The Harry Potter series is one of the most popular book series of all time. Since the first movie was released, millions of fans have been able to witness the adventures of Harry Potter first-hand. If you’re among that group then I have some great news! The entire series is now available on Blu-ray, and you can watch them all in magnificent detail. Not only that, but you can also enjoy them on the big screen with incredible image quality and perfect sound. So if you’re looking to indulge in some classic Hollywood magic then I’d say the Harry Potter series is the place to do it.
The Harry Potter Series On Blu-ray
The first two Harry Potter movies were actually filmed several years before the first book was released. However, after the popularity of the first two movies increased, the rest of the series was hastily put together to capitalize on its success. This resulted in some discrepancies between the books and the movies, but that’s part of what makes the series so much fun to watch. The books are essentially canon, while the movies sometimes get a little creative with the source material.
Since the entire series has been turned into a cinematic masterpiece it’s only natural that fans would want to own it. Fortunately, thanks to brilliant work from Disney and Warner Bros., we have the opportunity to do just that. All eight films in the Harry Potter series are now available to own on Blu-ray. And for those who love the movies then this is definitely the gift that keeps on giving.
Which Is the Best Harry Potter Movie?
The Harry Potter series is packed full of adventure, and it’s been years since the last book was released. So it’s only natural that fans would want to see how the story has progressed in the years since the last book was published. Luckily, all eight movies cover major events from the books, so you won’t have any problems keeping up with the story. And since the movies adapt the books into exciting and often magical adventures, they’re always going to be a treat for fans.
It would be impossible to determine the “best” movie in the series. Instead, we’ll have to settle for the “most exciting” or “best for its time”. As for now, there’s no question that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the most exciting movie in the series. It adapts Newt Scamander’s adventures as a New York City-based game warden, and a lot happens in the movie. From a massive creature attack to a dark wizarding battle to an epic confrontation between Harry Potter and the film’s main antagonist, Grindelwald. It’s an exhilarating movie that finally gives us some back story on the fearsome beast that is the Yeti.
The same can be said for the fourth movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It’s the only one of the series that’s set in Europe, and it really highlights that aspect. We get to see a whole other country under the spell of Harry’s arch nemesis, Lord Voldemort. And this time the action really kicks up a notch as we see more creatures and dinosaurs than we’ve ever seen before in one movie. It will thrill any fan of the genre.
The Past, Present, And Future Of Harry Potter
Each movie in the series features an original score by John Williams, one of the most prolific and esteemed film composers of all time. Every single one of these scores is now available on Blu-ray, adding another layer of value to these releases. It wouldn’t be right to discuss the Harry Potter series without mentioning the importance John Williams had in making the entire series possible. Without his amazing compositions the movies would have been completely different, and maybe even less exciting. So, as much as we can, let’s celebrate the grandiose soundtracks John Williams conjured for us.
A Looking Back At The Past
While we’re on the subject of John Williams, let’s not forget about his incredible work on the Star Wars saga. He was also responsible for the music in the James Bond films, so it’s no wonder that he’s regarded as one of the greatest film composers of all time. He’s even been called “the John Williams of our time”. This is a fitting comparison, as Williams has indeed created timeless pieces of music that will live on for generations. Anyone who has ever seen or heard of James Bond knows exactly what I mean.
The Present And Future Of Harry Potter
The other composers who worked on the Harry Potter film series were also exceptional. Michael Giacchino, who worked on the first three Harry Potter films, went on to score the popular Aladdin film, as well as the television series The Leftovers. Alan Silvestri, who worked on the next two films, went on to score the first two Toy Story films as well as the first two Toy Story television specials. Finally, Howard Shore, who worked on the last two movies, scored the Dark Knight Trilogy, and also worked on the Lord of the Rings series, went on to score the two Hobbit films and The Battle of the Five Armies. So, as much as we can, let’s celebrate the many talented composers who have worked on the Harry Potter film series.
Why Are The Harry Potter Films Important?
Even if you weren’t a fan of the Harry Potter series then you must know that it was important. The first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was the best-reviewed movie of 1998 and it went on to be nominated for numerous awards, including a Best Picture Oscar nomination. Since then, the series has sold over 300 million books worldwide, making it one of the best-selling series of all time. So it’s clear that the filmmakers did their jobs when they adapted the books into movies. They knew exactly what made the series special and they did their best to keep that magic alive on the big screen.
These days, fans of the series can rejoice as the entire series is available on Blu-ray. Not only that, but fans can also own the original Harry Potter novels so that they can read the classics in their entirety. It wouldn’t be right to discuss the Harry Potter series without mentioning the significant impact it had on pop culture. The entire series was considered innovative for its time, and it still ranks among the top five series on IMDb’s all-time best films list. So, as much as we can, let’s celebrate the fact that one of the greatest movie series of all time is now available to own on Blu-ray. It’s a treat for any movie lover who wants to indulge in some classic cinema magic. And for those who haven’t watched the series yet, now is a perfect opportunity to get into the habit of reading. You’ll soon find yourself hooked. And who knows? Maybe before you know it, you’ll be craving a trip to Diagon Alley to get your hands on a new wand.