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Title:
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone [DVD videorecording]
Author:
Heyman, David, 1961-
ISBN / ISSN:
079076735X
Edition:
Special widescreen version.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format; widescreen format

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.

Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.

Special features: Never-before-seen footage; 360° self-guided tour of Hogwarts; interview with director, Chris Columbus, and producer, David Heyman; learn how to play quidditch; meet the ghosts of Hogwarts; cast a spell over a scene, mix potions, perform transfigurations, sneak past Fluffy, explore Diagon Alley, have a wand choose you, catch a snitch; DVD-ROM features: colect wizard trading cards; be sorted by the Sorting Hat; download screensaver and Remembrall; receive owl emails; weblink.
Abstract:
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
Language Note:
Soundtracks in English and Spanish; subtitles in English and Spanish.

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The best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling (titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in England, as was this film adaptation) becomes this hotly anticipated fantasy adventure from Chris Columbus, the winner of a high-stakes search for a director to bring the first in a hoped-for franchise of Potter films to the screen by Warner Bros. Upon his 11th birthday, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), who lives in misery with an aunt and uncle that don't want him, learns from a giant named Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) that he is the orphaned son of powerful wizards. Harry is offered a place at prestigious Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards that exists in a realm of magic and fantasy outside the dreary existence of normal humans or "Muggles." At Hogwarts, Harry quickly makes new friends and begins piecing together the mystery of his parents' deaths, which appear not to have been accidental after all. The film features alternate-version scenes for every mention of the titular rock. Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, John Cleese, and Fiona Shaw co-star. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi