Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Widescreen) (2009) - Oscar ® Nominee!
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|As harry potter begins his 6th year at hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously 'this book is the property of the half-blood prince' and begins to learn more about lord voldemort's dark past.|
"...splendid! David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"..the most mature, subtle and emotional entry in the series thus far. M. E. Russell, Portland Oregonian
"The most beautiful magic in it is left unseen. And still, it emerges with absolute clarity. Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
Editor's NoteThough HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN director Alfonso Cuaron still holds the crown for best film in the series, David Yates is making an attempt at a coup with HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE. Dark, gleefully funny, and beautifully shot, this adaptation of J.K. Rowling?s novel should please fans despite numerous changes to the 650-page source material. In this sixth film in the series, Harry?s (Daniel Radcliffe) inevitable confrontation with the dark wizard Voldemort grows closer, and Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) wants the young student to be prepared. He guides Harry through a memory of a young Voldemort, but an important moment is missing. Harry must extract this memory from the new Hogwarts teacher, Horace Slughorn (a perfectly slimy Jim Broadbent), who is as eager for fame as he is reluctant to revisit this painful moment. Meanwhile, romance rules the school of witches and wizards, with Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) refusing to admit their feelings for each other. Harry also harbors a secret love of his own: Ron?s younger sister, Ginny (Bonnie Wright). But despite his crush, Harry keeps an eye on Snape (Alan Rickman) and Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton), who may be responsible for attacks on the school. HALF-BLOOD PRINCE deftly balances the humor of Hogwarts heartbreak and the thrills of dark villains attacking the school. The cast is as talented as ever, and the youngest members--Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson--have developed their talent well. However, this film is most remarkable for its fine cinematography from AMELIE director of photography Bruno Delbonnel. Using a muted palette, Delbonnel makes Hogwarts look hauntingly beautiful in a way that fans have never seen. There?s always plenty of fun and adventure in the series, but this entry boasts impressive visuals as well.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - DVD Review
By: Christopher Null filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 11/27/2009 6:42 PM
|Prepare yourself, Harry Potter fans, to take it nice and slow. The sixth entry into the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is definitely the least urgent of the movies to date. Think of it as a leisurely afternoon spent with the gang at Hogwarts, maybe with a few pints of Butter Beer on the side. Never mind all that business with the Dark Lord and his minions -- young love is in the air, and our heroes seem more preoccupied with "snogging." Following on the slam-bang conclusion of Potter #5, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) heads back to Hogwarts for his sixth year of tutelage in the art of magic....read the full review|
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - DVD Review
By: Christy Corp-Minamiji Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 12/16/2009 6:34 AM
|It is difficult for a fan of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books to assess the films on their own merits. When the novels have been read so many times that the hardcover bindings are broken and pages fall from the spine like turning leaves, plot discrepancies leap to the fore immediately. But books and movies are as different animals as, well, acromantulae and hippogriffs. A 153-minute movie cannot exactly replicate a 652-page book. Nor should it. Even the most die-hard fan would take his popcorn elsewhere....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Hero Fiennes Tiffin|
|Nicholas Hooper - Composer|
|Tim Burke - Visual Effects Supervisor|
|Nick Dudman - Makeup Designer|
|John Richardson - Special Effects Supervisor|
|David Heyman - Producer|
|J.K. Rowling - Source Writer|
|Jany Temime - Costume Designer|
|Steve Kloves - Screenwriter|
|David Barron - Producer|
|Mark Day - Editor|
|Stuart Craig - Production Designer|
|Bruno Delbonnel - Director of Photography|
|David Yates - Director|
Customer Reviews of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Widescreen)
another film the entire family can enjoy together7/29/2013
too much soap opera drama in the later movies, not nearly as good as the earlier films but still a must-see once you've started this series!
The suspense of the movie is great!
Great movie, makes up for the 5th one.6/20/2012
Harry Potter and Dumbledore look for Horcruxes, parts of Voldemorts sole, in order to bring him down forever. It was a great movie, though somewhat sad at the end. It was pretty much parallel to the book, and I would recommend this movie to everybody!!!
The gang is growing up7/8/2011
The Harry returns to Hogwarts and he learns more about his enemy, and get help from Dumbledore and a new prof. However the adolescent gang is hit by hormones and all sought of relationships start to build. The story is starting to get more interesting.
Delivered as promised12/9/2010
The DVD was delivered as promised. Have watched it three times since I received it. Great movie, great acting.
What's not to like?12/8/2010
If you're a Harry Potter fan and are collecting the movies, having the sixth installment is, of course, a necessity. While it's not entirely true to the book, it does a pretty good job of hitting the main plot points, and the cinematography and effects are fabulous--on par with all the other films. Got the DVD quickly from the seller and with no problems.