Harry Potter - Years 1-4
  • Harry Potter - Years 1-4
  • Harry Potter - Years 1-4

Harry Potter - Years 1-4

4.4 10

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

     
 

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A remarkably faithful adaptation of J. K. Rowling's bestselling children's novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone brings its characters vividly to life and presents their supernatural adventures with verve and imagination. Director Chris Columbus (Bicentennial Man) hews closely if not slavishly to Rowling's original, but his few embellishments enhance the yarn's cinematic effectiveness. Daniel Radcliffe is enormously appealing as Harry, the wistful and gifted orphan whose life changes radically when he is accepted into the Hogwarts School for aspiring young wizards. Accompanied by new friends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), the bespectacled sorcerer-in-training makes a name for himself and figures prominently in the perilous search for a long-lost talisman. Fans of Rowling's books will be delighted with the film's visualizations of their favorite Potter people, including headmaster Dumbledore (Richard Harris), professor McGonagall (Maggie Smith), and gamekeeper Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane). The special effects are truly dazzling, but Columbus doesn't rely solely on virtuoso visuals to thrill his viewers; he takes time to flesh out the characters and imbue their surroundings with the proper mystical atmosphere. Ultimately, what he creates isn't just a rousing fantasy film -- it's a unique, magical little world that will envelop and entrance all who venture near.
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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2006
UPC:
0012569802131
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
10:12:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
1. Doorstep Delivery
2. Vanishing Glass
3. Letter From No One
4. Keeper of the Keys
5. Diagon Alley
6. Gringotts
7. Ollivanders
8. The Boy Who Lived
9. Platform 9-3/4
10. Ron and Hermione
11. Welcome to Hogwarts
12. Sorting Hats
13. Nick and Other Residents
14. Potions and Parcels
15. New Seeker
16. Facts and Feathers
17. Mountain Troll
18. Quidditch
19. Interference Overcome
20. Christmas Gift
21. Cloaked in Darkness
22. Mirror of Erised
23. Norbert
25. Forbidden Forest
26. Up to Something
27. Through the Trapdoor
28. Wizards Chess
29. Sacrifice Play
30. Man With Two Faces
31. Magic Touch
32. Mark of Love
33. House Cup Winner
34. Not Really Going Home
35. End Credits
Disc #3 -- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
1. In a Cage [3:00]
2. Dobby's Warning [4:54]
3. Car Rescue [2:53]
4. The Burrow [3:17]
5. To Diagon Alley [3:50]
6. Flourish and Blotts [4:18]
7. Flying to Hogwarts [3:33]
8. Whomping Willow [3:00]
9. Not Expelled...Today [2:17]
10. Mandrakes; Ron's Howler [4:06]
11. Gilderoy Lockart [2:46]
12. Mudbloods and Murmurs [4:47]
13. Writing on the Wall [5:27]
14. About the Chamber [3:59]
15. Rogue Bludger [5:40]
16. No Longer Safe [5:16]
17. Dueling Club [4:36]
18. A Parselmouth [4:05]
19. Nothing to Tell [4:36]
20. Polyjuice Potion [:49]
21. Harry and Ron Transformed [4:11]
22. The Diary [4:05]
23. Tom Riddle [4:02]
24. Petrified [3:47]
25. Cornelius Fudge [4:12]
26. Aragog [5:05]
27. Spider Attack [4:12]
28. Missing [4:05]
29. Chamber of Secrets [4:18]
30. Backfire [5:26]
31. Heir of Slytherin [3:16]
32. The Basilisk [5:22]
33. Healing Powers [4:59]
34. Out of the Hat [3:33]
35. Dobby's Reward [3:14]
36. Welcome Back [5:14]
37. End Credits [5:07]
Disc #5 -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
1. Under Covers Prologue [1:36]
2. Aunt Marge's Big Mistake [4:55]
3. The Knight Bus [6:09]
4. The Leaky Cauldron [2:06]
5. The Monster Book of Monsters [1:19]
6. In Grave Danger [2:43]
7. The Dementor [4:53]
8. Welcome and Warning [5:00]
9. Tea Leaves [2:30]
10. Buckbeak [7:27]
11. Boggart in the Wardrobe [5:55]
12. Talent for Trouble [2:51]
13. Flight of the Fat Lady [2:02]
14. Substitute Teacher [4:03]
15. Grim Defeat [3:44]
16. The Marauder's Map [3:55]
17. Who's There? [1:59]
18. I Hope He Finds Me [3:46]
19. The Patronus [4:42]
20. Seeing the Impossible [3:53]
21. Professor Trelawney's Prediction [3:22]
22. Witnesses to an Execution [3:19]
23. The Whomping Willow [4:58]
24. Sirius Black [2:43]
25. Peter Pettigrew [4:05]
26. Friends Become Foes [2:38]
27. The Dementor's Kiss [5:26]
28. Hermione's Secret [3:15]
29. Onlookers to the Rescue [4:23]
30. Saving Lives [5:29]
31. Truly Seen, Truly Free [4:33]
32. Two Places at Once [3:08]
33. Mischief Managed [2:46]
34. The Firebolt [2:40]
35. End Credits Map [1:04]
Disc #7 -- 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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