Big thank you to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for allowing me to review the 4K Ultra HD version of Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire!
Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts kicks off with him being selected to be a competitor in the Tri-Wizard tournament. A tournament in which dangerous competition takes place, usually for older competing students. All sorts of challengers arrive to compete from other academies that span the globe. Harry, Hermione and Ron all stumble through the competition, showing their evolution from younger kids to teenagers, who also happen to be learning the ways of Hogwarts. Throughout the competition an evil presence can be felt lurking in the background. No matter who wins the competition, there will be some unlikely outcomes for both the winner and losers. Conspirators manipulated events to reintroduce Voldemort to the world. The evil one can be blamed for the deaths of Harry’s parents and also that significant scar on Harry’s forehead.
Now we are getting somewhere! Technology has started evolving with the way movies were made. The quality of the picture is absolutely better than the first three movies for the fact that the movie itself was shot at a higher resolution. The special effects don’t stand out like a sore thumb like the previous movies because they match the resolution the movie was shot in. The colors are nice and warm and bright. A moment that stays in your head, when the all girl’s school shows up, in the bright blue dresses. The dresses and the blue smoke and potion for the tournament picker shows all the varying hues of blue. Again, the true black stands out, especially with things in the background and being able to still see them. One thing I’ve always said, the way to tell picture quality for certain is how fire looks in the movie and Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire doesn’t disappoint! The fire that comes from the dragon looks amazing! The detail that shows on the dragon also never loses quality or pixelates.
I’m still amazed by Dolby Atmos as far as sound is concerned! You hear everything, from steps in the hallway at Hogwarts to the dragon flying around in the air. You can tell the movement in the surround sound. The school dance makes you feel like you’re actually at the event.
Daniel Radcliffe, Eric Sykes, Timothy Spall, David Tennant, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Mark Williams, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, Jeff Rawle, Robert Pattiinson, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton, Stanislav Yanevski,
Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts is about to start and he is enjoying the summer vacation with his friends. They get the tickets to The Quidditch World Cup Final but after the match is over, people dressed like Lord Voldemort’s ‘Death Eaters’ set a fire to all the visitors’ tents, coupled with the appearance of Voldemort’s symbol, the ‘Dark Mark’ in the sky, which causes a frenzy across the magical community. That same year, Hogwarts is hosting ‘The Triwizard Tournament’, a magical tournament between three well-known schools of magic : Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang. The contestants have to be above the age of 17, and are chosen by a magical object called Goblet of Fire. On the night of selection, however, the Goblet spews out four names instead of the usual three, with Harry unwittingly being selected as the Fourth Champion. Since the magic cannot be reversed, Harry is forced to go with it and brave three exceedingly difficult tasks.
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