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The Muppet Christmas Carol (20th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
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(Nov 06, 2012)
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Disney Home Video reps have confirmed that only the 4:3 pan & scan version is the home video version which contains the full version of this movie. The widescreen version is the theatrical cut and does not include the song "When Love is Gone".
... which means I'm not buying it.
Sorry, Disney, but I refuse to spend my money on a sub-standard presentation, no matter how HD it is.
The story of A Christmas Carol is about Ebenezer Scrooge, not the Muppets. His character arc is the most important factor. Michael Caine gives a fantastic performance, and his greatest moment is during this scene as he tries to sing with the woman that Ebenezer loved and lost -- and he winds up losing his emotional control, unable to finish the song. This is why he turns to the Ghost of Christmas Past and says, "Spirit, show me no more. Why do you delight in torturing me?"
If "When Love Is Gone" is not included, that question has no meaning.
This wonderful film should not be released on Blu-Ray without including that moment! Disney, where's your brains?
Michael Caine is brilliant as Scrooge, and the combination of the completely straight Caine and the antics of the muppets creates a wonderful reality, blending the original ghost story with a heartwarming chaser.
The DVD contains two really nice special features, including a very interesting "Making of..." featurette , and a nice "Christmas's Across the World" featurette. The "Making of...." featurette is one of the most interesting that I have seen, quite long with cast interviews, special effects, song information and pretty much everything you could want.
However, several really disappointing choices were made on this DVD release, including producing a full-screen edition and eliminating the song "The Love is Gone" from the UK edition. When I buy a DVD, I want to full movie, not 75% or it with the edges trimmed off. Also, the exclusion of "The Love is Gone" from the UK edition makes no sense, as it is singled out to be the most important transition point of the movie during the "Making of..." featurette.
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Love this movie!! Been watching it for years & finally decided to buy it since Amazon had it for the best price. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by melissa smith
Great movie. I think this version cut one of the original songs out of it though.Published 1 day ago by Sierra
It is a fun movie with great performances from muppets and humans alike.Published 1 day ago by jubalrahl
Great holiday movie. Kids and mom love it. Michael Caine is a fantastic Scrooge. It might be a little scary for 4-5 year olds and younger - scenes with Christmas future ghost. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Angela
I like it and I did not notice the missing song. Honestly, if you didn't know that there was supposed to be a song you will not miss it.Published 2 days ago by Maura Culver
A wonderful version of the classic Christmas story! Gonzo as Charles Dickens is funny and informative!Published 2 days ago by David B Opie
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A call to the consumer number Disney puts on its DVDs got me someone who is likely not given any more info than the company has already put out to the public, but the answer was "it's the original theatrical version." Meaning it's missing the song that countless people from all over... Read More
Oct 15, 2012 by Kindle Customer | See all 8 posts
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It's off topic to discuss what was cut from Bedknobs and Broomsticks, but I'll humor you anyway. Bedknobs was originally set to be 2 and a half hours long, but Disney wanted to edit it to fit holiday show scheduling and made it closer to 2 hours (117 mins). Cut from the film was a minor subplot... Read More
Nov 17, 2012 by KACENAID | See all 12 posts
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