Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Mike Newell
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Rated: PG-13/Region O/2:40/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 3
Available from Warner Brothers

When Harry Potter’s name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools – the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined.

Rounding out the four recent 4K releases of Harry Potter films we have 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. From an upgrading side of things, this movie (like the rest) looks amazing and really has the depth and detail you want in a 4K movie you are probably upgrading from normal Blu-ray. You won’t be let-down by a Harry Potter movie you find on 4K. One of the only complaints I’d ever heard about The Goblet of Fire was that a lot of stuff was cut from the book. I don’t seem to mind this as the movie stays solid and I’ve seen more than on Harry Potter fan forgive him for as much. I think the movie still tells a good story with some of the fat being removed and it keeps a nice pace, which is always a good thing to me and something I really hope for when watching a long movie like this. You never want things to drag and they don’t here. It is a strong tale and I dug it, even if I personally might not enjoy it as much as I did other Potter movies before it or even some after it.

From an eye-candy point of view, this is a visually stunning film and one that looks amazing. I like the look and most of the tone this one has to offer. It also shows the cast mature more into their roles and that is always a good thing when your cast is young and then grow as the characters do in the books. Being four years deep by this point you never want to see anyone digress and that thankfully doesn’t happen to anyone in these movies. So, I’d say for turning a 700-page book into a two and a half hour movie director Mike Newell did a fine job. The kids will love this one and if you dig these movies you’ll like this one as well, regardless of your age. This now makes all eight Harry Potter movies available on 4K from Warner Brothers and they are all worth the upgrade. You can get them by themselves or you can get the 8 film set that was also released.

Extras

– In-Movie Experience
– Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 4: Sound & Music
– Conversations with the Cast
– Vintage TV Specials
– Additional Scenes
– Trailers and Ads

Quality of Transfer: 100%