A Christmas carol [videorecording] /
by Hurst, Brian Desmond; Sim, Alastair; Harrison, Kathleen; Warner, Jack; Dickens, Charles; VCI Entertainment (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: [United States] : VCI Entertainment, ©2012Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1557398666; 9781557398666.Language note: English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.Other title: Scrooge.Subject(s): Scrooge, Ebenezer (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Feature films | Christmas films | Fiction filmsCast: Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Jack Warner.Summary: This is a remastered version of the 1951 film "Scrooge," starring Alastair Sim, based on Charles Dickens's classic novel.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Widely considered to be the definitive of the many film versions of Charles Dickens' classic novel is this 1951 British adaptation, starring Alastair Sim (entitled "Scrooge" in its U.K. release). Sim plays Ebenezer Scrooge, a London miser who, despite his wealth, refuses to make charitable contributions and treats his sole employee, Bob Cratchit, as an indentured servant. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, who was as selfish as Scrooge in life and has been condemned to an eternity of wandering the Earth in shackles. Marley informs Scrooge that he's to receive a trio of spirits that night who will take him on a journey through Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. As Scrooge encounters each apparition, he is taken on a tour of his life and realizes what a wretch he is, transformed by greed from an idealistic youth into an embittered ogre. Infused with a new, cheery outlook, Scrooge sets about earning his redemption. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
Originally a part of a blu-ray combo pack.
Title from container.
Originally released as the motion picture "Scrooge" in 1951.
Bonus features include an introduction by Leonard Maltin and the featurettes: "Dead to begin with: the darker side of a classic" ; "Scrooge by another name: distributing A Christmas Carol" ; "The human blarney stone: life and films of Brian Desmond Hurst" ; "Alastair Sim version: too good to be shown only at Christmastime" ; "Silent Dickens."
Produced and directed by Brian Desmond Hurst ; screenplay by Noel Langley.
Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Jack Warner.
This is a remastered version of the 1951 film "Scrooge," starring Alastair Sim, based on Charles Dickens's classic novel.
Blu-ray, all regions, fullscreen (1.37:1) presentation, HD 1080p; PCM 2.0, PCM 5.1; requires Blu-ray player.
English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.