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Seeker’s Guide to Harry Potter, The 
Written by: on September 28th, 2010

Release Date:
UK, 2010
Director: Phillip Gardiner
Cast: Dr. Geo Athena Trevarthen

DVD released: November 23rd, 2010
Approximate running time: 75 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: NR
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
Subtitles: N/A
DVD Release: Reality Entertainment
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $24.95

The Seeker’s Guide to Harry Potter is a documentary centers around  Dr. Geo Athena Trevarthen a professor at University of Edinburgh, who teaches a course on Harry Potter. Content wise she discusses Magic, Harry Potter and J.K. Rowlings. Also throughout the documentary, she visits various locations in Edinburgh, Scotland.

First and foremost this documentary is a personal journey in which Dr. Geo Athena Trevarthen draws parallels between the Harry Potter novels and her own experiences related to mysticism. Even though I found some of her analytical breakdown of the Harry Potter novels fascinating. There are a few areas where this documentary comes up short. Too much time way spent with lingering shots of the various locations that are visited in this documentary. Also I am not as versed in the mythology of Harry Potter and yet more often than not I already knew a lot of the information that can be gleaned from this documentary. It should be noted that this documentary is in some ways an extension of her book also titled The Seeker’s Guide to Harry Potter. And those who have read her book on Harry Potter are the ones who should get the most mileage out of this documentary. Anyone else with only a passing interest in the Harry Potter novels will find this documentary a chore to get through.

The DVD:

All the content is presented in an anamorphic widescreen. The transfer looks clean and details look generally crisp. The release comes with one audio mix, a Dolby Digital mix in Stereo. Dialog comes through clean enough and there are no problems with distortion or background hiss. This release comes with a static menu which has two options play feature or go to a second menu that allows you to go to a specific chapter. The only extras are few additional comments from Geo Athena Trevarthen and these precede the main feature. Also included with this release are promos for other documentaries that are also available on DVD from Reality Entertainment.

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