Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

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Director: David Yates

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

     
 

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A decade after the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and even longer since the publication of the first Potter novel, the forces responsible for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 had a daunting task on their hands in giving this epic series the finale it deserves. Whether casual filmgoers or Potter superfans, audiences are emotionally invested in the franchise and its characters in a way that is truly unique. To their credit, screenwriter Steve Kloves and director David Yates have allowed the movies to grow in both style and emotional complexity, mirroring the books' original storyline as well as the real-life transition from adolescence to young adulthood experienced by the films' central actors. For the most part, the final movie delivers the combination of emotional intensity and rousing battle sequences befitting the end of a phenomenon that evolved from an unexpectedly popular children's book series to an era unto itself. The Deathly Hollows, Part 2 wastes no time getting to the action, beginning where the first installment left off -- that is, as Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) obtains a powerful magical artifact while Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) mourn the loss of a beloved friend. There is little time for grief, however, nor for setup; The Deathly Hallows, Part 1 served that purpose, and, reminiscent of the larger-than-life chess game portrayed in The Sorcerer's Stone, it is clear that Part 2 is the action-packed payoff of years' worth of planning. From a fantastical bank robbery to an all-out bloodbath in the once-protected halls of Hogwarts, the film, as it should, has the feel of a last stand. The commitment to The End is wholly embodied in the actors' performances; most of them have been working on the franchise since its inception, and all of them are clearly as invested in their characters as the audience. Some of the actors (most noticeably Maggie Smith and Alan Rickman) seem thrilled to exhibit a deeper dimension to their roles than plot and time constraints previously allowed. The background characters -- including, at times, literally Hogwarts itself -- are finally allowed to shine. While the story is, as Dumbledore states, Harry's "party," it is the fierce loyalty and commitment of the partygoers that gives the film much of the emotional resonance it needed to be successful. It's even difficult not to feel a twang of pity for Voldemort, who, portrayed expertly by Ralph Fiennes, is a pitch-perfect villain teetering on the brink of his own destruction. It is a testament to the all-star cast of British actors and J.K. Rowling's story itself that Grint and Watson, with decidedly less to do and say than in prior installments (except, of course, for a highly anticipated kiss), are not particularly missed. While satisfying overall, the film is not without its problems. The pacing issues that have plagued its predecessors are still very much a factor in Hallows 2. Without Harry's constant internal dialogue (from the book) available to connect the dots, the plot often seems convoluted. Story elements that were glossed over in previous movies are glaringly apparent -- the evolution of Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis) from misfit to hero being a prime example. There are questionable stylistic choices, including several slow-motion sequences during battle scenes that cause the otherwise appropriately epic final showdown to lean toward silliness. It's not always entirely clear who is alive and who is dead, or exactly how it is one survives what appears to have been a perfectly good death curse. This is the end of an era -- why not offer more in the way of resolution, rather than mess with Rowling's universe to create something that looks more cinematic but makes less sense? Despite its flaws, however, the film is a worthy finale for the pop-culture phenomenon often referred to as "Pottermania." Though there will always be debate among book purists regarding what was left in, left out, or forcibly shoved through, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 offers the elements needed to cap off any hero's tale: hope, faith, friendship, love, magic, and a happy ending.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/2012
UPC:
0883929282098
Original Release:
2011
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[3D]
Time:
2:10:00
Format:
3D
Sales rank:
33,279

Special Features

Blu-ray special features:; Maximum movie mode; Blowing up Hogwarts - an up-close look through the eyes of the stars and filmmakers as you watch the greatest battle unfold on screen - including 9 in-depth featurettes; A conversation with J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe - join J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe for an intimate and exclusive conversation about bringing the character of Harry Potter to life, and how their lives have been changed by the fame that they've both experienced; Other special features: the goblins of gringotts, the women of Harry Potter, additional scenes, Warner Bros. studio tour London, Pottermore preview

