Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Radcliffe, Daniel

$14.97 
SKU: 883929558629

UPC 883929558629
Release Date 2016-10-04
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 2
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating PG (MPAA)
Synopsis Composer Nicholas Hooper, cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel and designer Stuart Craig deliver a singularly muscular and vigorous chapter while all the visual and digital effects have now blended seamlessly into the package.4.5 stars out of 5 -- With Harry, Ron and Hermione feeling the pangs of love and ominous signs that the final battle is nearing, this is the most spectacular and richly satisfying POTTER movie yet, topping all that have come before it.Dazzlingly well made...this one is played in a mode closer to palpable life-or-death drama than any of the others and is quite effective as such.3 stars out of 5 -- Bumbling, funny and gentle, the rom-com tween heartache feels nicely played by a cast more at home with cheeky humour than dramatic heavy-lifting.Yates in his second Potter film seems more comfortable with the franchise. He's turned out to be what the series has always felt it needed, a good steward of the material who is respectful of the novels but not overly reverential.3.5 stars out of 4 -- [S]pellbinding....The cinematography is stunning, and the story unfolds in a stately and unhurried fashion.[T]he three leads, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, give their most charming performance to date....HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, with its romantic triangle, its Quidditch high jinks, its gorgeous production design and its bang-up final action sequence, might be the most enjoyable Harry Potter movie yet...[T]hose involved will find that the series has matured much as the books did. This is the darkest, saddest, most sophisticated HARRY POTTER film yet.Yates is generous with this ensemble, and they repay him with interest....[The cinematographer] makes gorgeous, Oscar-worthy panoramas of everything from impromptu tarantula memorials to handheld-shot, nightmare battles in tall, swampy grass.3 stars out of 4 -- [T]his sixth chapter is a darker, more ominous Harry Potter film....It opens and closes well, and has wondrous art design and cinematography as always...Though HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN director Alfonso Cuaron still holds the crown for best film in the series, David Yates is making an attempt at a coup with HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE. Dark, gleefully funny, and beautifully shot, this adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s novel should please fans despite numerous changes to the 650-page source material. In this sixth film in the series, Harry’s (Daniel Radcliffe) inevitable confrontation with the dark wizard Voldemort grows closer, and Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) wants the young student to be prepared. He guides Harry through a memory of a young Voldemort, but an important moment is missing. Harry must extract this memory from the new Hogwarts teacher, Horace Slughorn (a perfectly slimy Jim Broadbent), who is as eager for fame as he is reluctant to revisit this painful moment. Meanwhile, romance rules the school of witches and wizards, with Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) refusing to admit their feelings for each other. Harry also harbors a secret love of his own: Ron’s younger sister, Ginny (Bonnie Wright). But despite his crush, Harry keeps an eye on Snape (Alan Rickman) and Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton), who may be responsible for attacks on the school. HALF-BLOOD PRINCE deftly balances the humor of Hogwarts heartbreak and the thrills of dark villains attacking the school. The cast is as talented as ever, and the youngest members--Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson--have developed their talent well. However, this film is most remarkable for its fine cinematography from AMELIE director of photography Bruno Delbonnel. Using a muted palette, Delbonnel makes Hogwarts look hauntingly beautiful in a way that fans have never seen. There’s always plenty of fun and adventure in the series, but this entry boasts impressive visuals as well.[T]he filmmakers have found a way to refresh our eyes and enhance our appreciation for this rich, amazing creation. -- Grade: A-3.5 stars out of 4 -- Harry is better than ever, a triumph of wonder and emotional storytelling....All the actors excel at pulling us into the film's mysteries.
Cast David Barron (Producer)
Mark Day (Editor)
Tom Felton (Star)
Helen McCrory (Star)
Robbie Coltrane (Star)
Stuart Craig (Production Designer)
Bruno Delbonnel (Director of Photography)
Daniel Radcliffe (Star)
Emma Watson (Star)
Steve Kloves (Screenwriter)
Hero Fiennes Tiffin (Star)
Alan Rickman (Star)
David Heyman (Producer)
J.K. Rowling (Source Writer)
Jany Temime (Costume Designer)
David Bradley (Star)
Warwick Davis (Star)
Rupert Grint (Star)
John Richardson (Special Effects Supervisor)
David Yates (Director)
Nicholas Hooper (Composer)
Tim Burke (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Michael Gambon (Star)
Jim Broadbent (Star)
Helena Bonham-Carter (Star)
Maggie Smith (Star)
Nick Dudman (Makeup Designer)
Bonnie Wright (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown]
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.75000
Depth 7.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Family,Science Fiction
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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