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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    73
    from 3 reviewers
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    2009
    153 min
    PG
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    DTS:X

    Director: David Yates

    Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Dave Legeno, Elarica Johnson

    Plot: As Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes') dark past.

    Disc Release Date: 28 March 2017

    • Video
      79
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      81
    • Movie
      76

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      80
    • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was shot using Arricam LT and ST cameras on 35mm film, and originally finished as a 2K DI, which has been used by Warner Brothers for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release....

    • Audio
      90
    • The English DTS:X surround track makes good use of the surround environment, with the overhead layer used sparingly to add some incredible height; for example Voldemort’s Dark Mark flying in the clouds...

    • Extra
      70
    • There are no extras on the UHD disc, and this 8 disc set does not contain any Blu-rays with extra features – a somewhat peculiar commercial decision by Warner. So if extras are your thing, you’ll have...

    • Movie
      60
    • Why is it, when something happens, it is always you three? Voldemort’s return is no longer in dispute; even the muggle world is seeing repercussions. Dumbledore is searching memories to try and find a...

    • Total
    • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is part of an eight disc set released by Warner containing all films in 4K. The UHD image courtesy of a 2K up-scale is darker and more desaturated than ever before,...

    Blu-ray.com review by Michael Reuben
    • Video
      80
    • ()According to the best available information, Warner's 2160p, HEVC/H.265-encoded UHDpresentation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince�has been sourced from a 2K digitalintermediate, which limits...

    • Audio
      100
    • Previous releases of The Half-Blood Prince contained a 5.1 soundtrack (in either Dolby TrueHDor DTS-HD MA), but the UHD arrives with a DTS:X soundtrack that, on audio systems not yetequipped to decode...

    • Extra
      100
    • The UHD disc contains no extras. The included pair of standard Blu-ray discs contains the sameextras listed in the prior review of the "Ultimate Edition". The Special Features and Extras scorefrom that...

    • Movie
      90
    • The Secret of Slughorn�in HDRTo accompany the Blu-ray and 4K releases of the latest chapter in J.K. Rowling's wizardingworld, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Brothers has begun remastering...

    • Total
      80
    • Warner's release of Harry Potter on UHD is a welcome addition to the format, even with thelimits on resolution that are inherent in the source. But the most interesting potential lies ahead,as parts 1...

    High-Def Digest review by Bryan Kluger
    • Video
      90
    • The UHD release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is presented in 4K Ultra HD with an HEVC H.265 encode in 2160p and a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. Half-Blood Prince was filmed in Super 35mm and finished...

    • Audio
      90
    • This UHD release of Harry Potter and the Half -Blood Prince comes with a great English DTS:X track that sounds excellent.Like the other UHD re-releases, this is an upgraded audio track from previous versions...

    • Extra
      90
    • Blu-ray Disc 1 (Movie)Maximum Movie Mode - This is a Picture-in-Picture feature that pops up during the film with the cast and crew offering information on the film.Focus Points (HD, 38 Mins.) - This is...

    • Movie
      80
    • With Lord Voldemort growing more and more powerful, Harry, Dumbledore, Ron, and Hermione find themselves smack dab in the middle of another adventure. At one point Professor McGonagall approaches the three...

    • Total
      90
    • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince goes into very dark territory, laying the ground work for the last film. The kids are all grown up and all situations have mostly become very mature and adult in...