Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

DVD - 2017
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It opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Publisher: Toronto :, Distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment Canada Inc.,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (133 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD MA, Descriptive Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
2.4:1 widescreen, rda
1080p high definition, rda
DVD, rda
video file, DVD, region 1, rda


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List - 2017 Oscar Nominees
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Nominated for: Costume Design, and Production Design.

List - 2017 Oscar Nominees
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Nominated for: Costume Design, and Production Design.

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Nov 18, 2017

Relies heavily on CGI and the befuddled expression of the male star.

Nov 11, 2017

My only hope is that someday JK retcons this disaster into a movie that doesn't suck so bad.

Oct 28, 2017

Story/plot needs some improvement. OK special effects. 4 main characters are likable.

Oct 19, 2017

I don't usually watch movies of wizardry and such, but this movie was quite enjoyable. The computer graphics were tastefully done to look believable. 4 stars from me!

Oct 15, 2017

I loved this.

Sep 29, 2017

Very entertaining. Dan Fogler steals the show.

Sep 22, 2017

This is a reasonably entertaining movie with decent special effects and impressive period sets and costumes. I found the actors generally engaging--particularly Dan Fogler as jacob-- and I quite liked the idea of some sort of mega-Attenborough interested in all these beasts and anxious to prevent their extinction. However, I found parts of it underdeveloped and lacking sufficient depth or explanation. And what happens to the little orphan girl? Or maybe I'm getting jaded as far as the Rowling entertainment juggernaut is concerned.

d2013 Sep 06, 2017

Fun, entertaining and imaginative. Quite enjoyable as a movie!

JCLAmandaH Sep 01, 2017

All the stars! The 1920s Wizarding World comes to glorious life in this darker entry in the Harry Potter universe, more reminiscent of Doctor Who than kid-oriented fantasy. I appreciate the focus on adults as well as new settings and characters. Newt is the most endearing hero, and a great example of House Hufflepuff. Love the niffler!

Sep 01, 2017


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Aug 23, 2017

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Aug 03, 2017

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Apr 12, 2017

Are all No-Majs like you?
-No, I'm the only one like me.
There's loads like me.
-No. No. There's only one like you.
You were thrown out of Hogwarts for endangering human life...
-That was an accident!
With a beast. Yet one of your teachers argued strongly against your expulsion. What makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you?
Six shots of gigglewater and a lobe blaster, please.
Quiet life for me from now on. Back to the Ministry. Deliver my manuscript.
-I'll look out for it. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
I was, I was never even supposed to be here. I was never supposed to know any of this. Everybody knows Newt only kept me around because... Newt, why did you keep me around?
He has broken one of our most sacred laws.
-A law that has us scuttling like rats in the gutter!
People are easiest to read when they're hurting


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