Scrooge – Thank You Very Much – Merry Christmas

Scrooge – In COLOR! Also Includes the Original Black-and-White Version which has been Beautifully Restored and Enhanced!
publisher: Legend Films Inc.
EAN: 0844503000668
sales rank: 11069
price: $1.85 (new), $1.79 (used)

This classic film is the original and considered the best adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” ever made. Sir Seymour Hicks gives a riveting performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’s timeless classic, Scrooge. Scrooge is mean old miser who wants nothing to do with Christmas, bitterly rejecting the company and well wishes of his fellow man. But on this Christmas Eve, Scrooge’s former partner, Jacob Marley, an invisible but forceful ghostly presence, visits Scrooge to warn him that his time is running short. Throughout the long, cold night, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future appear to Scrooge, taking him on a journey into the very spirit and magic of Christmas itself. Legend Films is proud to bring you this wonderful story of hope and redemption, beautifully restored and in color for the very first time.

A Christmas Carol (2012 release)
publisher: VCI Entertainment
EAN: 0089859885129
sales rank: 1994
price: $6.70 (new), $6.69 (used)

Alastair Sim’s tour-de-force performance as the ultimate miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, has almost single-handedly made this beloved version of Charles Dickens’ story into one of the best-loved Christmas films of all time. Some of Britain’s best filmmakers united behind Sim, who was joined by a delightful cast of accomplished and acclaimed English actors; creating what many today believe to be the best and most faithful production of Dickens’ immortal tale. Cranky and curmudgeonly Scrooge learns the error of his unkind ways and is taught the true meaning of the holidays when he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. Bonus Features: Commentary Tracks By Marcus Hearn and George Cole INTRODUCTION BY LEONARD MALTIN “DEAD TO BEGIN WITH: The Darker Side of A Classic”- An all-new documentary exploring the films bleaker themes and how they rivaled London of the 1950’s. Featuring British film historian and culturalist Sir Christopher Frayling. (25 mins) “SCROOGE BY ANOTHER NAME: Distributing A Christmas Carol”- An all-new featurette detailing the American release of this British holiday classic. Featuring US distributor Richard Gordon. (10 mins) “THE HUMAN BLARNEY STONE: Life and Films of Brian Desmond Hurst”-An all-new documentary chronicling the awe-inspiring life of Ireland’s most prolific filmmaker. Featuring Allan Esler Smith, the great, great nephew and biographer of Hurst. (40 mins) ALASTAIR SIM VERSION “: Too Good To Be Shown Only At Christmastime – video narrative by Fred Guida, author of A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations (33 mins) SILENT DICKENS a collection of early examples of Dickens on film. (Scrooge -1922, Bleak House 20 mins) Product Specs: DVD9; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; English Language; English & Spanish Subtitles; RT – 86 minutes; MPAA – NR; B&W; Aspect Ratio – 1.37:1 / 4×3; Year – 1951; SRP – $14.99

A Christmas Carol
publisher: 20th Century Fox, published: 2009
ASIN: B0006419KA
EAN: 0024543027201
sales rank: 1279
price: $5.44 (new), $3.76 (used)

Christmas elicits nothing more than “Bah, humbug!” from Ebenezer Scrooge (Scott), a miser whose sole pursuit of financial success has left him a bitter and lonely old man. But a Christmas Eve visit from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future ultimately teaches him to open his heart to the spirit of Christmas and to the joys of friends and family.

Mister Scrooge to See You!
publisher: Vision Video
EAN: 0727985015446
sales rank: 6068
price: $8.79 (new), $8.99 (used)

The once mean and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge was forever changed by his ghostly Christmas Eve encounter. Now one year later, Scrooge receives another posthumous visit from his old business partner. It seems Jacob Marley is not yet finished with Mister Scrooge!

Sent on a journey 170 years into the future, Scrooge encounters a world even colder and greedier than his own, a world that includes a young cutthroat businessman named Timothy Cratchit VI. Will Scrooge be able to turn Cratchit from his selfish ways and teach him the true meaning of Christmas?

Mister Scrooge to See You! is a lighthearted and entertaining follow-up to Dicken’s classic tale. Starring David Ruprecht, known for his many stage and television roles.

A Christmas Carol
publisher: Turner Home Ent, published: 2001-08
ASIN: 0780623746
EAN: 9780780623743
sales rank: 881
price: $7.30 (new), $3.52 (used)

A Christmas Carol ? TNT Original Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation) stars as Scrooge, the mean-spirited miser who gets his terrifying comeuppance when he imagines he?s visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and taken on a life-altering journey. Spellbinding special effects, a star-studded cast and a timeless holiday story make this brilliant presentation of Dickens? classic the most heartwarming, compelling and powerful adaptation ever filmed.Year: 1999Director: David JonesStarring: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey

A Christmas Carol [Blu-ray]
publisher: 20th_Century_Fox
EAN: 0024543617808
sales rank: 1140
price: $7.99 (new), $6.95 (used)

Academy Award® Winner George C. Scott gives a powerful performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in this truly heartwarming telling of Charles Dickens’ beloved drama. At first, miserable, greedy old Scrooge can’t tolerate the revelry of Christmas, much less comprehend its meaning. But visits from his former business partner’s ghost and three cautionary specters from the past, present and future force the man to soul-search. Grappling with his own losses, Scrooge recognizes the repercussions of heartlessness in this classic, timeless story that also stars Susannah York and David Warner.

Disney’s A Christmas Carol
publisher: Walt Disney Pictures
EAN: 0786936805048
sales rank: 833
price: $6.80 (new), $0.08 (used)

From Walt Disney Pictures comes the magical retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale — Disney’s A Christmas Carol, the high-flying, heartwarming adventure for the whole family, starring Jim Carrey. When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas — but he must act on it before it’s too late. Complete with spirited bonus features, this exhilarating and touching Disney classic is destined to be part of your holiday tradition, adding sparkle and heart to all your Christmases yet to come.


publisher: Paramount, published: 2003-09-01
EAN: 9780792190851
sales rank: 1634
price: $7.15 (new), $4.94 (used)

Scrooge was designed as a follow-up to 1968’s Oliver, the Oscar-winning musicalization of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. The umpteenth musical version of Dickens’ 1843 novelette A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is blessed with several sprightly Leslie Bricusse songs, including the bonafide hit Thank You Very Much. Once more buried under mounds of latex, Albert Finney is perfection itself as Ebeneezer Scrooge, proving as effective as a young (un-made up) man as the old skinflint we’ve grown to love. The Three Ghosts who turn the miserly Scrooge’s life around on Christmas Eve are portrayed by Edith Evans (Past), Kenneth More (Present) and Paddy Stone (Yet to Come). Our favorite among the huge, predominantly British supporting cast is Sir Alec Guinness as a fussy, slightly effeminate Marley’s Ghost. Best of all, Finney performs his many songs “live” and not lip-synched to a pre-recording. Though it is overproduced to the hilt, and its Technicolor photography tends to induce eyestrain, Scrooge is more than satisfactory Yuletide entertainment.


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