Buy “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Two-Disc Special Widescreen Edition) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Saunders Triplets, Fiona Shaw, Harry Melling, Richard Griffiths, Derek Deadman, Ian Hart, Ben Borowiecki, Chris Columbus, David Heyman, Duncan Henderson, Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves Movies & TV” Online
I am a huge Harry Potter fan and as a rule, I always have to read the books before I watch the movies. I felt that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first of the movies, followed the book fairly well and included a lot of the details from the book without making it into such a long movie. This movie was magical with some of the darkness that Harry experiences in his years at Hogwarts, but not so much that it is too scary. I never get tired of watching these movies and it is always fun to start over at the beginning and watch all of the movies over from the beginning. If you’ve never seen or watched the movies, I would recommend reading the book first and then watching the movie so you get the whole picture of Harry’s story; however, the movie does a great job telling a lot of the story. I highly recommend this movie! Check it out!
Product Description In this enchanting film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s delightful bestseller, Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses magical powers of his own. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. He learns the high-flying sport Quidditch and plays a thrilling game with the living chess pieces on his way to face a Dark Wizard bent on destroying him. Additional Features Kids can try their skills at the feats Harry performed in the movie with the puzzles and games included on the second disc. They’re set up as a tour of Diagon Alley and Hogwarts, and contestants use the DVD remote control to pick the right wand, find keys, mix potions correctly, see 360-degree views of various rooms, grab a snitch, and solve other riddles to reach the Sorcerer’s Stone. Reaching the titular stone unlocks seven deleted scenes that are worth the 10- to 15-minute investment in the games. (However, the same tactics are needed to view the scenes on repeat visits.) The traditional extras include 15 minutes of interviews with the filmmakers and more DVD-ROM games. This one is definitely a kid-pleaser. –Doug Thomas
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Two-Disc Special Widescreen Edition) Review
The first problem with the Harry Potter movies is that the scripts were written on the assumption that you had already read the books and already knew all the background and inside jokes. The second problem comes from the detail and complexity of the books, even the first in the series. It is difficult to include key details for the series in a film of reasonable length. This becomes more of a problem as the film series progresses. These caveats aside, the film is a success. The movie brings the first book to life in rich and elaborate visualization. The set designers do a fantastic job of creating the locations described in the book in exciting detail. The plot is well developed and the acting matches the characters. -Read Reviews-
I love this movie and wanted to watch it again after several years. It’s still a great production, but Amazon’s delivery system is always a problem for us. The sound quality really sucks. The echo is so pronounced as to almost make the film unwatchable. The 3 stars are a compromise; good movie with a terrible viewing experience. I’m going to try to NOT order any more movies from Amazon. It’s too frustrating.
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