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Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1 - Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, et al. (3D-Blu-ray - Oct 16, 2012)

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A far cry from its early predecessors, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has little room for cheer. Gone are the snug dorms nestled in a hidden Hogwarts hallway -- for Hogwarts itself, save for a small resistance from within, has been taken over by Death Eaters. And gone is the wisdom and comfort offered by late headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Most notably missing are any traces of wide-eyed innocence from Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson). In its place are anxiety, dread, uncertainty, and even occasional moral ambiguity. The dark tone, however, is in no way a dissuasive element; as fans of the books will point out, it is in keeping with the series. As Harry grew, his initial impressions of the wizard world as a utopian community populated by kindly magicians and fantastical shops evolved into a more realistic picture of a world that, while enchanted, carries its own share of bigotry, greed, and political corruption. As J.K. Rowling wove a conclusion as ominous as it was elegant in the final installment of the Potter series, so too has director David Yates in Part 1 of Deathly Hallows. Rather than taking the Hogwarts Express to complete their final year at school, Harry, Ron, and Hermione abandon the familiar territory of boarding school to search for Horcruxes -- that is, pieces of soul that evil wizard Voldemort has extricated from his body and hidden throughout the world, ensuring his immortality so long as they are not all destroyed. Despite the trio's absence from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the protective walls of the school are as palpable as they've ever been. From a story standpoint, it's an emotional time. Moreover, for those who have watched Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint as they've grown into young adults since their debuts in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), it's almost a point of pride to witness their improvements as actors. As usual, the adult British thespians are superb, and the addition of Welsh actor Rhys Ifans as the loopy but loveable Luna Lovegood's father is a welcome and unanticipated piece of casting. Reprising his role as Voldemort, Ralph Fiennes gets more face time than in prior Potters, allowing Voldemort to finally live up to his cruel reputation. Never before have the allusions to World War II been as strong as they are in this film. In the wrong hands, this could have been at best ineffective, at worst in extremely bad taste. However, the depiction of the Ministry of Magic turned into an office of propaganda, wherein even its employees are subject to inquiries regarding their bloodline, is exactly as ominous and tragic as systematic tyranny warrants. Without spoiling a particularly effective scene, a bit of imagery so deeply reminiscent of a signature of Nazi concentration camps imparts far more terror than its counterpart in the novel (torture inflicted by curse alone). Out of all the Potter adaptations, this film most closely matches (and, arguably, outdoes) the pacing of the books. Though time constraints force the film to spend less time focusing on the trio roaming the countryside, each facing a personal crisis, Yates is able to put across the most important elements of that period: they are isolated from the world; frustrated at their lack of progress; doubtful, for the first time, of the task they were entrusted with by Dumbledore; and trying, not always successfully, to keep despair at bay. Deathly Hallows has moments that aren't user-friendly to viewers who haven't read the book -- few would guess the shard of glass Harry carries with him is part of the magical two-way mirror left to him by his deceased godfather, and the story of the rogue wizard Grindelwald is glossed over in a series of confusing, fast-moving images Harry glimpses in dreams. The emotional significance of Dobby the elf's role in the film is also lost somewhat, as the character has barely merited so much as a reference since Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Nonetheless, the story of the actual Deathly Hallows is told in detail during an exquisitely wrought animated sequence chronicling the tale of three brothers whose run-in with Death itself brought about consequences that would reverberate for many years afterward, and the cliffhanger ending leaves fans in eager anticipation of a second act that, hopefully, will continue on as beautifully as the first. Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 10/16/2012 Run time: 146 minutes Rating: Pg13

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Product Details

Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane
Directors: David Yates
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 4
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2012
Run Time: 146 minutes

Special Features:
Deleted Scenes
Behind the Soundtrack
Maximum Movie Mode - Prepare for the Final Battle as Cast and Crew lead an Interactive Journey to Ready You for the Monumental Last Stand Against Ultimate Evil; ; Plus: The Seven Harrys - See how Daniel Radcliffe re-created the personalities of the multiple Harry's in the Privet Drive Scene; ; Additional Scenes; Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 1: Behind The Soundtrack

