Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Blu-ray Disc - 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 Newt2s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2017]
Edition: Rental
Branch Call Number: BLU-RAY FANTASTIC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,Blu-Ray,region 1


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Jan 12, 2019

The Potter-verse continues! Eddie Redmayne is a mumbler in this movie and that kind of annoys me, but his character is great. Newt Scamander is the type of wizard I imagine I would be if I were in this world. The expansion of the wizarding world into America was great. What I really liked the most was encountering the adult world of wizards. With Harry Potter, we got the privilege of seeing a young kid growing into a wizard, but here these are already masters of their magic - and they go all out. It's what makes the battles and the magic so entertaining to watch. It was getting a peek at what it means to really be someone with full power in the human world. I also like the setting of the movie in the 20s era. It works.

Pretty good movie, all things considered. Eddie Redmayne is fantastic as the awkward Newt Scamander.

Outa the way, Britain!
America's turn!!

Really good movie. I liked that it was set in the 20's. I also liked that it was set in New York, where most of America's population is. I can't wait for "The Crimes of Grindelwald!" I hope that "The Crimes of Grindelwald" is set in America as well as Britain. We'll see a younger version of McGonnagal, so...


Oct 30, 2018

im a harry potter FAN! really big on it,ive seen every movie out but this one! im going to get it as soon as possible!!! CANT WAIT!!! :O

Oct 30, 2018

Very good movie!!!!!!!!!!and very little bad words!!!!

Oct 22, 2018

This is my new favourite movie!! The acting is superb (especially Eddie Redmayne aka Newt Scammander) the plot line is exceptional, and the beasts are just ... FANTASTIC!! And even though you only see Grindlewald for about 2 scenes, he’s an amazing villain. It’s by far one of the best movies I’ve seen to date.

Oct 04, 2018

I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I revisited “Fantastic Beasts” in anticipation of the release of “The Crimes of Grindlewald”. Having rewatched (forcing myself to not nod off), I hope the sequel has a stronger plot and more compelling characters. Since Eddie Redmayne playing Newt is back, hope he’s had diction classes in the interim, because he was slurring and mumbling throughout Fantastic Beasts. Sorry to see Tina and Queenie are back – boring and brainless. The only strength of the movie was the special effects used to portray truly fantastic creatures. There wasn’t one character I cared about in this movie. The well-structured plot line found in Rowling’s Harry Potter books and movies was totally absent. This movie should technically be able to stand alone without the Harry Potter series, but I am certain that without the interest in the HP franchise behind it, it would have flopped. Of course, (alas) I do plan to watch the sequel.

Sep 25, 2018

Amazing movie. Great conpanion to the Harry Potter series.

Sep 06, 2018


Aug 26, 2018

Just a few more months until November! (For the second movie!)

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Oct 30, 2018

if you worry you suffer twice -newt

Oct 22, 2018

Oh you poor thing, he hasn’t eaten anything all day! And oh that’s rough, he didn’t get the money he wanted for his bakery. You bake honey?

- Queenie Goldstein

“Don’t panick.”
“What would you suggest I do instead?”
-Newt Scammander to Tina Goldstein

“Hey Sam ... Does Cecily know you’ve been seeing Ruby?”
“How did you-“
“Let me obliviate this guy and she’ll never hear it from me.”

- Queenie Goldstein to some guy named Sam.

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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Jun 05, 2018

Set before the events of the original Harry Potter series, this film begins with the arrival of magizoologist Newt Scamander in New York. When a magical suitcase filled with strange and exotic beasts from the wizarding world is accidentally opened, Newt takes part in a hunt to recapture all the escaped animals. Meanwhile, an even darker and more sinister plot is about to unfold involving repressed magic and a dangerous monster. Will Newt and his newfound NY friends Tina, Queenie, and Jacob be able to solve the mystery and save the city from disaster and a villain no one expected?

Apr 14, 2018

In mid-20s New York, Newt Scamander, the British young activist wizard, arrives in town, holding a mysterious leather suitcase which shelters a wide array of diverse and magical creatures that exist among us. Amid an already fragile equilibrium of secrecy, and the increasing disasters ascribed to the dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, Newt's precious suitcase will be lost--and to make matters worse--several creatures will manage to escape. Before long, this situation will catch Senior Auror Percival Graves' attention who will target Newt, in the background of an invisible, devastating, and utterly unpredictable menace that still wreaks havoc on 5th Avenue. In the end, is there a hidden agenda behind Graves' intentions; moreover, what will happen to the remaining fantastic beasts still loose in the streets? Written by Nick Riganas


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