SCROOGE - A Christmas Carol - B&W and Colour Versions - 2 Disc Limited Edition
ON BONUS DISC 2 - SCROOGE 1935 Original Film Starring Edward Seymour Hicks
DVD, PAL 4:3, Region 0, Run Time 4 Hours 5 Mins
Two Disc Limited Edition Release - BONUS FEATURE SCROOGE 1935
Christmas is not a time of celebration for the tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim). Scrooge turns aside all charity, treats his overworked clerk Bob Cratchit (Mervyn Johns) with contempt and regards all kindness as 'humbug'.
One night, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley (Michael Hordern), his late business partner. Scrooge goes to sleep, but he is soon summoned from his bed by a series of ghostly apparitions. The spirits take Scrooge on a journey into the past to meet his younger self (George Cole) and into a bleak future where his loyal servant Mrs Dilber (Kathleen Harrison) is disposing of his purloined effects after his funeral.
It is a nightmare that will change Scrooge forever...
Alastair Sims stars in this classic Christmas story originally written by Charles Dickens. Wonderful family entertainment that is a must to be watched over the Festive period.
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF BRITISH CINEMA, A FULLY RESTORED 2K TRANSFER FROM THE ORIGINAL FILM ELEMENTS
...This is easily the best screen version of the much loved yuletide tale. The ever-versatile Alastair Sim is impeccable as the miser who comes to see the error of his ways through the promptings of the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Michael Hordern makes a splendid Jacob Marley and Mervyn Johns a humble Bob Cratchit, while George Cole does well as the younger, carefree Scrooge. Beautifully designed by Ralph Brinton and directed with unexpected finesse by Brian Desmond Hurst, this is not to be missed... RADIO TIMES
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