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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray] by Directed by Chris Columbus
Review by Charles Mohapel
Warner Home Video Blu-ray  ISBN/ITEM#: B002GJT4YQ
Date: 22 February 2010 List Price $49.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: IMDB.com / Show Article /

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray] begins with Harry preparing to return for his second year of classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but other parties think differently. These other parties include his Uncle Vernon Dursley, a nasty Muggle if there ever was one, and Dobby, an ill-treated house elf in servitude to a family hostile to Harry and his friends.

From official release/information:

Description: Fantastic 3-Disc Set Includes:

Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 2: Characters

A Whole New Realm of Discovery … Discover the intriguing inside stories of why so many of Britain's most celebrated stars took roles in the series • Go on the set to see firsthand how each of the directors brought unique strengths to the series • Witness the amazing transformations as Daniel, Rupert and Emma grow with their characters over a decade of unprecedented filmmaking. Plus: Never-Before-Seen Screen Tests of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson.

Running Time: 161 minutes / 174 minutes (extended version)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray]

Collectibles include:
48-Page Photo Book with rare images from Years 1-7
2 Ultimate Edition Character Cards (Card No. 3: Rubeus Hagrid, Card No. 4: Severus Snape)

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Disc 1 (Blu-ray Disc) Contains:
Theatrical Version (161 minutes)
Extended Version (174 minutes)

In-Movie Experience with Director Chris Columbus (Available only for Theatrical Version) - An interactive viewer experience in which the entire film is examined. Includes Picture-in-Picture, Storyboard Comparisons, Still Galleries (Requires BonusView or BD-Live Enabled Blu-ray Disc Player)

Warner Bros BD-Live (Requires BD-Live Enabled Blu-ray Disc Player)

Disc 2 (Blu-ray Disc) Contains:
Special Features:

Behind The Story:
"Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 2: Characters" with David Heyman (Producer), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Chris Columbus (Director, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley), Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley), David Barron (Executive Producer), Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick / Griphook), Kenneth Branagh (Professor Gilderoy Lockhart), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), David Bradley (Argus Filch), Richard Harris (Professor Dumbledore), Alfonso Cuarón (Director, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), David Yates (Director, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), David Thewlis (Professor Remus Lupin), Emma Thompson (Professor Sybil Trelawney), Mike Newell (Director, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour), Stanislav Ianevski (Viktor Krum), Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory), Brendan Gleeson (Professor Alastor 'Mad­Eye' Moody), Timothy Spall (Wormtail (Peter Pettigrew)), Alfie Enoch (Dean Thomas), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks), Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall), Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn), Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), and Alan Rickman (Professor Severus Snape). (80:03)

Available only in the Ultimate Editions, the tentatively scheduled programs include:
Part 1: The Magic Begins
Part 2: Characters
Part 3: Magical Creatures
Part 4: The Music of Harry Potter
Part 5: The Evolution of Harry Potter
Part 6: Special Effects
Part 7: Growing Up Potter
Part 8: The Harry Potter Phenomenon

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Revealed (from 2002) with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), Chris Columbus (Director, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Kenneth Branagh (Professor Gilderoy Lockhart), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), David Heyman (Producer), Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), Richard Harris (Professor Dumbledore), and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy). (13:02)

Teasers and TV Spots:

Teaser Trailer (2:06)

Theatrical Trailer (2:11)

TV Spots:
Edge Of Adventure (0:32)
Edge Of Adventure/Kids (0:32)
Friends (0:32)
Next Chapter (0:32)
Don't Miss (0:32)
Prime Suspect (0:32)
Next Chapter/Kids (0:32)
Magic Returns/Kids (0:32)
Hermione/Kids (0:32)
Four Star Review (0:32)
Magic/Kids (0:32)
Return/Kids (0:32)
Time Review (0:32)
Shopping/Kids (0:32)
Legend (0:32)
Time Out/Kids (0:32)
Darkness (0:32)

Additional Footage:

Screen Tests:

Daniel Radcliffe (7:58)
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson (3:56)

Deleted Scenes:
Floating Cake (1:13)
Borgin & Burkes (3:23)
Exiting To Knockturn Alley (0:26)
Flying Car Over London (0:32)
Harry Finds Qwikspell Letter (0:31)
Harry Meets Colin Creevey (0:27)
Dark Arts Exam (1:20)
Rogue Bludger (0:21)
Harry Meets Justin Finch-Fletchley (0:18)
Harry Sits With Hedwig (0:54)
Harry Overhears Students (1:09)
Harry Runs Into Hagrid (0:58)
Ron and Hermione Question Harry (1:21)
Polyjuice Preparation (0:33)
Crabbe & Goyle (0:22)
Ron Remembers Tom Riddle (1:51)
Harry Tells Ron About Hagrid (0:22)
Harry and Ron Use Invisibility Cloak (0:20)
Finding Flying Car In Forbidden Forest (0:43)

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Disc 3 (DVD) Contains:
Additional Scenes:
Floating Cake (1:14)
Flying Car Over London (0:32)
Borgin & Burkes (3:23)
Harry Finds Qwikspell Letter (0:31)
Exiting To Knockturn Alley (0:27)
Harry Meets Colin Creevey (0:29)
Dark Arts Exam (1:20)
Harry Meets Justin Finch-Fletchley (0:24)
Ron and Hermione Question Harry (1:21)
Rogue Bludger (0:23)
Harry Runs Into Hagrid (0:57)
Harry Sits With Hedwig (0:54)
Harry Overhears Students (1:10)
Finding Flying Car In Forbidden Forest (0:44)
Ron Remembers Tom Riddle (1:52)
Crabbe & Goyle (0:22)
Harry Tells Ron About Hagrid (0:23)
Polyjuice Preparation (0:33)
Harry and Ron Use Invisibility Cloak (0:21)

Lockhart's Classroom:
Photo Gallery
Certificates
Required Reading

Extra Credit:
Insert this disc into your computer's CD-ROM for Extra Credit features

Behind Hogwarts
Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves (16:10)

Dumbledore's Office

Interviews with Students, Professors & More:
Students (8:45)
Professors & More (10:39)

Gallery of Production Sketches

Activities:
The Chamber Challenge
The Forbidden Forest Challenge
Colin's Darkroom
Tour Diagon Alley

Spellcaster Knowledge

Game Preview of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets from EA

(Source: Warner Home Video)

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