Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers, it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage in this spellbinding adaptation of J.K. Rowling's second book. Get ready to be amused and petrified as Harry Potter shows he's more than a wizard, he's a hero!

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 206120399
UPC 085391184713
UPC 14 00085391184713
Format HD DVD
Release Date 12/11/2007
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Based On A Novel
Buddies
Family (General)
Fantasy
Friends
Live-Action
Magic
Sequel
Theatrical Release
Witches
Witches And Wizards
Editors Note
Note Director Chris Columbus recreates the magic of the second book from author J.K. Rowling's best-selling series about a young wizard, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe). In this sequel, Harry and his friends Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the new school year only to be met with a terrifying mystery. An unknown creature, one that supposedly lives in the legendary Chamber of Secrets hidden at Hogwarts, is attacking students in the school, leaving them literally petrified and as cold as stone. Even the professors seem at a loss for how to solve the chilling mystery, leaving it up to Harry and his friends to save the day. Rowling's story translates well to the big screen, with a magical flying car, a giant spider, a house elf named Dobby, and assorted other creatures making their film debuts. Radcliffe continues to charm as the wide-eyed young Potter, and Grint shines as his best friend and sidekick. Kenneth Branagh joins the all-star cast as the preening megalomaniac author and professor, Gilderoy Lockhart. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS also stars the late Richard Harris, majestic Maggie Smith, and an under-used Alan Rickman.
Reviews
New York Times "...Many of the sequences are thrilling....The visual environment is beautifully conceived and skillfully rendered..." 11/15/2002 p.E1
USA Today "...CHAMBER OF SECRETS, the movie weaves a powerful spell over its audience..." 11/15/2002 p.6E
Entertainment Weekly "...[The film has] new characters, marvelously played by fresh king-and-queen hams who conjure the old-fashioned art of well-placed acting..." 11/22/2002 p.49-50
Rolling Stone "...The young actors -- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, Rupert Grint as Ron, and Emma Watson as Hermione -- exude a new ease..." 12/12/2002 p.106
Sight and Sound "...It affords an opportunity for such character actors as Kenneth Branagh and Shirley Henderson to let rip....[The] monsters from the first film are smoother and more nuanced here..." 01/01/2003 p.47-9
Los Angeles Times "...CHAMBER OF SECRETS, like its predecessor, is intelligently cast and makes good use of behind-the-camera talent..." 11/15/2002 p.C1
Box Office "...Enchanting....We see even more of the exquisitely realized Harry Potter universe in this outing..." 01/01/2003 p.62
Variety "...It possesses a confidence and intermittent flair that begin to give it a life of its own....[The] film features a commanding turn by Christian Coulson..." 11/11/2002 p.25-9
Directors
Chris Columbus
Actors
Robbie Coltrane
Rupert Grint
Emma Watson
Daniel Radcliffe
Cast & Crew
Alan Rickman - Actor
Andrew Ackland-Snow, et. al. - Art Director
Chris Columbus - Director
Daniel Radcliffe - Actor
David Heyman - Producer
Emma Watson - Actor
J.K. Rowling - Based On Novel By
John Cleese - Actor
John Williams - Original Music By
Kenneth Branagh - Actor
Maggie Smith - Actor
Michael Barnathan - Executive Producer
Peter Honess - Editor
Richard Griffiths - Actor
Richard Harris - Actor
Robbie Coltrane - Actor
Roger Pratt - Cinematographer
Rupert Grint - Actor
Steve Kloves - Screenplay
Stuart Craig - Production Designer
Tom Felton - Actor
Warwick Davis - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 1000027064
UPC 00085391184713
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Awards
Nominee (2004) Grammy, John Williams, Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Winner (2003) British Academy Awards, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Kids' Vote
Nominee (2003) British Academy Awards, David Heyman, et. al., BAFTA Children's Award - Best Feature Film,British Academy Awards, Jim Mitchell, et. al., Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects,British Academy Awards, Stuart Craig, Best Production Design,British Academy Awards, Randy Thom, et. al., Best Sound,MTV Award, "Dobby", Best Virtual Performance
Reviews
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review The big challenge in filming Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was to translate J.K. Rowling's magical literary world to the screen. With that mountainous task accomplished, director Chris Columbus gets on with the business of storytelling in the series' second film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Unfortunately, Chamber is the weakest of the four Potter books, making an improvement over Sorcerer's Stone nearly impossible. Screenwriter Steven Kloves and the Mrs. Doubtfire director remain faithful to the spirit of Rowling's work, but this ramped-up roller-coaster ride begins with a bang and fizzles out in its third act...But darkness is one of the things that keeps Columbus on track with the series. It's only going to get more frightening and dangerous for Harry Potter as the semesters go by, and kids are ready to follow the "boy who lived" through his unconventional coming of age. J.K. Rowling understands how to define compelling characters and how to craft a complex tale of good besting evil. It's her vision that makes this Chamber of Secrets worth opening.
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Reviewer Mary Kalin-Casey
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The first movie was the setup, and this one is the payoff. "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" leaves all of the explanations of wizardry behind and plunges quickly into an adventure that's darker and scarier than anything in the first Harry Potter movie. It's also richer...What's developing here, it's clear, is one of the most important franchises in movie history, a series of films that consolidate all of the advances in computer-aided animation, linked to the extraordinary creative work of J.K. Rowling, who has created a mythological world as grand as "Star Wars," but filled with more wit and humanity. Although the young wizard Harry Potter is nominally the hero, the film remembers the golden age of moviemaking, when vivid supporting characters crowded the canvas. The story is about personalities, personal histories and eccentricity, not about a superstar superman crushing the narrative with his egotistical weight...While I am usually in despair when a movie abandons its plot for a third act given over entirely to action, I have no problem with the way "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" ends, because it has been pointing toward this ending, hinting about it, preparing us for it, all the way through. What a glorious movie.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Quotes
Gregory Weinkauf, Dallas Observer ...an enchanting spectacular for Potter fans anxious to ride the Hogwarts Express toward a new year of magic and mischief.
J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader Columbus beautifully realizes many of Rowling's fantastic conceits...
James Berardinelli's ReelViews A fun, fantastic adventure...
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal ...it's better, as well as darker, than the first.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer ...a veritable Who's Who of British actors [elevate] the proceedings out of the kid's movie genre into something special.

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