New Release: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story DVD

Release Date: Nov. 7, 2011
Price: DVD $19.95
Studio: A&E

Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling StoryA TV movie about the inspirational rags to riches life of renowned chlidren’s book author J.K. Rowling? Inevitable.

Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, which aired on Lifetime in July 2011, stars Poppy Montgomery (TV’sUnforgettable) as the famous writer.

The film follows Rowling’s life from an imaginative girl to awkward teenager, through the loss of her mother and the creation of the Harry Potter stories in her early 20s.

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The TV movie also looks at Rowling’s first marriage and divorce, the birth of her children and the days that she lived on government assistance while publisher after publisher rejected her first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (originally Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone). And, of course, the final publishing and success of her books is also in the film.
The NY Daily News‘ David Hinckley said about the movie, “It would be next to impossible if Magic Beyond Words, an unauthorized biopic, were not inspiring beyond words. And it is. It tells in crisp, well-paced detail how a bright young girl with a vivid imagination and the unquenchable thirst to become a writer put that imagination and that thirst together to create the Harry Potter series.”

The drama movie runs 90 minutes.

The DVD release is timed to the DVD and Blu-ray release of the final film of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.


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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.