You really need to be familiar with the mytharc to enjoy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Of course anyone interested in this Blu-ray DVD combo is a Harry Potter fan but a solid review of past events will certainly help in picking up the story in Deathly Hallows Part 1. The Blu-ray Maximum Movie mode does offer a in-movie look back, background info, and extra scenes. It is almost a must for casual fans.
Deathly Hallows Part 1 continues Harry Potter s quest for horcruxes, objects that contain parts of the soul of his nemesis Voldemort. If he, Hermione, and Ron can destroy the objects then Voldemort can be defeated.
Meanwhile Voldemort is still trying to kill Potter and the muggle world is also feeling the evil presence Harry s friends sacrifice a lot to defend him. The Ministry of Magic once again changes hands and new spells are introduced.
Like the other Harry Potter movies this one is on the long side two and a half hours. There is a difference between being faithful to the books and milking the franchise with a two-part final, Deathly Hallows Part 2 is in theatres summer 2011, and including a lot of overall very minor incidents to get two hours and two parts.
This is your basic quest movie. It has a great overall story and the special effects are wonderful. The only problem is this is one very very very long quest with lots of detours.
Special features on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Blu-ray DVD Combo are:
Exclusive Sneak Peek of a scene from the highly anticipated upcoming film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2;
Maximum Movie Mode - Join host Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), and other members of the cast and crew, on an interactive journey through the movie and revisit important moments from the previous films to prepare for the final battle that takes place in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.;
Dan, Rupert and Emma's Running Competition ;
The Seven Harrys - See how Daniel Radcliffe recreated the personalities of the different characters that transform into Harrys in the Privet Drive scene;
Rupert, Tom, Oliver and James play golf.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Promotional Trailer - Join Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other cast members from the Harry Potter films on their first visit to the Grand Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: Behind the Soundtrack.
The DVD includes additional scenes.