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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [SteelBook] [Dig Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [2018]-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hooked by Harry--and Now Newt, Too

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    mjorlock
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    Okay, I admit it. I am hooked by the Harry Potter series, both books and films, and now their various spin-offs too, so if you are not a fan of the franchise, "The Crimes of Grindelwald" isn't for you. It is a direct sequel to the first "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," taking up where the original installment left off. Eddie Redmayne is back as intrepid magical beast wrangler Newt Scamander as well as all the principals (Tina, Jacob, Queenie) of that earlier adventure (sans Colin Ferrell, unfortunately), battling the authoritarian dark arts wizard played by a menacing Johnny Depp, who is looking to start a war against all things Muggle. Like lots of previous second installments (this series is scheduled to go five rounds), "Crimes" is much darker and heavily plotted than "Beasts," but it has terrific effects and production values that makes the 3D version of this home video release worth the extra money. It also introduces Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore into the mix. If you're into this fantasy series, you'll want to add this to your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Decent Sequel

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    Lewie70
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    While not as good as the first Fantastic Beasts movie, Crimes of Grindelwald is still a good folow-up. Once again,the primary cast is fine and Johnny Depp as Grindelwald stands out. He goes from raw power to subtle persuasion without missing a beat. Oddly, when I saw this in the theater, I felt that the story lines were a bit too muddled but watching it a home was more satisfying experience. The plots played out in a more cohesive way. The Dolby Vision picture was tack sharp and the Atmos soundtrack got the job done. All in all, Crimes turned out to be more of an engaging movie on second viewing and one that should hold up on further viewings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Extended Cut is digital only

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    SirYodaJedi
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    While the slipcover banner does advertise an "Extended Cut", said cut is actually just a bonus feature for the digital version. This means that it cannot be watched offline on several vendors, such as iTunes, Vudu, or Amazon. I ended up downloading the Extended Cut onto my computer via Microsoft Movies and TV, but I was limited to 720p. Fortunately the digital code uses the lenient Movies Anywhere service, but the value of this product will be significantly reduced a year from now when the codes expire. Outside of this one setback, the product's quality and value is comparable to other Warner Bros. AAA releases.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Breasts : The Crimes Of Grindelwald

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    KPW70
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    The Blu Ray Movie in question was part of an order of a number of Blu Ray movie I purchased an had shipped to me via Best Buy. Overall the movie and service were very good. Fantastic Beasts did not disappoint as there were plenty action and plot twists to be had.The visuals were stunning, one might even say epic at some points, especially if you have a larger screen television. I did purchase the 3D combo version, but will not comment on it as I only watched the stand alone Blu-ray version. Overall, believe that this was a good purchase and recommend it to those who enjoyed the Harry Potter series. KPW

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Should be "Fantastic Imagery - Crimes of Greed"

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    SpenceJT
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    The movie looks and sounds amazing. The 3D adds additional depth, however the color palette used in the production is overall flat, lacking in color with the exception of a few scenes. Audio is active across all channels, most pronounced during action scenes containing magic. The story as a whole is only "okay", leaving the viewer with little to no connection to any character, and rendering the emotional experience distant and without heart. I recommend it as a 3D movie, but it is only passable as an installment in the world of the Hogwarts franchise.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    HOPE THEY CAN KEEP IT UP TO 'HARRY POTTER' STANDA

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    MrGrome44
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    Well, I hope J.K.Rowling can keep up the standards of the original, "Harry Potter " series. I know this a prequel story/stories (so to speak-) for the HP world, for us fans wanting more, and changes may be necessary (unfortunately), I hope she can do justice seeing that the movie version is out and done before any actual books. Effects are good, if not better considering now how far back the HP films were done. I don't recall how many "books/films" Rowling said she's doing for this Fantastic Beasts series...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some Sequels Are Worthy

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    KrayK
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    Not all sequels are bad. This is a worthy watch! Nothing really ever beats the original movie. I like the Fantastic Beasts movies more than the Harry Potter series! It's geared more towards the "not so young" crowd and has a good story line. Love Johnny Depp (always) even when he isn't a "nice guy". Word has it, there's a third movie going to be released, so you kinda have to watch this one if you want to keep up. *SPOILER* I wish the relationship between Dumbledore and Grindlewald had been elaborated on a a bit more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A well done 3-D movie presented on Blu-ray.

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    ShopperNJ
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    I purchased this movie because 3d movies are getting harder and harder to find, and I really enjoyed the characters and the first movie. Without going into any details of the plot, this movie just wasn't as much fun as the first, and to me, a little harder to understand. With that said though, visually, this is a very satisfying film to watch in 3-D. It was done very well in spite of the fact quite a large portion of the movie was shot in the dark. The 3-D comes across very well, and there's no other way I'd prefer to watch this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Darker Chapter In The Potter Saga!

