harry Daniel Radcliffe, Ron Rupert Grint, and Hermione Emma Watson as they search for the pieces of Voldemort's Ralph Fiennes soul that he extracted from his being and hid in obscure locations both far and wide. If the trio is unable to locate and destroy them all, Voldemort will remain immortal. Despite their long friendship, a combination of dark forces, romantic tensions, and long-held secrets threaten to sabotage ...
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Overview

The first installment of the two-film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows follows Harry Daniel Radcliffe, Ron Rupert Grint, and Hermione Emma Watson as they search for the pieces of Voldemort's Ralph Fiennes soul that he extracted from his being and hid in obscure locations both far and wide. If the trio is unable to locate and destroy them all, Voldemort will remain immortal. Despite their long friendship, a combination of dark forces, romantic tensions, and long-held secrets threaten to sabotage the mission. David Yates directs. ~ Tracie Cooper
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A far cry from its early predecessors, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has little room for cheer. Gone are the snug dorms nestled in a hidden Hogwarts hallway -- for Hogwarts itself, save for a small resistance from within, has been taken over by Death Eaters -- and gone is the wisdom and comfort offered by late headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Most notably missing are any traces of wide-eyed innocence from Harry Daniel Radcliffe, Ron Rupert Grint, and Hermione Emma Watson. In its place are anxiety, dread, uncertainty, and even occasional moral ambiguity. The dark tone, however, is in no way a dissuasive element; as fans of the books will point out, it is in keeping with the series. As Harry grew, his initial impressions of the wizard world as a utopian community populated by kindly magicians and fantastical shops evolved into a more realistic picture of a world that, while enchanted, carries its own share of bigotry, greed, and political corruption. As J.K. Rowling wove a conclusion as ominous as it was elegant in the final installment of the Potter series, so too has director David Yates in Part 1 of Deathly Hallows. Rather than taking the Hogwarts Express to complete their final year at school, Harry, Ron, and Hermione abandon the familiar territory of boarding school to search for Horcruxes -- that is, pieces of soul that evil wizard extraordinaire Voldemort has extricated from his body and hidden throughout the world, ensuring his immortality so long as they are not all destroyed. Despite the trio's absence from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the protective walls of the school are as palpable as they've ever been. From a story standpoint, it's an emotional time. Moreover, for those who have watched Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint as they've grown into young adults since their debuts in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001, it's almost a point of pride to witness their improvements as actors. As usual, the adult British thespians are superb, and the addition of Welsh actor Rhys Ifans as the loopy but loveable Luna Lovegood's father is a welcome and unanticipated piece of casting. Reprising his role as Voldemort, Ralph Fiennes gets more face time than he has before, allowing Voldemort to finally live up to his cruel reputation. Never before have the allusions to World War II been as strong as they are in this film. In the wrong hands, this could have been at best ineffective, at worst in extremely bad taste. However, the depiction of the Ministry of Magic turned into an office of propaganda, wherein even its employees are subject to inquiries regarding their bloodline, is exactly as ominous and tragic as systematic tyranny warrants. Without spoiling a particularly effective scene, a bit of imagery so deeply reminiscent of a signature of Nazi concentration camps imparts far more terror than its counterpart in the novel torture inflicted by curse alone. Out of all the Potter adaptations, this film most closely matches and, arguably, outdoes the pacing of the books. Though time constraints have forced the film to spend less time focusing on the trio roaming throughout the countryside, each facing a personal crisis, Yates is able to put across the most important elements of that period: they are isolated from the world; frustrated at their lack of progress; doubtful, for the first time, of the task they were entrusted with by Dumbledore; and trying, not always successfully, to keep despair at bay. Deathly Hallows has moments that aren't user-friendly to viewers who haven't read the book -- few would guess the shard of glass Harry carries with him is part of the magical two-way mirror left to him by his deceased godfather, and the story of the rogue wizard Grindelwald is glossed over in a series of confusing, fast-moving images Harry glimpses in dreams. The emotional significance of Dobby the elf's role in the film is also lost somewhat, as the character has barely merited so much as a reference since Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Nonetheless, the story of the Deathly Hallows themselves is told in detail during an exquisitely wrought animated sequence chronicling the tale of three brothers whose run-in with Death itself brought about consequences that would reverberate for many years afterward, and the cliffhanger ending leaves fans in eager anticipation of a second act that, hopefully, will continue on as beautifully as the first.
