Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

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Ok here we go again it is a great movie but it drives me crazy because we have left out the significance of the mirror, how Ron gets back to Harry and Hermione, Bill's scar, and the Doe Patronus. But it has some really good story point honestly Helena Bonham Carter is amazing in these movies, the effects are incredible, it's hard for me not to love them when it gets so close to showing us the story there are some plot holes but I think the realism is worth it because if you read the books you can at least fill in those wholes yourself.

- justin_sanchez

We bought all but #5 of the Harry Potter films 2 disc special editions Blu-ray here on Amazon. Three of them (HP3, HP6, and HP7A) look exactly the same and the movies play, but the special features discs are unrecognized. We thought it was Amazon, so we went to the local movie shop and bought those same 3 movies (Azkaban, Prince, and Hallows P1), in the same format, and those special features discs did not work either. So we took them back to the store, the nice employees there tested them on their blu-ray player (we were using a PS4 at home), and the discs were still unrecognized. So it is most definitely a fault in the discs. The only movie we didn't buy on Amazon in this format was HP5. We ended up buying the 2 disc special edition in DVD format from the movie shop and the discs work perfectly!

- easton_rogers

I'm a fan of the whole Harry Potter movie franchise, so my comments about the story probably won't be much help. I did notice some peculiar DVD behavior. I should point out that my wife and I have the same Panasonic TV in two different rooms, though our computers are somewhat different. When I watched this movie (and Part 2 as well) on my TV, the screen image was way too dark. When I watched the same movies on my computer, there was no problem with darkness. So I was a little surprised when my wife reported the exact opposite results from the same DVDs; the movie was too dark on her computer screen but it looked just fine on her TV. For all other media, we have no problems with either television or computer monitor.

- daxton_hill

Blu-ray is so much crisper and sharper than the standard DVD. This comes with 2 Blu-ray disc. Of of them is the movie and other has over 2 hours worth of "behind the scene's, interviews, deleted scenes, etc. You can even watch the full movie with the deleted scenes too. I highly recommend this, more than an awesome value for the price! AAA+++ all the way.

- declan_thomas

With this next to last installment of the Harry Potter series, we have the beginnings of a major, but logical, turn of events. Deathly Hallows Part 1 leads us into that final reckoning with Voldemort that we all know has been coming, and, as such, a much darker take on that inevitability. All previous movies have really been about the training necessary to confront the boss; mere rehearsals for the final showdown. With these final two installments we get to the real heart of the matter and it must be darker. No, Hallows Part 1 (and for that matter Part 2 as well) are not as much fun as the previous movies. This one's getting much more serious, as it should. These movies are so superbly crafted and executed that they are a testament to the near reverence held for the source material by Rowling. The directors have done an amazing job bringing Rowling's books to life in a way that truly reflects their spirit. Needless to say it's also a testament to the wondrous descriptive writings of Rowling which enabled this to happen in the first place.
Also, as a movie, we watch as the character relationships between Ron and Hermione and Harry and Ginger come to fruition. The acting by all concerned in these films has been a delight to watch.

I have only one negative, and that has to do with the 3D version of the film: it comes across as way too dark. When I watch the 2D Blueray version, it looks great, but for some reason, 3D is not nearly as enjoyable because of that darkness. I attempted to find some way to lighten it up, but couldn't figure it out. My other 3D films, such as Avatar or Life of Pi, etc don't have this problem, so I am wondering if it was simply a case of this particular version of the Deathly Hallows that has this issue. Part 2 has the same problem in 3D. I will continue to investigate and see if there is any solution to this. BTW: I have a 60" LG "smart" 3D tv. I have had no other issues at all with other 3D films with this set.

If you are a fan of the whole Harry Potter experience, Deathly Hallows Part 1 is a must and is yet another very worthy work of art in that franchise. Obviously, if you are not a fan, then there is probably little here that will compel you to seek it out. It is part of a piece and an essential component of the whole.

- macie_brooks

First off i'm a huge Harry Potter fan. I have read all the books and its always been interesting seeing how the books have translated into film, needless to say they always either miss out parts or cut them down to almost non existent scenes, like the Wedding scene which is really squeezed in! I won't spoil it for those that haven't seen it yet but all i'll say is you won't be disappointed!

