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Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection

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In 'The Half-Blood Prince' (2009) Lord Voldemort exerts his power over both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and, consequently, Hogwarts no longer provides the safe haven it once did. The way the film just stops mid flow, with a downer of an ending and with everything left up in the air feels anticlimactic and unsatisfying. It’s the traditional orphan existence, living in a family lacking in love, but with no end of petty abuse and indignity.

But Harry Potter’s upbringing from Uncle and Aunt Dursley along with cousin Dudley was by design, not through simple chance. It looks as if getting to Hogwarts will be impossible when Ron and Harry find that the magical gateway to Platform 9¾ is sealed against them, but a little ingenuity and the theft of Mr Weasley`s flying Ford Anglia insures that they make it to school in time for the beginning of term.widescreen transfer using the VC-1 codec, and once again I’m hard pressed to pick out any particular flaws with the image. But Slughorn has a habit of ‘collecting’ the scions of the powerful and famous, as well as promising students of the future, he’s a career networker, and he’d like to add Harry Potter to his shelf. Still, it’s an interesting direction for the movie to take, and it remains entertaining enough, until the unsatisfying pause at the midpoint. If you’ve read the book, and know the backgrounds to the characters, the reason why things happen in the story, then you’ll enjoy the film a lot more. Surround Spanish, Catalan, Czech, and Slovakian, with subtitles in those languages plus Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish, and it’s all good, the dialogue remaining clear throughout, with the music and the action represented well by the surround treatment.

I loved the way the books were written, growing up with their target audiences; fantastic, colourful children’s stories for The Philosopher’s Stone, and full on angsty teen fiction by the time Deathly Hallows came around. Will Harry be able to keep up with his studies, lead his team to victory in the school sport Quidditch, and still triumph over the dreaded Voldemort? It’s the worst time for Harry to be on the outside, as his dreams have been getting worse, almost as if he’s sharing Voldemort’s vision, and it becomes clear that Voldemort is after a new weapon. English track, this time encoded at 448kbps, and you’ll have to use your remote to change to the preferable PCM 5.

We have this main, dark, storyline running through the film, an impending sense of suspense, of ominous foreboding growing through the film, but it’s leavened with some very effective humour, some delightful comic moments, that serve to light up the screen. This is the point in the Harry Potter story that the characters start pairing off, start falling in love, and we get all the trials and tribulations of young love to provide the character drama and character growth that were really missing in the previous two films. Incidentally, Boyhood might have picked up the Oscars, but Harry Potter did it first, and on a much larger scale. Even more importantly in terms of the film, they looked like film stars at age ten, and they still looked like film stars at age 20.

Catalan, Spanish and Czech, with subtitles in those languages, Arabic, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic, and Slovenian. Home Entertainment's Tenet topped both the Blu-ray-only and overall packaged media charts for the fifth time in six weeks of release. Year 7 - Part 2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into all-out war. Fortunately there is a new Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts and Professor Lupin is concerned for Harry`s welfare.

As the conclusion to the Harry Potter saga, a story that fans would have been eagerly anticipating for years, I can’t imagine how deflating the cinema experience must have been, watching the start of the movie in 2010, and then having to wait until 2011 for the end. But there is no safety any more, even Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour’s wedding is attacked, just because Harry is there. But unlike last year, this year Dumbledore has a plan to deal with Voldemort, and Harry’s right in the middle of it. We may cut away briefly to see Hermione and Ron’s battle with Nagini, or Voldemort’s latest charge against the castle, but all these diversions always serve Harry’s story. He soon discovers, though, that there is a much darker side to the wizarding world than any of them could have imagined.

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