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Alastair Sim's tour-de-force performance as the ultimate miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, has almost single-handedly made this beloved version of Charles Dickens' story into one of the best-loved Christmas films of all time. Some of Britain's best filmmakers united behind Sim, who was joined by a delightful cast of accomplished and acclaimed English actors; creating what many today believe to be the best and most faithful production of Dickens' immortal tale. Cranky and curmudgeonly Scrooge learns the error of his unkind ways and is taught the true meaning of the holidays when he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. This Blu-ray edition has been digitally restored from a new 1080p, 24fps high definition transfer master produced from the 35mm negative and fine grain. Bonus Features: "Commentary Tracks By Marcus Hearn and George Cole INTRODUCTION BY LEONARD MALTIN ""DEAD TO BEGIN WITH: The Darker Side of A Classic""- An all-new documentary exploring the films bleaker themes and how they rivaled London of the 1950's. Featuring British film historian and culturalist Sir Christopher Frayling. (25 mins) ""SCROOGE BY ANOTHER NAME: Distributing A Christmas Carol""- An all-new featurette detailing the American release of this British holiday classic. Featuring US distributor Richard Gordon. (10 mins) ""THE HUMAN BLARNEY STONE: Life and Films of Brian Desmond Hurst""-An all-new documentary chronicling the awe-inspiring life of Ireland's most prolific filmmaker. Featuring Allan Esler Smith, the great, great nephew and biographer of Hurst. (40 mins) A SCHOLAR S VIEW - video narrative by Fred Guida, author of A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations (35 mins) SILENT DICKENS a collection of early examples of Dickens on film. (includes HD: Scrooge -1922, Bleak House 20 mins) BONUS DVD!DVD Extras: MORE SILENT DICKENS (SD A Christmas Carol 1914, Scrooge, or Marley s Ghost 1901, Scrooge 1913) ""CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL""- A digitally remastered version of original 1939 radio dramatization, narrated by Orson Welles and starring Lionel Barrymore. AUDIO ONLY (54 mins) BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAY by Fred Guida (10 mins)" Product Specs: BD50; PCM 2.0; RT - 96 minutes; B&W; Aspect Ratio - HD 1080P; Year - 1951; SRP - $19.99
watched many times...I think this version with Alastair Sim is the best version of all Christmas Carol Movies Made!!Published 5 days ago by Andrea
Wonderful quality for a dated film. This Christmas Carol film is not to be missed. It is one of, if not the best of Christmas Carol movies made.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
The best film adaptation of the story. Alistair Simm is a master player.Published 9 days ago by W. W.
This is my favorite version of A Christmas Carol. I don't know why they won't show it more often during the holidays. Alastair Sim is incredible as Scrooge. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Alastair Sim was a superb actor. His emotions carried the weight of the moment and made the movie real.Published 29 days ago by Victor F. Li
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This is the version I remember as a child. The one I fell in love with. There are others I enjoy also but this one has the childhood connection for me.