This box set, containing the DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital copy (and 3D versions of movie 7 and 8) of EVERY Harry Potter movie is a real collector's treat. Presented in a sturdy matte pressed-board box, decorated in raised print and emblems, it opens up in a style based on the Weasley twins' Skiving Snackboxes!
Upon opening the top lid, a magnetized flap on the front of the box lowers to expose the little shelves within. The side panels then open up left and right, allowing you to examine the little drawers and attain not only the movies, but a replica locket horcrux, concept art sketches, a booklet of intricate labels and candy designs from the movies, and a gorgeous certificate of authenticity adorned with a number unique to your set. A secret compartment at the top of the box also contains a lovely cloth colored map of Hogwarts grounds, a blueprint of the Castle, and a lovely hardcover book of artefacts from the movies.
Another, VERY secretive compartment (only accessible at the back, when the entire box is open fully) contains a "bonus DVD" revealing movie secrets, stunt doubles, an extended version of "When Harry Left Hogwarts", "Designing the World of Harry Potter" and "50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments- Definitive Version".
The movies themselves are lovingly contained in board-book cases, each of which has it's own distinct art style on the front and pictures inside. The documentary "Creating the World of Harry Potter" is included, with a different part contained in each film case. Commentaries and special features galore (including new content as well as the charming features found with original versions of the movies) will keep you entertained for hours.
PROBLEMS: Although the blu-ray copy of The Philosopher's Stone movie is supposed to contain an in-movie experience feature, it does not. The movie begins to play immediatley after being placed in the player, and returning the the menu reveals a dissapointing layout of special features that does NOT include an in-movie commmentary experience, and does NOT include the extended version of the film, as advertised.