A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

DVD - 2007
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Classic Dickens story about a bitter old man who's given a chance for redemption when three ghosts come to visit him on Christmas Eve. Bonus features include colorized version, featurettes, commentary, bonus 1935 film Scrooge, and more.
Publisher: [United States] : VCI Entertainment, 2007
Edition: Widescreen ed., Ultimate collector's ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 24, 2019

Alister Sim's Scrooge, in addition to being a wonderful film, is sentimental for me because when I was in school they used to show this film in all the classrooms on the day we got out of school for Christmas vacation. I always associate "Scrooge" with that happy memory. After I bought a copy for myself, I grew to love this movie in more ways than one. It has some dark moments (not scary, but intense), as well as some touching and downright hilarious ones. I could watch this multiple times in one holiday season and never get tired of it. Alastir Sim is brilliant as Ebenezer Scrooge, who, after an unwanted visit from three spirits, realizes the true meaning of Christmas. As Tiny Tim once observed..."God bless us every one"!

Nov 27, 2018

Although it is considered the best version of A Christmas Carol, I found Tiny Tim to be not soo tiny. A classic none the less. A great movie to watch with loved ones or by yourself.

Jun 09, 2018

The best version.

Jan 16, 2017

Still the best version of this classic story. I was a bit afraid the colourization might ruin it, but it is still good. Alastair Sim is Scrooge. No one else could ever do it as well as he does.

d2013 Nov 25, 2016

Great holiday classic!

Dec 21, 2015

Perhaps the best screen performance of Scrooge ever by Alastair Sim- another Christmas classic!

davex Nov 22, 2014

look for camera man in mirrow xmas morn cheers

Nov 18, 2014

Although there are many productions of "A Christmas Carol" you will find the best to be Alistair Sims version of Scrooge to be the best portrayal. KCLS has 2 copies and only 5 holds on them as of today. You could have this before Christmas with no problem.

Nov 13, 2014

The one and only "A Christmas Carol" with Alistair Sims classic!

Oct 16, 2014

Over the years I have seen some wonderful productions of this classic Charles Dickens tale (including the delightful 1962 animated version that features the Mr. Magoo character), but Alastair Sim's performance as Scrooge makes this one the definitive.

In the first part of the story Sim radiates a sneering self-satisfaction that makes his Ebeneezer Scrooge especially despicable. But his heartlessness makes his redemption all the more emotionally satisfying as he seeks to convince his nephew Fred and long-suffering employee Bob Cratchit of his new goodwill and sincerity.

The moment in this movie that always get me is the Christmas morning encounter between Scrooge and his Cockney housekeeper, played by Kathleen Harrison. Mr. Scrooge has just emerged from his long night of reckoning with the spirits, and is now filled with hope and excitement. The first flesh and blood person Scrooge encounters--he is still in his dressing gown, his hair wild and disheveled--is the hapless Mrs. Dilber. He is so giddy with happiness and new-found charity he terrifies her--this is NOT the Mr. Scrooge she is accustomed to dealing with. He tries to hug her and she recoils, fearing the master has gone mad. She struggles to get away.

That pained expression on Sim's face. It is almost unbearable to watch as Mrs. Dilber's fear registers and Scooge realizes what her frightened disbelief says, not about her but about him--the man he has been and the shabby way he has always treated her.
He gently assures her he is quite sane and presses into her hands more money than he has ever given her, more probably than she has ever seen in her life.

Mrs. Dilber stares at Scrooge, trying to understand. As it dawns on her that he is in earnest her face becomes radiant; now she is the giddy one; she is almost beside herself with joy.

"Merry Christmas, Mr. Scrooge," she cries, adding as she rushes down the stairs "--in keeping with the situation!!"

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Dec 02, 2012

Tiny Tim: "God bless us -- every one!"

Dec 02, 2012

First Collector: "At this festive time of year, Mr. Scrooge, it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute." Ebenezer: "Are there no prisons?" First Collector: "Plenty of prisons." Ebenezer: "And the union workhouses -- are they still in operation?" First Collector: "They are. I wish I could say they were not." Ebenezer: "Oh, from what you said at first I was afraid that something had happened to stop them in their useful course. I'm very glad to hear it." (cont'd)

Dec 02, 2012

First Collector: "I don't think you quite understand us, sir. A few of us are endeavoring to buy the poor some meat and drink, and means of warmth." Ebenezer: "Why?" First Collector: "Because it is at Christmastime that want is most keenly felt, and abundance rejoices. Now what can I put you down for?" Ebenezer: "Humph! Nothing!" Second Collector: "You wish to be anonymous?" Ebenezer: "I wish to be left alone. Since you ask me what I wish sir, that is my answer. I help to support the establishments I have named; those who are badly off must go there." First Collector: "Many can't go there." Second Collector: "And some would rather die."

Dec 02, 2012

Jacob Marley: "It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow men! If it goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death! It is doomed to wander through the world! Oh, woe is me! And witness what it cannot share but MIGHT HAVE SHARED on Earth and turned to happiness!"

Dec 02, 2012

Spirit of Christmas Present: "My time with you is at an end, Ebenezer Scrooge. Will you profit from what I've shown you of the good in most men's hearts?" Ebenezer: "I don't know, how can I promise?!?" Spirit of Christmas Present: "If it's too hard a lesson for you to learn, then learn this lesson!" (opens his robe, revealing two starving children) Ebenezer: "Spirit... are these yours?" Spirit of Christmas Present: "They are Man's. This boy is Ignorance, this girl is Want. Beware them both, but most of all, beware this boy!" Ebenezer: "But have they no refuge? No resource?" Spirit of Christmas Present (quoting Scrooge): "Are there no prisons?!? Are there no workhouses?!?"


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