The best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling (titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in England, as was this film adaptation) becomes this hotly anticipated fantasy adventure from Chris Columbus, the winner of a high-stakes search for a director to bring the first in a hoped-for franchise of Potter films to the screen by Warner Bros. Upon his 11th birthday, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), who lives in misery with an aunt and uncle that don't want him, learns from a giant named Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) that he is the orphaned son of powerful wizards. Harry is offered a place at prestigious Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards that exists in a realm of magic and fantasy outside the dreary existence of normal humans or "Muggles." At Hogwarts, Harry quickly makes new friends and begins piecing together the mystery of his parents' deaths, which appear not to have been accidental after all. The film features alternate-version scenes for every mention of the titular rock. Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, John Cleese, and Fiona Shaw co-star.~Karl Williams
Daniel RadcliffeHarry Potter
Emma WatsonHermione Granger
Rupert GrintRon Weasley
Maggie SmithMinerva McGonagall
Alan RickmanSeverus Snape
Richard HarrisAlbus Dumbledore
Richard GriffithsVernon Dursley
Ian HartProfessor Quirrell
John HurtMr. Ollivander
Warwick DavisGoblin Bank Teller, Professor Flitwick
Fiona ShawPetunia Dursley
John CleeseNearly Headless Nick
Julie WaltersMrs. Weasley
Sean BiggerstaffOliver Wood
Tom FeltonDraco Malfoy
Harry MellingDudley Dursley
Matthew LewisNeville Longbottom
Bonnie WrightGinny Weasley
J.K. RowlingBook Author
Stuart CraigProduction Designer
Andrew Ackland-SnowArt Director
John KingSupervising Art Director
Lucinda ThompsonArt Director
Michael LamontArt Director
Neil LamontSupervising Art Director
Peter FrancisArt Director
Simon LamontArt Director
Steve LawrenceArt Director
Paula DuPre PesmanAssociate Producer
Todd ArnowAssociate Producer
Chris ColumbusExecutive Producer
Duncan HendersonExecutive Producer
Mark A. RadcliffeExecutive Producer
Michael BarnathanExecutive Producer
Michael BooneSet Designer
Patricia JohnsonSet Designer
Peter DormeSet Designer
Rosie HardwickSet Designer
Judianna MakovskyCostume Designer
Stephenie McMillanSet Decorator
John MidgleySound/Sound Designer
Chris CarrerasFirst Assistant Director
David R. EllisSecond Unit Director
Gavin FinneyAdditional Cinematography
Greg PowellStunts Coordinator
John RichardsonSpecial Effects Supervisor
Nick DudmanMakeup Special Effects
Robert LegatoSecond Unit Director
Robert LegatoVisual Effects Supervisor
Fantasy,Childrens and Family
Children's Fantasy,Fantasy Adventure
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
United Kingdom,United States
Year of Release
Magical Movie Mode, Includes Digital Copy, Blu-ray
Warner Home Video
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Magical Movie Mode] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] 
Best Buy has really been stepping up the way they ship their collectible steelbooks! My copy came in perfect condition. The design in the front cover is stunning and the view of Hogwarts in the back of the steelbook is incredible. Definitely excited to add this to my growing collection!
Got this movie on black Friday for a great deal for the perfect movie for a gift
This review is from Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone [Blu-ray] [2 Discs] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart, with every ounce of my being, that the Harry Potter books are among some of the most well-developed, thoroughly planned, terrifically intriguing, thought-provoking and meaningful books I have ever read. Honestly.
J.K. Rowling, whom I respect and admire profusely, has poured meaning and absolute beauty into every single word of Harry’s journey, each and every individual character and the part they have to play - for good or ill. I thoroughly recommend these books, they have certainly taught me many life lessons as a young man (many of which were rekindled when I would reflect back on the books and my untainted memory of them), and they certainly have something very special to offer those who read them with patience.
That leads to my next point. For those who find joy in immersing themselves in fantasy and taking adventures, filled with both darkness and light, head on - you have found the right books. The characters are diverse, magical places jump onto the page rather suddenly, and authentic humor wriggles into the book when the time is right.
To most I would appear to be exaggerating in this particular book review (perhaps far too passionate?) and you would be right in saying so, but I just can’t help it. I’m truly grateful to have stumbled across these books (along with Lord of the Rings and several other classics) and they will continue to help me through life.
(PS - Tell Ron to watch out for Scabber’s nasty bite. Also, I would highly recommend keeping one or two Basilisk fangs in your pocket...)
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I was absolutely flabbergasted when this anniversary release was announced! I could not believe that this movie has been out for 20 years now! It has well-withstood the tests of time and has retained all of its original charm and (pardon the pun) magic. Another thing that drew me to this release was the artwork adorning the front of the steelbook case, and how very similar it seemed to the original theatrical release poster. Whether this was an accidental or intentional design choice, I LOVE IT!!! I have passed on so many of the home video releases over the years as they strayed so very far away from that original art... each release just got more and more visually bland and boring, in my opinion! All in all, I would say that this is a must-have in any fan's collection!
This is coming from a big HP fan that has consumed a ton of content over the years. I wasn't sure about the value of the Magical Movie Mode, but decided to purchase. Really happy that I did as this was fantastic with the CC commentary and the other information that came up during the movie. We just watched the digital version, but sounds like there are more interactive features with the disc, so will try that at some point as well.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Harry Potter Steelbook
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
It’s Harry Potter! You’ve all seen it! Nice to have the individual steelbook though. I am assuming the other movies will come out in steelbook at some point as well. Did I need this? Probably not. But I collect them, so there is that.
The victim of an awful-looking Blu-ray release several times over, "Sorcercer's Stone" looks magnificient in 4K! Taken from a new scan, the theatrical cut in 4K has healthy grain structure and natural looking sharpness without any additional enhancement. The included Blu-ray features the theatrical cut and the extended cut, and another Blu-ray disc full of archival extras rounds out the package. I thought about buying the big 4K box set for all the films but found out it only includes 4K and movie-only standard Blu discs with no extra special features discs for the films.