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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [Region 2]
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Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson (II), Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw
Directed By: Chris Columbus, Michael Meadows, Mike Newell
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5

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Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Binding: DVD
EAN: 7321921814068
Format: NTSC
Region Code: 2
Theatrical Release Date: 2002-11-15

Editorial Reviews:

The latest entry in the Harry Potter saga could be retitled Fast Times at Hogwarts, where finding a date to the winter ball is nearly as terrifying as worrying about Lord Voldemort's return. Thus, the young wizards' entry into puberty (and discovery of the opposite sex) opens up a rich mining field to balance out the dark content in the fourth movie (and the stories are only going to get darker). Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) handily takes the directing reins and eases his young cast through awkward growth spurts into true young actors. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe, more sure of himself) has his first girl crush on fellow student Cho Chang (Katie Leung), and has his first big fight with best bud Ron (Rupert Grint). Meanwhile, Ron's underlying romantic tension with Hermione (Emma Watson) comes to a head over the winter ball, and when she makes one of those girl-into-woman Cinderella entrances, the boys' reactions indicate they've all crossed a threshold.

But don't worry, there's plenty of wizardry and action in Goblet of Fire. When the deadly Triwizard Tournament is hosted by Hogwarts, Harry finds his name mysteriously submitted (and chosen) to compete against wizards from two neighboring academies, as well as another Hogwarts student. The competition scenes are magnificently shot, with much-improved CGI effects (particularly the underwater challenge). And the climactic confrontation with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes, in a brilliant bit of casting) is the most thrilling yet. Goblet, the first installment to get a PG-13 rating, contains some violence as well as disturbing images for kids and some barely shrouded references at sexual awakening (Harry's bath scene in particular). The 2 1/2-hour film, lean considering it came from a 734-page book, trims out subplots about house-elves (they're not missed) and gives little screen time to the standard crew of the other Potter films, but adds in more of Britain's finest actors to the cast, such as Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody and Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter. Michael Gambon, in his second round as Professor Dumbledore, still hasn't brought audiences around to his interpretation of the role he took over after Richard Harris died, but it's a small smudge in an otherwise spotless adaptation. --Ellen A. Kim

Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: ORDER OF THE PHOENIX PLOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment: I know this movie is like a year away but my cousin has a minor part as one of the hogwarts students in the movie and he got hold of one of the scripts and was able to lend it to me.THIS IS A OUT LINE OF WHAT THE MOVIE WILL BE LIKE.

.hagrid is walking through the snow
.harry is on the swing reading the daily profit and see's dudley and his gang walking buy harry follows them,and dudley's gang leaves,and dudley is attacked by dementors
.harry uses the patronis and is immedietly poofed to the trial.
.after trial harry travels back to hogwarts on the train
.harry finds out that ron and hermioni are prefects and is introduced to luna.
.at hogwarts Umbrige makes a long speech
.they have their first class and harry gets a detenchion
.he has his detention and dolorus becomes hogwarts high inquasor and sacks dumbledor
.there are a few scenes with hog warts being all orderly and Umbrige taking over all of the classes
.in hogsmead the trio plans the D.A classes
.Harry has nuberous bad dreams
.mr.weasly in hospital
.after a potions class snape tells harry he is tacking oclumency classes
.the trio go to siriuses house for chritmas
.when they get back they have there first D.A class they are caught by Umbrige and her people and are saved by fred and george(who make there famou-s escape)
.Harry gets kissed by cho and they set up a date
.harry see's hagrid,hagrid talks to harry
.harry has Occlumency class, see's snapes worst memory,snape refuses to give harry any more lessons
.COMC class with hagrid and see threstrals
.harry has his date but breaks up with cho
.they have owls
.they see quiddage but they leave with hagid to find grawp
.they are attacked by umbrige(mggonigal is there too)
.ginny nevel,avd luna com and they all go to the Department of mystries
.harry has a agument with dumbledore
.Mggonigal is recooperating
.ron hermiani and harry atack mouth boy at the train statioN


this movie is supposed to be from 2hrs and 50 min. to 3hr.s

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Summary: Only DVD
Comment: Enjoyed the movie, but would rather have VHS to go with the other three~
I have shopped for the VHS of movie 4 and as of yet have only found it on DVD~ I have a DVD player but find them to easy to scratch!

