Movie Review: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (4K Ultra HD Combo Pack)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is based on J.K. Rowling‘s popular children’s novels. The movie was directed by Mike Newell from a screenplay by Steve Kloves and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Robert Pattinson, Ralph Fienes, Brendan Gleeson and Michael Gambon. The score is by John Williams.

This 2005 sequel shows Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) return to Hogwarts for their fourth year. The Goblet of Fire is quickly introduced as well as other schools that have arrived to compete in the Triwizard Tournament. Harry isn’t eligible to compete but he’s somehow is chosen to participate in the dark contest that ends up becoming a deadly game of survival because Voldemort (Ralph Fienes) has finally returned in “human form” and he’s brought some help. This is where Harry learns a little more about his past plus he also gets some much needed assistance from a few surprising characters who show up to aid him in his battle against the dark lord.

The story for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was a really interesting even though the movie did feature a few weird moments. The introduction of the two other schools was just strange. This was also the first Harry Potter movie to have a PG-13 rating because things got even darker for the heroes in this one plus it was the first to have a finale that didn’t end on a positive note. Once again, all of the acting was fantastic and the actors did a great job with their performances. Even more new characters were introduced as well as the return of a few favorites. The props/sets all looked grand and all of the special effects were so impressive. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a beautifully shot movie and is visually stunning. The movie was even nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction.

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. These Ultra HD movies all come in black keep cases which helps them easily standout from the popular blue cases that have been around since day one. The front features the awesome artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, an image and list of special features. Each disc is black and features the movie logo. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this UHD release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio for this release.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features in HD, and a Digital version of the feature film. Ultra HD Blu-ray showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before. For the complete 4K Ultra HD experience with HDR, a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and a high-speed HDMI (category 2) cable are required. All eight Harry Potter films on Ultra HD Blu-ray feature DTS:X audio, which replicates and conveys the fluid movement of sound to create a richer experience than previously possible by moving sound to precisely where the mixer placed it. A hallmark of DTS:X immersive audio technology is its ability to adapt to the speaker layout to best fit the individual viewing space by seamlessly transporting sound to and through specific locations within the viewing environment – in front of, behind, above and beside the audience.

Bottom line is, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was another fantastic entry into this beloved fantasy franchise and I enjoyed revisiting it. The story was really good even though the movie itself offered up a few weird moments. Let’s just say this is courtesy of director Mike Newell who has a different style of filmmaking than his predecessors. This fourth entry also included a grim ending for the characters where the other movies always ended on a postive note. This movie has never looked or sounded better than it does now in 4K. Even the front covers for these new releases look awesome and WB did a great job on this third Harry Potter UHD release. This movie has never looked or sounded better than it does now in 4K plus WB has included the theatrical and extended cuts of the movie. Even the front covers for these new releases look awesome. WB did a great job on this second Harry Potter UHD release. Also, remember that the final four Harry Potter movies are already available on UHD because they were released earlier this year along with the home video arrival of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is now available on a 3-Disc 4K Ultra HD+Blu-ray+Digital HD Combo Pack and is definitely worth checking out.

Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Run Time:  157 Minutes

Rated: PG-13

4K Ultra HD Video: 2160p Ultra High Definition 16X9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

4K Ultra HD Audio: English DTS:X / EDA 5.1 / French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition 16X9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Special Features: The Harry Potter films on Ultra HD Blu-ray contain the same special features that were included on each of the film’s previous Blu-ray releases. The impressive extras are located on the Blu-ray discs. The UHD disc only includes the feature. There’s also a digital copy of the movie included with this release.

Blu-ray Disc 1

  • In-Movie Experience: The Weasley Twins take you on a hilarious ride to see behind-the-scenes action.

Blu-ray Disc 2

Behind The Story

  • Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 4: Sound and Music (54:12)
  • Conversations with the Cast (30:36)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Behind the Magic (48:51)
  • Inside Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (43:48)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Adventure Continues (24:12)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Some Animal Magic (23:25)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Dark Matters, new Masters (13:02)

 

  • Deleted Scenes (09:58)
  • Trailers (03:33)

 

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