Big thank you to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, for once again allowing me to review Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets!
This is Harry’s second year at Hogwarts. He expects more of what had already gone on in his first year at the school, but the difference this time around, a chamber opens up. Having already survived the first attempt of Lord Voldermort to return, muggle-born children are attacked and Harry must come to the defense of those that cannot defend themselves. This is where Dobby, a house elf, is introduced. Dobby stays in your mind like Smeagol does for fans of The Lord Of The Rings. Harry, Ron and Hermione are tasked with finding the recently opened chamber and stopping the monster that comes from within it before someone is scared to death, literally.
The HDR again stands out! The darkest of darks are still very visible, especially background details that might otherwise just hide blend in. As with Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (check out my review HERE), some of the visual effects standout because they are intended for 2K (HD), so when everything is scaled up for the 4K Ultra HD, one can tell them apart from what was actually shot on film. There are moments in the movie where you can tell the original movie was shot on film before everyone started filming with digital. 4K Ultra HD is still the format I suggest watching movies in, with the Dolby Atmos Surround Sound, it is the CLOSEST thing to watching a movie in a theater. If you take the time to watch the 4K Ultra HD disc and then the Blu-Ray, you’ll understand what I’m talking about as far as the visuals and audio are concerned.
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Harry Melling, Toby Jones, Jim Norton, Veronica Clifford, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Mark Williams, Chris Rankin
Forced to spend his summer holidays with his muggle relations, Harry Potter gets a real shock when he gets a surprise visitor: Dobby the house-elf, who warns Harry Potter against returning to Hogwarts, for terrible things are going to happen. Harry decides to ignore Dobby’s warning and continues with his pre-arranged schedule. But at Hogwarts, strange and terrible things are indeed happening: Harry is suddenly hearing mysterious voices from inside the walls, muggle-born students are being attacked, and a message scrawled on the wall in blood puts everyone on his/her guard – “The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies Of The Heir, Beware.”
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