Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [2009]

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  • Release Date: 03/28/2017
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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (230 out of 244)

Synopsis


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Adolescent wizard-in-training Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for another year of schooling and learns more about the dark past of the boy who grew up to become Lord Voldemort in this, the sixth installment of the film series that originated from the writings of author J.K. Rowling. There was a time when Hogwarts was thought of as a safe haven, but thanks to Voldemort's tightening grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, that simply isn't the case anymore. Suspecting that the castle may even harbor an outright threat, Harry finds his investigation into the matter sidelined by Dumbledore's attempts to prepare him for the monumental battle looming ever closer on the horizon. In order to discover the key to Voldemort's defenses, Dumbledore enlists the aid of resourceful yet unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, who may have a clue as to their enemy's Achilles' heel. Meanwhile, teenage hormones cause the students at Hogwarts to lose focus on their true mission. As Harry and Dean Thomas clash for the affections of the lovely Ginny, Romilda Vane attempts to woo Ron away from Lavender Brown with some particularly tasty chocolates. Even Hermione isn't immune from the love bug, though she tries her hardest to suppress her growing jealousy and keep her emotions bottled up. But there is one student who remains completely aloof from the romance blossoming all around, and he intends to leave a dark impression on his classmates. With tragedy looming ever closer, it begins to appear as if peace will prove elusive in Hogwarts for some time to come. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Daniel Radcliffe
    Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter
  • Rupert Grint
    Rupert Grint - Ron Weasley
  • Emma Watson
    Emma Watson - Hermione Granger
  • Helena Bonham Carter
    Helena Bonham Carter - Bellatrix Lestrange
  • Jim Broadbent
    Jim Broadbent - Horace Slughorn



Overall customer rating

4.5
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Addition

    Posted
    srm1270

    I've been a fan of Harry Potter since the first book. I've enjoyed watching the characters grow up in both the books and the movies. I absolutely love the movies - I think they did a great job on all of them. By far, my favorite is the Prisoner of Azkaban. I think the mistake a lot of book-readers make is that they don't allow the movies to stand on their own and that's where most of the negative reviews stem from. You HAVE to treat the films and books separate or the films are doomed to fail. As the stories have progressed they've gotten more in depth and the books longer and more has to be trimmed when it comes to film them. The most that any film maker can do is to try and capture the essence of the final four books and so far they've done that. Half-Blood Prince is a very good addition to the series but don't be fooled here, you're not going to get very much action at all. It's pace is that of a set-up film and that's exactly what the story was designed to do - setup for Deathly Hallows. The movie is dark, which I enjoyed a lot. You get the sense that things outside of Hogwarts are falling apart and it's confirmed midway through the film when the Order meets at the Burrow. The music is spot-on and the acting is mostly great. The only criticism would be Bonnie Wright. She CAN act, I just don't feel that she was directed all that well. The gem in the movie is Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy). It was great to see the inner turmoil that I had anticipated. I have the Blu-Ray copy and it looks as good as any other Blu-Ray copy that I have. The audio is very good as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    Bazouli

    I am a Harry Potter fan along with my wife. We enjoy talking about the series in great detail. We were looking forward to this movie release, then we saw it. There is maybe 20% of the book in the movie. Having read book 7, I have no idea how they could fill in the gaps of NEEDED information that will make the last book (2 movies) make sense at all. Think about making chocolate chip cookies, and instead of getting ALL the needed information, you are told to mix butter and sugar, and microwave to cook. Yes, I'm a diehard, Yes, I think all the movies pale in comparison to the books, but I enjoy the movies a great deal. This one has been out for almost 2 months, and I didn't feel the need to beat down the door to own it. I will buy it because it is a Harry Potter movie and it tells a small portion of the story. I would recommend it to a friend because it may fill in some of the gaps between 5 and 7.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Continuation

