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Harry Potter DVD

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by derekduvalle, May 9, 2002.

  1. derekduvalle

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    Received my copy of Harry Potter on R2 today from www.play.com(2 days early). Picture and sound quality are both excellent.

    The 2nd disc of extras is a little confusing to navigate but otherwise very informative.

    I hope the Lord of the Rings DVD is as good.
     
  2. museumsteve

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    what can I say. Got mine today and sat and watched it with the kids and I thought it was a great movie. Effects were rather well done and at over 2 hrs it wasn;t hard to watch either..
    Impressed..:)
     
  3. IanW

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    Got my R2 Harry Potter, along with R1 Usual Suspects and R1 (Superbit) Vertical Limit, this morning. Looking forward to watching Harry Potter over the weekend. :D

    Fair play to PLAY (no pun intended :rolleyes: ) for getting Harry Potter out before the release date.

    Ian.
     
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    A friend of mine has got a Pioneer DV530. The first R2 disc plays mine but the second (extras disc will not play at all. Anybody heard anything about this issue.
     
  5. Desticado

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    I watched this movie at the cinema and absolutely loathed it.

    I would have happily got up after 5 mins and walked out if my wife would have let me which is saying something becuase I'll set and watch anything normally from start to finish if i've consciously decided to set down and watch it.

    I thought it was poorly made, badly filmed and some appalling special effects.

    Regards
     
  6. museumsteve

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    ..oh dear..
    did we forget the film was primarily made for and primarily starred kids..
    I thought they did a grand job and expect the next movies to get even better..
    I've even heard people complain that this wasn't as good a LOTR. Did anyone expect it to be....der..:D
     
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    Yeah I thought it was very good for a kids film. Of course it did not stand up to LOTR or Cast Away etc, but it was aimed at a completely different target audiance. There are not many films for kids which are actually watchable by adults, so i thought it did a very good job.

    Regards

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  8. Desticado

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    Im aware that it was for intened primarily for children. Although the film was always intetned for a much broader audience

    My mainly critisism was about how badly I felt it was made, not about whether I enjoyed the story.

    The production of the movie felt rushed, there were some appaling blue screen shots with blurred out of focus backgrounds, the cinematography was dull, often with what felt to my like poor quality film stock. The opening scene in particular felt like I was about to watch an old episode of a 70s sitcom.

    Remember this was not some mde for tv disney movie but a big budget movie, supposedly employing some of the best talent around.

    Sure there were plenty of things I didnt like about the story but im prepared to write most of them off due to me being 29 not 9. All of my main issues were purely about quality of production for which it matters not if the film was intended for children, adults or little green creatures from alpha century.

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  9. Lex

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    As this DVD is a Warner Bros disc, is it in a horrible snapper case?
     
  10. Mr.D

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    There are some truly awful comps in there ( I myself was a little surprised by some of the work churned out by people who should know better) however there are normally a handful of crap shots in any movie and the HP production was very very pushed for time. Likewise I felt that whilst some of the actual conception and action of the quidditch scene was great the actual execution of a lot of the comps was not great:

    there are plenty of comps in the LOTR that are less than great also.

    Personally I find it hard to see why you've criticised the cinematography which I felt on the whole was actually very nice likewise the art direction ( which I felt was the best aspect of the movie).

    the opening scene was shot at night with a lot of smoke and as such does not look unusual : maybe it was the mundane cul de sac setting that phased you.

    I was also impressed with some of the performances and the overall direction of the movie ( introducing so many characters and trying to make them interesting) All in all I thought it was a pretty good movie.
     
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    Regards the playback of the second disk - it will not play on my PC but the old Sony DVP-S7700 played it OK. There are a few comments cropping up about the playability of this disk both on PCs and DVD players.
     
  12. Kevo

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    No, its actually in quite a nice gatefold sleeve.
     
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    Both DVD's play in my Tosh 210 and PC's (all three of them) no problems.
     
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    No problem here either, played in my pioneer 636, PC's (all nine of them) PS2 and XBox, but refused to play in the Phillips CD-I.

    :D
     
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    Bob

    For the CD-I you need a microwave connecting cable to overcome the Crapovision :D

    Nine pc's indeed.

    I only tried it in the ones in my study. I'll try it in the other 19 pc's scattered around the house later...
     
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    PS. I was thinking about adding all my kit and PC specs to my signature - do you think this would be a good idea?
     
  17. Der_Pobman

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    Laurel - why not print your entire DNA blueprint while you are at it....

    Regards

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    But I can't brag about that - everybody's got one. :D

    Cheers

    Laurel
     
  19. bob007

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    Better still place CD-I in the microwave....;)


    TVx3
    VCRx2
    DVDx4
    Speakers
    Amps
    Cables etc

    [​IMG]

    :p
     
  20. Ian J

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    but some people's are bigger than others.
     
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    Why would an adult go to see it without kids:confused: I can't get in to an 18 cert film. Why should old men get into kids films without children:mad:
     
  22. Kevo

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    In Safeways there was a large display of the VHS version complete with checkout girl dressed up in Harry attire.

    A customer picked up a copy and as I passed her, for some unknown reason I said to her "Don't bother with that luv, get it on DVD instead, it's much better"

    She just gave me a funny look :eek:

    I've no idea why I said this to a complete stranger (she probably didn't even have a DVD player), it just felt like the right thing to say!
     
  23. Lex

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    Did she give you her phone number? ;)
     
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    If anyone seriously did, honestly, enjoy this film and book (s) then I recommend that they go straight away to their nearest bookshop and buy Phillip Pulmman's Dark Materials Trilogy. It's a different league. Just try reading the first chapter of Northern Lights, that's all I ask, and see if you can put it down. Then pray to the god of cinema that the film version never, ever gets made.
     
  25. Kevo

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    Nah, she was old enough to be my mother :)
     
  26. Lex

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    Boy, that's pretty old! :p :D
     
  27. Desticado

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    Perhaps for the same reason im going to see SW:AOTC tommorrow night at midnight, so that I dont have to put up with kids screaming and muching throughout the whole movie.

    I love kids but couldnt eat a whole one.

    In fact it amazes me how many kids I see each day in the street. Have their parents never heard of boarding schools or military accademies?

    :D :D :p :p :D :D
     
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    Has anyone discovered a direct way of accessing the deleted scenes on disc 2? Entering the track number (76) just takes you back to the opening menu and the tricky choice of whether or not to have Arabic subtitles.

    The entire structure of the second disc strikes me as one of those isn't-this-clever ideas which should have stayed firmly at the ideas stage.

    Bert
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  29. Kevo

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    Totally agree.

    Worst 2nd disk I have ever seen.
    Gave up with it after about 5 mins.
    I'm hoping the kids'll suss it out the next time they come round.
     
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    I picked this up from a news group.

    On disk 2 goto chapter 82. At the bottles page select the round one with the yellow liquid.

    Select the red stone in the mirror to get to the 7 deleted scenes.
     

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