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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Blu-ray

United States
Warner Bros. | 2001 | 152 min | Rated PG | Dec 11, 2007

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Blu-ray)
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Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.41:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX

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English, English SDH, Spanish

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Video 3.6 of 53.6
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 3.4 of 53.4
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

 (2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Harry Potter is a ten-year-old orphan who has been living under the stairs in the house of his cruel and abusive aunt and uncle. But on his eleventh birthday, Harry receives a letter informing him that he has been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he learns not only that his parents were wizards, but also that he is destined to become a powerful wizard himself. Along with his new friends Ron and Hermione, Harry hones his magical powers and uncovers the secret of the Sorcerer's stone, which leads him into a confrontation with the evil wizard who murdered his parents.

For more about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Blu-ray release, see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Saunders Triplets, Daniel Radcliffe, Fiona Shaw
Director: Chris Columbus

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

While The Sorcerer's Stone yields good detail and has some film-like qualities, one word came to mind as I analyzed the picture: soft. While Order of the Phoenix was crisp with good contrast and inky black levels, the first film in the series appears more diffuse. While the resolution is 1080p and some film grain and noise is visible, it takes on an almost digital sheen--a quality I found lackluster. Granted, these observations are by degrees, and overall, The Sorcerer's Stone is significantly more detailed than the DVD.

Part of the problem, as stated above, lies in the development of visual graphics and special effects, and their integration of CGI elements into the picture. Simply put, it was not done with the utmost care or quality, compared to other films in the series, let alone films placing similar emphasis on CGI in children's fantasy (e.g., Bridge to Terabithia). Maybe the relatively small budget of the first Potter movie had something to do with that.

One example of the video falling flat in the integration of CGI effects is the scene where Harry and his classmates first learn to fly on broomsticks. One of the students loses control of his broom and goes flying over a field, finally crashing into a Hogwarts tower and sliding to earth behind a banner. The animation during this sequence was poor. There was no attempt to address realistic body motion or physics, including gravity, let alone a digital figure that resembled the boy on the broom. The wild ride ends when the figure is awkwardly represented by a descending bulge falling to the ground.

While the battle with the troll somewhat redeemed the lackluster special effects, other visuals, like John Cleese appearing as a nearly decapitated ghost at Hogwarts, looked little better than a two-tone projection on a wall, superimposed into the picture. The amateur appearence of the graphics is technically not a problem with the BD, but in scenes heavy with CGI, it certainly adds to the general two-dimensional nature of the imagery. We've all seen films with much more impressive effects, including the subsequent Potter episodes, and it's hard to understand how anyone but children could be awed by these cheap parlor tricks of cinema. Then again, children are the target demographic.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The audio, too, is less than ideal. While not laden with reverb or smearing, voices and music do not have the precise, crisp definition associated with most Blu-ray content. Like the video, it has a soft, foggy quality. The use of surround effects is good, and some content is fairly innovative, such as the quidditch game played on broomsticks where students from different Hogwart dormitories face off in not-so-friendly competition. Listen to the sound of the golden, winged ball that Harry must chase down. It hums, buzzes and blips with fairly engaging audio resolution. However, the broomsticks sound more like jet engines, often with heavy LFE content. Again, the production was held back by some amateur decisions and cannot quite achieve the magic it so desperately tries to depict. Insofar as the Blu-ray production is concerned, it feels like Warner's choices also held it back, as there is no high bitrate PCM track.


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