I love Nicholas Nickleby! exclaims Roger Ebert of this vibrant tale of intrigue, passion and revenge. And what's not to love? Brisk, sparkling (Entertainment Weekly), marvelously acted (Time) and featuring as terrific an ensemble as we ve seen (The San Francisco Examiner), this Golden Globe-nominated* adaptation of Dickens masterpiece is a timeless romantic adventure you'll treasure for years! When the Nickleby family is betrayed in their hour of need, young Nicholas (Charlie Hunnam) must save the day. Join him on a remarkable journey that critics unanimously praise as a joy to watch (Leonard Maltin)!
The Nicholas Nickleby
DVD offers a choice of superb anamorphically enhanced widescreen or full-screen format. The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack is involving and atmospheric and makes the most of Rachel Portman's score
. Also included is a very thoughtful and engaging commentary by director Douglas McGrath, which adds a whole new level of appreciation to the film. Another substantial extra is a solid 29-minute "making of" documentary featuring all the main cast and production personnel. The Life of Charles Dickens: "A Mirror to his Work"
relates the book to Dickens's life with comments from the cast in an all-too-brief 12 minutes. The Cast on the Cast
(16 minutes) features them chatting amiably on the afternoon of the New York premiere. Views on the Set
simply produces five key shots from two different angles. The set is completed by a gimmicky trailer and a three-part photo gallery. --Gary S. Dalkin