Muggles and wizards and wands, oh my!! Box office records were broken and promo sales outspoken as Pottermania hit the theatres with an egregious team ready to cast their spell on ye.
To namedrop just a wee Brit : Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, John Hurt, Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, John Cleese, and Julie Walters round out this first installment in the Harry Potter series, directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Gremlins).
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a faithfully reproduced, delightful adventure that will not disappoint Potterites of any age. The spot-on characterizations, true-to-form storyline, and superb special effects combine to render J.K. Rowling's vision with intelligence, charm, and imagination.
Daniel Radcliffe is perfect as the young wizard, Harry Potter, who's whisked away from abusive relatives to hone his special skills at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Co-whiz kids Hermoine Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) join him in enough high-flying, wand-waving, magical escapades to keep you justifiably spellbound for the entire 2 hour running time.
-Theatrical and Extended Version
-In-Movie Experience (Theatrical Version only)
-Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins
-Exclusive Introduction by Daniel Radcliffe
-Never-Before-Seen Screen Tests
-On the Set the First Day of Shooting
-Chris Columbus Step-by-Step Decisions
-New and Vintage Interviews with Daniel, Rupert and Emma
-48-Page Photo Book
-2 Ultimate Edition Collector's Cards