Thursday, August 19, 2021

Now Available to Own on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone -- Includes Magical Movie Mode #Review

Disclosure: I was provided with a screener from the folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to help facilitate my review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.



Fans of the Harry Potter movies can now experience "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in a

whole new way, thanks to the Magical Movie Mode, which is available with the new digital, Blu-ray and

DVD release of this timeless classic.  Released this past Tuesday, August 17th, to celebrate the 

film's 20th anniversary, this new Magical Movie Movie will delight Harry Potter fans both young and

old -- I know this as everyone in our house including my husband and I love this new feature, which 

gives fans a behind the scenes feel of the whole filmmaking process, as well as discovering all about

spell incantations, magical artifacts and creatures. And, if that wasn't enough, there is also challenging 

and fun movie trivia and activities that will delights HP fans as they celebrate the 20th anniversary

milestone. It blows my mind that it has already been 20 years since we were introduced to Daniel 

Radcliffe (AKA: Harry Potter) and his friends.  But, I guess when you stop and thinking about the 

number of times my family and I have seen all the movies, you would realize it has been that long.  

Even though my girls are 10 and 11, they are huge HP fans and can recite each and every movie by

heart, and have also read the books, and love them.  And, whenever there is buzz or something new

about the Harry Potter franchise they just have to check it out and experience it for themselves. So,

you can imagine how hyped they were when I showed them this new Blu-ray/DVD release.  They 

had hoped I was receiving a screener so that they could check in.  But, if I didn't, it was top on their 

growing wish list for Santa this year. :-)

To say that we enjoyed this new Blu-ray/DVD release is an understatement.  Even though we had 

already seen this movie countless times, the addition of the Magical Movie Mode made for a fun 

new way to experience it, and one my family really enjoyed. Since receiving the screener the other

day, my family has already sat and watched this film and all the extras a few times so far.  And, I 

know this upcoming weekend we will probably we watching it again...maybe even start a binge of 

all the HP movies. :-)  If you and your family love all things Harry Potter, then you will definitely want 

to pick up this new release which contains the magical movie mode -- that is, if you haven't already.

It really is a fun new way to watch this classic movie, as you celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter.


 "The Wizarding World is recognized as one of the world’s best-loved franchises and represents a 

vast, interconnected world which touches all aspects of Harry Potter fans’ lives. 

Today it encompasses bestselling novels, blockbuster Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, 

a multi award-winning stage play, innovative products and apparel, state-of-the-art video and 

mobile games, unique retail experiences and live entertainment – including world-class Universal 

theme parks, exhibitions, the popular Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry 

Potter attraction, and two new virtual reality experiences at Harry Potter New York.

Magical Movie Mode includes director’s commentary from Chris Columbus offering candid 

insight and amusing anecdotes from the production of the first film, deleted scenes, quizzes 

testing your potent knowledge of a vast array of topics from the film, graphics and audio during 

select scenes in the film draw you further into Harry’s world, and much more!"


"Harry Potter finds out he is the orphaned son of two wizards and embarks on an amazing 
journey. During his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry learns he is 
destined for great things and discovers a Dark wizard is determined to destroy him.

The Blu-ray 2-disc set of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Magical Movie Mode will be 
available for $19.98 SRP and includes the theatrical film and the Magical Movie Mode version 
of the film in high definition.  It will also be available on DVD as a 2-disc set for $16.98 SRP and 
includes the theatrical film and Magical Movie Mode version of the film in standard definition.  
The film will also be available on Digital on participating digital platforms where you purchase 



PRODUCT                                                                            SRP

Blu-ray                                                                                    $19.98

DVD                                                                                       $16.98


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 17

DVD Languages: English

BD Languages: English

DVD Subtitles: Latin Spanish, English SDH, Korean, Complex Chinese

BD Subtitles: Latin Spanish, English SDH, Complex Chinese

Running Time: 162 minutes

Rating: Rated PG-13 for some Scary Moments and Mild Language


Blu-ray: DLBY/DGTL


About Wizarding World:

"In the years since Harry Potter was whisked from King’s Cross Station onto Platform 

nine and three quarters, his incredible adventures have left a unique and lasting mark on popular culture based on the original stories by J.K. Rowling.  Eight blockbuster Harry Potter films have brought the magical stories to life and today, the Wizarding World is 

recognized as one of the world’s best-loved franchises.


Representing a vast interconnected universe, it also includes two epic Fantastic Beasts 

films, (the third releasing in 2022), Harry Potter & The Cursed Child – the 

multi-award-winning stage-play, state-of-the-art video and mobile games from Portkey 

Games, innovative consumer products, thrilling live entertainment (including four theme 

park lands) and insightful exhibitions.


This expanding portfolio of Warner Bros. owned Wizarding World experiences also 

includes Harry Potter New York – a brand new flagship store, Warner Bros. Studio Tour 

London – The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, and the Platform 9 3⁄4 retail shops.


The Wizarding World continues to evolve to provide Harry Potter fans with fresh and 

exciting ways to engage. For the worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, 

it welcomes everyone to explore and discover the magic for themselves."




About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home 

video and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation 

distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global 

distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in

 the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile 

channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees. 

Disclosure: I was provided with a screener from the folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to help facilitate my review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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