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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Two-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 128 (Feb 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis & Emma Thompson,

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
All special features are included on Disc Two of the Two-Disc Special Edition and are as follows: ten minutes of deleted scenes and the following three featurettes: The Hidden Secrets Of Harry Potter (45 minutes); Harry Potter: The Magic Of Editing (six minutes), which also contains an Easter Egg at the conclusion; and Trailing Tonks (20 minutes).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 117492
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

Sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images
(Retail Price): $34.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 139
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/11/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Yates
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix finds the young wizard, Harry (Radcliffe), beginning his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, only to discover that much of the wizarding community has been led to believe that his recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort is a lie. To make matters worse, there is a new Defense Against The Dark Arts instructor, who teaches the inferior

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.37:1 DVD exhibits a bold color scheme with nicely saturated hues and natural-looking fleshtones. Black levels are adequately deep and shadow delineation is nicely rendered. The picture can have a convincingly dimensional appearance, but there are times when it looks overly flat. The image is often hampered by excessive noise, and the imagery generally has an artificially digitized look, with shimmering and pixel breakup noticeable throughout the presentation. Fine details can also look somewhat soft. Edge enhancement is also recognizable, which can be a distraction. (Danny Richelieu)

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