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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 72 (May 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith & Julie Walters

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc set offers a most dreadful, waste-of-time cast & crew selection (appalling, especially for a special edition); a Year One At Hogwarts trailer, and the theatrical trailer for year two: "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets." Disc Two starts with a preview for the "Harry Potter" video games; 19 additional scenes; and Professor Gilderoy Lockhart

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23592
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Scary moments, some creature violence and mild language
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 161
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/11/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Chris Columbus
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Special Notes:
Sold separately in a 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
"Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets" is the second installment in a series of spellbinding adaptations from J.K. Rowling

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture is quite a magical visual experience. Images are sharp and well defined, with nicely balanced contrast and shadow delineation. The tiny hairs atop Doddy, the house-elf

The Dolby

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