11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
Run of the mill set., Dec 31 2011
If all you're looking for is a set of the 8 movies, then look no further than this. However, if you're expecting to get the most bang for your buck, this set is a complete let down and you might as well simply get the regular DVDs, saving yourself a little bit of cash in the process. There really isn't anything special about this set as it's simply the movie discs of the individual releases without any of of the special feature discs. Personally, I don't think this set should be selling for more than $80 in total and even then, that is rather high for this collection.
Worst of all, it seems there's some kind of weird encoding on the Deathly Hallows movies as my Blu-Ray player had a hard time reading them, taking well over a minute of simply spinning in place as if trying to find the starting point on the discs, not to mention that the Deathly Hallows II froze on several occasions, requiring me to restart the movie and go through that minute long spinning and then skipping through a bunch of annoying promos instead of being able to go directly to the disc menu.
It's a good thing that Warner Brothers is taking all Harry Potter movies off the shelves like Disney does, because by the time they decide to release them again on store shelves, they may actually release an actual compilation of all 8 movies that Potter fans will deem worthy of owning.
I'm happy I only got this as a gift and didn't waste my money on it myself, though I also think the $100+ used on this could have been better spent on other gifts instead.