Mc-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 220215774
UPC 883929191376
UPC 14 00883929191376
Format DVD
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Based On A Novel
Children
Coming Of Age
Family (General)
Fantasy
Kids Adventure
Magic
Sequel
Theatrical Release
Witches
Witches And Wizards
Editors Note
Note In this adaptation of the third book in J.K. Rowling's best-selling series, Harry Potter (Danielle Radcliffe) and his best friends Hermoine (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint), must face the dangerous convict Sirius Black (Gary Oldman), who has ties with their enemy Lord Voldemort. The spectacular fantasy-adventure action of the earlier movies (SORCERER'S STONE and CHAMBER OF SECRETS) is once again presented here, as Alfonso Cuaron lends his unique directorial style to recreating Rowling's magical story on celluloid. A scarier, darker story than the first two, this one concerns the mystery behind why Sirius Black is tracking Harry Potter. Slowly Harry and his friends unravel the clues, and learn secrets about Harry's parents that had all along been hidden from him. Meanwhile, because the deranged Sirius poses a threat to all students at Hogwarts, the school enlists a group of daunting black ghosts called Dementors to stand guard. These flying ghouls have a powerful effect on Harry and frighten him to his core. Yet even these chilling obstacles don't dampen the spirits of the youthful wizards, who meet Buckbeak--a giant flying hawk-horse creature, welcome a new dark arts teacher (David Thewlis) and a new divination teacher (Emma Thompson), and are still determined to beat the rival Slytherin team in Quidditch. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN offers a visually stunning interpretation of the revered book, and will thrill viewers with its special effects, it's penetrating John Williams score, and its superb performances.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "[T]he first movie in the series with fear and wonder in its bones, and genuine fun, too....The whole movie zips along with a matter-of-fact cleverness that stays a step ahead of you." 06/11/2004 p.93-4
Rolling Stone "Not only is this dazzler by far the best and most thrilling of the three Harry Potter movies to date, it's a film that can stand on its own..." 06/24/2004 p.186
New York Times "This is surely the most interesting of the three Potter movies....It feels at once more dangerous, more thoroughly enchanted and more real." 06/04/2004 p.E1
Sight and Sound "The magic here works not just on the level of weird and wonderful ghosts and monsters but through a series of haunting images that draw attention to key themes and a breadth of imagination..." 08/01/2004 p.51-4
USA Today "Alfonso Cuaron directs for mood, and the result is the most satisfying HARRY to date." 11/26/2004 p.4E
Los Angeles Times "[Cuaron] brought a new style and intelligence to Hogwarts." 11/25/2004 p.E27
Wall Street Journal "The movie's set pieces seduce you with elegance, wit or suspense." 11/18/2010
Directors
Alfonso Cuaron
Actors
Daniel Radcliffe
Emma Watson
Rupert Grint
Cast & Crew
Mark Williams - Star
Maggie Smith - Star
Warwick Davis - Star
Robbie Coltrane - Star
Emma Thompson - Star
Gemma Jones - Star
Sally Mortemore - Star
Fiona Shaw - Star
Alan Rickman - Star
Timothy Spall - Star
Jason Isaacs - Star
John Cleese - Star
Daniel Radcliffe - Star
Bonnie Wright - Star
Emma Watson - Star
Gary Oldman - Star
David Thewlis - Star
David Bradley - Star
Miriam Margolyes - Star
Tom Felton - Star
Richard Griffiths - Star
Shirley Henderson - Star
Michael Gambon - Star
Julie Walters - Star
Rupert Grint - Star
David Barron - Executive Producer
Mark Radcliffe - Executive Producer
John Williams - Composer
Steve Kloves - Screenwriter
Roger Pratt - Director of Photography
David Heyman - Producer
Chris Columbus - Producer
Michael Barnathan - Executive Producer
Alfonso Cuaron - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
UPC 00883929191376
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 142 minutes
Color Color
Features
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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