Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Director: Mike Newell

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

     
 

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Directed by Mike Newell, the fourth installment to the Harry Potter series finds Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) wondering why his legendary scar -- the famous result of a death curse gone wrong -- is aching in pain, and perhaps even causing mysterious visions. Before he can think too much about it, however, Harry boards the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft andSee more details below

Overview

Directed by Mike Newell, the fourth installment to the Harry Potter series finds Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) wondering why his legendary scar -- the famous result of a death curse gone wrong -- is aching in pain, and perhaps even causing mysterious visions. Before he can think too much about it, however, Harry boards the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he will attend his fourth year of magical education. Shortly after his reunion with his best friends, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), Harry is introduced to yet another Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher: the grizzled Mad-Eye Moody (Brendan Gleeson), a former dark wizard catcher who agreed to take on the infamous "DADA" professorship as a personal favor to Headmaster Dumbledore (Michael Gambon). Of course, Harry's wishes for an uneventful school year are almost immediately shattered when he is unexpectedly chosen, along with fellow student Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson), as Hogwarts' representative in the Tri-Wizard Tournament, which awards whoever completes three magical tasks the most skillfully with a thousand-galleon purse and the admiration of the international wizard community. As difficult as it is to deal with his schoolwork, friendships, and the tournament at the same time (not to mention his feelings toward the ever unfathomable Professor Snape (Alan Rickman), Harry doesn't realize that the most feared wizard in the world, Lord Voldemort, is anticipating the tournament, as well. ~ Tracie Cooper

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Greg Fagan
Defying the theatrical tradition of lessening returns with each successive sequel, the series based on J. K. Rowling’s phenomenal book series takes another magical step forward with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which is as solidly entertaining as any film that debuted in 2005. Like its predecessor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire adds another layer of darkness, earning a justified PG-13 rating (the series’ first) with some truly harrowing fantasy chills. There’s also a bath scene that gets a little creepy, in a little-girl-ghost-coming-on-to-a-boy-wizard way. It certainly fits the story’s underlying Hogwarts-on-Hormones theme, but little ones may have questions. There’s no question that British director Mike Newell has firm command of the material, though, as the story joins Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his loyal friends Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) for their fourth year at Hogwarts Academy -- just as it’s named the site of the year’s Triwizard Tournament, which will pit a competitor from Hogwarts against individual representatives from schools in Bulgaria and France. Things go weird when, in addition to spitting out a champion from each of the institutions, the wondrous Goblet of Fire spews out "Harry Potter" as well, and no one from Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) on down quite knows what to make of it. Evil’s afoot, specifically in the form of Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), and even those who have not read the book will find the unfolding mystery and the action set pieces that punctuate it more than compelling. Which is a credit to Newell’s brilliant storytelling as well as the source material; there’s no need for Harry and friends to so much come of age, in a traditional cinematic story arc. Rather, they are now of age, and puberty’s complexities throw the social soup up in the air, adding emotional heft to the special-effects sequences. Newcomers Brendan Gleeson, as dark arts instructor Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody, and Miranda Richardson, as nosy tabloid journalist Rita Skeeter, play pivotal roles; and while that results in less screen time for favorites Alan Rickman (Severus Snape), Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall), and Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane), they still make the most of their scenes. After all, it’s Harry's story; and this borderline-great Goblet of Fire really raises the cinematic ante for Order of the Phoenix, scheduled to arrive in November 2007.
All Movie Guide
Coming off the most vivid and satisfying entry in the series, Alfonso Cuarón's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the fourth installment can't help but seem a little disappointing. But that's not because Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has trouble keeping pace in the technical department, which might have been a concern given director Mike Newell's background in small-scale fare like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Donnie Brasco. No, the problem is built into the book. As J.K. Rowling tipped the scales with a novel almost 300 pages longer than any previous, the film version can't help but suffer from a sprawling quality that detracts from its cohesiveness. The Tri-Wizard Tournament certainly showcases some of the most glorious Potter visuals yet -- a gladiator-style dragon battle and an underwater rescue mission (Harry sprouts fins!) chief among them. But as an exhibition involving students -- even in the wizard world -- it gives pause, having irresponsibly dire hazards built in for the participants, some of whom are totally unwitting. (Such dark elements prompted the series' first PG-13 rating.) There's also a major plot contrivance that never sits well, namely, that Harry's friends turn against him over an incident not dissimilar to numerous others in his Hogwart's history, involving him being thrust into school-wide prominence ahead of the development of his peers. Given Harry's extreme celebrity, this should be par for the course rather than cause for abandonment. Overall, when making quibbles about a Harry Potter movie, it's all relative, and The Goblet of Fire continues the series' fine tradition, its stars transitioning into their late teens without seeming overly awkward. It's only appropriate that the threats against them should become more adult, a trend that will only deepen as future novels hit the screen.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/11/2007
UPC:
0085391173694
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:37:00

