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Aro Recommended Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


USA 2001, 147 minutes
Dir. Chris Columbus
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Family / Fantasy

Topics: Gothic.


Aroview: Immensely popular, this star-studded adaptation of JK Rowling’s first book thankfully captures the essence of orphan Harry’s tale of apprenticeship to Hogswarts School for Wizards.

With its unpretentiously derivative world – part-Tolkien, part-C.S. Lewis, part-Dickens – this has special f/x galore, scary moments and a true understanding of its appeal to kids, only missing the satire that clinched the books for adults.

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 4:3

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