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A new holiday favorite!!!,
This review is from: Disney's A Christmas Carol (DVD)As another reviewer stated I also consider myself a Christmas Carol afficionado. I read the book each season and watch every version I own, which is substantial. I find it to be quite faithful to the book exept for the few instances he mentions. Yet, the film does contain other minor details such as the fact that Scrooge was suffering a cold at the time. However, they do not ruin the movie for me at all. Can I do without them? Yes, I can but they do not in any way detract from a wonderful movie that stays very close story-wise and dialogue-wise.
This movie is absolutely gorgeous to view. I can not wait to get this on Blu-Ray. It completely captured the feel of an 1800's England Christmas. I found the ghosts to all be unsettling and as my wife said "That was actually scary!" It may not be for kids to be honest. And I think that was the point - this wasn't originally written for children, it is a Christmas ghost story which was a very popular thing to do at the holiday times then. The ghosts weren't there to be nice and helpful, they were in Scrooge's life to matter-of-factly show him how he screwed up. I never got the feeling in any CC media that the ghosts truly cared for Scrooge's well-being.
Anyways, this is now an annual staple for my holiday traditions. P.S., I never really cared for Jim Carrey either.
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Initial post: Oct 28, 2010 11:32:58 AM PDT
Mark Blackburn says:
Good (short) review!
Posted on Nov 15, 2010 12:46:44 PM PST
Marc Scanlon says:
So how many versions do you have?
Posted on Dec 4, 2010 3:25:53 PM PST
Kelly J. Kretzer says:
In the novel, Scrooge is suffering from a cold. That's why he has some gruel when he gets home from the tavern before being visited by Marley.
Posted on Nov 25, 2011 6:29:50 PM PST
Shelana Ferris says:
Thanks for the comment about not really caring for Jim Carey. My husband is not a Jim Carrey fan, but I have been wanting to purchase this version of A Christmas Carol. We have been slowly building our collection of different version of A Christmas Carol since getting married 10 years ago.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 10:44:48 PM PST
W. Morgan says:
Man ... we really didn't care for this one. Partly because it's not any good for young kids (scary/creepy) and partly because the 3D nature and thrills/overblown action detract from the story in our opinions.
This is easily my least favorite version of the story on film of the ~7 versions I have seen at least once.
This is all no faulty of the actors - the voice acting is fine - it was just like they decided to force 3D down your throat and poured a half-cup of spooky-thriller into the mix.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012 5:06:38 AM PDT
Hmmmm, all of them I think. One other notable version you won't find on VHS or DVD but can be viewed on youtube. It was on the BBC and is anmiated. Here is a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hA5T1G7rx
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