This review is for the DVD of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This was the first movie baised off the popular book series that was written by J.K. Rowling. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson as the three main characters. Also starring John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters. This film is 2 hours and 33 minutes long.
The movie is about a young boy, named Harry, being raised by his, not so loving, Aunt and Uncle due to the fact that his parents are both dead. Harry starts receiving letters for a school. A school of witchcraft and Wizardry called Hogworts. Once Harry makes it to Hogwarts School he meets and becomes fast friends with Ron and Hermione. He also makes some fast enemies as well. Harry learns more about his parents and a very evil Wizard known mostly as "He who shall not be named, " Or "You know who, " or as most Harry Potter fans will know, Lord Voldemort. Harry finds out that Lord Voldemort is the Wizard that killed his parents and that he would do anything to get hold of Harry too. As Harry starts to learn his Wizard spells and makes new friends at school, he is also getting strange feelings that he feels have something to do with Lord Voldemort. While exploring with Ron and Hermione one day, the 3 students run across a room with a vicious three headed dog, named Fluffy, guarding a trap door in the floor. After finding out the secrate to putting Fluffy to sleep they slip into the door and into the rooms below. The find one of their Professors there. He has been helping Lord Voldemort and Voldemort is now a parasite attached to the Professors head. Voldemorte wants the Sorcerer's stone which he is sure that Harry must have. After a battle, Harry and his friends win ... for now.
For any fan of the Harry Potter book series, this movie is a must see. It's defenatly one that needs to be in your DVD collection. It is filled with action and friendship, even good life lessons. Even if you have never read the Harry Potter Series you will still enjoy this movie. The story line is easy enough to follow that you do not need to have read the books to get the plot of the story.
The film was made in 2001 so the video quality is a little fuzzy when played on a Blu-Ray player. Even though 2001 was only 10 years ago, the movie technology has improved and you can tell it on this DVD. It's nothing that takes away from watching the film and it won't bother you, unless you are very bothered by not perfectly clear HD quality. There are no extras on this DVD either. Still a very enjoyable film, even after 10 years.