Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Two-Disc Special Edition—Warner Brothers

Video: 4
Audio: 5
Extras: 5

I was so unimpressed with the first two Harry Potter movies that I didn’t bother to see the third or this one in theaters. Boy, did I miss out. This and Prisoner of Azkaban are excellent. In this episode of the Harry Potter serials, Hogwarts is playing host to the Triwizard Tournament. Somehow, Harry’s name gets entered, even though he’s too young. From the little touches of the teenagers’ growing pains to the significant plot developments in the Potter canon, you shouldn’t miss this one. Oh, and there’s a bunch of action, too.

The anamorphic 2.35:1 video is colorful, although, on some scenes, it can get a little washed out. The only audio choice is a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Overall, it is a great mix with lots of surround and subwoofer action. There are several great system-demo scenes here.

There’s a wealth of extras, thankfully all on a second disc. First up is a series of games that let you play through the challenges from the Triwizard Tournament. Then there are several short but worthwhile deleted scenes. Rounding out the extras are interviews with the cast and two behind-the-scenes documentaries. There is even some DVD-ROM content.

All in all, it’s a great disc for a great movie. If you’re a fan of the series, this is the version to buy.