Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

DVD - 2017
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Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt's beasts loose, a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts before they come to harm, but their mission puts them on a collision course with dark forces.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, [2017]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
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1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary: Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt's beasts loose, a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts before they come to harm, but their mission puts them on a collision course with dark forces.

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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!

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thartley23
Sep 01, 2017

AMAZEBALLS!!!

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danielrobinson_0
Aug 27, 2017

if you liked the harry potter move`s you`ll love this one tacks place be for harry potter

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Hopalong_Kid
Aug 25, 2017

Great movie!

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Kyndaljoy
Aug 23, 2017

I love this movie! I love Harry Potter and I am a proud Slytherin! This movie was quite scary but I watched it anyways. I suggest that small kids shouldn't watch it unless they are used to scary movies.

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the_bookwyrm
Aug 05, 2017

I went into this film not knowing what to expect for an interpretation of Newt Scamander. I was pleasantly charmed with his shyness around other people and the sheer expertise and quiet care he gives the animals. This is someone who has a passion similar to Steve Irwin or the Kratz Brothers but the gentle demeanor of a caretaker.
Kowalski was a close second favorite in this movie with his reactions to the American wizarding world. He acts as an audience surrogate in these moments with his awe and minor disbelief, and he eventually takes things in stride just as we should. The relationship between Queenie and him is so adorable, it's painful.
I came for the established franchise and stayed for the wonderful cast of characters. Quite magical!

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therhiannamater
Jul 25, 2017

Disclaimer: Card carrying, midnight book release goer, proud Ravenclaw here. I'm incredibly protective of my Harry Potter fandom. I literally grew up with the series. After the agony that was The Cursed Child, I was scared to get my hopes up for this one. I put off seeing it time and again, not because I was expecting to not enjoy it, but out of the anxiety of just not knowing what to expect. That being said, I freaking LOVED this movie. Eddie Redmayne was wonderfully cast, and gave such personality and, dare I say, magic to a character that had next to nothing to go off of. FBAWTFT gave us a glimpse of the Wizarding World we didn't get from the Harry Potter series and it was equally fascinating to see what the American magical scene is like. I was worried that the lack of a British locale would feel artificial and strange, but between the backdrop of the 1920's and the whimsical atmosphere, it was everything I could've asked for and more.

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ystfarc
Jul 24, 2017

this was a ten for sure! beautifully done; humourous and clean!

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KennethSmith
Jul 21, 2017

There is no such place as Equatorial Guinea in 1926; there is only the Spanish colony of Río Muni. And there is no way a Negress would be the president of anything in the racist USA of 1926.

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Aug 23, 2017

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jimg2000
Apr 12, 2017

Are all No-Majs like you?
-No, I'm the only one like me.
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There's loads like me.
-No. No. There's only one like you.
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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?
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Six shots of gigglewater and a lobe blaster, please.
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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.
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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?
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He has broken one of our most sacred laws.
-A law that has us scuttling like rats in the gutter!
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People are easiest to read when they're hurting

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