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter
Rupert Grint Ron Wesley
Emma Watson Hermione Granger
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
Emma Thompson Professor Sybil Trelawney
Gary Oldman Sirius Black
Maggie Smith Professor Minerva McGonagall
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
Evanna Lynch Luna Lovegood
Domhnall Gleeson Bill Weasley
Clémence Poésy Fleur Delacour
Warwick Davis Griphook
Graham Duff Death Eater
Anthony Allgood Gringotts Guard
Gemma Jones Madam Pomfrey
David Thewlis Remus Lupin
Helen McCrory Narcissa Malfoy
Ciarán Hinds Aberforth Dumbledore
Jim Broadbent Professor Horace Slughorn
Jessie Cave Lavendar Brown
Natalia Tena Nympadora Tonks
Jon Key Bogrod
Oliver Phelps George Weasley
Chris Rankin Percy Weasley
Mark Williams Arthur Weasley
James Phelps Fred Weasley
Kelly MacDonald Helena Ravenclaw
Georgina Leonidas Katie Bell
Matthew Lewis Neville Longbottom
Ralph Ineson Amycus Carrow
Suzanne Toase Alecto Carrow
Hebe Beardsall Ariana Dumbledore
Louis Cordice Blaise Zabini
Joshua Herdman Gregory Goyle
Scarlett Byrne Pansy Parkinson
Devon Murray Seamus Finnigan
Alfie Enoch Dean Thomas
Anna Shaffer Romilda Vane
David Bradley Argus Filch
Afshan Azad Padma Patil
Freddie Stroma Cormac McLaggen
Isabella Laughland Leanne
Guy Henry Pius Thicknesse
William Melling Nigel
Miriam Margolyes Professor Pomona Sprout
Katie Leung Cho Chang
Dave Legeno Fenrir Greyback
Nick Moran Scabior
Amber Evans Twin Girl 1
Ruby Evans Twin Girl 2
Benjamin Northover Hogsmead Death Eater
Ian Peck Hogsmead Death Eater
Rusty Goffe Aged Gringotts Goblin
Leslie Phillips The Sorting Hat
Sian Grace Phillips Screaming Girl
Geraldine Somerville Lily Potter
Ellie Darcey-Alden Young Lily Potter
James Walters Young Sirius Black
Ariella Paradise Young Petunia Dursley
Benedict Clarke Young Severus Snape
Toby Papworth Baby Harry Potter
Tony Adkins Giant
Gary Sayer Giant
Phil Wright Giant
Peter G. Reed Death Eater
Ashley McGuire Death Eater
Tony Kirwood Death Eater
Emil Hostina Death Eater
Granville Saxton Death Eater
Bob Yves Van Hellenberg Hubar Death Eater
Judith Sharp Death Eater
Arthur Bowen Albus Severus Potter (19 Years Later)
Daphne De Beistegui Lily Potter (19 Years Later)
William Dunn James Potter (19 Years Later)
Adrian Rawlins James Potter
Jade Gordon Astoria Malfoy (19 Years Later)
Bertie Gilbert Scorpius Malfoy (19 Years Later)
Helena Barlow Rose Weasley (19 Years Later)
Ryan Turner Hugo Weasley (19 Years Later)

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 2
1. Chapter 1 [2:58]
2. Chapter 2 [3:22]
3. Chapter 3 [4:00]
4. Chapter 4 [4:05]
5. Chapter 5 [5:37]
6. Chapter 6 [2:42]
7. Chapter 7 [2:50]
8. Chapter 8 [5:07]
9. Chapter 9 [3:46]
10. Chapter 10 [5:58]
11. Chapter 11 [5:19]
12. Chapter 12 [4:22]
13. Chapter 13 [4:25]
14. Chapter 14 [4:19]
15. Chapter 15 [4:40]
16. Chapter 16 [3:23]
17. Chapter 17 [:50]
18. Chapter 18 [3:27]
19. Chapter 19 [3:14]
20. Chapter 20 [9:01]
21. Chapter 21 [5:36]
22. Chapter 22 [2:07]
23. Chapter 23 [5:12]
24. Chapter 24 [4:31]
25. Chapter 25 [5:32]
26. Chapter 26 [3:35]
27. Chapter 27 [3:58]
28. Chapter 28 [3:55]
29. Chapter 29 [12:11]

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