Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Daniel Radcliffe
Rupert Grint
Emma Watson (II)
Emma Watson
David Bradley
Robbie Coltrane
Pam Ferris
Michael Gambon
Richard Griffiths
Robert Hardy
Richard Harris
Movie Details
Director Alfonso CuarĂ³n; Alfonso Cuaron
Producer Chris Columbus; David Heyman
Writer Steve Kloves
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 2 hr 22 mins
Color Color
Plot
Some movie-loving wizards must have cast a magic spell on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, because it's another grand slam for the Harry Potter franchise. Demonstrating remarkable versatility after the arthouse success of Y Tu Mamá También, director Alfonso Cuarón proves a perfect choice to guide Harry, Hermione, and Ron into treacherous puberty as the now 13-year-old students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry face a new and daunting challenge: Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) has escaped from Azkaban prison, and for reasons yet unknown (unless, of course, you've read J.K. Rowling's book, considered by many to be the best in the series), he's after Harry in a bid for revenge. This dark and dangerous mystery drives the action while Harry (the fast-growing Daniel Radcliffe) and his third-year Hogwarts classmates discover the flying hippogriff Buckbeak (a marvelous CGI creature), the benevolent but enigmatic Professor Lupin (David Thewlis), horrifying black-robed Dementors, sneaky Peter Pettigrew (Timothy Spall), and the wonderful advantage of having a Time-Turner just when you need one. The familiar Hogwarts staff returns in fine form (including the delightful Michael Gambon, replacing the late Richard Harris as Dumbledore, and Emma Thompson as the goggle-eyed Sybil Trelawney), and even Julie Christie joins this prestigious production for a brief but welcome cameo. Technically dazzling, fast-paced, and chock-full of Rowling's boundless imagination (loyally adapted by ace screenwriter Steve Kloves), The Prisoner of Azkaban is a Potter-movie classic. --Jeff Shannon
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Index 151
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 085392844524
Chapters
Release Date 11/23/04
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
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