SCROOGE (1970) starring Albert Finney

Mike Witt

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I don't know what studio owns this title, but I would love to own it on DVD. I'm not sure how big a following this version of the classic tale has, but it is my whole familie's favorite of the bunch.
Any other HTF members have an opinion on this version of A Christmas Carol?
 

Cees Alons

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Great version! Will buy immediately when announced!
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Mark Edward Heuck

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It, along with all the other Cinema Center Films owned by CBS and previously released by CBS/Fox video, belong to Paramount now. I'm sure they'll do a tape for Xmas, but it would be nice next Xmas to have this on a 16 x 9 DVD with comments from Ronald Neame.
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Scott Barnhart

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I also would buy this in a millisecond, for almost any price. Christmas just isn't Christmas to me unless I see this movie every year.
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RobertR

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quote: It, along with all the other Cinema Center Films owned by CBS and previously released by CBS/Fox video, belong to Paramount now. [/quote]
Mark, this information is very surprising. When did this happen? I (and Ron Epstein) have been asking Peter Staddon of Fox about this title for quite some time (I want it very badly--it's one of my favorite Christmas movies).
Guess we have to start pestering Martin Blythe!
[Edited last by RobertR on November 15, 2001 at 06:39 PM]
 

Mark Edward Heuck

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Mark, this information is very surprising. When did this happen?
Well, pretty much after the merger of CBS and Viacom a year ago. Within a couple months, longtime CBS titles like BETTER OFF DEAD, RIO LOBO, LITTLE BIG MAN, and others were reissued on tape by Paramount.
The only CBS title that, for now, Paramount will not be issuing on DVD is MY FAIR LADY, as it was licensed out to WB, the studio that had released it to theatres. Look carefully on the package and you'll see a CBS VIDEO logo next to WB's. I'm sure this too will revert to Paramount in a couple more years.
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RobertR

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Thanks for the info, Mark. It puts Peter Staddon's rather blank expression when asked about the film into context.
 

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