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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 1 Disc (New Packaging)

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"I'l never complain about homework again. Thanks Potter!"
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The first scene being in ‘muggle surroundings’ (meaning human territory) gives it a surreal effect. It gives the possibility that wizards and witches could indeed be living amongst us, being careful not to expose themselves.Watching Harry discover this world on his 14th birthday, we learn as he learns and we become educated along with him without realising.

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I love this movie it is really good


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Sto­ne – 1 Disc (New Packaging)

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 living chess pieces on his way to face a Dark Wizard bent on destroying him. For the most extraordinary adventure, see you on Platform 9 3/4!

Here's an event movie that holds up to being an event. This filmed version, adapted from the wildly popular book by J.K. Rowling, stunningly brings to life Harry Potter's world of Hogwarts, the school for young witches and wizards. The greatest strength of the film comes from its faithfulness to the novel, and this new cinematic world is filled with all the details of Rowling's ima­gination, thanks to exuberant sets, elaborate costumes, clever makeup, and visual effects, and a cast, including Maggie Smith, Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, and more.

Especially fine is the interplay between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his schoolmates Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), as well as his protector, the looming Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane). The second-half adventure–involving the titular sorcerer's stone–doesn't translate perfectly from page to screen, ultimately because of the film's fidelity to the novel; this is a case of making a movie for the book's fans, as opposed to a transcending film. Writer Steve Kloves and director Chris Columbus keep the spooks in check, making this a true family film, and with its resourceful hero wide-eyed and ready, one can't wait for Harry's return. Ages 8 and up -Doug Thomas

Critic Reviews:

  • " It's always thrilling to see kids taking matters into their own hands, outthinking their peers, outwitting adults, and defeating superior enemies. " – Mike Massie
  • " Does a magnificent job in bringing to life the unique world of magic and fantasy that, until its mega-hyped release, existed only in the imaginations of author J.K. Rowling's devoted readership. " – Leigh Paatsch
  • " Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is truly a tale for all ages that will last for ages. " – Debbie Lynn Elias
Release date NZ
November 12th, 2008
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
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Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Number of Discs
Countries of Production
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Action
  • Adventure
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All-time sales rank
Top 2000
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