Special Features

Includes free collectible trading cards

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter
Rupert Grint Ron Weasley
Emma Watson Hermione Granger
Robbie Coltrane Rubeus Hagrid
Ralph Fiennes Lord Voldemort
Michael Gambon Albus Dumbledore
Brendan Gleeson Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody
Jason Isaacs Lucius Malfoy
Gary Oldman Sirius Black
Alan Rickman Professor Severus Snape
Robert Pattinson Cedric Diggory
Maggie Smith Minerva McGonagall
Clémence Poésy Fleur Delacour
Frances de la Tour Madame Maxime
Timothy Spall Wormtail
Miranda Richardson Rita Skeeter
Stanislav Ianevski Viktor Krum
David Tennant Barty Crouch Junior
Roger Lloyd-Pack Barty Crouch
Eric Sykes Frank Bryce
Mark Williams Arthur Weasley
James Phelps Freed Weasley
Oliver Phelps George Weasley
Bonnie Wright Ginny Weasley
Jeff Rawle Amos Diggory
Tom Felton Draco Malfoy
Robert Hardy Cornelius Fudge
Philip Rham Death Eater
Olivia Higginbottom Death Eater
Ashley Artus Death Eater
Alex Palmer Death Eater
Paschal Friel Death Eater
Richard "Rubber Ritchie" Rosson Death Eater
Sheila Allen Ministry Witch
Su Elliot Ministry Witch
Ann Lacy Ministry Witch
Flip Webster Ministry Witch
David Sterne Ministry Wizard
Christopher Whittingham Ministry Wizard
Liam McKenna Ministry Wizard
Campbell Graham Ministry Wizard
Margery Mason Food Trolley Lady
Katie Leung Cho Chang
Matthew Lewis Neville Longbottom
William Melling Nigel
David Bradley Argus Filch
Devon Murray Seamus Finnigan
Afshan Azad Padma Patil
Warwick Davis Filius Flitwick
Shefali Chowdhury Parvati Patil
Angelica Mandy Gabrielle Delacour
Pedja Bjelac Igor Karkaroff
Tolga Safer Karkaroff's Aide
Alfie Enoch Dean Thomas
Louis Doyle Ernie MacMillan
Jamie Waylett Vincent Crabbe
Joshua Herdman Gregory Goyle
Charlotte Skeoch Hannah Abbott
Robert Wilfort Photographer
Tiana Benjamin Angelina Johnson
Henry Lloyd Hughes Roger Davies
Jarvis Cocker Band Lead Singer
Jonny Greenwood Band Lead Guitar
Philip Selway Band Drums
Steve Mackey Band Bass Guitar
Jason Buckle Band Rhythm Guitar
Steve Claydon Band Keyboards
Shirley Henderson Moaning Myrtle
Alan Watts Assistant Judge
Alan Watts Assistant Judge
Adrian Rawlins James Potter
Geraldine Somerville Lily Potter
James Shearman Conductor
Synergy Vocals Singer