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A far cry from its early predecessors, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has little room for cheer. Gone are the snug dorms nestled in a hidden Hogwarts hallway -- for Hogwarts itself, save for a small resistance from within, has been taken over by Death Eaters. And gone is the wisdom and comfort offered by late headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Most notably missing are any traces of wide-eyed innocence from Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson). In its place are anxiety, dread, uncertainty, and even occasional moral ambiguity. The dark tone, however, is in no way a dissuasive element; as fans of the books will point out, it is in keeping with the series. As Harry grew, his initial impressions of the wizard world as a utopian community populated by kindly magicians and fantastical shops evolved into a more realistic picture of a world that, while enchanted, carries its own share of bigotry, greed, and political corruption. As J.K. Rowling wove a conclusion as ominous as it was elegant in the final installment of the Potter series, so too has director David Yates in Part 1 of Deathly Hallows.
Rather than taking the Hogwarts Express to complete their final year at school, Harry, Ron, and Hermione abandon the familiar territory of boarding school to search for Horcruxes -- that is, pieces of soul that evil wizard Voldemort has extricated from his body and hidden throughout the world, ensuring his immortality so long as they are not all destroyed. Despite the trio's absence from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the protective walls of the school are as palpable as they've ever been. From a story standpoint, it's an emotional time. Moreover, for those who have watched Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint as they've grown into young adults since their debuts in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), it's almost a point of pride to witness their improvements as actors. As usual, the adult British thespians are superb, and the addition of Welsh actor Rhys Ifans as the loopy but loveable Luna Lovegood's father is a welcome and unanticipated piece of casting. Reprising his role as Voldemort, Ralph Fiennes gets more face time than in prior Potters, allowing Voldemort to finally live up to his cruel reputation.
Never before have the allusions to World War II been as strong as they are in this film. In the wrong hands, this could have been at best ineffective, at worst in extremely bad taste. However, the depiction of the Ministry of Magic turned into an office of propaganda, wherein even its employees are subject to inquiries regarding their bloodline, is exactly as ominous and tragic as systematic tyranny warrants. Without spoiling a particularly effective scene, a bit of imagery so deeply reminiscent of a signature of Nazi concentration camps imparts far more terror than its counterpart in the novel (torture inflicted by curse alone). Out of all the Potter adaptations, this film most closely matches (and, arguably, outdoes) the pacing of the books. Though time constraints force the film to spend less time focusing on the trio roaming the countryside, each facing a personal crisis, Yates is able to put across the most important elements of that period: they are isolated from the world; frustrated at their lack of progress; doubtful, for the first time, of the task they were entrusted with by Dumbledore; and trying, not always successfully, to keep despair at bay.
Deathly Hallows has moments that aren't user-friendly to viewers who haven't read the book -- few would guess the shard of glass Harry carries with him is part of the magical two-way mirror left to him by his deceased godfather, and the story of the rogue wizard Grindelwald is glossed over in a series of confusing, fast-moving images Harry glimpses in dreams. The emotional significance of Dobby the elf's role in the film is also lost somewhat, as the character has barely merited so much as a reference since Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Nonetheless, the story of the actual Deathly Hallows is told in detail during an exquisitely wrought animated sequence chronicling the tale of three brothers whose run-in with Death itself brought about consequences that would reverberate for many years afterward, and the cliffhanger ending leaves fans in eager anticipation of a second act that, hopefully, will continue on as beautifully as the first. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2011
  • UPC: 883929139446
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,373

