Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Widescreen Special Edition) (Harry Potter 1)




English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX)






Warner Home Video

Release Date

November 16, 2001

DVD Release

May 28, 2002







Chris Columbus


Young Harry Potter has to lead a hard life: His parents have died in a car crash when he was still a baby, and he is being brought up by his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. For some reason unbeknownst to the bespectacled ten-year-old, the Dursleys let him live in the small chamber under the stairs, and treat him more like vermin than like a family member. His fat cousin Dudley, the Dursley's real son, keeps bothering Harry all the time. On his eleventh birthday, Harry Potter finally receives a mysterious letter from a certain Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, telling him that he is chosen as one of the future students of that supposedly renowned school. Hagrid, the gigantic man who brought the letter, finally introduces Harry into the real circumstances of his life: His parents were a wizard and a witch, they were killed by the evil wizard Voldemort protecting him. Harry still has a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead from that event. Since he survived the attack as a baby, and also somehow deprived Voldemort from his powers, he has been famous in the wizarding world ever since. The Dursleys, strong disbelievers in that magical crap, never told Harry anything about his true self. So, Harry is strongly surprised, yet absolutely happy to start his training. At Hogwarts, Harry meets his teachers, and becomes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The three of them accidentally find out that the potions master, Severus Snape, seems to plot on stealing something that is guarded by a three-headed dog. Since nobody would believe some first years to have found out such important things that even would incriminate a Hogwarts teacher, they take it on themselves to find out what Snape is up to. Their quest for the truth leads across many obstacles, from keeping up the everyday school life, a bewitched Quidditch match (Quidditch is a popular wizard sport), Fluffy, the three-headed monster dog and quite some tasks one has to overcome to get to the guarded object.

Edition Details Cast
  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX)
  • TM & © Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K. Rowling
  • 7 deleted scenes
  • 360 Degree Self-guided tour of Hogwarts
  • New interviews with director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman
  • Learn how to play Quidditch
  • Meet the ghosts of Hogwarts
  • Cast a spell over a scene in 8 languages
  • Mix potions, perform transfigurations, sneak past Fluffy, explore Diagon Alley, have a wand choose you, catch a snitch and much, much more
  • Theatrical trailers
  • DVD-ROM PC Features: Collect Wizard trading cards, Be Sorted by the Sorting Hat, Download screensaver and Remembrall, Receive owl e-mails, Link to the web
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    Maggie SmithProfessor Minerva McGonagall
    Robbie ColtraneRubeus Hagrid
    Daniel RadcliffeHarry Potter
    John HurtMr. Ollivander
    Saunders TripletsBaby Harry Potter
    Harry MellingDudley Dursley
    Derek DeadmanTom
    Ben BorowieckiDiagon Alley Boy
    John HurtMr. Ollivander
    Geraldine SomervilleMrs. Lily Potter
    Julie WaltersMrs. Molly Weasley
    Chris RankinPercy Weasley
    Oliver PhelpsGeorge Weasley
    Jean SouthernDimpled Woman on Train
    Matthew LewisNeville Longbottom
    Jamie WaylettVincent Crabbe
    Devon MurraySeamus Finnigan
    Leslie PhillipsThe Sorting Hat
    John CleeseNearly Headless Nick
    Simon Fisher-BeckerFat Friar
    David BradleyArgus Filch
    Zo?? WanamakerMadame Hooch
    Luke YoungbloodLee Jordan
    Elizabeth SpriggsFat Lady
    Leilah SutherlandAlicia Spinnet
    David HolmesAdrian Pucey
    Will TheakstonTerrence Higgs
    Ray FearonFirenze
    Fiona ShawAunt Petunia
    Richard GriffithsUncle Vernon
    Ian HartProfessor Quirrell
    Verne TroyerGriphook the Goblin
    Richard BremmerHe Who Must Not Be Named
    Harry TaylorStation Guard
    Bonnie WrightGinny Weasley
    James PhelpsFred Weasley
    Rupert GrintRon Weasley
    Emma WatsonHermione Granger
    Tom FeltonDraco Malfoy
    Joshua HerdmanGregory Goyle
    Alfred EnochDean Thomas
    Eleanor ColumbusSusan Bones
    Terence BaylerThe Bloody Baron
    Nina YoungThe Grey Lady
    Alan RickmanProfessor Severus Snape
    Warwick DavisProfessor Flitwick/Goblin Bank Teller
    Sean BiggerstaffOliver Wood
    Danielle TaborAngelina Johnson
    Emily DaleKatie Bell
    Scott FernTerrence Higgs
    Adrian RawlinsJames Potter