Technical Credits
Mike Newell Director
Lucy Allen Stunts
Steve Aplin Animator
David Armitage Animator
Rosie Ashforth Animator
Mick Audsley Editor
Shaheen Baig Casting
Craig Bardsley Animator
David Barron Executive Producer
Tom Barry Stunts
Mark Bartholomew Art Director
Martin Bayfield Stunts
Laurent Benhamo Animator
Matt Biffa Musical Direction/Supervision
Nic Birmingham Animator
Timothy Blackham Sound Mixer
Brendan Body Animator
Paul Brannan Animator
Jessica Braun Animator
Alastair Bullock Art Director
Bruce Cain Stunts
Jordi Cardus Animator
Chris Carreras Associate Producer,Asst. Director
David Carrigan Production Manager
Federico Cascinelli Animator
Nick Chopping Stunts
Jamie Christopher Asst. Director
Evan Christopoulos Animator
Sophie Clark Stunts
Isabel Cody Animator
Ken Coles Camera Operator
Trevor Coop Camera Operator
George Cottle Stunts
Stuart Craig Production Designer
Mike Cussack Animator
Emanuele D'Arrigo Animator
Haslina Dasley Animator
David Holmes Stunts
Kelly Dent Stunts
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Nick Dudman Makeup Special Effects
Jack Duhig Stunts
Stuart Ellis Animator
Poppy Emuss Stunts
David Evans Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe Eveleigh Animator
Bradley Farmer Stunts
James Farrington Animator
Dave Fisher Stunts
Niall Flinn Animator
Leslie Fulton Animator
Alan Gilmore Art Director
Richard Gomes Animator
Tom Goodenough Animator
James Healy Animator
Rob Hemming Animator
Paul Herbert Stunts
Guillaume Herent Animator
David Heyman Producer
Belinda Hodson Makeup
Vlad Holst Animator
Rickie Hubbucks Stunts
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Rowley Irlam Stunts
Keith Johnson Animator
Tolga Kenan Stunts
Paul Kennington Stunts
Balazs Kiss Animator
Steve Kloves Screenwriter
Anthony Knight Stunts
Amanda Knight Makeup
Colin Laski Animator
Jeremy Lazare Animator
Paul Lee Animator
Elizabeth Lewis Makeup
Guy List Stunts
Ellen Lister Stunts
Russell Lodge Production Manager
Peter MacDonald Co-producer
Marc Mailley Stunts
Virgil Manning Animator
Kevin Martel Animator
Barth Maunoury Animator
Luca Mazzeloni Animator
Nakita McGlynn Animator
Wayne McGregor Choreography
Craig Mepham Animator
Nick Milner Camera Operator
Rafael Morant Animator
Saybian Morgan Animator
Richard Morris Animator
Catherine Mullan Animator
Dan Neal Animator
Ryan Newberry Stunts
Roxanne Newsham Animator
Sharon Nicholas Makeup
Steve Nichols Animator
Rich Nosworthy Animator
Tabitha O'Connell Animator
Cenay Oekmen Animator
Claire Pegorier Animator
Craig Penn Animator
Porl Perrott Animator
Poster Pictures Consultant/advisor
Adrian Pinder Animator
Jakub Pistecky Animator
Mattieu Poiry Animator
Roger Pratt Cinematographer
Dominic Preece Stunts
John Richardson Special Effects Supervisor
Guillaume Rocheron Animator
Maggie Rodford Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Darrin Rodriguez Animator
In-ah Roediger Animator
Partic Roos Animator
Claude Schitter Animator
Eduardo Schmidek Animator
Alex Schott Animator
Alexander Seaman Animator
Gordon Seed Stunts
Tanya Seghatchian Executive Producer
Mary Selway Casting
Benson Shum Animator
Sharonne Solk Animator
Jamshed Soori Animator
Gary Spratling Camera Operator
Stefan Stankowski Camera Operator
William Steggle Costumes/Costume Designer
Penn Stevens Animator
Nigel Stone Cinematographer
Julien Stuart-Smith Animator
Candace Di Talamo Animator
Peter Taylor Camera Operator
Jany Temime Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris Thomas Animator
Gary Tomkins Art Director
John Trehy Associate Producer
Tim Waddy Animator
Alexandra Walker Art Director
Jo Walls Animator
Ian Ward Animator
Norma Webb Makeup
Fiona Weir Casting
Ian Whyte Stunts
Jason Williams Animator
Mark Williams Animator
Nick Wollage Sound Mixer
Leonard Woodcock Stunts

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
1. The Riddle House [3:45]
2. The Portkey [2:22]
3. The Quidditch World Cup [3:41]
4. The Dark Mark [3:55]
5. The Triwizard Tournament [5:29]
6. The Goblet of Fire [3:54]
7. The Unforgivable Curses [5:50]
8. The Four Champions [7:24]
9. Let Events Unfold [2:40]
10. Rita Skeeter [2:27]
11. Sirius Conversation [4:03]
12. The Hungarian Horntail [3:31]
13. Transforming Malfoy [4:58]
14. The First Task [8:40]
15. Best Foot Forward [6:25]
16. An Unexpected Challenge [5:30]
17. The Yule Ball [3:24]
18. The Egg's Clue [4:19]
19. The Second Task [8:06]
20. Never Whole Again [8:53]
21. The Pensieve [3:13]
22. Dreams and Suspicions [4:41]
23. The Third Task [2:55]
24. Flesh, Blood and Bone [8:34]
25. The Death Eaters [3:07]
26. Priori Incantatem [4:34]
27. Veritaserum [3:24]
28. Parting Ways [7:35]
29. End Credits [6:10]

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