Cast & Crew
Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter
Emma Watson Hermione Granger
Rupert Grint Ron Wesley
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
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
Peter Mullan Yaxley
Guy Henry Pius Thicknesse
Arben Bajraktaraj Dolohov
Rod Hunt Thorfinn Rowle
Suzanne Toase Alecto Carrow
Ralph Ineson Amycus Carrow
David Ryall Elphias Doge
Brendan Gleeson Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
James Phelps Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps George Weasley
Mark Williams Arthur Weasley
George Harris Kingsley Shacklebolt
Andy Linden Mundungus Fletcher
Domhnall Gleeson Bill Weasley
Clémence Poésy Fleur Delacour
Natalia Tena Nymphadora Tonks
David Thewlis Remus Lupin
Frances de la Tour Madame Maxime
Evanna Lynch Luna Lovegood
Rhys Ifans Xenophilius Lovegood
Matyelok Gibbs Auntie Muriel
Eva Alexander Waitress
Simon McBurney Kreacher
Matthew Lewis Neville Longbottom
Devon Murray Seamus Finnigan
William Melling Nigel
Freddie Stroma Cormac McLaggen
Isabella Laughland Leanne
Jessie Cave Lavender Brown
Anna Shaffer Romilda Vane
Joshua Herdman Gregory Goyle
Amber Evans Twin Girl 1
Ruby Evans Twin Girl 2
Katie Leung Cho Chang
Georgina Leonidas Katie Bell
Louis Cordice Blaise Zabini
Scarlett Byrne Pansy Parkinson
Afshan Azad Padma Patil
David O'Hara Albert Runcorn
Steffan Rhodri Reg Cattermole
Nick Moran Scabior
Toby Jones Dobby
Sophie Thompson Mafalda Hopkirk
Daniel Tuite Skinny Ministry Wizard
Daisy Haggard Voice Only
George Potts Balding Wizard
Rose Keegan Red Haired Witch
Ned Dennehy Scared Man
Kate Fleetwood Mary Cattermole
Daniel Hill Bushy Haired Muttering Wizard
Rade Serbedzija Gregorovitch
Jamie Campbell Bower Young Grindelwald
Hazel Douglas Bathilda Bagshot
Adrian Rawlins James Potter
Geraldine Somerville Lily Potter
Michael Byrne Gellert Grindelwald
Dave Legeno Fenrir Greback
Samuel Roukin Snatcher
Warwick Davis Griphook

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.K. 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

Scene Index
Disc #1 -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
1. Dark Times [4:18]
2. Dark Lord Ascending [5:28]
3. The Seven Potters [5:28]
4. Aerial Ambush [3:57]
5. Fallen Warrior [6:50]
6. Dumbledore's Will [5:33]
7. The Wedding [4:05]
8. A Place To Hide [5:53]
9. Kreacher's Tale [4:08]
10. Theft Of A Thief [4:28]
11. Ministry Interior [4:48]
12. Secret Files [3:28]
13. Lifting The Locket [5:10]
14. Forest Fugitives [6:20]
15. Getting Too Close [4:28]
16. Broken Ranks [4:17]
17. Invitation To Dance [3:28]
18. Clues Revealed [2:37]
19. Godric's Hollow [3:08]
20. Bathilda's Secret [4:30]
21. The Silver Doe [5:05]
22. Sword of Gryffindor [4:57]
23. Lighting The Way Back [5:16]
24. The Three Brothers [5:53]
25. The Deathly Hallows [3:42]
26. Snatches Strike [3:56]
27. Malfoy Manor [4:13]
28. Dobby Has No Master [4:00]
29. Sleeping Friend [3:31]
30. Grave Robber [1:32]

Disc #1 -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Play All
Sc. 15 - The Dursley House
Sc. 16 - Dudley And Harry
Sc. 83 - Ministry Of Magic Lifts
Sc. 89 - Tent
Sc. 108 Montage - Ron and Hermione Skimming Stones
Spoken Languages
English (For The Hearing Impaired)
Subtitles: Off

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