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter
Emma Watson Hermione Granger
Rupert Grint Ron Wesley
Helena Bonham Carter Bellatrix Lestrange
Ralph Fiennes Lord Voldemort
Michael Gambon Professor Albus Dumbledore
Alan Rickman Professor Severus Snape
Robbie Coltrane Rubeus Hagrid
Bonnie Wright Ginny Weasley
John Hurt Mr. Ollivander
Timothy Spall Wormtail
Tom Felton Draco Malfoy
Miranda Richardson Rita Skeeter
Imelda Staunton Dolores Umbridge
Bill Nighy Rufus Scrimgeour
Richard Griffiths Vernon Dursley
Harry Melling Dudley Dursley
Julie Walters Molly Weasley
Ian Kelly Herminone's Dad
Michelle Fairley Herminone's Mum
Fiona Shaw Petunia Dursley
Carolyn Pickles Charity Burbage
Jason Isaacs Lucius Malfoy
Peter Mullan Yaxley
Guy Henry Pius Thicknesse
Arben Bajraktaraj Dolohov
Rod Hunt Thorfinn Rowle
Suzanne Toase Alecto Carrow
Ralph Ineson Amycus Carrow
David Ryall Elphias Doge
Brendan Gleeson Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
James Phelps Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps George Weasley
Mark Williams Arthur Weasley
George Harris Kingsley Shacklebolt
Andy Linden Mundungus Fletcher
Domhnall Gleeson Bill Weasley
Clémence Poésy Fleur Delacour
Natalia Tena Nymphadora Tonks
David Thewlis Remus Lupin
Frances de la Tour Madame Maxime
Evanna Lynch Luna Lovegood
Rhys Ifans Xenophilius Lovegood
Matyelok Gibbs Auntie Muriel
Eva Alexander Waitress
Simon McBurney Kreacher
Matthew Lewis Neville Longbottom
Devon Murray Seamus Finnigan
William Melling Nigel
Freddie Stroma Cormac McLaggen
Isabella Laughland Leanne
Jessie Cave Lavender Brown
Anna Shaffer Romilda Vane
Joshua Herdman Gregory Goyle
Amber Evans Twin Girl 1
Ruby Evans Twin Girl 2
Katie Leung Cho Chang
Georgina Leonidas Katie Bell
Louis Cordice Blaise Zabini
Scarlett Byrne Pansy Parkinson
Afshan Azad Padma Patil
David O'Hara Albert Runcorn
Steffan Rhodri Reg Cattermole
Nick Moran Scabior
Toby Jones Dobby
Sophie Thompson Mafalda Hopkirk
Daniel Tuite Skinny Ministry Wizard
Daisy Haggard Voice Only
George Potts Balding Wizard
Rose Keegan Red Haired Witch
Ned Dennehy Scared Man
Kate Fleetwood Mary Cattermole
Daniel Hill Bushy Haired Muttering Wizard
Rade Serbedzija Gregorovitch
Jamie Campbell Bower Young Grindelwald
Hazel Douglas Bathilda Bagshot
Adrian Rawlins James Potter
Geraldine Somerville Lily Potter
Michael Byrne Gellert Grindelwald
Dave Legeno Fenrir Greback
Samuel Roukin Snatcher
Warwick Davis Griphook
Technical Credits
David Yates Director
David Barron Producer
Mark Bartholomew Art Director
Alastair Bullock Art Director
Jamie Christopher Asst. Director
Stuart Craig Production Designer
Mark Day Editor
Alexandre Desplat Score Composer
Peter Dorme Art Director
Nick Dudman Makeup Special Effects
Simon Emanuel Production Manager
Michael Fentum Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Foley Art Director
Dominic Gibbs Sound/Sound Designer
Kate Grimble Art Director
Charlotte Hayward Makeup
Nicholas Henderson Art Director
David Heyman Producer
Christian Huband Art Director
Molly Hughes Art Director
Steve Kloves Screenwriter
Amanda Knight Makeup
Timothy T. Lewis Co-producer
John Richardson Special Effects Supervisor
J. Rowling Producer
Eduardo Serra Cinematographer
Hattie Storey Art Director
Jany Temime Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Tomkins Art Director
John Trehy Co-producer
Anthony Van Laast Choreography
Fiona Weir Casting
Lionel Wigram Executive Producer
Ashley Winter Art Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
1. Dark Times [4:18]
2. Dark Lord Ascending [5:28]
3. The Seven Potters [5:28]
4. Aerial Ambush [3:57]
5. Fallen Warrior [6:50]
6. Dumbledore's Will [5:33]
7. The Wedding [4:05]
8. A Place To Hide [5:53]
9. Kreacher's Tale [4:08]
10. Theft of a Thief [4:28]
11. Ministry Interior [4:48]
12. Secret Files [3:28]
13. Lifting The Locket [5:10]
14. Forest Fugitives [6:20]
15. Getting Too Close [4:28]
16. Broken Ranks [4:17]
17. Invitation To Dance [3:28]
18. Clues Revealed [2:37]
19. Godric's Hollow [3:08]
20. Bathilda's Secret [4:30]
21. The Silver Doe [5:05]
22. Sword Of Gryffindor [4:57]
23. Lighting The Way Back [5:16]
24. The Three Brothers [5:53]
25. The Deathly Hallows [3:42]
26. Snatchers Strike [3:56]
27. Malfoy Manor [4:13]
28. Dobby Has No Master [4:00]
29. Sleeping Friend [3:31]
30. Grave Robber [1:32]
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         Sc. 83 - Ministry Of Magic Lifts
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         Sc. 108 Montage - Ron And Hermione Skimming Stones
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2011

