Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Rated: PG-13/Region O/2:40/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 3
Available from Warner Brothers
Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord’s three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.
While the last film sets things up, this is the movie where we get all the reward and the results is a movie that never lets up and is always on the go and rocking from the opening scene on. Often called one of the best Potter films of the franchise, I think this is a Harry Potter movie that might only be at odds with The Prisoner of Azkaban for that title. This is a film in the story that taps into real emotion. I don’t want to dare spoil anything but the stuff with Snape and the late Alan Rickman is perhaps the cornerstone of what makes this movie what it ends up becoming. Harry Potter movies can be a whole bunch of fun but the emotion is something that adds a whole other level to it and this is a movie that certainly has just that.
On top of all that, the whole movie looked spectacular! Not just in HD but in the 4K look as well. The cinematography is really well done. Basically, the movie was beautiful to look at and visuals were spectacular. The cast all brought their A-game for this one and the acting is another thing that really drives this Potter movie home. Daniel Radcliffe did an amazing job and was very memorable as Harry Potter. That being said, I still think Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort might be one of the better acting performances we’ve seen in the whole franchise and it deserves a good mention as well here in this review. All in all, this was a great way to finish off the Harry Potter movies and I think it is a worthy film for not just Potter fans but everyone in general.
– The 4K disc has no extras but the extras can be found on the Blu-ray
– Maximum Movie Mode
– Focus Point Featurettes
– Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 8: Growing Up
– The Deathly Hallows, Part 2: Behind the Magic
– A Conversation with Rowling and Radcliffe: Extended Version
– The Deathly Hallows, Part 2: Behind the Story Featurettes
– The Deathly Hallows, Part 2: The Quest Featurettes
– Deleted Scenes
– Hogwart’s Last Stand: Extended Version
– The Women of Harry Potter
– Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
– Pottermore Preview
Quality of Transfer: 97%