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Old 06-26-2009, 06:29 PM
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Default "A Christmas Carol" (1951 - Alastair Sim) 11/3

The Christmas classic is coming to Blu on Nov. 3rd from VCI Entertainment.

Extras include:

Audio Commentary by George Cole
Includes the Standard DVD with Both the 4:3 and the 16:9 versions
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http://www.classicflix.com/christmas...ay-p-8829.html

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Includes the Standard DVD with Both the 4:3 and the 16:9 versions
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:32 PM
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Ive been watching this get restored for the past year bit by bit... a lot of money spent on this one......
Good news on the restoration for classic movie fans like myself! I know most like this version compared to the 1938 version with Reginald Owen...but I like that one equally as well.

However, many will agree that the best one is the most recent one with George C. Scott. Lets hope we'll get this one from Fox this year also!
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:36 PM
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Ive been watching this get restored for the past year bit by bit... a lot of money spent on this one......
Hang on. It's actually been restored? When I saw the link to the disc, I assumed that it would be another 'Gulliver's Travels' type disc. I'm glad to hear this is not the case.

Is this a definitive restoration? There are about 2 DVD versions that are ok but I'd guess the elements used for them would not be ideal for blu-ray production.
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:15 PM
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This is another film I've purchased multiple times (VHS, Laser Disc, DVD) and now will purchase again, assuming it really has been properly restored to make it shine in high definition.
btw - I've never heard of a 16:9 version of this film. How would anyone even do that? Talk about butchering a classic film. Maybe they mean both the b&w and colorized versions are included on the DVD in this set?

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Old 06-27-2009, 03:07 PM
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this movie is correctly called "Scrooge".
that's its real title.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044008/

great UK film!
considered by most critics to be the best "Christmas Carol" adaptation ever filmed.
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Classic great. Will definitely pick it up.
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Nice to see more classics getting restored and going blu.
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Guys - I'll check to make sure this is the version - but Im pretty sure this is the movie we've been restored for over a year now
Cool. Are there other classics you know of that are getting restored soon for blu too?
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I've never seen this one. Is it as good as the Bill Murray or Patrick Stewart versions?
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