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3.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas Classic! Disappointing DVD!, December 2, 2003
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A full five-stars for the wonderful "The Muppet Christmas Carol." I am amazed that a fresh and interesting take can be found on the often re-made Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." Muppet movies are hit-or-miss at best, and this one is either the top 1 or 2.
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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Initial post: Dec 29, 2011 7:08:47 AM PST
Luckdragon says:
With regard to the cutting of "When Love is Gone"... WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2013 5:46:03 PM PST
They also cut 'Room in Your Heart' (sung by Honeydew and Beaker). I remember seeing this movie in the theaters; that scene/song was one of my favorite parts of the movie!
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