Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron and Hermione return as teenagers to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their third year of study, where they delve into the mystery surrounding an escaped prisoner who seems to pose a dangerous threat to Harry.


Studio Warner
SKU 206120396
UPC 012569809598
UPC 14 00012569809598
Format HD DVD
Release Date 12/11/2007
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Alan Gilmore, et. al. - Art Director
Alan Rickman - Actor
Alfonso Cuaron - Director
Daniel Radcliffe - Actor
David Heyman - Producer
David Thewlis - Actor
Emma Thompson - Actor
Emma Watson - Actor
Gary Oldman - Actor
J.K. Rowling - Based On Novel By
John Williams - Original Music By
Julie Christie - Actor
Maggie Smith - Actor
Michael Barnathan - Executive Producer
Michael Gambon - Actor
Michael Seresin - Cinematographer
Richard Griffiths - Actor
Robbie Coltrane - Actor
Rupert Grint - Actor
Steve Kloves - Screenplay
Steven Weisberg - Editor
Stuart Craig - Production Designer
Winner (2005) British Academy Awards, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Audience Award
Nominee (2005) British Academy Awards, David Heyman, et. al., Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film,British Academy Awards, John Richardson, et. al., Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects,British Academy Awards, Amanda Knight, et. al., Best Make Up/Hair,British Academy Awards, Stuart Craig, Best Production Design,Grammy, John Williams, Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media,Oscar, John Williams, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score,Oscar, Tim Burke, et. al., Best Achievement in Visual Effects,People's Choice, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Favorite Sequel,People's Choice, Gary Oldman, Favorite Villain Movie Star
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review It's interesting to note that, of the three Harry Potter novels thus far filmed, the longest on the written page has turned into the shortest on screen. This is a good thing, because it means that the filmmakers are becoming less literal and more cinematic in their adaptations. A flaw of the first two movies, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, is that they tried to cram every nuance into the screenplay - an act that had a negative impact upon the films' pacing. For Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, script-writer Steve Kloves has pared J.K. Rowling's story to its essence, resulting in a more streamlined motion picture...With both The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter movies proving to be solid box-office performers, there's little question that the [fantasy] genre is here to stay. Although Tolkien's story is done, J.K. Rowling's has at least four more installments to go (the final two of which haven't even been published). If the filmmakers continue to keep the quality level high, there will be plenty of pleasurable hours ahead. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban proves that a new director with a different perspective can freshen a series that could otherwise resort to stale repetition.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Pardon the pun, but when it comes to Harry Potter films, the third time's a charm. Not that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets weren't excellent movies. They were. But Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban eclipses both of them...First, important information for Potter purists: 1) Three key points have been changed to streamline the story, which results in a nice adaptation, but not a faithful one. Whether these changes will affect future books/films is a question many are pondering. Author JK Rowling, in an interview with USA Today, claimed that director Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tu Mama Tambien) unintentionally made choices that foreshadow events in Books Six and Seven; 2) Numerous subplots have been deleted entirely; 3) There is only one Quidditch scene (you know which one)...Whereas the first two films were clearly kids' movies--despite grownups showing up in costume for midnight premieres--the mood of Azkaban reflects the adolescence it portrays...If you are new to the world of Harry Potter, fear not. Although Azkaban provides only minimal backstory, a fellow reviewer said she was able to follow along with no problem--and she thoroughly enjoyed the film.
Reviewer Sarah Chauncey
ReviewRating 9
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format HD DVD
Ebert & Roeper Two big thumbs up for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Peter Rainer, New York Magazine Powerfully entrancing! This true kid's classic is just as magical for adults.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Irresistible fun.
Richard Corliss, Time A smart enjoyable film...this one is truly wizard!
Ryan Sucher, ShowTime One of the Best Films of all time!
$3.50 + free shipping
$29.99 You save $26.49 (88%)
Rakuten Super Points Earn 4 ($0.04) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: HD DVD
Condition: Used-Acceptable
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™