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Summary: the greatest movie ever
Comment: this movie was great. i think it deserves 5 stars .you may think different but i'm sticking to my opion

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Summary: split it into 2 parts people!
Comment: This was the best book in the series, but the worst of the movies. As a movie it was good, i enjoyed a lot of it, but i think they should have split the movie into two parts, that way, they can make the movie richer. I think that they could have shown more of the Quidditch World Cup in the movie. I'm not particularly pissed at the fact that there was no Winky or Dobby, but it was towards the end where they screwed up the movie.
1. In the maze, there were only vines, and no deadly creatures.
2. Barty Crouch Jr. was not sent to Azkaban, Cornelius Fudge sent a dementor to give him a dementor's kiss. Dumbledore was supposed to have a major argument with him about Crouch Jr. being able to give them information. When Dumbledore tells Fudge that Voldemort was back, he doesn't want to admit it and announces that he is no longer believing Dumbledore and that he's just causing trouble.
3. The movie ends on a serious note, but Harry, Ron, and Hermione just walk out smiling and the two other schools leave like nothing happened at all.
There's much more things to complain about, but i'll stop right here. I think the director forgot that this was a PG-13 movie and was still clinging to a PG movie. This movie makes me worry about the fifth movie of the Series which they MUST split it into two movies. It is best to read the books.

Thank you.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: A Great Thriller
Comment: I'm a fan of the Harry Potter series, I've got all the books and read Goblet of Fire twice the day before watching the movie, so i could catch up on the plot I've probably forgotten. Generally, I think it was pretty good, but again, there are reasons that I took away one star.
Most of us read the book either before or after watching the movie. The plotline has the best ingrediants for a movie compared to the past three and probably all after it, with new characters like Krum and Fleur and Cedric Diggory, with flying though no Quidditch, drangons, and the Dark Arts. The start of the movie is arranged in a way similar to the book with that Frank muggle person getting killed, which made me think that they'll follow the plotline the whole way through, but the movie ended up taking a lot away and putting a lot in. I know that there are many pages in this book, but when the young Barty Crouch took the Veritaserum (the potion that makes you peak the truth), the death of Barty Crouch Sr. wasn't explained properly, and some things were also left unsaid. I've heard people complaining about not understanding the story, and I won't think otherwise if I haven't read the book beforehand.
The movie had new jokes-- the plus part is that people who read the book are going to see fresh things, the minus part is that there are funnier jokes closer to the character's character, you know what I mean?
They also added a bunch of things to catch the audiences' attention, unimportant things like the entrances of Beauxbatons and Durmstrang (I like the second one better) which I suppose is crucial in a movie, but leaving out important things in the plot for that? The scenes where all shot in a darker way like the Prisoner of Azkaban, which is acceptable and I still don't know why Australia rated it an R. Small things like giving the Weasley twins Triwizard money to open their joke shop and Fleur seeing Bill Weasley are left out, but they could influence the future movies.
Also, there is something to be said about a new character: I think Katie Leung totally destroys the part where Harry asks her to go to the Yule Ball. Instead of frowning so awkwardly through the whole scene, she has to look sorry because she already agreed to go to the ball with Cedric! Krum and Fleur should have more lines to structure their character, but I guess that couldn't have been possible.
This movie is a bit weak on the feelings,and a movie of mere excitement, romance and jokes just wasn't what I was expecting, but overall the movie is a great thriller just like the Harry Potter books. I hope the next movie won't follow this line, but if it's the best they can do...

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