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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Harry Potter 4)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Harry Potter 4)
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Avg. Customer Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars(based on 711 reviews)
Sales Rank: 13
Category: DVD

Director: Mike Newell
Publisher: Warner Home Video
Studio: Warner Home Video
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
Label: Warner Home Video
Format: Ac-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, Ntsc
Languages: Spanish (Dubbed), English (Original Language), English (Subtitled), French (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled)
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Media: DVD
Running Time: 157 minutes
Number Of Items: 2

UPC: 012569764538
EAN: 0012569764538

Release Date: March 7, 2006
Theatrical Release Date: November 18, 2005
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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Editorial Reviews:
The fourth 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

On the DVD
The highlight of the two-disc set is a half-hour conversation with actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. They discuss their reactions to the film and other topics with British writer Richard Curtis . Then they answer questions from contest-winning fans, such as what are their favorite kids' books (Watson bypasses the obvious answer in favor of Roald Dahl and Philip Pullman) and what scenes are they looking forward to in upcoming films. More routine extras include the "Reflections on the Fourth Film" featurette (14 min.), though it has comments from some of the other young cast members, and "Preparing for the Yule Ball" (9 min.). The 10 minutes of additional scenes are mostly skulking and skullduggery, plus a long musical number from the ball. The remaining material is grouped along the lines of the Triwizard Tournament, with behind-the-scenes looks at each of the competitions (about 22 min. total), two longer featurettes on He Who Must Not Be Named (11 min.) and the workday of the other contestants (Robert Pattinson, Stanislav Ianevski, and Clemence Poesy, 13 min.), and four games, playable with the directional arrows on the remote control, that can be frustrating to figure out. --David Horiuchi

When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools - the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined.

DVD Features:
Additional Scenes
Challenges:Triwizard Tournament Challenges: Dragon, Lake, Maze plus To the Graveyard and Back Challenge
DVD ROM Features:EA Game Demo, Magical Trading Cards, Hogwarts Timeline, Web Interactivity
Featurette:Tons of Making-of Featurettes and Behind the Scenes looks including Harry vs. the Horntail:The First Task, In Too Deep: The Second Task, The Maze: The Third Task, Meet the Champions, He Who Must Not Be Named, Preparing for the Yule Ball
Interviews:Conversations with the Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson
Theatrical Trailer

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3 out of 5 stars Not Exciting Enough Like The Other Three   May 28, 2006
  0 out of 1 found this review helpful

I love the Harry Potter movies, but I must say that I was highly disappointed in The Goblet of Fire. The movie should have been directed by the Director of the first two or the third movie. Don't get me wrong. The actors and actresses were and are fantastic, as always. I applaud them. I have no qualms about their acting capabilities. They are fabulous. But, why wasn't it exciting enough for me, because the movie was an hour and 57 minutes long and the excitement didn't come until the last 30 minutes of the movie. That means that it was an hour and 27 minutes of boredom. It didn't have that spark that was in the first three movies. I hope that the next movie, The Half-Blood Prince, is much, much better. And the only way for the next movie to have more spark is to get a Director who can administer that spark, that excitement.

1 out of 5 stars From the viewpoint of someone who read the book...   May 26, 2006
  1 out of 4 found this review helpful

If I'd never read the book for Goblet of Fire, I would rate it 4 stars. The movie, unlike the others, was rushed greatly, and you wonder frequently, "What just happened?" Also, the English accents of the actors in this movie in particular really made it hard to understand what they say. In other Harry Potter films, I never had this problem, but with this one... another story, subtitles help of course. But the beginning in particular was rushed.

