Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

DVD - 2009 | Widescreen edition
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for another year of schooling and learns more about the dark past of the boy who grew up to become Lord Voldemort. There was a time when Hogwarts was thought of as a safe haven, but thanks to Voldemort's tightening grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, that simply isn't the case anymore.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2009
Edition: Widescreen edition
ISBN: 9781419864179
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Feb 26, 2019

Great movie and series. I just wish it was longer to include more things that happen in the book.

Feb 24, 2019

extremely distraught

Feb 24, 2019

extremely distraught

Jan 12, 2019

Another movie in the pantheon that ended up really helping the quality of the movies go way up. We get to see more of the wizarding world, the portrayal of Voldemort's past is not as detailed as it is in the book, which is a slight shame - because you see how much of a monster he is in the book, but the movie does something that is nice too, it humanizes him. It's a great change of pace. The death at the end really hit hard, and one of the last shots of everyone with their wands in their air paying tribute to that death - was beautifully done - an addition to the series that feels as if it was in the book all along.

Nov 21, 2018

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth movie based on the novel of the same name written by J.K. Rowling. After the events of last year, extreme protection will have to be provided for Harry. Lord Voldemort is gaining more power by the minute terrorizing individuals and slowly trying to take over the government. However, Harry focus is also on his old potions textbook. The book contains written-in spells he has never heard of and instructions that are better than what the textbook had. He also spends the year trying to figure out who the owner of the textbook is, The Half-Blood Prince. Nonetheless, this will be a very interesting year for Harry Potter. If you enjoyed the Harry Potter novels, or the other Harry Potter movies I would recommend watching The Half-Blood Prince. This movie does not have as much excitement as the last to movies, but the information is important for the story. I would not recommend this movie to a younger audience. Overall, if I had to rate this movie, I, would rate it four out of five stars. @SapphireReads of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Nov 05, 2018

This movie is BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We watched this THOUSAND times!

Jul 09, 2018

How is this the worst? Order of the phoenix is.

Jun 10, 2018

How do people call this the 'worst movie' or 'silly'? This is a fabulous adaption of the sixth book, and I love it and all the other Harry Potter stuff too. The romance is SUPPOSED to be there because Harry and his friends are OLDER. I think this was a really good continuation of the series, packed with plenty of magic, action, Dumbledore, romance (as I mentioned previously), and friendship.

May 13, 2018

One of the darker stories in the Harry Potter adventures, with death of a major character and the introduction of horcruxes. On a lighter note, the dating mishaps are entertaining as the characters spread their wings as teenagers on the cusp of adulthood.

acardona305 Jan 04, 2018

The second worst of the films. The film fails to touch on many of the details that help the viewer understand what is going on during some of the more nuanced moments of the film. The film touches a little bit too much on the teen drama without demonstrating how the character's relationships are growing and how those bonds will assist them in protecting not only themselves but those around them. The more emotional moments are not properly framed thus leaving the viewer with a small amount of the feeling that the books convey.

View All Comments


Add a Quote
Aug 11, 2017

Ron: What?

Aug 11, 2017

"He's covered in blood. Why is it that he's always covered in blood?" - Ginny Weasley

Jun 24, 2016

Slughorn: What do your parents do in the Muggle world?

Hermione: They are dentists.

Slughorn: And is this considered a dangerous profession?

Jul 27, 2014

Harry potter: "I'll give Slughorn the back the new one. He can't complain it costed nine galleons.

Jul 21, 2013

"I see you are Dumbledore's man through and through." "Yes, yes I am, Minister." Rufus Scrimgeor and Harry Potter.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Harry Potter: I just know.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Severus Snape: Indeed. Your evidence?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Professor Minerva McGonagall: That is a very serious accusation, Potter.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Harry Potter: It was Malfoy.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Arthur Weasley: Times like these, dark times, they do funny things to people. They can tear them apart.

View All Quotes


Add Age Suitability
Aug 29, 2017

marlopalo thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 35

Aug 28, 2017

burgundy_fox_61 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Feb 06, 2015

Tamuril2341 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Oct 18, 2014

lol_kristy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

blue_cat_4253 Jul 14, 2014

blue_cat_4253 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12

Apr 03, 2013

blue_owl_398 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Mar 12, 2013

Carolynwu thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 45

Aug 01, 2012

EmilyDietrich thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Clawstar Apr 07, 2012

Clawstar thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Feb 19, 2012

JamieA thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

View All Ages


Add a Summary
SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Harry is shown bleeding in front of the Ministry of Magic, as the result of an attack that took place after the second-to-last scene of the previous film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Wizarding and Muggle worlds and has chosen Draco Malfoy to carry out a secret mission. Severus Snape accepts Bellatrix Lestrange's challenge to make an Unbreakable Vow with Draco's mother, Narcissa, to protect Draco and fulfill the assignment if he fails.
Harry accompanies Albus Dumbledore to visit former potions professor Horace Slughorn, who has gone into hiding. Slughorn agrees to return to teach at Hogwarts as Dumbledore tells Harry that Slughorn's return to Hogwarts is crucial.
Leaving Fred and George's new shop, Harry, Ron and Hermione notice Draco and Narcissa associating with Death Eaters in Borgin and Burkes. Harry believes Voldemort has made Draco a Death Eater, but Ron and Hermione are sceptical. On the Hogwarts Express, Harry spies on Draco, who hints to his friends that he does not plan to return to Hogwarts next year. Draco discovers Harry's presence and immobilises him, but Harry is rescued by Luna with her Spectrespecs

mazharthegreat Jun 22, 2012

Emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters are wreaking havoc in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Hogwarts, once thought to be a safe haven, may no longer be safe. Harry suspects that new dangers may lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Harry will have to help him uncover a vital key to unlocking Voldemort's defenses, a critical piece of information known only to Horace Slughorn, Hogwarts' former Potions Professor. Dumbledore manipulates his old colleague into returning to his previous post with promises of more money, a bigger office and the chance to teach the famous Harry Potter. The dark Forces finally attack the Astronomy Tower, Hogwarts due to the help of Draco Malfoy, who is a Death Eater too. It also tells about Dumbledore's through the hands of Severus Snape, who turns out to be a faithful sevant of Lord Voldemort!


Add Notices
nadian Jan 02, 2010

Violence: Scenes of fantasy related violence.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

YLPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

To Top