    Great Movie, Stripped-down DVD

    I have purchased every single Harry Potter movie to be produced. I have absolutely no problem with the movie itself - I thought it was well done. It's a hard book to try and put on the big screen and they did an admirable and enjoyable job. It's the DVD that's a let down. The only special features are the additional scenes? All of the other Harry Potter DVDs had tons of special features. I'm hoping this is due to the fact they intend to put it all in part 2 and not because you have to buy some box set to get it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2011

    High level of entertainment!

    this movie is so great! i have been following the harry potter series since its first book, the sorcerer's stone. it taught me a lot about myself and about life in general.i can't wait for the part II!! Harry Potter will be part in the history of the movie industry, FOREVER!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

    REALLY regret ordering this from B&N

    This review has nothing to do with the movie, but with the service. Almost 2 weeks have gone by and I still haven't received this item! I'll definitely think twice before ordering a DVD or CD from B&N again. I don't know whether it has to do with DHL being used rather than UPS. Items shipped via UPS always arrived in a timely manner.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

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    Awesome

    The movie was great, but I don't think it lived up to the book. They missed so many important parts! I was really looking forward to hear Dudley tell Harry he wasn't a waste of space. It was still amazing and Harry Potter will never end. It will live on forever.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2011

    Best one Yet!!!

    I loved EVERY bit of this Movie! It was the best movie out of all of the MOVIES!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

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    just as awesome as the books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    just as awesome as the books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

    Fantastic!

    The movie was great, just like all the others. Just wish the all of the emotions could have come across a little more (I know that is a challenging task). Overall, the movie was fantastic!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2011

    Best one yet

    It was easiest to watch out of all of the movies. Can't wait for part 2.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    I'm pretty sure I've seen this movie more than any other movie.

    I'm pretty sure I've seen this movie more than any other movie. It is such a great purchase. I don't normally buy movies but I've watched this one so much that I pretty much know every line and I can promise you that I will keep watching it forever anyway because it's just as good every time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Not for Children

    This is a good film but is not for children at all and neither was the book. Why they peddled this at the book store as being appropriate for an 8 year old, is really irresponsible. The movie did not have some of my favorite scenes from the book and there is no chemistry between Harry and Ginny. If you like the idea of Harry and Hermione as a couple, this is as good as it gets. I don't personally like that Harry would just mentally dump Ginny for Hermione, which is implied in the way the dance sequence was filmed. This is a dark, scary, depressing film for a dark, scary, depressing book. JK Rowling is a genius, but that doesn't mean you have to like it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2011

    Couldn't be any better!

    They've all grown up so much!

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

    If I could give this 10 stars I would!

    I'm an extreme Harry Potter fan, and this certainly exceeded my expectations (as all the other movies did). Absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I would've paid 4x as much as I did to see this in the theater I liked it that much! If you haven't seen this, you're missing a great deal!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2011

    A great read for teens!

    Harry Potter is hiding from the evil Lord Voldemort with his two friends who have always been on his side. Professor Dumbledore is now gone. Harry has no one to rely on but the clues Dumbledore has left in his memories. He must figure out how to defeat Lord Voldemort without Dumbledore. The journey is not easy nor did Harry think it was going to be. In, the end Harry defeats Lord Voldemort. Voldemort is finished forever. Harry in the future has kids with Ginny. Ron's sister. They also now attend Hogwarts Wizarding School just like Harry Potter, their dad.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2011

    Don't order fromn Barnes & Noble!

    This review is strictly for the service of Barnes & Noble and not the video. Do not order from B&N if you want to see this in the next 2 weeks. I still have not received it. Apparently they have DHL pick up the order and deliver it to the post office and it has been sitting in the DHL wharehouse for 2 days without moving. For the first week the links to the shipping status did not work and no one could tell me where it was. From now on I am going through Amazon.

    UPDATE: 3 days latter and still no DVD. This is a joke. I know they say it could take up to 6 business days, but never in all my days of online ordering has something actually taken this long. B&N has lost a customer here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2011

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    Harry Potter it's the end!

    Loved,loved,loved this movie,so actioned packed and serious,J K Rowling did a fantastic job at writing the novel

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

    Keeps getting better and better

    While the movies will never replace the books, they have been terrific and Deathly Hallows, Pt.I is no exception. I loved the DVD with the extra scenes and the beginning scene of Part II. If it had meant that there needed to be two or three parts to get in all the scenes from the books, I would have watched them all! As an educator, I am so happy to see so many young people reading these books, not just once, but many times.

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