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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 61 (June 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw & Maggie Smith

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
The lovely gatefold special edition DVD includes two discs and loads of supplemental features. Disc one includes the movie and a waste-of-time cast and crew selection (and a hidden goodie which tells you to go to disc two for more special features). Disc two is a little bit more exciting, if not tediously interactive; but if you get hungry along the way, jellybeans are provided free of charge. Starting with Diagon Alley, you must remember which combination of bricks to touch for entry

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 22467
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Some scary moments and mild language
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): DVD-9 x2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 152
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/28/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Chris Columbus
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Special Notes:
Also available in a separate pan-and-scan edition.

Story Synopsis:
The first of the wildly popular

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits images that are quite pleasing throughout. The picture is sharp, with nicely rendered fine detail, though there are times when the picture appears to be lacking in fine definition. Colors range from somewhat subdued in some scenes to bordering oversaturation in others. The overall color scheme is bold and vibrant, with pleasing balance. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. A noticeable drawback, however, to an otherwise fine presentation is that quite a bit of pixelization is noticed throughout, and minor edge enhancement can be bothersome at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

The recording and production quality of this 5.1 Dolby

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