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Last filmed in 1988, Little Dorrit offers material--about greedy lenders and eager investors--ripe for reinterpretation. If the series doesn't surpass Bleak House, a high-water mark in Dickens adaptations, screenwriter Andrew Davies still does the author proud, despite a sketchy subplot concerning a miserable maid and her mysterious protector. But some things never change, and Dickens presents ample scene-stealing opportunities, of which Amanda Redman as a chilly socialite, Pam Ferris as a shallow governess, Russell Tovey as a lovesick suitor, and Andy Serkis as a Gallic psychopath--his creepiest character since Gollum--take full advantage. In the featurette, cast and crew provide a perceptive look at the making of this timely drama. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
It doesn't play on regular US blu ray players. This wasn't made clear enough before I ordered it.
Also, the return to the UK is not convenient.
I don't have much to say, but I can say it's TOTALLY AWSOME!!!! I'm not going to tell you anything about this fascinating, amazing film because I don't want to spoil a thing. Read morePublished 26 days ago by T
Great portrayals by Claire Foy and Matthew McFadyen as well as many of the other actors in this Dickens piece. Tom Courtney was also magnificent in his role as Mr. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brobobeo
Little Dorrit is a little known Dickens story which has enough suspense to keep you watching to the end. It has become my favorite Dickens classic.Published 1 month ago by classicmovies
This is an excellent dramatization of the Charles Dickens novel! The actors are all spot-on, and Matthew Macfadyen is once again superb in his role. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephanie Feltner
I"m a Dickens fan, especially of the great Dickens humor, of his ability to state the most serious things in the most humorous way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christopher Twelvetrees
In an additional writing, Dickens had to explain the ending to his readers and I was hoping this movie would have made it clearer. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joan F. Johnson
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Just a note to the community:
LG Blu-ray players have no problem with the 50Hz signal. FYI.
Thanks for providing the info, DCGUY.
Jun 26, 2013 by Derek Donnell | See all 3 posts
|Little Dorrit: Subtitles?||
It has English subtitles
Mar 24, 2009 by David Horiuchi | See all 23 posts
|Not the 1988 version ???||
I haven't seen the version you are talking about but the made for tv movie from last year is so good. I watched 10 of the 14 episodes on youtube and I was hooked! They will be airing this tv version on Masterpiece Theather on Sundays from March 29th to April 26th. Hope that helps. :-)
Mar 18, 2009 by Foxys_Ducati | See all 10 posts
|Little Dorritt dvd||
If you are referring to the double DVD set with Little Dorrit and Oliver Twist that was released in 2010, that set does contain the TV miniseries broadcast on PBS TV back in 2009. The DVD has about 15 minutes of additional footage that was cut out of the TV broadcast because the PBS editor... Read More
Apr 1, 2013 by DCGUY | See all 2 posts