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    MrPool
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    This Film Doesn’t Hold Back On It’s Tone Or Dark Times To Come. It Sets Up More Than It Is Contained, However I Don’t Believe That Should Be Held Against It! Performances, Characters & FX Are Solid Across The Board, Especially From Johnny Depp AKA Grindelwald. He Seduces With Charm & Intelligence, Enough To Seduce Several To The Dark Side. It Leaves You With Enough To Be Excited For The Events To Come, Especially With A Cliffhanger Like No Other In The Franchise! Any Potter Fan Will Be Satisfied With This Chapter!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fair successor

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    Bill
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    The Crimes of Grindelwald is a good follow-up to Fantastic Beasts but it is a much darker movie. Much like the original Harry Potter series, they've managed to catch the magic and wonder in the initial film but this outing and the latter movies focused on the battles instead of the joys of figuring out spells and powers or all the incredible creatures. This film introduced a few critters but mostly focused on conflict between wizards and witches. It's still worth watching though

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An entertaining setup piece

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    BrianK
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    After the first Fantastic Beasts film brought the magical world to the US, the sequel follows up taking us on the beginnings of a darker path. Back in Europe, the film begins laying the groundwork for the remaining 3 movies, with a twist at the end. It's an obvious sequel, not standing on it's own without the first film to draw on, but still entertains. The more you like the HP universe, the more you will get into and out of this one. Definitely be sure to see the first one before viewing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected.

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    Kevric
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    I love the Harry Potter movies and I love how the Fantastic Beasts movies tie in with the Harry Potter movies. For example, spoiler alert: Nagini was actually a woman. I expected more from this movie but as a typical second movie of a trilogy, it sets up for the third movie making the second one disappointing. Not surprised it didn’t do well in theaters but I can’t wait for the third one now that I know what is expecting to happen next such as the big fight with Dumblsore and Grindelward!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    3D ... need more titles offered this way!

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    adv73
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    3D - the way it was offered in the theater! Need more titles offered this way! Still don't understand why this market is so underserved... they've removed 3D capability from newer tv models, although it's bound to come back later. The movie was a fun ride and the picture quality here lives up to the spectacle. Some solid unexpected twists in this film, but honestly don't know how they are going to sustain this thread for the several more sequels planned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great disc, good movie

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    Maximus
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    Great visuals and excellent sound. The film was good but I feel like I had to use all of my potter knowledge to really appreciate what was going on. I didn’t really like the ending and ultimately felt the the first movie had more heart. With regards to the 4K version, the sound mix is excellent and the visuals look great. Would recommend to Potter Fans. 75’ 4K Sony 900f with Sony 4K player and THX certified Onkyo 7.2 surround sound

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of fun

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    MovieEater
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    If you have been following this series then you know what you’re in for, a grand exciting spectacle. The performances are great especially those of Depp and Law. It will be interesting to see the evolution of this story and these characters. I think the negativity that gets attached to this film is because it’s one piece of a larger story, an early piece at that so there’s no way to tell where it’s going. That’s what makes it fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much darker than the first

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    CountrySplatt
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    We saw this one in the theater, and left the theater feeling less happy. The first one left off on a positive note and a feeling of hope for the world...this one, not so much. Still a decent movie, but less "fluff" in the middle to make it a feel-good movie. Had quite a few areas that felt very slow, so the younger kids won't be a good audience for this movie. We are still glad to have added it to our collection, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Big improvement over the first

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    TheBanditKing
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    Harry Potter is a classic series and beloved by many, so there were a lot of fans excited to see what would become of this prequel/spin off. The first movie was on the mediocre side, with some hamfisted overacting from much of the cast. Thankfully they learned a bit from that for this sequel which while again darker in tone and setting still manages to be an improvement without becoming devoid of charm

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie, Great Special Effects

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    CalDiverDave
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    I find the Fantastic Beast movies not as entertaining as the Harry Potter series, which allow the viewer to experience magic through the eyes of children while growing up. But on its own merit, Crimes of Grindelwald is a very good movie. The acting is good and the special effects are great, at least when seen in 3D. In my opinion, 3D is the only way to watch a movie that was released theatrically in 3D.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    DVD Quality and Movie Good, Price Reasonable

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    Michael
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    The movie is a little slow in parts, but it was entertaining overall and a good addition to the Fantastic Beasts/Harry Potter Series. No complaints about the DVD quality. Everything loaded and played as it was supposed to. The Best Buy store price was better than several other local stores and within a dollar of the lowest local store price that I've seen. So, the price was competitive overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not great, but advances the story.

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    David
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    Many sections of movie felt added on to fill time. Kelp dragon? Newt is tasked with an almost impossible challenge and at the same time seems to never believe he has any skills to begin with. Why does Dumbledore (who's being played excellently by Jude Law) send him? Oh. There's no one else I guess. Definitely a transitional movie for the next film. (noticed date, it's not 4/1 joke review)

    I would recommend this to a friend