Harry Potter complete 8-film collection: Kenneth Turan’s DVD pick


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The Harry Potter films are surely a one-of-a-kind series: Eight films made over more than a decade, with the trio of young actors -- Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint -- aging just as the characters in the story do.

Now that the series is over, Warner Bros. has put out this complete DVD collection. No extras are provided on these discs, but just having all the films in a single boxed set allows viewers the luxury of comparing and contrasting the work of the four directors who toiled on the series, as well as the pleasure of seeing the cream of Britain’s acting community making appearances.


We’ll not see the like of this for some time to come.


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--Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times film critic