So why only 4 stars you may ask? well, unfortunately large parts of the film focus on rather boring parts of the book, following Potter, Weasley and Granger through the woods, around London and various other places just talking and trying to avoid death, although the book was really good, in the film because its no longer based at Hogwarts the magic seems to have warn off! The scenery isn't up to scratch, (just walking around London isn't good enough for a potter film) now i know i'm probably going to get slated for saying that and knocking it down a star but where as you watched all previous films with anticipation and excitement you watch this trying to egg the film into a bit of action, it doesn't have those high octane magic moments of previous films i guess is what i'm trying to say. Its good but not the best. Now this review is only my opinion and if you haven't seen the film then i recommend you do so. If your a HP fan then you like it BUT it won't blow you socks off like previous ones!!

VERDICT: Its a solid Potter film but it's definitely lost some magic somewhere.


p.s. a note on delivery, i ordered this on Wednesday and selected first class (which is extra) and the item didn't come until Tuesday the following week!!! (first class is suppose to be with you within 2 days)... Not Amazons fault i know as they dispatched the item on time and within 24 hours, it's royal mail being lazy as usual! my advice is don't bother with first class post just use the standard Free delivery as it doesn't seem to make much of a difference!!

- ezra_morgan

This is the first half of the final book in the Harry Potter series. As such, viewed on its own it is inevitably a bit unsatisfactory - it is difficult to craft a satisfactory whole out of half a book. Nevertheless, it should not be dismissed. All the elements of the successful Harry Potter phenomenon are present and correct and there are some spectacular set pieces. Each film has been darker than its predecessor and this is also true of Deathly Hallows Part 1 - there is a fair amount of bloodshed and mayhem and it is not the most uplifting film of the series - in fact it is fairly depressing in places. I would not recommend this to anyone as an introduction to the series - it is undoubtedly best to start with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and work your way through the films in order. Nevertheless, Deathly Hallows Part 1 is generally exciting viewing for fans of the series (though not suitable for young children or those of a particularly sensitive disposition). I think it is best watched as a prequel to Deathly Hallows Part 2 (which is a much better film).

- taylor_lopez

Being an idiot I somehow overlooked this DVD and watched Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part two first. I'd read the books so it slowly dawned on me that I had a DVD missing. I bought one very quickly. Well I really enjoyed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2 and now I have seen them all I should like to say in my own very humble voice that: The Harry Potter Books and the genius of the film makers and everyone involved in producing this series of modern magical mythology deserve the highest praise. From the genius of the author J. K. Rowling to the genius of the technical departments who created new technologies and produced stunning cgi. So expertly was this done that all the films had a seamless thread of continuity. Lastly the actors, it is so good to see this phenomenon where very young talented children make a series of films through to adulthood. Maintaining a sense of proportion and balance in their personal life. We are unlikely to see anything like this again so enjoy while you can.

- dana_flores

Being an avid Harry Potter fan I had this on pre-order for several months before the release date. When I have pre-ordered other films before they have usually arrived on the release date or the day after,in fact once one arrived the day before. I was therefore very dissappointed when The Deathly Hallows Pt1 did'nt arrive until 8 days after the release date. I have been buying from Amazon for many years now and this is definately the slowest delivery I've ever experienced. On to the film,brilliant,the action sequence with Harry and Hagrid on the motorbike and sidecar is breathtaking,that alone must have taken months to put together. The 3 main characters are all now showing that they can now act far better than in some of the previous films, Rupert Grint has his best performance yet even though he is out of the action for quite a while. Can't wait to see the final film very shortly in the cinema, even though I know how it ends having read the book.

- clara_myers

follow a formula,and you could say they are pretty similar to each other, but they started with a child like optimism which captured perfectly that wonder that some of us had back when we were young,and slowly matured,becoming darker and more menacing as they progressed(and i'm not saying anything here that hasn't been said before).So you either like Potter or you don't,and both this blu ray and The Half Blood Prince are the darkest yet,and the picture reflects the mood throughout both films,dark,foreboding and tinged with sadness as characters grow and others die.Sound and picture are good,the blacks are very black indeed,the picture detailed and I haven't noticed any digital noise unlike certain scenes in Half Blood, the DTS Master Audio is sharp and detailed,and the soundstaging as good as you would expect.

- fabian_mendoza

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