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A Christmas Carol (1938)- coming to BD 11/11/14

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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   atfree



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Posted July 24 2014 - 05:37 AM

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Posted July 24 2014 - 07:34 AM

I bet that this will look spectacular.  Of course, I always wonder about that scene where a 20 year old Ann Rutherford, in a long blond wig, shows up at Scrooge's bedside.

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Posted July 24 2014 - 08:31 AM

I'm in

#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Will Krupp

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Posted July 24 2014 - 08:41 AM

I bet that this will look spectacular.  Of course, I always wonder about that scene where a 20 year old Ann Rutherford, in a long blond wig, shows up at Scrooge's bedside.


Hahah.  It's funny you mention that.  I've always said the only two things that bother me about this version are :

A)  It's length.  It's way too short (programmer length) and would be so much more satisfying if they hadn't neglected the middle part of Scrooge's life.

B)  The obviously man-made and "costumey" head piece they make poor Ann Rutherford wear on top of that blonde wig.


I love it though, and it's one of the last things I would have expected on blu-ray so I'm not complaining!

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Andrew Budgell

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Posted July 24 2014 - 08:49 AM

While my favourite version is the 1951 Sim version, this adaptation is very charming and I'm thrilled that it's being released on Blu-ray the same day as "Christmas in Connecticut", another favourite. Both are day one purchases for me!

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Posted July 24 2014 - 12:37 PM

This is probably the only version I haven't seen. My favorites are 1951 and 1970. Should I go for it?

#7 of 13 ONLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted July 24 2014 - 12:41 PM

Not a favorite version of the tale, but I'll consider adding it to the collection. I already have it on DVD from a Warners Christmas-related DVD box set that also contained Christmas in Connecticut.

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Posted July 24 2014 - 03:13 PM

Never been much of a fan of this (or of the actual Dickens work, truth be told), but I'm excited to see Warners lifting their game again with this and "Christmas in Connecticut". 

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Posted July 24 2014 - 03:28 PM

Who said Warners were neglecting the pre-1050s classics. Jessie Matthews' dance partner in Evergreen(1934) & a couple others is, moreorless, the first actor you see in this film as it starts.

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted July 24 2014 - 07:37 PM

This is probably the only version I haven't seen. My favorites are 1951 and 1970. Should I go for it?

My favorite is still the George C. Scott version.

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Posted July 24 2014 - 08:04 PM

I'll pick this up. Second favorite after George C. Scott.

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Posted July 24 2014 - 09:16 PM

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Posted July 25 2014 - 06:04 AM

I know I'm in the minority but this has always been my favorite version because it moves at a fast pace and the actors playing the cratchet family really capture the Christmas spirit for me in this version. I also love the skating in the snow scenes and scrooge left at school.

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