    Posted
    Fiedy88

    I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter films. Notice I said films, not books. I have not read any of the books, but that doesn't take away from the movies at all. I know people say the books are better, but when you haven't read the books, I really don't care if I'm missing anything. This film looked so beautiful to me in theaters. It uses any and every color you can think of, and it's great to see how the series is getting darker and darker. One complaint I head is the Voldemort is very underplayed in this chapter, but I was fine with that. We still get to see the youthful Tom Riddle at different stages in his life, and we et glimpses and his slow turn to evil, which I thought was awesome. Yes, it's more of a filler movie, but it works perfectly, setting up everything for the last two epic films, and I can't wait. If you have a Blu-ray player, I highly recommend picking this up on BD, you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    reccommands you read the books first

    Posted
    korkster
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    read books 1 2 3 4 5 6 and 7 all in one night finished deathly hallows 1:09 am this morning the books are off the wall funny scary cute adorable action packed of course polotics is involed the books are better then the movies questions are answered in book 7 not every question is answered in book 7 tho the half blood prince book has way more detail then the movie you must read all the books to understand the movies because when you watch the movies you ending questioning why this happened or why did that happened steve kloves the guy who wrote the screenplays for harry potter movies 1 2 3 4 and 6 and of course 7 stated without the books you could not understand the movies the books maybe seriously long but the movies are shorter versions of the books which leave out a huge ,load of details read the books watch the movies later after you get done reading the books

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Harry Potter Episode

    Posted
    ASTTMan

    This installment of the Harry Potter series sees the characters mature, both good and bad. There are several romantic twists, as Ron and Hermione sort through their feelings, and Harry has an internal battle about his best friend's sister (Ginny). Voldermort is wreaking havoc and Harry is convinced Malfoy is up to something sinister. If you don't know the story, you will be shocked at the surprise ending, but the story loses a lot of continuity since it is not practical to include all of the details from the book. This is a much darker movie than the light-hearted early episodes, but it brings us even closer to the climax of the final book (The Deathly Hallows will be split into two movies to try to solve this problem). Harry Potter fans will be pleased with the movie, but casual viewers might not be able to follow it very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    option and feature packed, this blu ray brings it!

    Posted
    Vital1

    This is an amazing blu ray, reminds me of when DVD was the cutting edge of tech and the HP special disc sets included something like, 3 discs per film. There is entirely an enomrous amount of extras,special features,in movie pip's(where the cast and crew talk about the scenes, in picture in picture style-very cool),and loads more in this set. The feature itself looks absolutely stunning in high def. Especially the green and blue treatments they used throughout the film. As far as the story goes, the film does stray and take several liberties from the book, which i feel are kinda strange..I could go into it but i won't, out of spoilage. Overall, though this is probably the best blu ray i own currently, right along with star trek(2009). highly recommend it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Flick!

    Posted
    JasonBourne

    Many try to compare the books and movies. This is a mistake, as I would agree that HBP is better in book form. That said, if you watch this movie without trying to compare it to the book, this is a great film. The film accomplishes everything it needed to, to set up the grand finale, and is very entertaining as you watch it unfold. The performances are wonderful, especially Jim Broadbent as Horace Slughorn. Books and movies are so different. Why so many people assume that their favorite book is going to be word for word, is beyond me. The first two movies were closer to the books and they weren't that great. The books are great. The movies are great. Don't assume that they will be exactly the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Still good, but cramming too much into too little

    Posted
    85t5mcss

    Overall, still a good movie. My Daughter and I still like the first 2 movies best. But this one still follow most of the books plot, but does seem to lose some along the way. The latter books in the series become more thorough and a movie just can't get all of it in the time allotted. Effects r still good, acting is still good but as always could be better. I wish the Directors would lose the gloomy look that has been adopted since the 3rd movie and return to some of what made the first 2 movies great. The "Dark" side of the film just seems to be the norm for the whole HP series now. Still a good movie, but do yourself a favor.....read the book afterwards or u will be disappointed in the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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