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If you've got a long, rainy weekend ahead of you and have every intention of enjoying a good twenty hours on the sofa, nab yourself this Potter-a-thon. The films are satisfying, entertaining, and manage to engage the viewer without demanding much in return. They stand alone pretty well, too. In fact, while they thread fairly well as a film series, you'd do best to think of them as a different creature than the books. Sometimes (I'm looking at you, film #7), they cut out the one scene with the ten seconds of exposition that would have made a dozen other plot points make sense. To their credit, though, they're still fun to watch.
This particular set is pretty bare. You get a box with a bunch of flippy disc holders in it, and there's one disc per movie. (Curiously, they're slightly out of sequence in the box, even though they came brand new.) I get the sense that they just took the first disc of what was a two-disc set when the individual film came out on DVD, stuck it in a different box, and relabeled it as a collection. Some discs just happen to have a couple of special features attached; most do not. It seems slapped together. But all the discs work fine, and if you want 20-something hours of comfort film, this is an amazingly economical way to do it.
Harry Potter movies will never get old for me. The only bad thing about this particular collection is that it doesn't offer very many Special Features (i.e. featurettes with the actors, behind the scene clips, interviews with the actors etc.). Also the Language settings aren't consistent (i.e. some discs offer French subtitles some do not, kinda random). But if it's just the movies you're interested in, this will be more than sufficient.
Even though I had never read a Harry Potter books and I'm more than a few decades out of the age range they were written for, I found myself getting drawn into the fantasy after seeing a friends 4th and 5th installments.
Knowing the full story line is only possible by watching all eight movies. I'm more than glad I did! One can only appreciate the movies fully by seeing them all and in order.
The set of eight movies comes in a small, well thought out case that takes up about the same space as 3 standard DVD cases. I would not hesitate to recommend this product.
I thought $20 for the entire Harry Potter collection was a steal, having not owned any of them prior, but the quality of the movies were subpar. There is no bonus material, which is understandable, but the quality is a little fuzzy/pixelated. Even the images on the individual DVDs seem printed at home. Still enjoying the movies though, even if its not high definition, and there were no physical issues with the product. Shipping was great, and I'm a big enough Harry Potter fan and an even bigger bargain hunter to overlook the overall movie quality. However, if you're expecting a boxed collection with bonus footage and high definition, this is not the product for you.
Considering the fact that I have been a Potter fan from day one, and bought each Dvd as it came out and watched them with my kids until they were worn out, this collection was great for our needs. No extras, like the silly games that are now outdated anyway, just the movies that are a pretty good quality and reasonably priced. Would recommend.
I did not receive this DVD set within the time promised. Also, there was a small scratch on one of the discs, but it still played fine. Overall a much cheaper alternative to buying the DVD's separately.
Basic but if you just want the films, it's great!
I have nothing else to write about this but ebay forces you to write at least 100 characters for a review.
Great set. Includes no special features however. Disc 7 has no cover art. Overall a good deal with minor flaws.
For the person new to Harry Potter or for the Harry Potter fan this is a good set of movies to have.
Loved the fact all 8 movies were in one place at a discounted price. However, 3 of the discs were scratched so parts of the movie were skipped and now I have to go out and buy 3 new movies because I have no idea what happens during those scene skips. Other than that, awesome product. I absolutely love it.