I’m sure fans like myself weren’t too happy about the last book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, being made into two separate films at first. But to be fair, it was definitely for the best as a conclusion this epic couldn’t have been contained in one feature. Watching these two films in 4K UHD with HDR was a magical treat in itself, and comes highly recommended to fans who wish to experience the finale as it should be seen.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione have come a long way since their first meeting at Hogwarts. They’ve managed to save their school, family, friends, and the world from the evil Voldemort for the past seven years. Now all bets are off as Voldemort plans to go all out against Harry and his friends, and it’s up to them to find the Deathly Hallows, magic artifacts that grant Voldemort the infamous powers he has. It won’t be easy and everyone won’t survive the climatic battle as both sides will see loss. It’s time for the ultimate battle of good vs evil to take place, and director David Yates spares no expense in these last two films that both figuratively and literally blow everything away.
To say I enjoyed both parts is putting it mildly, as the action arrives fast and hits hard here. Throughout these films, viewers will see exactly what made the books so famous as action, adventure, love and loss criss-cross numerous times like a wild rollercoaster ride until the finale finally comes to a close. Releasing these on 4K UHD Blu-rays with HDR was an excellent move, as every detail, color, and sound comes through perfectly. To me, this is the only way to watch epic films, and these two are as epic as some will get, despite taking a few liberties with the source material from the books.
There’s also tons of special features to explore once the magic has faded, which is most welcomed after seeing the series come to a close. Most of them do the usual behind the scenes stuff, interviews with the cast and crew, deleted scenes and such. There’s also the cool “Maximum Movie Mode” that has cast members and various crew taking you through the films while you watch. The most touching for fans will be the “Final Farewells From the Cast” that has the actors and crew discuss working on the movies for the past decade and all of the fond memories they had while fighting back tears at times. It was a short and beautiful extra that felt like a perfect ending for both the movies and the special features.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One and Two on 4K UHD Blu-ray is the only way to experience these films, as the added bonus of HDR and amazing audio really do make you feel like you’re part of these adventures. The awesome and touching special features are a cool plus as well, and help seal the deal for anyone to add these discs to their magical film collection.