From the standpoint of someone who read the book-absolute rubbish, .1 stars, hated it! :Please don't write another review saying that you shouldn't listen to me, this is an opinion. For one thing, I was quite angrey they showed none of the Quiddich world cup game! That was what I thought would be one of the coolest parts of the movie. When they suddenly transitioned to Harry in the tent, I thought, "What, what happened?! Where's the Quidditch Game!!!" They also totally took out the character Winky, the house elf who conjoured the Dark Mark at the Quidditch Cup (though I may be wrong, I haven't read the book in a while). All the stuff with the Hogwarts Kitchens, and such. They took out how Rita Skeeter's article makes Hermione get bullied at like Harry (the article was there, but nothing else) and about how RITA SKEETER IS AN ANIMAGUS AND CAN TURN INTO A BEETLE! That was a crutial element they took out, and I don't know how they will pull off the Half-Blood Prince(?) film when Rita is forced to write an article about Harry, and if they took that out, than Cho would have no reason to cry and leave when he mentions meeting Hermione, and if they take out the entire part, there is no reason Cho is mad at Harry later. If you've never read the book this must be very confusing.

But overall from a reader of the book's perspective, the movie was cluttered with much taken out that I feel ws important. I do agree with people who say that they need to take out details to make an 810 page book into much shorter films. I also agree with those who said they spend way too much time on their social life, not enough on the story. If they took out more social stuff, more of the story could be put in.

Again, please don't complain ina another review about what I said, this is just an OPINION.

5 out of 5 stars Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire   May 26, 2006
Broomsticks, magic wands, magnificent castles, spells, and romance are all things that you will see in the extraordinary movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It is Harry Potter's (Daniel Radcliffe) fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and he has no idea of the amazing events, yet to take place. Harry Potter is a fourteen-year-old wizard who was orphaned at the age of one. His parents were murdered by the most evil wizard of all time, Lord Voldemort. The movie starts out when Harry is at his best friend Ron Weasly's (Rupert Grint) house. Ron's family has invited Harry to go to the Qudditch World Cup with them, along with Harry's other best friend, Hermione Granger (Emma Watson). At the match, the group has a magnificent time, until after the match when a group of masked wizards in dark cloaks wreak havoc among all of the tents and camps at the Cup. The Ministry of Magic is frantically trying to stop the mayhem, but to no avail. After the match, when the young wizards and witch start school again, they come back to find that Hogwarts will be hosting a legendary event, the Triwizard Tournament. Hogwarts along with Beaxbatons and Drumstrang, other magic schools, will each have one champion compete in the tournament. Although, who was to pick the three champions? The Goblet of Fire, a cup containing blue flames instead of a liquid, would choose the champions. All students who were over the age of seventeen who wished to compete, merely put their name in the Goblet. At the appropriate time, the goblet would spit out the names of the selected champions. Although, after the three champions were chosen; Fleur Delacour of Beaxbatons, Viktor Krum of Drumstrang, and Cedric Diggory of Hogwarts; a fourth name is spit out of the Goblet... Harry Potter. Because of the binding magical contract made by the Goblet, Harry is forced to compete in the treacherous tournament. Will he survive?
This spectacular movie, directed by Mike Newell, has been enjoyed by countless people around the world. There was some superb acting in this movie. The leading actors are: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Robert Finnes (Lord Voldemort). This was the first Harry Potter movie that was PG-13, but it has been, by far, the most exciting. The ending is a little sad, but not enough to spoil the entire film. There were also some pretty out-of-this-world special effects. One of the scenes takes place at the bottom of the Black Lake and you really felt like you were in the bottom of a murky underwater kingdom. The scene was extremely fascinating to watch. Although this movie is action-packed and thrilling, it is rather long. The whole movie is two hours, and thirty-seven minutes long. The writers do an incredible job keeping you entertained the whole time. You are most certainly never bored while watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I would give this movie a five out of five rating and recommend it to any Harry Potter fan.

1 out of 5 stars Against the teachings of the Bible.   May 24, 2006
  1 out of 22 found this review helpful

Harry Potter goes against all the teachings of the Bible.The Bible clearly states against spell,witchcraft,etc.and I am amazed how many people who believe in God and go to church let their children watch the Harry Potter films."My people perish for lack of knowledge." See Deuteronomy 18,10-12.

5 out of 5 stars Bloody Amazing!   May 23, 2006
  1 out of 3 found this review helpful

There's nothing like Harry Potter, Ron Wesley, and Hermione Granger's adventures. Full with magic, amazing scenes, and different creatures.
Harry accidentaly must join the Tri-Wizard competition, don't miss the most incredible actions.
JK Rowling is the best!

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