Sign In

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire VHS

Author
Time

Imgur

Not sure what the interest would be like for this, if any, but I came across a VHS of Goblet of Fire in a lot a couple of months back and only got around to capturing it today.

I was surprised to find this cause I had never seen any other listings with it or even any info on it. Unlike Revenge of the Sith which was primarily in PAL regions for VHS, it looks like this never got a release anywhere else. Not sure if this was even in Australia cause the cover doesn’t have any AU ratings on it, just the NZ sticker, so it may have even been just a New Zealand release.

Content wise, it’s not anything special, just the film in 4:3 format, though it’s interesting how it still has that “This is DVD” promo before the film, even though it would have been 5 years then since it was made.

FINISHED Projects: Chronologically LOST HD

Youtube Profile

Author
Time
 (Edited)

As all the Harry Potter films were shot in 35mm spherical, the Full Screen versions of those are partially open matte (with the exception of HP3). Goblet of Fire 4:3 version is also open matte, so there will be more image on top and bottom than the widescreen version.
Could you post some screenshots of the VHS?

Author
Time

Not sure how much of it was Open Matte, the cropping was quite obvious in some shots:

Imgur
Imgur
Imgur
Imgur
Imgur
Imgur
Imgur

FINISHED Projects: Chronologically LOST HD

Youtube Profile

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Yep, it’s open matte alright; same as the Full Screen DVD. Opened on top and bottom, but cropped at the sides.

Author
Time

A VHS version sounds interesting… I’d like to do some comparisons with my DVD copy.

DragoonClawNZ said:

Not sure if this was even in Australia cause the cover doesn’t have any AU ratings on it, just the NZ sticker, so it may have >even been just a New Zealand release.

Probably, since VHS seems to have stuck around in New Zealand longer than it did in other countries. I remember seeing VHS cassettes on sale in places like Foodtown even as recently as 2009.

Author
Time

Didn’t pay attention to VHS then, our family had moved onto DVD way before, would have been interesting to see how many people ended up getting the VHS at the end.

Still gotta make the DVD encode for it, hoping to get that up by next week or so.

FINISHED Projects: Chronologically LOST HD

Youtube Profile

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Uploading it to Dropbox now, should be up within 6 hours, so PM then if you’re want it.

EDIT: Don’t bother PMing right now, Dropbox apparently doesn’t like heavy activity on public links and prohibited it now, so I’ll have to find another way to upload them. A contact of mine has Amazon Drive, which I’ll try and put it on ASAP

FINISHED Projects: Chronologically LOST HD

Youtube Profile

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Wow, this is amazing! I didn’t know HP 4 would be released on VHS (and only in New Zealand).

Author
Time

SecretChipz123 said:

Wow, this is amazing! I didn’t know HP 4 would be released on VHS (and only in Australia).

Me neither, till I saw it in a random Trademe listing and then found no results on Google about a VHS release.

FINISHED Projects: Chronologically LOST HD

Youtube Profile

Author
Time

I seriously do not know about you, but this is just incredible. I’ll look forward to seeing it in the future.

Author
Time

SleepyBear said:

I seriously do not know about you, but this is just incredible. I’ll look forward to seeing it in the future.

The tape’s already been transferred and uploaded, so feel free to send a PM if you want it.

FINISHED Projects: Chronologically LOST HD

Youtube Profile

Author
Time

I know this post is from 4 years ago but I was wondering if you still had the VHS? I would be interested to know if you would be willing to sell it?

Author
Time

*Sorry, just noticed there was another post

Yep, I still have the tape, but didn’t have any plans to sell it anytime soon, wouldn’t even know what its value would be if I did.

FINISHED Projects: Chronologically LOST HD

Youtube Profile

Author
Time

No problem! I have looked everywhere and you are the only person to say that you have a physical copy of it. I know they were only released in New Zealand. If you happen to see a copy anywhere could you pick it up for me? (I am located in Canada and cannot find a copy anywhere). I would pay all shipping and any extra fees for your time.