Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Michael G, Clemence Po, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Miranda Richardson, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs, Robert Pattinson|
|Genres:||Children, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Fantasy Worlds, Harry Potter, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
|Run time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Mar 2006|
|Main languages:||English, Audio Description|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, English, Greek, Icelandic|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
This year, Hogwarts is hosting the Tri Wizard festival, and there may be a plot afoot to off Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) during the proceedings.
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Like all the Harry ...By Rip from Manchester , 13 Jun 2006
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[Highly rated reviewer]Like all the Harry Potter films this is excellent.
I always look forward to enjoying a good 2 hours of magic.
great to see Miss Jones from 'Rising Damp' on the screen again too!
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'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire'By a customer from Pontefract , 31 Oct 2009My gandchildren enjoyed it very much.
Harry Potter & the Goblet of FireBy Lion (82 reviews) from Maidstone , 15 Oct 2009Another good Potter film, excellent effects & can't wait for the next one.
The most entertaining HP fillum..Still just for kiddiesBy Huntsman123 (1 review) from Cambridge , 29 Sep 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis is the most joyful book for me, taking the classic plot device of engaging the cast in a series a trials (which finally gives some linear quality to a HP story) and then making them REALLY bright and flashy! Throw in the greater immersion in the ministry, wizard lifestyle and the Death Eater back story (although there's disappointingly no big revelations or twists- the Voldemort bits in this book are set-ups for Deathly Hallows, or show how brutal and conniving the 'goodies' were in the punishment of Death Eaters- a real social phenomenon seen often in Latin America in clearing out old or inhumane regimes. Shades of grey between good and evil? In a kiddy's film? Gosh. But then that's why there are four houses in Hogwarts whose alumni have completely different ethics. Keeping the peace is a dodgy business. On this line I did enjoy Reeter Skeeter in the book and she's undercooked in the film, but maybe the satire of the gutwrenching injustice of tabloid misinformation is too much even for the increasingly dark HP movies).
Also there's even more chances for the young actors to start whetting their beak with the introduction of sexuality in a exceptional teen-sensitive way. (JK Rowling may have the literary prowess of a Mills & Boon loving suburban housewife, but she's got the tribulations of young people down to a T). The film is more of an ensemble piece than any of the books have ever tried to be and I laud them for it.
Apart from a great wee story, G.O.F. continues the trend of the movies becoming less uncertain of themselves, for example being more knowing and mirthful in the 'cameo' star turns and the realisation of the grandiosity and inherent darkness of the wizard world. Beautifully dressed, set, lit, filmed and edited. The attention to detail and ability to fascinate visually is what really makes this more than simple kids schlock. I find this book makes much more mature and effective condensation of the sometimes dreary and waffling book (aka Harry Potter and the Structurally Reinforced Bedside Table- thanks Hugh Dennis) and I believe that the studio was influenced by the attention to detail required by Peter Jackson's LOTR and as such gave that scope to the new team from Prisoner of Azkaban onwards.
The difference in the new films (and begrudgingly the books) is fuller appreciation of the locations and the social issues different from 'muggle' society other than we have electrical goods (what a hoot) and this adds depth to the characters actions. The better use of the completely imaginary landscape is what is making each film more engaging and relative to the first two IMO, watchable.
Still, not one for grown-ups, so leave your maturity out and find an excuse to find a young relative to watch it with.
Good FilmBy filmdog (45 reviews) from Banbury , 11 Sep 2009Good film, dark and disturbing, good acting.
the best of the lotBy IL (7 reviews) from london , 06 Jul 2009the only one I managed to sit through without falling a sleep or being bored.