Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [2 Discs] [DVD] [2004]

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  • Release Date: 10/04/2016
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (183 out of 190)

Synopsis


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
After directing the first two movies in the Harry Potter franchise, Chris Columbus opted to serve as producer for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and passed the baton to Y Tu Mamá También director Alfonso Cuarón. Though "immensely popular" is an understatement when it comes to Harry Potter, Azkaban is somewhat of a departure from its predecessors, and particularly beloved among fans for its surprise ending. Prisoner of Azkaban also marks the introduction of Sirius Black (Gary Oldman), who has escaped from the title prison after 12 years of incarceration. Believed to have been the right-hand-man of the dark wizard Voldemort, whom Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) mysteriously rendered powerless during his infancy, some of those closest to Harry suspect Black has returned to exact revenge on the boy who defeated his master. Upon his return to school, however, Harry is relatively unconcerned with Black. Run by Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) -- who is widely regarded as the most powerful wizard of the age -- Hogwarts is renowned for its safety. Harry's nonchalance eventually turns to blind rage after accidentally learning the first of Black's many secrets during a field trip to a neighboring village. Of course, a loose serial killer is only one of the problems plaguing the bespectacled wizard's third year back at school -- the soul-sucking guards of Azkaban prison have been employed at Hogwarts to protect the students, but their mere presence sends Harry into crippling fainting spells. With the help of his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), and Defense Against the Dark Arts professor Remus Lupin (David Thewlis), Harry struggles to thwart the Dementors, find Sirius Black, and uncover the mysteries of the night that left him orphaned. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Daniel Radcliffe
    Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter
  • Rupert Grint
    Rupert Grint - Ron Weasley
  • Emma Watson
    Emma Watson - Hermione Granger
  • Gary Oldman
    Gary Oldman - Sirius Black
  • David Thewlis
    David Thewlis - Remus Lupin



Overall customer rating

4.8
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No Extended Edition available

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    Anonymous

    Both my husband and I consider The Prisoner of Azkaban to be our favorite Harry Potter movie so far. Therefore, we were both really looking forward to the Ultimate Edition coming out so that we would get to see an extended edition of the movie (The Sorcerer's Stone and The Chamber of Secrets Ultimate Editions both offer Theatrical Versions AND Extended Editions). We went and bought the movie the day it came out, got home, put it in our blu-ray player, and NO EXTENDED EDITION?!?!? Honestly, I was furious. I really couldn't care less about the bonus material. I bought the movie solely for the extended edition. And apparently The Goblet of Fire doesn't have an extended version either. Needless to say, I will not be wasting my money on it like I feel that I did with The Prisoner of Azkaban.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

    Posted
    Heather
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    Being that I'm a Harry Potter fan, I am a bit biased but this is an awesome movie. The fact that it is in 4k is even better. The quality, sharpness, crispness, color...just eveything popped and was amazing. Sound was great. I felt that the 4k dvd was a whole different experience compared to the regular dvd. Highly recommend if you're a Potter fan!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing

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    hansolofan
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    I am one of the biggest Harry Potter fans out there, so of course I had all of the DVDs, and had to get the blu rays when they released, and now have to get all of them in 4k. I did not regret purchasing this one bit - it looks simply amazing on my 4k LG TV. Every detail captured, every effect enhanced. I truly felt like I was there, right alongside the class, turning my book to page 394.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Jewelsterdefro
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    For those who don't know, this is the 3rd film in the Harry Potter series so you need to watch the first 2 before this one. That said, this is a good continuation of the story. Some might be confused by the replacement of Richard Harris by another actor but Harris passed away after the first 2 films + his character was too important to the story to be written out. Gary Oldman makes his first appearance in the series in this film and is great as always.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Only works for Blu-ray

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    Kpark2011
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    I only bought this for the 4K capability... Best Buy let me actually exchange the first one I bought because the 4K Disc did not work on my brand new player... but the second disc didn’t work either. It’s not configured properly or something. Luckily the Blu-ray still works, but I’m stuck with a 4K disc that doesn’t and that was the whole point.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gets Better And Better

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    drea
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    It feels like each movie gets better and better. Prisoner of Azkaban is proof that a third movie to a franchise does not have to suck, although its not my favorite it is still a fantastic movie, with a gorgeous look and beautiful score. The acting, again, is great. Harry is definitely more emotional in this one and you really feel for him as the story goes on. Fantastic movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very different tone...

    Posted
    StarryScientist
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    ...compared to the first two HP movies. Director Cuarón is...unique in his adaptation. Major points off for the shrunken heads (why?), no explanation of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs (why??), and NO mention of the Quidditch Cup (WHY?). For completeness sake, see it, but count me on Team Nope for owning this installment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Harry's Unexpected Adventures

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    rustgeun
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    I love the high definition of the Blu Ray disks, and all of the Harry Potter Movies have always been fun to watch. I was already watching them often on FreeForm TV, so I decided I should just go ahead and buy the disks and not spend so much time watching commercials. This movie really adds some new plot twists to the Harry Potter story and shouldn't be missed!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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