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EW Reviews Goblet of Fire DVD

Published March 8, 2006 in DVD News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros
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With the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to retailer shelves yesterday, March 7th, the DVD reviews have begun to sprout up everywhere.

I had hoped to have a DVD review for our readers up by today but had to visit the parents for a day to visit my pops who recently came out of a minor surgery. Not that I am giving excuses... but there you go.

Fortunately, there are enough early reviews online to fill your time and help you decide whether the DVD for the latest installment in the Harry Potter franchise is worth the purchase.

Wait a sec? Of course it is worth the purchase; we are talking about Harry Potter here!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD Review

Entertainment Weekly has released their review on the DVD for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Though the review has great comments about the extra features included with the DVD, the reviewer finishes with giving the DVD a B- score.

What the...?

The two-disc DVD of installment 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a high-end bookmark, then. The film's CGI showpieces translate to the small screen, but it's the all-encompassing teen angst that moves to center stage. By the end of Goblet, with the appearance of a fearsome, noseless Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort and a father's howl of anguish over his dead son, it's clear the Potter franchise has grown up.

That's okay, since the bonus disc is the equivalent of a security blanket right out of the dryer. Eight extra scenes and various making-of featurettes are engaging filler, and the videogames are, as ever, profoundly useless to anyone negotiating them with a TV remote. The segment titled ''Reflections on the Fourth Film'' gives a surprisingly touching sense of the camaraderie among the young cast members; and a prolonged postproduction chat with Radcliffe (without glasses!), Emma Watson (wearing braces!), and Rupert Grint (shorter hair!) shows them to be both refreshing dorks and seasoned pros.

I am expecting to check out all the added features for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by tonight. For the time being, head over to EW to check out their entire report.

For our review, updates, trailers, movie stills and posters, go to the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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